Buy on iTunes | Amazon | Traxsource | Beatport | Juno DownloadGOGO Music presents the second single taken from Ralf GUM's forthcoming long-player 'Never Leaves You' featuring Oluhle singing an inspirational gospel tune in Zulu which is entitled 'Linda'. The Original of the song already caused ample hype in South Africa since Ralf started to play it on his gigs there. It is now available rounded of with a lush rework by aspiring producer talent Da Capo.
Ralf GUM's mission since the early 90's Ralf's sounds simple - bring Soul, Harmony & Groove to the hungry masses - from Europe to South America, Asia to Africa. He's produced music with a bevy of international top artists such as Beady Belle, Inaya Day, Wunmi to name a few and worked for labels such as Tommy Boy, Defected and his own GOGO Music imprint, which is home as well to other celebrated artists as e.g. Raw Artistic Soul. Ralf's first full length debut release, 'Uniting Music' garnered globally critical acclaim and spawned tunes that are nowadays considered classic, such as 'All this love for you' or Traxsource's '#1 House Single' & 'Biggest House Track of 2008', the unforgettable 'Kissing Strangers'. Ralf GUM recently emigrated from Germany to the world's current hot-bed for Soulful House Music, South Africa and it would be a vast understatement to say that he looks back on a good year. Over the past months his popularity and the buzz surrounding him in his new home of choice reached almost explosive proportions, culminating in him being voted #6 in this years SA DJ Mag Top 100 poll.
Oluhle was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and relocated to the UK over ten years ago to join her family and other hundreds of thousands exiled Zimbabweans to pursue her studies and her musical career. As a singer-songwriter, record producer and actress Oluhle already received various musical awards including the Zimbabwean Achievers award for 'Best Female Artist' in 2011. She can look back on recordings with a number of well known artists and songs of her topped charts in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. When not in studio Oluhle is busy on stage performing for her legions of fans. She has shared stage with Zimbabwe's legend Oliver Mtukudzi on his UK tours and Tuku has spoken highly of her. She also shared stage with Malaika, Mafikizolo, Awilo Longoma, Ringo Madlingosi, the late Simon Chimbetu, Splash just to mention a few. Lately she just was invited by UK's BBC this May to perform on the acclaimed BBC Leicester Afro-Caribbean Show Anniversary.
'Linda' received a remix treatment by South African talent Da Capo. Da Capo started producing various genres at early age and was hooked to House Music by fellow DJ Swizz in 2007. Nowadays, at the age of 22, he is already celebrated as one of the most gifted producers to emerge from the fertile grounds of the motherland and can exhibit an impressive discography on various renown labels. Ralf is a supporter of his sound since quite some time and we finally had the right song for him, that show that he knows a thing or two about groove.
Linda is an electrifying gospel house song - an emotional pleading to God through rhythm, melody and harmony to ask for sympathy and have mercy for the human conditions, the suffering, the vulnerable and daily problems which most people face. The song encourages people to be resilient and be patient because prayers will be answered and there is power in prayer. Produced in superior manner by Ralf GUM and yet another powerful vocal from Oluhle results in a deep and sexy tune, which is a truly precious follow up to 'Fly Free' on GOGO Music and which raises the suspense for Ralf GUM's forthcoming album 'Never Leaves You'.
Tracklist Ralf GUM feat. Oluhle - Linda - GOGO 051
1 - Ralf GUM Main Mix 8:48
2 - Ralf GUM Main Instrumental 8:48
3 - Da Capo’s Touch 9:23
4 - Ralf GUM Beat 6:24
5 - Ralf GUM Radio Edit 4:03
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PRESS REACTIONS AND REVIEWS:
Ralf GUM feat. Oluhle - Linda - GOGO 051
What a beautiful pearl of House Music. Taken from the forthcoming album "Never Leaves You", Ralf Gum deliver an amazing release on his GOGO Music. With the beautiful voice by Oluhle, that sing an inspirational song named "Linda". Ralf Gum main mix it is always with an unmistakable touch, did it with deep vibes, sloppy bassline, refined xylophone melodies. Da Capo's Touch bring us in the african deep path, did it with powerful percussion and elettro synths perfect for dancefloors and travelmind. Amazing work! by Alessio Furia
Spirit Of House (Switzerland)
Ralf GUM feat. Oluhle - Linda - GOGO 051
Pick of the week!
