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Releases / Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - “The Pap”

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Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - The Pap
GOGO Music proudly presents the second single from Ralf GUM’s forthcoming album, ‘In My City’, titled “The Pap” which features unique Monique Bingham. Following up their 2012 official #1 chart smash and South African anthem ‘Take Me To My Love’, it’s a song for all deep Heads with Soul and co-produced by the inimitable Phil Kullmann aka Raw Artistic Soul. Already played by radio-stations of the album and charted in South Africa officially prior its release, this is predetermined to be another Summer Anthem in Mzansi.

Ralf GUM’s music career dates back to 1990 when he started out as a DJ before establishing himself three years later as a full-on institution within the deep house scene, recognized in destinations throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, America and Africa. Armed with solid calibre and rare longevity, in delivering his latest album ‘In My City’, Ralf was able to follow in the traditions of his two previous albums ‘Uniting Music’ and the South African gold-selling ‘Never Leaves You’. Finally soon to be unleashed unto the rest of the world on his acclaimed GOGO Music label, it is already out on Sony Music in the motherland, where it jumped straight in on the No.1 spot on iTunes on day of release. “The Pap” is the second single taken from it and features renowned queen of vocal House Monique Bingham with whom Ralf shares a healthy history of making hits.

Monique Bingham is undoubtedly beyond the best lyricists and vocalist in the house music scene. “The Pap” is her homage to South Africa, which she by now regularly visits. “Lyrically ‘The Pap’ has many metaphors but really it's a love letter to South Africa. Inspired by the advice of some SA friends regarding a move from NY to Jozi, I write as though I were instead contemplating a love affair. Africa is often mischaracterized in the West as wholly out of control and dangerous. But there were riots in central London. There are shootings in Chicago. Life and love are crazy everywhere. Sonically ‘The Pap’ is one of the most unique records we've ever made. And that has been our goal for the last 6 years, to craft truly distinct, truly unique songs.”- Monique Bingham

Produced together with Phil Kullmann aka Raw Artistic Soul, who collaborated with Ralf for the first time on an album, ‘The Pap’ is a deep penetrating distinct groove in which Phil had a major influence. Combined with Monique’s soulful and effortless performance an abstract and worthy addition to Ralf and Monique’s legacy of successful songs and the global House Music scene in general has originated once more.


Tracklist: Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - The Pap - GOGO 062

1 - RALF GUM MAIN MIX 6:51
2 - RALF GUM INSTRUMENTAL 4:11
4 - RALF GUM RADIO EDIT 4:31


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PRESS REACTIONS AND REVIEWS

DMC World (UK)
Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - The Pap - GOGO Music

Ralf GUM reveals the second single from his forthcoming ‘In My City’ album, titled 'The Pap' which features the outstanding NYC vocalist Monique Bingham. 'The Pap' is a slice of dance floor soul with its afrocentric roots fully immersed in the pool of Deep House. A very , simple, distinctive and unique song, Monique sings of her first experience in South Africa, where she hung out with locals around the table, all grabbing Pap from the plate with their hands. Pure class as always from these two! by Ratha Gud


Spirit Of House (Switzerland)
Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - The Pap - GOGO Music

With the global release of Ralf GUM's third artist album 'In my city' is imminent, GOGO Music present the second single taken from the album. The pap', which is co-produced by Phil Kullmann (aka Raw Artistic Soul) features outstanding songstress Monique Bingham, and without any doubt this is one of our favorite tracks on the album. Quite simply, the unique combination of Monique Bingham's inimitable sultry vocals with spell binding deep afro-tastic rhythms and glamorous melodies are guaranteed to put a spell on you and send the floor into a frenzy... by Michael Fosatti

Zelebs (South Africa)
Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - The Pap - GOGO Music

It’s an almost perfect alignment to Ralf’s success it’s like everything he touches turns to gold.


Some Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham - The Pap - GOGO 062 DJ Feedback:

:: 'Love pAp. Perfect for my first night back at roots tomorrow and radio!!!' Louie Vega (New York)

:: 'Love it dude!!!!! Great.' Charles Webster (Miso, UK)

:: 'I love The Pap' Jellybean Benitez (New York)

:: 'This shit is SMOKING!!! - that's my quote. I was right behind Jellybean when he dropped it. That's the track that turned his set all the way up! You've got another big one
on your hands!' DJ Spinna (Wonderwax, New York)

:: 'Love this. Great work' Brian Tappert (Traxsource, USA)

:: 'I love this.' Oli Lazarus (Reelpeople, UK)

:: 'Massive! Full Support.' Marlon D (Underground Collective, Columbia)

:: 'Excelent, i will airplay on monday to open Miami Global.' Michael Ramirez (Miami Global Radio, USA)

:: 'What a superb release, just oozing quality throughout from the production right through to Monique’s amazing voice...Fantastic work, will be getting my full Support.' Dean Facer (United Colors Of House, Terminal Audio, Resident Advisor track reviewer, UK)

:: 'Great record mate! Going on the iCulture show tomorrow.' Richard Earnshaw (Spiritchaser, Duffnote, UK)

:: 'VERY nice... liking this a lot.' Russell Pollitt (Soulfuledge, UK)

:: 'Love the groove and how the drums are mixed. Perfect combination with Monique's meaningful vocals. Also, the vocal break as an outro is amazing.' MAQman (Vietnam)

:: 'Great release Ralf!! Monique’s voice is amazing and the production is pure class!! Let’s wait the album!' Cesare ‘boogeyman’ Cera (Gruradio, Italy)

:: 'Great stuff, full support here.' Luis Radio (Italy)

:: 'Track sounds wonderful!' Matt (Making Moves, UK)

:: 'Very subtle! Deep but funky soulful music!' Greg Gauthier (France)

:: 'Yes sir!! I like it already!' Michael Terzian (Canada)

:: 'SUPER BOMB!!!!! MAIN MIX FOR ME!' Mirko Paoloni (Radio Party Groove, Italy)

:: 'Deep and thoughtful … the beats are smooth and soft as the autumn rain falls down. Supporting this one.' Bobi (Cityradio, Mazedonia)

:: 'Excellent!' Bernd Niedergesäß (Radio 42, Hamburg)

:: 'Another solid collaboration between Ralf and Monique, this is quality!! I have playlisted the 'Main Mix' on my radio show tomorrow.' Alan O (Multi Storey Soul radio show, Shoreditch Radio, London, UK)

:: 'Top!!!!!!!' Michele Cerino (Radio Ibiza, Italy)



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