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Releases / Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - “Take Me To My Love”

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Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - Take Me To My Love
GOGO Music increases the pressure with the third single taken from Ralf GUM’s long player “Never Leaves You” to be released worldwide this September. When Monique Bingham and Ralf team up, the magic is inevitable. “Take Me To My Love” is no exception. Remixes are contributed by some of the industries most esteemed heavy-weight producers: Raw Artistic Soul, Louis Benedetti and completing the package, a sleek jazzy version remixed by Monique Bingham herself.

Ralf GUM’s elevated sound has become instantly recognizable over the last two decades and has placed him among the crème de la crème of Deep and Soulful House producers worldwide. Ralf’s first collaboration with Monique, “Kissing Strangers”, became the biggest soulful house anthem of 2008 and nothing less than a timeless club-hit. But instead of repeating the winning formula of songs they did before, Ralf and Monique moved on to bring something totally fresh to the table. On “Take Me To My Love” Monique Bingham shows us once again why she is considered one of the best lyricists in the house music scene. Ralf GUM’s sexy production with warm, expressive keys, embrace the rhythm driven vocal perfectly. Like a good wine, these two get better with time.

Since his first release on GOGO Music in 2004, Raw Artistic Soul has become more than just a part of the house music scene. He is now widely considered one of its leading producers, beloved for his consistently innovative and advanced offerings. Since his second album “You Got Rhythm too”, which is abounded in Soul, he's only delivered a few remixes of a very carefully chosen projects. But with quality trumping quantity, his star has and will always burn brightly. In his mix of "Take Me to My Love" he has delivered a unique pearl of House Music with dubbed-out off beat keys as only he can deliver them.

Louis Benedetti makes his appreciated return to our stable after co-writing and remixing the 2010 smash hit “Lose My Worries”. Renowned for his superb organic style and skilful arrangements, Louis adds an outstanding classic version which at the same time is very spacey and an edgy dub in the superb manner we have come to expect from him. Benedetti's talents, honed on Larry Levan sets at NYC's Paradise Garage, Tony Humphries at Zanzibar and Kiss Master Mix Radio shows, have steadily improved over the length of his stellar career in house.

The release is rounded out by Monique Bingham’s first ever remix project. She takes the tune to a lovely Jazz-infused place, leaving space for the emotive vocal performance to seize center stage. This version is perfect for lounge sets or just listening.

This GOGO Music outing is already hotly anticipated in many parts of the world and was play-listed by most South African radio-stations immediately after being discovered on Ralf GUM’s new album “Never Leaves You", out now in the Motherland. NYC legend Danny Krivit licensed it for his upcoming compilation after hearing it only once, long before it was ever release. “Take Me To My Love” has instant classic written all over it - we’re sure this one will live on and on and on and on and on...


Tracklist Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - Take Me To My Love - GOGO 053

1 - Ralf GUM Main Mix 9:02
2 - Ralf GUM Main Instrumental 8:32
3 - Ralf GUM Stripped Mix 7:15
4 - Raw Artistic Soul Vocal Dub 9:48
5 - Raw Artistic Soul Minimal Dub 5:54
6 - Raw Artistic Soul Reprise 6:13
7 - Raw Artistic Soul Instrumental 9:21
8 - Louis Benedetti Vocal Mix 9:31
9 - Louis Benedetti Tech-Dub Mash 7:38
10 - Louis Benedetti Instrumental 9:31
11 - The Bigga Bingham Experience 6:47
12 - The Bigga Bingham Experience Instrumental 6:47
13 - Ralf GUM Radio Edit Radio Edit 3:24


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PRESS REACTIONS AND REVIEWS


Newsicmoos (UK)
Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - Take Me To My Love - GOGO 053

If soulful house is your thing, you need look no further than Ralf GUM and his beautifully intricate productions via his imprint GOGO Music. This month, the third single to be taken from his forthcoming LP is released and it comes as a very welcome collaboration with the inimitable voice that is soulful house queen bee Monique Bingham. They are no strangers to working together, check out the track 'Kissing Strangers', released back in 2008 and cited as one of the biggest soulful house releases of the year - this track, four years later, could follow suit. Latest track 'Take Me To My Love' combines a beautiful melody with perfectly placed percussion, alleviated by the somewhat tribal tone to Bingham's vocal. She can only heighten the beats in place; her emphasis rises and dips in line with the instrumentation. It's refreshing to hear her vocals back on something new without leaving her rightful territory of soul. The release is backed up by a myriad of remixes from GUMm himself, Raw Artistic Soul's minimal approach and Bingham's own piano remix. It's really rare to come across a track like this; full of loungey vibes, soulful peaks and African rhythm, this is a must buy for anybody who seeks pleasure via the soul. by Sukhi B


