Some highlights: “Ralf GUM – In My City” selected Best Dance Album 2014 by iTunes SA ....... “Ralf GUM feat. Portia Monique - Free (Is All I Wanna Be)” stays more than half a year in the South African Media chart ....... Ralf GUM named #5 Afro House & #11 Soulful House Artist and Sir LSG to be on #20 of the Afro House Artists worldwide by Traxsource ....... “Ralf GUM – In My City” hits number 1 on iTunes SA on the day of release ....... “Ralf GUM – Never Leaves You” hits GOLD in South Africa and is the #1 selling album of 2012 on Traxsource ....... “Take Me To My Love” by Ralf GUM feat. Monique Bingham made it to #2 in the best selling singles of the year on Traxsource 2012 ...... GOGO Music 10th Anniversary Collections Vol. I - IV - out now ... GOGO Music - 10 years young and fresher than ever ...... 'Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - Complicated' hits #1 on Traxsource for almost 3 weeks and makes it to #1 in the Mascom/Yarona charts in Botswana ..... 'Blackcoffee feat. Bucie - Turn me on' (incl. Raw Artistic Soul remixes) # 3 in the "Best of 2009" charts of Traxsource ..... Ralf GUM with 4 releases in the 'Best of 2009' charts of Traxsource .... Ralf GUM & Monique Bingham hit #1 on Traxsource with 'Little W. 12th St.' again, after they scored the #1 spot in the 2008 sales chart of Traxsource with 'Kissing Strangers' .... find many more in our news and news archive!
 

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Various Artists - GO!!
GO!! - The second GOGO Music label compilation - selected and mixed by Ralf GUM

Since 5 years on the search for the perfect song - Ralf GUM is indefatigable on his way to discover music with real soul and make it available for the world. It’s about a musical soul, which is manifested in thrilling melodies and far-reaching lyrics. Wrapped in a timeless robe of house-beats with influences from Funk, Soul, Afro-Latin and Jazz GOGO Music got renown for its unique releases.

Ralf GUM, founder and driving force of GOGO Music, is well known as Producer and upfront tastemaker DJ in Germany’s House-scene and one of the few who also enjoys international popularity in this genre as well. Quickly after the foundation in 2001 the label developed to sure source for quality music. The international scene responded with vast feedback on each release. Superstars like Roger Sanchez or brands like Hed Kandi grab with pleasure the tracks for their own compilations. When the first GOGO Music label-compilation “GO!”, including the highlights of the first 3 years label-work was released in April 2005 UK’s TTR Magazine said it’s “the best compilation of the year”. Late 2005 GOGO Music was called “one of the hottest imprints around” by the leading magazine Blues & Soul and in Germany’s Subculture you could read that “GOGO Music is one of the prime German house labels”. The foundations of the label is the deep/strong passion of each musician for inspiring music, which takes every listener in it’s ban and does not release him anymore.

The now available second label compilation „GO!!“ combines tracks from RAW ARTISTIC SOUL, SUGAR BEAT, Roberto De Carlo, Benny Pecoraio and Ralf GUM himself. RAW ARTISTIC SOUL, who has build up a faithful fan base with his album „What About Love“ quickly, is a likewise important part for the success of GOGO Music than SUGAR BEAT. This project stands for an unmistakable fusion of very danceable broken-beats, Jazz and Funk. The rising Swiss talent Roberto De Carlo, who releases on Purple Music as One Touch as well, achieves his contribution like Benny Pecoraio, who developed to a real hot tip during the last years. Next to the “best of” of the last one and a half years, the marvellous flowing mix contains as well new tracks and remixes by Ralf GUM. The new NY-House-Don Alix Alvarez (Sole Channel, Producer of Mr V - Da Bump and other releases on Masters At Work) and the keyboard-wizard Simon Grey (session musician for Incognito and Remixer for e.g. Elton John or Jamiroquai) grant an extra brilliance to individual tracks. Collaborations with vocalists like Inaya Day (Vocals for Missy Elliott, Michael Jackson, P Diddy, Mousse T.) or Wunmi (Trüby Trio, Masters At Work) help the CD to get a perfect soundtrack. All in all 14 songs convince with their irresistible groove and let the heart of every house-lover beat stronger.

