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Releases / Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - “Burning Star”

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Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - Burning Star
GOGO Music starts into 2013 with the next single taken from Ralf GUM's gold awarded album "Never Leaves You", which was the best selling artist album of the year 2012 on prime house download-store Traxsource, too. "Burning Star" sees the well-proven combination of Ralf GUM and Kafele in top form and receives now blazing remixes by Glenn Underground, Sir LSG and Kafele himself. This is definitely a mouth-watering release for the connoisseur of soulful music.

2012 was for Ralf GUM one of his most exciting years during his more than two decades lasting highly successful career. Relocating to the world's current hot-bed for Soulful House Music, South Africa, he instantly became an integral part of the sizzling scene in the country. He dropped his second artist album "Never Leaves You" with paramount success, as it hit gold status in the motherland, a rare to be found achievement for a deep and soulful house long-player which contains an official number 1 hit in the South African charts with "Take Me To My Love". But the success of the creative musical genius and his long-player was not limited to South Africa, as it received vast plaudit around the globe and became the best selling artist album of 2012 on Traxsource, too. The single "Burning Star" features Kafele and follows up their joint smash "Complicated", prosperously released in 2010.

Kafele, singer, trumpeter, composer and producer, has been playing the trumpet for over 18 years. Considered a jazz musician par excellence on his main instrument, Kafele was introduced to house music during his 7 years as a Chicago resident. This musically enriched background provided the influences that helped him to cultivate his unique sound, which captures the best of both worlds and much more. Kafele became a common name in the House scene in a jiffy when he released "Above the sky" with Andy Compton on GOGO Music and ever since proved to be able to write unique, magical and memorable songs.

For the first time contributing to a GOGO Music release is Glenn Underground, who's path crossed with Kafele already some years ago in Chicago. He lends his musical genius to transform the song into a musical journey sounding like a modern version of an "Incognito" track. His mix comprises in noble manner many of Glenn's early influences such as disco, jazz & soul and carries them straight to the dance-floor.

Sir LSG, the man behind the 2011 club-smash "Sax In The City" (under his former moniker "Hood Natives") delivers a choice mix with a lightly afro-influenced beat and soulful, deep instrumentation, including Saxophone stabs and soli by comrade Mac Z. LSG's mix of "Burning Star" is evidence that he is definitely one of the aspiring new talents from South Africa's thriving house scene to keep an eye on.

GOGO Music afresh manages to aggregate everything in this release constituting the primal mission of the label, which is to deliver rich, soulful music without conformity, but lots of briskness.

GOGO Music ... music it is and is it!

Tracklist Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - Burning Star - GOGO 054

1 - Ralf GUM Main Mix 8:52
2 - Glenn Underground's TransAtlantic Mix 8:33
3 - Sir LSG Vocal Mix 9:02
4 - Kafele Mix 7:49
5 - Ralf GUM Reprise 8:00
6 - Ralf GUM Radio Edit 3:42


Spirit Of House (Switzerland)
Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - Burning Star - GOGO 054

Pick of the Week!
The first release for GoGo Music in 2013 is the long awaited follow up to Ralf GUM and Kafele's world wide smash hit "Complicated" from 2010. "Burning star" is taken from Ralf GUM's highly acclaimed second artist album "Never leaves you" and comes complete with blazin' hot remixes by Chicago legend Glenn Underground, Sir LSG and Kafele. Not much needs to be said about this jewel - from Ralf GUM's phenomenal original version over Glenn Underground's masterly orchestrated soul/jazz/funk/disco inspired interpretation to Sir LSG's fabulous jazz infused rendition to Kafele's gorgeous melodious workout, this soulful masterpiece is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine and make you yearn for more. by Michael Fossati

Indamixworldwide (France)
Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - Burning Star - GOGO 054

Single of the week!

jjazproject.blogspot (UK)
Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - Burning Star - GOGO 054

Choice cuts!
The second featured release comes from the ever consistent GOGO Music. It's another collaboration between label boss Ralf GUM and Kafele. The vocals are so sweet and the laidback soul infused afro house grooves push all the right buttons. I've included a link to the "Ralf GUM Main Mix" below but with further mixes from Glenn Underground and Sir LSG, there's plenty of choice.

Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - Burning Star - GOGO 054

Taken from the amazing album "Never Leaves You", prosperously released last year, “Burning Star” by GOGO Music label head Ralf GUM and multi-talented artist Kafele K. Bandele receives now a proper remix package. CVO Glenn Underground takes us into a musical journey with his inimitable keyboard work and complex, rich music textures derived from his jazz, disco and funk influences. Sir LSG (Hood Natives) adds an extra sax (courtesy of Nkosinathi "Mac Z" Ngubeni) and deep jazzy keys over a smooth Afro groove, affirming himself as a solid talent from the African scene. Kafele provides his own revision for a Soul paradise.

Some Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - Burning Star - GOGO 054 DJ feedback:

:: "A rich and beautiful song!" Osunlade (Yoruba Records, Greece)

:: "Wonderful!" Danny Krivit (718 Sessions, USA)

:: "Dopeness. Ralf GUM does it again!" Nick Holder (DNH, Canada)

:: "Wowowowow. Go to GOGO & u wont go wrong! Reminds me a little of reel people's second guess and in a great way. Beautiful x10. For all those who think soulful house is dead, i dare u to say that after hearing this!" Joe B (King Street, USA)

:: "That new jam is FYA!" Grant Nelson (Swing City, UK)

:: "Main mix is just sooooo superb" Richard Earnshaw (Spiritchaser, Duffnote, UK)

:: "Loving it ..super package .hard to choose a fav mix ...playing the GU mix the most my TS chart." Groove Assassin (UK)

:: "Quality package...digging all the mixes & will support mos def!!!" Vinny Da Vinci (Metro FM, South Africa)

:: "Thanks for this beautiful release. Will blast it." Soulmagic (Norway)

:: "Full support!" DJ Pope (USA)

:: "Wicked!" Luis Radio (Italy)

:: "Gorgeous project!" DJ Dealer (Look At You Records, USA)

:: "Love it. Once again great release." Craig Bartlett (L'America, UK)

:: "It's a beautiful package (as always!) love it! :)" Sarah Foote (Favouritizm, UK)

:: "Another fine cut lifted off Ralf's "Never Leaves You"' album with Ralf's mix being the one that does it for me. Top class package." Tim White (House Afrika, South Africa)

:: Gorgeous vocal melodies melted into a deeper than deep flawlessly executed Ralf GUM groove. LSG will have Mzansi jumPIN! p.s. Glenn Underground is the $hit." Monique Bingham (Biggasounds, USA)

:: "Great release from GOGO. Sir LSG remix is my fave." Dean Zepherin (Tribe Records, UK)

:: "Lovin all the mixes here but the one that stands out for me is Glenns Underground TransAtlantic mix, TIMELESS!!. Full Support!" Ricky Morrison (M&S, UK)

:: "Like Ralf GUM mix best." Greg Fenton (Magazinesixty, DMC reviews, UK)

:: "LOVE IT! MAIN Mix And Glenn Underground for me! Full support!" Mirko Paloni (Radio Party Groove, Italy)

:: "Glen Underground Mix edges it for me on this package, very hot!! Playlisted on my show this week, best wishes for the New Year!! Alan O (Multi Storey Soul radio show, RTE Pulse, Dublin, Ireland)

:: "Thanks for the pack these remixes sound amazing." Edsoul (Kaya FM, South Africa)

:: "Wicked stuff here,I love the Ralf GUM Main Mix & Glenn Underground's TransAtlantic Mix. This is something that I would play. Thanks again for the music." Bobi (Club FM, Mazedonia)

:: "Quality music! Will present on air." Marcus 'Makossa' Wagner-Lapierre (FM4 head of music, Austria)

:: "Love this tune." Joan Ribas (Ibizasoulstice, Spain)

:: "Great tune. Ralf GUM and GU Mixes for me!" Henri Kohn (Clubstar, Germany)

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Sir LSG Vocal Mix Listen to
Kafele Mix Listen to
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