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Releases / Black Coffee - “Gardens Of Eden / Trip To Lyon EP”

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Black Coffee - Gardens Of Eden / Trip To Lyon EP
GOGO Music proudly presents this dope EP by Black Coffee with remixes by label head honcho Ralf GUM and Sai & Ribatone.

Black Coffee is one of the leading proponents of South Africa’s house scene. He’s a reserved, studiously academic character, who’s inventive, imaginative and a boldly educated re-interpretation of classic South African music is radically at odds with the many flash-in-the-pan hit-chasers that populate the dance music genre. Either as one-part member of the unfashionable urban soul trio Shana, or as one of the few Club DJs in his country who genuinely understands the precise function of a music deejay: he does not simply re-mix songs; he re-interprets their previously unimagined musical possibilities and therefore quietly reclaims the composition as his own. 2003 saw Black Coffee starting to put his first project together and he instantly proofed that if you have real skills when it comes to producing, it won't take much for you to achieve your goals. After all he's managed to penetrate the music industry with only a desktop computer, some music-making software and a lot of passion. Since then his career took off like a rocket not only in home-country. After releases on Realtone, Kronologik and other labels, Black Coffee’s final international break-through came when GOGO Music released his single ”Turn Me On”. The song became number one on traxsource.com for three weeks and was a global club-hit. Black Coffee lately started his label Soulistic Music, where he released his album “Home Brewed” of which both tracks from this EP are taken from. He is currently nominated for 4 South African Music Awards with his album and contributed an amazing remix for our previous single by Rocco & C. Robert Walker, too.

“Trip To Lyon” is a fierce deep dub tune that showcases Black Coffee’s inimitable ability to combine a few elements in an intelligent way and to build up the tension to a real peak frenzy - perfect for the dance-floor! For “Gardens of Eden” Black Coffee worked together with vocalist Zonke. Her name is nothing unknown in the music scene; she has breathed life into many songs over the years on albums by the likes of Thebe, the late TK, Loyiso, Skizo and Mafikizolo. She has on top of that contributed to the potentially massive hit, “All in the way’” with Frank Roger. With these achievements, one can easily say that Zonke is overloaded with an amazing talent complimented by endless experiences. Something that sets her apart from other artists is that her style of music has been predominantly laid back, on a soulful live vibe, with the feel of the well know acid jazz innovators Incognito.

Ralf GUM once again contributes to the release with his outstanding remix skills and delivers a wicked peak-time rework of “Gardens of Eden”. Ralf’s producing music since 1993 and worked with notable artists as Inaya Day, Michael Procter, Beady Belle, Wunmi, Concha Buika or the fascinating Monique Bingham. He released on and remixed for many top labels like Mn2S, Papa, Tommy Boy, Deep Sugar, Sole Music, Look At You or Defected, but not only convinces as a producer - as well his DJ-sets have helped him building up his reputation as legendary house artists. He played at more than 350 German and international spots, including gigs all over Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America, the United States and Southern African states.

The second remix of “Gardens Of Eden” comes from Sai & Ribatone who already cemented their ability to compete amongst the best with only a few releases under their belt. They are the original producers of the hit song “Sunday Showers” that was remixed by Kentphonik for his 2007 album. It was further reworked by Dj Rork and Casamena for Stalwart. They collaborated with Rebecca Knight on Guilty Secret released on Ministry of Sound and worked with Keith Thompson on "Thoughts of life" released on Walking Monster. For this release they take “Gardens Of Eden” on a smooth broken beat vibe.

This EP follows up the great success of Black Coffee’s “Turn me on” and the latest GOGO Music smash-releases “Complicated” by “Ralf GUM feat. Kafele” and “Hard time for lovers” by “Rocco & C. Robert Walker” in an excellent way.


Tracklist Black Coffee - Gardens Of Eden ft. Zonke / Trip To Lyon - GOGO 042

G1 - Gardens Of Eden feat. Zonke - Original
G2 - Trip To Lyon - Original
O1 - Gardens Of Eden feat. Zonke - Ralf GUM Vocal
O2 - Gardens Of Eden feat. Zonke - Sai & Ribatone Broken Home Mix


Additional available mix as download:

01 - Gardens Of Eden feat. Zonke - Ralf GUM Instrumental


Enjoy the music...



PRESS REACTIONS AND REVIEWS:

Magma DJ web (Italy)
Black Coffee - Gardens Of Eden / Trip To Lyon EP - GOGO 042

In these days GOGO music releases like a machine gun! Every bullet hit his target. The Original mix is an afrodeep track with great vocals by Zonke. The synth melodies work so much. Great choir! The Ralf GUM vocal has more soulful flavour. The synth melodies bring happiness and make people smile. Trip To Lyon is another afrodeep track totally instrumental. With a great rhythm, psycadelic piano and violin melodies, bring us in a travel mind! Deep! Love for the Sai & Ribatone Mix.... cool broken beat... keeping the soulful style of the song. Always useful the instrumental version. by Alessio Furia


SpiritOfHouse.com
Black Coffee - Gardens Of Eden / Trip To Lyon EP - GOGO 042

Black Coffee is beyond doubt one of the driving forces of the current South African house movement that is invading the world... With such hits as "Turn me on", "Juju" or just recently "Superman" he took dance floors by storm, and this release confirms his dominion. Two tracks are included, with "Garden of Eden" featuring sensual vocals by Zonke over his inimitable relentless yet hypnotic rhythms and chords. The remixes are courtesy of Ralf GUM who turns the track into an organic, musically rich affair, and Sai & Ribatone whose interpretation is on a wonderful mellow broken beat vibe. Also included is the fiery "Trip to Lyon" taking you on a deep mesmeric journey. by Michael Fossati


housepage.net
Black Coffee - Gardens Of Eden / Trip To Lyon EP - GOGO 042

Once again GOGO Music collaborates with a top South Africa's house scene artist (Black Coffee) and once again the result is an excellent deep and soulful release. The Ralf GUM mix of Gardens of Eden is an awesome deep and groovy track where the african inspired percussive elements perfectly fits with the beautiful soulful vocals by Zonke. Sai & Ribatone provides a very cool Broken Beats remix of the same track, adding warm pads and hot keys on infectious broken-beats groove. Finally "Trip to Lyon" is an intense deep and underground trip. by Franco Martinelli