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Tracklist V.A. - GO!! - GOCD 003:

01 I’m A Man (CrisP Mix) - SUGAR BEAT
02 Magic Star (Simon Grey Vocal) - Roberto De Carlo feat. Joshua
03 Easy (Compilation Mix) - Ralf GUM
04 Miami Theme (Ralf GUM’s Sax Lick Dub) - RAW ARTISTIC SOUL
05 Soulful Things (Benny Pecoraio’s Bless The Funk Dub) Roberto De Carlo feat. Joshua
06 Try Me (Ralf GUM & Benny Pecoraio Original) - Ralf GUM vs Dennis Legree & Inaya Day
07 Fela Brasil (Main Mix) - RAW ARTISTIC SOUL feat. Domingo Patricio
08 So That You Know (Ralf GUM & CrisP Vocal Mix) - Freddy Lopez presents Mia Chevais
09 Oya O (Alix Alvarez Sole Channel Remix) - RAW ARTISTIC SOUL feat. Wunmi
10 Kana (Main Mix) - RAW ARTISTIC SOUL feat. Laygwan Sharkie
11 Warrior (RAW ARTISTIC SOUL Vocal Dub) - Ralf GUM feat. Beate S. Lech
12 Always (Ralf GUM’s Deep GOGO Music Mix) - Lief
13 Zaab (Minimal Dub & Ralf GUM’s History Goes By Mix mixed) - RAW ARTISTIC SOUL
14 Undone (Original Mix) - SUGAR BEAT & Jen


...enjoy the music...



PRESS REACTIONS AND REVIEWS:


www.spiritofhouse.com
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"GOGO Music was founded five years ago by Ralf GUM and has established itself as a leading label for soulful house music, with an impressive catalog of releases that got them the "Pick of the Week" spot here at Spirit of House time after time. Their second label compilation - selected and mixed by label head Ralf Gum - combines both recent and upcoming releases to a beautiful flow that keeps it soulful, letting the house beats flow with the various influences from funk, soul, afro-latin and jazz adding a unique touch. This truly versatile selection features some brand new jewels such as the afro-house track "Oya O" by Raw Artistic Soul featuring Wummi (remixed by Alix Alvarez), the irresistible "Easy" by Ralf GUM (listen to that wicked chorus) or the groovy and laidback "Warriors" by Ralf GUM feauturing Beate S. Lech. There is more to be discovered, but find out for yourself and enter the journey to explore this sweet and soulful selection." by Michael Fossati


www.housepage.net
GO!! - Various Artists - GOCD 003

""GO!!" is the second GOGO Music label compilation selected and mixed by Ralf GUM, this hot 14 tracks CD includes beautiful tracks from artists like Raw Artistic Soul, Sugar Beat, Roberto De Carlo, Benny Pecoraio and Ralf Gum himself. The mixed set combines powerful groovy tracks and beautiful sweet and soulful cuts, fusing together the warm soulful vibe with infectious broken-beats, jazz and funk elements. Watching at the tracklist, all the latest GOGO gems are there, including Raw Artistic Soul's "Miami theme", "Fela Brasil", "Zaab" and the brand new "Oya O", as well as Sugar Beats "I'm a man" and "Undone", Roberto DeCarlo's "Magic star" and some Ralf Gum tracks, including the beautiful "Try me" and the forthcoming single "Easy", just to name a few." by Franco Martinelli


www.faizemusic.com
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"Ralf GUM’s success has been very steady he has always been a leading figure in the scene for as long as I can remember and has always delivered fine quality house music. The man’s taste and talent is very apparent and his direction with his GOGO label has always been to deliver soulful music, covered in exciting melodies and far reaching lyrics. The influences come from all over the musical spectrum wrapped up in only the best house beats! Soul, Funk, Jazz, African, Latin the list goes on you can find a little of everything in this label’s releases. For Ralf himself, we all know him as a producer, the opportunity to compile and mix this album is his own reward for his none-stop work and drive he has for what he does and to give a taste of Ralf GUM the DJ. I have been playing this CD loads in the car and in the office. It’s a top notch selection of tracks and from one of the best and indiviadual labels in the scene today, a very refreshing and enchanting mix of music that will be a real treat for your ears!" by Steve Parr


Myles Chalmers - Nakedsoul, UK
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"I've been listening to this all weekend, track selection is fantastic!"


Sarah Foote - Favouritizm.com
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"Love it!"


Arnold Derksen (Art-D-Fact.nl)
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"The new compilation is amazing!
It's one of the best mixes of this year, for sure!!!"

Kev Hill (Ministry of Sound, Uk / The freedom principle)
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"I really love the album - I just left the album re-circulating on the CD player - fuckin’ awesome man!"


