Buy on Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon | Traxsource | Beatport | Juno Download | Google Play Sir LSG’s ‘Sandcastle’ features South African soul-sensation Ayanda Jiya on vocals and is the first single taken from his long awaited debut album not yet titled which is forthcoming mid of 2017.
Sir LSG’s career in the music industry started in 2006 when he entered the South African scene as a DJ. Soon he ventured into music production, too, but it took a while until his first release saw the day of light. It was when Ralf GUM heard his production ‘Sax In The City’, signed it to GOGO Music and released it in 2011. Thanks to his brilliant ear and the guidance given Sir LSG showed enormous growth since then and became a fixture on the label. He remixed and released various songs on GOGO Music, including his outing ‘All I Am’ featuring Brian Temba and Kafele, which was a massive radio-hit in South Africa. Furthermore his touch became desired by many other artists and labels for which he did remix work. Sir LSG managed to create a very own signature soulful sound, comprising Afro influences grooves paired with soulful-jazzy instrumentation. ‘Sandcastle’ showcases this combination in superb manner.
Ayanda Jiya adds her gorgeous talent to the song. Growing up in a musical family, she was exposed and influenced by a lot of genres, mostly Gospel, Jazz, Neo Soul and RnB from an early age. Over time she developed exceptional song-writing skills, which granted her nominations for the ‘Best RnB Single’ at the Metro FM Awards in 2015 for her hit “Go Go Girl”. It now feels like the title already has been an omen that she will release on our label one day. Ayanda’s effortless vocal performance confirms that she’s an outstanding talent deserving further recognition.
Contributing a remix is Josh Milan, who should not need an introduction to music lovers anymore. One half of legendary production team ‘Blaze’ which heavily influenced countless fellows and the House Music scene in general since mid of the eighties, he lately focused on his own imprint ‘Honeycomb Music’ with mutual success. Working with some of the best vocalists in the scene, he provided a constant stream of top quality releases on his label. His busy schedule includes in demand performances all over the world, writing for Elements of Life, Louie Vega and many others as well. Josh’s remix of ‘Sandcastle’ is a sure salvation for the soul.
GOGO Music rejoices to start into its 16th year of existence with this first taste of Sir LSG’s forthcoming long-player, a well written piece of music, perfectly fitting in the labels history of consistent quality throughout the years.
1 - Sir LSG Main Mix 5:56
2 - Sir LSG Main Instrumental 5:56
3 - Honeycomb Vocal Mix 8:27
4 - Honeycomb Instrumental Mix 8:27
5 - Honeycomb TV Mix 8:27
6 - Honeycomb Beat Mix 8:27
7 - Sir LSG Radio Edit 3:48
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PRESS REACTIONS AND REVIEWS
Spirit Of House (Switzerland)
Sir LSG feat. Ayanda Jiya - Sandcastle - GOGO Music
'Sandcastle' is as soulful as it gets, with gentle yet captivating rhythms leading the way for a glamorous jazzy instrumentation and the beautiful haunting vocals of Ayanda Jiya. The fabulous remix by legendary Josh Milan is without doubt a jaw-dropping slice of soulful heaven...'
Deep House News (South Africa)
Sir LSG feat. Ayanda Jiya - Sandcastle - GOGO Music
:: '...a sensational Soulful House masterpiece jazzed with magical keys, soulful chords and soul-thumping basslines...'
Sir LSG feat. Ayanda Jiya - Sandcastle - GOGO 068 DJ Feedback:
:: 'Beautiful!!' Osunlade (Yoruba Records)
:: 'This is lovely!!! All the mixes are fantastic but definitely see myself playing the Honeycomb groove. Best wishes and thank you for sharing.' Hector Romero (Def Mix, USA)
:: 'Thanks for the music!!! Perfect way to kick off 2017. DOPE RELEASE!!!' Vinny Da Vinci (House Afrika, South Africa)
:: 'Great track, really love the vocals and the vibe, both “Original Main Mix” and “Honeycomb vocal mix” are both strong for me. Quality soulful house!' Franco Martinelli (Housepage, Italy)
:: 'Thanks so much for this, really liking the sound of the Honeycomb Vocal Mix. In this weekend's Frisky Rhythms show and will also look to put together a full review for the website.' Dean Seafini (Frisky Rhythms, UK)
:: 'Top notch package as always - the quality speaks for itself. Truly beautiful release!' Dean Facer (Colours of House, UK)
:: 'Super' Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades of House, USA)
:: 'Lovely stuff.' Adam Vicious
:: 'Great Track.' Frenchie (Sonic Stream Radio, London UK)
:: 'Good Sound' Jan Siegmund (Department Deluxe, Germany)
:: 'Long awaited and never disappointing. Josh brings out the soul of Sir LSG on his Honeycomb mixes.' Mike Stukes (Mystic Vybes, WHCR 90.3 FM NY)
:: 'GOGO Music releases have already proven to be of the highest quality and are able to stand the test of time.' Pim Bergkamp (Freak31, Netherlands)
:: 'SUPER BOMB!!' Mirko Paoloni (Radio Party Groove, Italy)
:: 'We listened and like it. We are placing it into our Breakfast Show Rotation' Sound Fusion Radio (UK)
:: 'Again a masterpiece of Soulful House!' Sascha Corti (Aquagroove, UK)
:: 'Love it!' Ingela Borgefjord (Swedish House Crew)
:: 'This is soulful house perfection, I'm giving this my full support!' Lady Duracell (UK)
:: 'This is amazing music, full support from me.' Tom Vagabondo (Germany)
:: 'This is another master piece from you and Sir LSG. Loving all mixes and I will play in all my shows.' Edground (Grooveland, Brazil)
|Sir LSG Main Mix
|Sir LSG Main Instrumental
|Honeycomb Vocal Mix
|Honeycomb Instrumental Mix
|Honeycomb TV Mix
|Honeycomb Beat Mix
|Sir LSG Radio Edit