Some Black Coffee - Gardens Of Eden / Trip To Lyon EP - GOGO 042 DJ reactions:

:: "All The mixes of Gardens of Eden are just beautiful. I can't not love them. This production is on point." Quentin Harris

:: "Nice one Ralf & Coffee, this is gonna be played for a long time amazing. I love that song." Halo (City Deep, USA)

:: "Loving the Ralf GUM remix of Gardens Of Eden and Trip To Lyon is a monster! Full support :)." Master Kev (USA)

:: "100% support for sure!" Vinny Da Vinci (South Africa)

:: "Ralf Gum Mix! Loving it!" CJ Mackintosh (UK)

:: "Lovely e.p. once again...Zonke (Ralf GUM) and Trip To Lyon are the keepers for me (dropped Zonke last night at gig and it went over very well), many thanks as always." DJ Dealer (Look At You Records, USA)

:: "What i can say? 10/10" Danny Marquez (Bubble Soul, Spain)

:: "Wicked Release!!! thanx." Luis Radio (Equal Records, Italy)

:: "Proper music heads music this....sure to please a whole bunch of dancefloors too. Off the first listen I'm going for Ralf GUM mixes, but I'll give the originals a workout just as much when poss." Russell Pollitt (UK)

:: "Will get the Black Coffee on this weeks show, as track of the week." Alan O'Malley (RTE Plus, Ireland)

:: "Massive tune! Keep them coming Ralf!" Jamie Thinnes (Seasons Recordings, USA)

:: " Amazing EP bro! Love all mixes, faves being Ralf GUM Remix and Trip To Lyon." Andy Compton (Peng, UK)

:: "Love it." Charles Spencer (Loveslap, USA

:: "Nice set of mixes.... all of them will get radio and club support." Richard Earnshaw (Duffnote, UK)

:: "Mega." DJ Mannix (M8 Mag)

:: "Thanks for this, this is great. Loving the Ralf GUM remix of Gardens of Eden, nice vocal and style and also liking the deepness of Trip to Lyon." Graham Sahara (Seamless Recordings, UK)

:: "Super rocking EP. I love it, already South Africans are going crazy about the Ralf GUM mix. Thanx to GOGO MUSIC once again nice ep." Bobstar (YFM, South Africa)

:: "Very nice release. I’m looking to insert it in our “high day rotation” on Vibration with this title : Gardens Of Eden feat. Zonke - Ralf GUM Vocal." Laurent Hulstaert (TheClubbing Media Group)

:: "Love the remixes of 'Gardens of eden' the Ralf Gum mix is a killer on the dance floor also the instrumental does damage on its own. Sia & Ribatone mix is an excellent set starter! Great work." Just Mo (YFM, South Africa)

:: “If I were in the garden of eden then this is what I would like to hear. Beautiful vocals over a silky smooth joint, excellent work and full support from.” Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart (UK)

:: “Great Package...Gardens Of Eden (Ralf GUM Vocal) it's perfect for my set and radio show! I will support for sure!!“ Bobi (Club FM, UK)

:: “Very good GOGO Music once again! My favorites are Gardens Of Eden feat. Zonke - (Ralf GUM Vocal) and Trip To Lyon - (Original). Full support from Paris One Deeper and me.” Vincent "Deeper" (Paris 1 Deeper, France)

:: “Excellent work and remixes, thanks.” Danilo D'Andrea (Partygroove, Italy)

:: "Thanks for this new release. I like the original version best." Ingo Haan (BopFm, New Zealand)

:: "Very nice. Original for me!" Henri Kohn (Clubstar, Germany)

:: “Once again I'm a sucka for Ralf's vocal mix which is the pick of the bunch for me... when that sub bass drop kicks in over the chorus around 2 minutes...ouch! Zonke kills it on the vocals Objektivity stylee and I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more of her after this outing. All over it again GOGO.” Kristian Valdini (Dubai)

:: "Hynotic bliss, i LOVE it!" Craig Woodrow (UK)

:: "The Best for me is Ralf Gum Vocal Mix!!! Chic!!! Max Support." Mirko Paoloni (Partygroove, Italy)

:: "The deep groove and sweet vocals prove an irresistable combination and so far I've been paying equal atention to the "Original" and "Ralf GUM Vocal". It's a difficult choice and I haven't been able to sperate them so far. "Trip To Lyon" is also going down nicely thanks." Dean Serafini (jjazproject.com, UK)

:: "Nice one. Love "Trip To Lyon" and the Sai & Ribatone Remix. Thanks." Show B (Compost Radio Show, Germany)

:: "I'll play for sure the "Ralf GUM Instrumental" and "original"." Cesare ‘Boogeyman’ Cera (gruradio, Italy)


Gardens Of Eden ft. Zonke - Original Listen to
Gardens Of Eden ft. Zonke - Ralf GUM Vocal Listen to
Trip To Lyon - Original Listen to
Gardens Of Eden ft. Zonke - Sai & Ribatone Broken Home Mix Listen to
Gardens Of Eden ft. Zonke - Ralf GUM Instrumental Listen to

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