Subculture (Germany)
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Oft sind die Fortsetzungen erfolgreicher Compilations nur noch sich an die Masse anbiedernde und zu oft überflüssige Produkte. Bei GO!! ist diese Aussage absolut nicht zutreffend. Nach der superben GO! bringt GOGO Music Labelchef Ralf GUM einmal mehr einen perfekten und sehr zeitgemäßen Showcase seines Schaffens in einem perfekt zusammengestellten und technisch hervorragendem DJ Mix auf den Markt. Wer ihn bei seinem aktuellen Auftritt im Cocoon Club erleben durfte, weiß, wie er Party definiert: tiefe, teilweise gebrochene Beats treffen auf smoothes House, immer mit genügend Soul um Substanz und die Eigenschaften eines Klassikers zu erhalten. Diese Compilation macht bereits Lust auf GO!!! und ist Pflichtkauf! (TF)


Partysan (Germany)
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"Nur ein diskretes zweites Ausrufezeichen weist daraufhin, daß GOGO Musik fünf Jahre nach Veröffentlichung ihrer ersten 12“ nun zum zweiten Mal ihre Labelarbeit auf einer Mixcompilation zusammenfassen. Hierbei finden sich, nun in einem harmonischem Mix von Labelchef und Airport Resident Ralf GUM die Vinyl Release der letzten anderthalb Jahre wieder. Groove ist der rote Faden an dem die 14 enthalten Housetracks Tracks von Raw Artistic Soul, Ralf GUM, Sugar Beat, Roberto De Carlo, Lief und Freddy Lopez geschnürt sind. Die im Mix vereinten Stücke durchziehen Einflüsse von Jazz, Funk, Soul und Afro und Latin. Mal treibt hier eine funky Bassline wie im Sugar Beat Eröffnungsstück die Beats an, dort klingt immer wieder das warme E-Piano durch. Den soulvollen Gesängen liehen renommierte Vokalisten wie Wumni oder Inaya Day ihre Stimmen. Ein durch und durch groovende, warme Selektion wundervollem Vokalhouses für Herz, Seele und Beine. When Jazz is the teacher and Soul is the preacher, House happens to be the procedure." by MR


Spex (Germany)
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"2nd floor, Compilations: Machen wir es kurz: es ging ja um “Indie”, oder? Warum also sollte eines der besten deutschen Eclectic House-Indielabels nicht die Lift-Compilation des Monats stellen? Auf Diverse “Go!!” (GOGO Music/ Soulfood) setzen DJ-Darling Ralf GUM und seine herrlich deepe Groove-Mannschaft (u.a. Raw Artistic Soul und diverse Masters At Work-Gspusis) die beeindruckenden Segel ihres majestätischen 4-Masters mal eben so für die grosse Parade - bevor’s mit heftigem Schub in internationale Gewässer geht." by George Boskamp


www.housefloor.de
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"Das label GOGO Music zeichnet sich durch house music aus, die mit einflüssen aus funk, soul, afro, latin und jazz spielt. und das auf hohem niveau, denn für label-head ralf gum zählt die musikalische seele jedes einzelnen tracks.
auf der zweiten label-compilation „go!!“ mixt ralf gum neben den beliebtesten tracks der vergangenen zwei jahre auch diverse unveröffentlichte stücke und remixe. vertreten sind dabei die üblichen verdächtigen, die mit ihrer musik das label prägen: raw artistic soul, sugar beat, roberto de carlo und natürlich Ralf GUM selbst.
los geht’s mit zwei lockeren nu jazz tracks, die schnell in gefühlvollen vocalhouse münden. das schöne an den gelegentlichen latin- und afro-elementen ist, dass sie sich nie in den vordergrund drängen, sondern sich harmonisch in das elektronische grundmuster einfügen.
die besondere wärme des gogo-sounds entsteht vor allem durch die weichen stimmen. so entsteht ein absolut positiver sound, der einen aus jedem tief reißen kann." by Alexandra Heine


www.sound-and-image.de
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House zuhause zu hören, macht in den meisten Fällen ungefähr genau so viel Sinn, wie großes Kino auf einem Handy zu konsumieren. In diesem speziellen Fall jedoch funktioniert „GO!!” (die zweite) auch im trauten Heim erstaunlich gut. Ralf GUM, seines Zeichens Labelchef von GOGO Music und alter House-DJ-Haudegen hat wieder mal zu einem breiten Rundumschlag in Sachen Wuffta-Musik ausgeholt und 1,2 Stunden stylische Beats compiliert. Wir werden Zeuge, wie Cracks like Roberto De Carlo, Raw Artistic Soul, Benny Pecoraio oder Alix Alvarez die Kiste schwer ins Trudeln bringen und involvierte Sängerinnen wie die schwarze Zappelmaus Wunmi, Inaya Day (ex Background für Missy Elliott) oder Beate S. Lech (besser bekannt als Beady Belle) die Sache zusätzlich anheizen. Wie aus einem Guss perlen die Tracks durch die Gehörgänge und es fällt kaum auf, daß da eigentlich immer der gleiche Grundbeat drunter liegt. So wie ein Koch immer in der Lage sein muss, die Zutaten aus der Großmarkthalle zu immer neuen Kreationen kunstvoll zusammenzusetzen, muß ein DJ immer in der Lage sein, immer neue, spannende Mixe zu produzieren Und das hat der GUM Ralf prima drauf. Sie Sache wippt, groovt und swingt.


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