Releases / Ralf GUM feat. Hugh Masekela - “In The City”
Buy on Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon | Traxsource | Beatport | Bandcamp | Juno DownloadStill in celebration of Ralf GUM’s ‘In My City’ long-player which was awarded Best Dance Album 2014 by iTunes South Africa, GOGO Music follows up with the second single featuring Hugh Masekela taken from it. The song that gave birth to the album’s final title is just one of the many highlights contained. It voices the topic of over population of global metropolis and sees the legendary Bra Hugh on top form. The single includes an intense astro mix by Atjazz.
Ralf GUM produced this piece together with Phil Kullmann, who always knows how to add some spice, here with a certainly spiritual Marimba loop and Bathanga baseline. Based in Raw Artistic Soul universe he absorbed rhythm and melodies and is able to transform them into everlasting loops. Combined with Ralf’s deeper love for some detail and multilayered approach a groover was created that was quickly labelled a dance-floor favourite since the ‘In My City’ album dropped.
Hugh Masekela has been a political voice ever since, deeply connected at home, even while his international career sparkled. In 1960, at the age of 21 he left South Africa to begin what would be 3 decades exile from the land of his birth. With an own style he performs since the 60ies alongside all the greats from Fela to Marvin to Stevie, while he always kept an eye on new talent. Hugh returned to South Africa in 1990, but still maintains his busy international schedule.
Atjazz isn’t on a roll only lately. A declared favourite since his Mantis days, it is a great pleasure to welcome him on the label for a remix. Consistent progression makes Martin’s work stand out and a pleasure. His take on the song will hit you with a profound wall of wrapped analogue sound.
‘In The City’ is the 4th single taken from Ralf GUM's album 'In My City' which all received fair love. Here’s another unique and significant piece of art.
Tracklist: Ralf GUM feat. Hugh Masekela 'In The City’ GOGO 065
1 - Ralf GUM Main Mix 8:43
2 - Atjazz Astro Remix 6:35
3 - Ralf GUM Reduced Mix 6:47
4 - Ralf GUM Reprise 7:02
5 - Ralf GUM Instrumental 7:56
6 - Ralf GUM Beat 6:38
7 - Ralf GUM Radio Edit 3:39
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PRESS REACTIONS AND REVIEWS
Spirit of House (Switzerland)
Ralf GUM feat. Hugh Masekela - In The City - GOGO Music
Pick of the week!
It has taken a while, but finally our favorite song from Ralf GUM's ingenious and seminal third artist album In the city' is getting a full single release, complete with a superb remix by the incredible AtJazz. In case you were wondering, we are talking about the song that gave birth to the album's final title and features the one and only iconic South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela. The paramount 'In the city' was produced by Ralf GUM together with Phil Kullmann (aka Raw Artistic Soul), with utterly infectious afro-deep rhythms leading the way for tantalizing keys and Hugh Masekela's one-of-a-kind inspiring vocals and trumpet play - in other words, a timeless slice of soulful heaven guaranteed to make you yearn for more. The remix is courtesy of AtJazz who blesses us with a mind-blowing re-imagination oozing with his unparalleled truly mesmerizing deep atmospheric sound. by Mike Fossati
Deephousenews (South Africa)
Ralf GUM feat. Hugh Masekela - In The City - GOGO Music
In The City, is one of the many timeless masterpieces crafted on Ralf GUM's third studio-album and In The City presents us Deep House Heads and music lovers with another opportunity to appreciate the incredible GOGO Soul sounds engineered by the GOGO Music family. In The City, seals off another timeless performance and musical partnership between Ralf GUM and Hugh Masekela, and for those who were not born in the 1960s, we get to experience why Bra Hugh Masekela is a world music icon. A jazz music connoisseur and legend, Bra Hugh delivers his trademark powerful lyrics and soul-soothing vocals that describe the feeling of being in the Big City. The track transcends us through wise perils about the City, and the legendary pairing of Ralf GUM and Phil Kullmann, aka Raw Artistic Soul, allow us to absorb the inspirational messages by Bra Hugh with slick soulful percussions, incredible horns and delightful soulful keys and chords. The legendary music cruise continues with the release of In The City EP, and the EP features magical remixes that allows us to experience the different sides of The City. English Deep House connoisseur, Atjazz, presents his Astro Remix, which will keep us dancing and moving on the dancefloors, and his signature deep sounds show acknowledgement for the incredible sounds created by our House and Jazz music connoisseurs. The combined musical experience on this track exceeds 100 years so please show it true support of appreciation.
Some Ralf GUM feat. Hugh Masekela - In The City DJ feedbacks:
:: ‘Great release.’ Oli Lazarus (Reelpeople Music, UK)
:: 'I'm diggin this.' Marques Wyatt (Deep LA, USA)
:: ‘It's the track of the week on the show which is going to air from Monday’ Antony Angell (Essential House Radio Show, UK)
:: 'Thanks - both the Atjazz and Reduced Mix are great.' Shur-I-Khan (UK)
:: ‘Beautiful track indeed, I love the main mix plus some great mixing tools as well.’ Dean Facer (UK)
:: ‘This might be the hippest track on the album’ Monique Bingham (Biggasounds, USA)
:: 'I'm digging the Atjazz Remix.' Charles Webster (Loveslap, USA)
:: 'Full Support.' DJ Pope (USA)
:: 'Another wicked release from the GOGO Music camp.' Luis Radio (Italy)
:: ‘Thanks for this, my favorite is the Ralf GUM Reduced Mix. Will also play the Ralf GUM Instrumental and Beat versions as well.’ MAQman (Vietnam)
:: 'Great Atjazz Remix' Andre Langenfeld (Radio Fritz, Germany)
:: ‘Really pleased Ralf collaborated with Hugh on this track, loved the outcome!! Martin (Atjazz) adds his magic tough on the remix, will be playlisting.’ Alan O, (Multi Storey Soul, Shoreditch Radio, London)
:: ‘Super Atjazz Remix, Ralf GUM Reduced Mix and Beat.’ Show B (Compost, Germany)
:: ‘Super Quality! Ralf GUM Main Mix for me!’ Mirko Paoloni (Clubology House Chart Radio Show, Italy)
:: 'Been playing the Beat a LOT with great success! When I can I play the Main Mix, too. But using the Beats and been going over great! Thanks for sending!' Josh Wink (Ovum, USA)
:: ‘Dope Atjazz Remix!!’ Rocco (France)
:: 'I surely will play the Main Mix and the Atjazz Astro Remix, i really love them!' Sascha Corti (Switzerland)
:: ‘Summer HEATTTTTT!’ Mike Stukes (Mystic Vybes WHCR 90.3 FM, New York)
:: 'Will be playing these a lot this summer.' JP Chronic (Chronovision, Ibiza - Spain)
:: 'I like the Main and the Reprise mix.' DJ Tomby (Soulful Collective, Germany)
:: 'WOW....and more WOW......I was hooked at the first sound of the marimba. I love the keys and pads... lush. Diggin the Main and Atjazz mixes.....Lush and sexy vibes.....Def a keeper and prime time floor twirler. Playin' LOUD the coming weekend .....and beyond.' Herbie James (USA)
:: 'My full support, gonna play in my radio Show.' Tom Vagabondo (UK)
:: 'Amazing pack!!! Full support for our summer sets!!!' The Sound Of Everything Team
|Ralf GUM Main Mix
|Atjazz Astro Remix
|Ralf GUM Reduced Mix
|Ralf GUM Reprise
|Ralf GUM Instrumental
|Ralf GUM Beat
|Ralf GUM Radio Edit
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