Spirit of House (Switzerland)
Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - Take Me To My Love - GOGO 053

Pick of the week!
Ralf GUM teams up with the one and only Monique Bingham on "Take me to my love" (the third single taken from his forthcoming album "Never leaves you", to be released worldwide next week), a phenomenal soulful house gem which is best described as a timeless masterpiece... "Take me to my love" is all about Monique Bingham's inimitable voice and Ralf GUM's intricate soulful production style. The grand keys, the sexy rhythms, the superb vocals, we instantly fell in love with this song when we heard it for the first time. Then there are marvelous remixes by Raw Artistic Soul who contributes something truly unique with his deep dubbed-out interpretation, Louis Benedetti who serves a phenomenal classic version as well as an edgy soul-tech dub, and finally Monique Bingham who blesses us with her sleek jazz-infused rendition - it is next to impossible to choose a favorite version as they are all simply brilliant. In other words: "Take me to my love" is one of the greatest songs we've heard in a long, long time. by Michael Fossati


Magma (Italy)
Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - Take Me To My Love - GOGO 053

GOGO Music is back with some familiar things... like Ralf GUM and Monique Bingham, a guaranteed brand. Ralf GUM Main Mix has an extremely refined percussive beat, with marimba melodies and hot pad. Monique Bingham's vocals are amazing, hot, and sweet, like a voice that tell us a tales. In the Ralf GUM Stripped Mix the rounding the bassline and percussive touch are accentuated giving a little bit of energy. Raw Artistic Soul never miss, with a psycadelic groove and aritmic synths melodies that work perfectly in big dancefloor, with slamming break and restart with vocals loop that mak you round with the rest of the song. In the Raw Artistic Minimal Dub you'll find the same energy, but the vocals are cutted and reverbed, it bring you out... insane but great! Louis Benedetti bring his incredible musical knowledge with a classic 4/4 groove, elettro bassline, arches crescendo, synths melodies. Watch out in the second half of the song, an incredible piano melody is waiting to be listened. A killer Hammond to the final tell to the world how much is Master Louis Benedetti. His Tech-Mash Dub go straight for the dancefloor with elettro effect and strong groove. The Bigga Bingham experience is pure music... is the way to tell that "There Is Music In This House". Already in top 10 on traxsource, i was sure. by Alessio Furia


BPM (South Africa)
Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - Take Me To My Love - GOGO 053

Ralf GUM is taking no prisoners with this killer tune. Take Me To My Love is the third single off Ralf GUM’s latest album Never Leaves You, which is already available online and in stores nationwide. The single features Monique Bingham on vocals where she tastefully narrates her desires to be lead to her love through hauntingly beautiful vocals and thoughtful lyrics. Monique and Ralf have always been known to produce beyond sensational tracks when they get together in the studio and Take Me To My Love is no different. The simple yet hard hitting percussion and full bassline easily make it a dancefloor magnet and Monique’s intriguing adlibs give it that sing along feel that revellers always love. The EP itself is brilliant from start to finish and caters to almost every house music preference. Besides Ralf’s version, there are the uniquely crafted Raw Artisic Soul mixes as well as two interpretations by Louis Benedetti. The Louis Benedetti Vocal Mix is sure to warm the hearts of any house head with a love for a more classical feel, while his Tech Mash Dub will have the EDM lovers screaming for joy. Monique Bingham rounds off the EP with her first ever remix project, The Bigga Bingham Experience, which is a sultry jazz rendition of the song. This version is perfect for laid back listening as well as your lounge sets. Overall, this is one of the few EP’s out at the moment where every single track is a must have for your cd bag or vinyl crate. Its almost impossible to fathom how they will top this one. by Tendai Luwo


Houseonmag (South Africa)
Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - Take Me To My Love - GOGO 053

GOGO Music increases the pressure with their third single taken from Ralf GUM’s ‘Never Leaves You’ album. Ralf teams up again with queen of Soulful House, Monique Bingham to bring you their latest offering. The duo previously combined on soulful classics ‘Kissing Strangers’ as well as ‘Little W. 12th St.’ to critical acclaim. They don’t disappoint either this time around. Their musically rich sound, showcases their undoubted prowess with ‘Take Me To My Love’, destined for future classic status. Ralf GUM’s Main mix is the standout track, staying faithful and true to his renowned, quality sound. The simple yet beautifully synchronised percussions of the track gel perfectly with the sultry vocals Bingham lends to the track. The track oozes rhythm in abundance. Its feel good vibe and sing-along vocals will go down well with fans of the genre and others. Expect this one to light up any set and keep the dance floors filled. His Stripped mix peels away some of the gloss off the track without compromising the aforementioned rhythmic qualities, focussing on Bingham’s soul-laden vocal talents which have an extremely soothing appeal. The Raw Artistic Soul remixes shift it down a gear into a Deeper Tech groove, producing a sophisticated audio-sensual trip to match a minimalistic groove it exudes. These unique remixes masterfully play with the vocals, loops and breaks to create a sound that will have you nodding your head and tapping your feet. The vocal dub mix and minimal dub mix should find their rightful place amongst the warm up sets of many a Deep House maestro. Louis Benedetti on the other hand gives a quite refreshing interpretation with his vocal mix. It’s a breath of fresh air which should appeal to a diverse group of House junkies with its seductively old school sound. His tech mash up will have the masses of dance fans filling up the dance floors in clubs across the country. Monique Bingham rounds it all off with a venture into remixing of her own, giving us a chilled out jazz version of the track to kick back and relax to. It’s as musically astute as it is easy on the ear, I will definitely be lounging out to the sound of this tune for some time to come. by Julien Julz Green