From the very first second you will be caught by the masterly "Linda", the second single taken from Ralf GUM's forthcoming long player "Never leaves you". Featuring Oluhle who sings in Zulu, "Linda" is an inspirational production fusing smooth percussive Afro inspired rhythms with the unmistakable Ralf GUM sound and the beautiful unrivaled gospel tinged vocals by Oluhle - to make it short, this is a slice of ingenious soulful house music guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Admired South African producer Da Capo is the chosen one to remix the song, he takes you on a spell binding journey to deepest territory on his thrilling rendition where relentless afro-percussive rhythms serve as playground for the vocals and ethereal synth melodies. Essential, by no means to be missed. by Michael Fossati
Some Ralf GUM feat. Oluhle - Linda - GOGO 051 DJ REACTIONS:
:: "Nice one, definitely a good one for the underground headz!" Tony Humphries & Jacko (Tony Records, USA)
:: "Dopeness" Karizma (USA)
:: "I don't know what she's saying but it sounds gat daaamn sweet! But it doesn't matter that its in another language, the feeling comes across as if it was sung in english. Love it! Gonna rock it in Ft. Greene Pk in the next two weeks." Sting International (Shelter, New York, USA)
:: "Nice one, yes." Danny Krivit (New York, USA)
:: "All mixes are dope! Gonna premier the Ralf GUM Main Mix on my radio show tonite." Nick Holder (DNH Records, Canada)
:: "I think this is quite good and playable.I think that I prefer the original version, but hard to tell until I play them out." Francois K (Wave Music, USA)
:: "Yup, full support as always." Roog (Hardsoul, Netherlands)
:: "Lovely stuff. Shall support." Jon Freer (UK)
:: "Really liking the vibe, vocal is cool, but we will be deffo supporting the Ralf GUM instrumental." The Layabouts (UK)
:: "Ralf GUM is still king when it comes to Afro-sounds. Linda is simply exquisite." Jon Freer (Freersounds, UK)
:: "This is totally gorgeous!! Main mix and D'Capo for me!" Sarah Foote (Favouritizm, UK)
:: "Very nice vibes! Will def play." Marcus 'Makossa' Wagner-Lapierre (FM4 head of music, ORF / Austria)
:: "Enchanting piece of music from Ralf & Oluhle, 'Main Mix' is the highlight for me, will playlist this week!! Alan O (Multi Storey Soul radio show, RTE Pulse, Dublin, Ireland)
:: "Another top tune :) loving it!" Steve Marshall (Ireland)
:: "The music is wonderful as always, I've been enjoying both the "Main Mix" and "Da Capo's Touch" and will look to feature at least one of them in an upcoming mix show." Dean Serafini (Indamixworldwide, Jjazproject, UK)
:: "Great track again! Great choice of instruments working together :) Nice remixes also. I'm playing this." Deep Index (New Zealand)
:: "GOGO Music does it again this record sounds beautiful. I love the groove on the main mix, and Da Capo killer remix enuff said." Edgar (Kaya FM, South Africa)
:: "Pleased to get some serious stuff from you for this summer!! Da Capo remix and Main Mix will fit perfectly my sets and radio Edit will be played on my radio shows." Cesare ‘boogeyman’ Cera (Gruradio, Italy)
:: "Cool and chic, Ralf GUM Main Mix for me! Full Support." Mirko Paoloni (Radio Party Groove, Italy)
:: "Excellent release!!! Nice melodies,briliant vocal and sounds! Main mix and D'Capo for me. Thank you very muñh for share excellent music." Bobi (Club FM, Mazedonia)
:: "Nice summer instrumental." Greg Fenton (Magazinesixty, UK)
:: "Beautiful new release, full support from Smoothtraxx Radio." Peter Smoothtraxx (Greece)
:: "Beautiful release, full support from P1 Deeper. My Fav is Ralf GUM Main Mix." Vincent Loria (Paris 1, France)
:: "The Main Mix will appear on my Radio shows and Da Capo's Touch will be add to my dj-sets!" Cesare Cera (Irma, Italy)
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