Some Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - Take Me To My Love - DJ Feedback:

:: "This is hot!" Louie Vega (Vega Records, USA)

:: ""Take Me To My Love" is one of the greatest-sounding singles Monique has ever done. The lyrics, the original production AND the remixes are on par with some of the greatest jazzy-soulful stuff out there. Another musical feather in the cap for Ralf GUM, Miss Bingham and GOGO. SUPERB!" JoeB (King Street, USA)

:: "This is so damn good! I'm blown away." Atjazz

:: "Gonna rock it at the party next week in Brooklyn!!!! This one's on fire!" Sting International (Shelter, NYC)

:: "The Ralf & Monique COMBO can’t do no wrong. ROCKING MIXES ALL ROUND." Vinny Da Vinci (House Afrika, South Africa)

:: "Its a super hott package ..will be playing all mixes on rotation!! Very hard to choose a fav all mixes are SLAM!!!" Groove Assassin (UK)

:: "Beautiful collection of mixes." Robert Owens (UK)

:: "Great track. Full support." Oli Lazarus (Reel People Music, UK)

:: "What a wonderful job. SIMPLY PERFECT!!!!! Full Support here." Djeff Afrozila (Angola)

:: "Loooooove it!" - King Britt (USA)

:: "Again a superb release with Monique and the perfect remix by Raw Artistic Soul who always bring something unique in a remix work!! Full support!" Rocco (Realtone, France)

:: "Awesome track!!! Really love Louis Benedetti Mix as well as your Main Mix and the "cool" Bigga-Bingham-Experience mix." Franco Martinelli (Housepage.net, Italy)

:: ""I'm in love with the Louis Benedetti Vocal Mix. Monique is a goddess. Full support." Scott Wozniak (USA)

:: "This is on tonights show...Louis Benedetti mix." Niall Redmond (RTE Pulse, Ireland)

:: "I absolutely adore it!! Raw Artistic Soul's mix is just simply beautiful. Well they all are!!" Sarah Foote (Favouritizm, UK)

:: "I am really loving the Louis Benedetti Mix - full support." Danny Clark ( Solid Ground Recordings, UK)

:: " I LOVE this release.. Very special indeed. Great mixes too, I aint going to do any an injustice and pick a fave… they're all really nice :)" Russell Pollitt (Prime, UK)

"I loooove the Raw Artistic Soul minimal dub on the new GOGO !....brilliant." Charles Webster (UK)

:: "Amazing sound, the minute we splashed this priceless art on our airwaves at Yarona fm, the entire nation stood up, its becoming an anthem and I know for sure, il see Ralf and Ms Bingham peform it in our beautiful country Botswana." Drew (Yarona, FM)

:: "Outstanding release. Full support." Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades Of House, USA)

::"F A N T A S T I C!!! Love this song!!! RALF GUM MAIN MIX FOR ME! FULL SUPPORT ON RADIO PARTY GROOVE." Mirko Paoloni (Clubology House Chart, Radio Party Groove, Italy)

:: "Another big big tune thanks:)" Steve Marshall (Ireland)

:: "Great track. Full support from Paris-One Deeper." Vincent Loria (Paris One Deeper, France)

:: "Great, deep vibes!" Marcus 'Makossa' Wagner-Lapierre (FM4 head of music, Austria)

:: "Another monster EP from GOGO Music.....the whole ep is great! Will chart and play on my show!" Bobi (Club.fm, Mazedonia)

:: "Wow, what a package, one of the releases of the year for me, 'Ralf GUM Main Mix' is a highlight, on my playlist this week!!" Alan O (Multi Storey Soul radio show, RTE Pulse, Dublin, Ireland)

:: "Thanks for this great promo!! I'm loving the original mix." Edground (Brazillian Soul Crew, Brazil)

:: "I LOVE it!!" Ingela Borgefjord (Swedish House Crew, Sweden)


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