Ralf GUM releases a new album – Never Leaves You – House Afrika Records

Posted on 24 July 2012 by Houseon
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Ralf GUM  - Never Leaves You
Artist:
Ralf Gum
Title: Never Leaves You
Label: House Afrika
Format: Digital Download
Genre: ElectronicaDance/House/Afro/Deep/Soulful

Ralf GUM proves again with his new album that there is constancy – and consistency – to be found in this fast-moving world. In amongst a flood of half-baked, plastic-sounding music, his soulful sound almost seems like an anomaly.

“Never Leaves You” is testament to the fact that Ralf GUM has stayed true to his roots and his particular, well-honed style. Never one to skimp on the perfection of his arrangements, or sacrifice artful production to follow the latest trends, this album is his opus.

Since the start of Ralf GUM’s musical career, he’s tirelessly praised the importance of real songs, as opposed to simple, dancefloor-oriented productions and his new outing is homage to “the song”.

While many categories and styles could be foisted on it as a description, “dancefloor soul music” is probably the best summation of the long-player. Featuring an extensive list of top musicians, the music on the album is far from the average programmed dance “track”.

The impressive list of vocalists on the record means that, while it’s absolutely dancefloor-relevant, it’ll also warm the hearts of home listeners. These include some huge-hitters, such as two-time Grammy Award-winning British R&B and soul singer Caron Wheeler.

Monique Bingham (with whom Ralf recorded “Kissing Strangers” in 2008 – the best-selling house track of the year on Traxsource) proves on “Take Me To My Love” that she’s still the first lady of deep lyrics in House music.

Oluhle born in Zimbabwe and won the Zimbabwean Achievers Award for Best Female Artist in 2011, really makes her presence felt in such royal company. Ditto Canadian Jaidene Veda, who’s already seduced a number of heavyweight producers and countless listeners around the globe with her breathy voice.

The male faction of singers includes “the voice of house music”, Robert Owens, who features on “Fly Free”. Furthermore, “the king of Gospel House”, Kenny Bobien, contributes two songs to the album and Kafele delivers his second joint outing with Ralf, following their highly successful 2010 release “Complicated”.

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In addition to these, Ralf GUM has recorded with one of France’s finest voices Jocelyn Mathieu, who gained fame for his releases on Vega Records and collaborated with highly talented soul singer, Jon Pierce.

The title of the album says much about Ralf’s current situation and state of mind. He recently moved to the epicenter of House music, South Africa, and is deeply in love with the country and its sizzling music scene.

Feeling inspired by it, he wishes to inspire the SA scene in return by lending his support, knowledge and skills. This album is a big gift back to South Africa: ten songs in which there’s much to hear and feel.

The music abounds in soul; it’s jaunty and deep simultaneously. Combining traditional and contemporary elements whilst still being futuristic, it’s well crafted enough to “Never Leave You”.

 

  • http://soundcloud.com/the-classified-team-1 Kgahliso

    The house music world has many great top-notch producers, Ralf Gum is amongst them for me and the type of house music I love and creatively that grabs my attention, he does so perfectly. The kinda music he gives to us, is worth listening to and warming synth sounds and hectic drum kits, while his right-hand-man Phil Kullmann A.K.A. Raw Artistic Soul on the guitars. I’m delightful to be a biggest fan.

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  • new kid on the block

    soulistic never killed even a soul……….Thanks God 4 HOUSE mUSIC………………rOCK ON….chicago HEEEEEEEY

  • JUNIOR

    BEING LISTNING TO RALF ON HIT REFRESH THE PREVIOUS WEEK ND HE IS HOT, ON POINT NEVER LEAVES YOU WITHOUT GIVING US A HIT TO SING EVERY DAY ND BY THE WAY WERE DO WE GET THE ALBUM?

  • JUNIOR

    THANKS RALF YOUR MUSIC INSPIRE’S ME BUT WHEN R U COMING TO KLERKSDORP?

  • http://Mavuthelathompson@facebook Mash mavuthela

    House music don deserve 2 b called house dis music is 2 gud 2 b called house music it derseves a lekke name if house was a nation i was not gonna visit any nation big up 2 house diggerz

  • SFISO

    WHERE CAN I GET THE ALBUM FROM AND HED ONE TRACK AND AM INPRESED

    • http://www.houseonmag.com Nduduzo Ngobese

      Hi Sfiso,

      The album is available in major music stores.

      Thanks

  • Scelo

    Ralf Gum you killd it my man when ar u cumin 2 durban buddy…u are 0ne of my fav dj’s

  • samuel Teezy

    Ey was @Garankuwa-Bundu inn on the 1st and I should_HANDS DOWN. For Mr Ralf Gum you killed it For decades
    #Dj 4 da nyt!_keep uP

  • Brian mokuoa

    Take me to my love, that’s thee best track. Thanx Ralf

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  • Enoch Mtanana

    Dope Album Ralf keep up da gud work *wink*.
    Can’t wait for u to come in my city CAPE TOWN

  • DjCliveDSA

    I’d like to thank Ralf for putting the time and energy in terms of being creative and taking his time to produce such a wonder album,not forgetting the vocalists who supported Ralf on the project you guys are amazing and I’m glad u show casing and sharing your God given talents with the world #much love# from DjCliveDSA

  • L!L R@J@

    Take me 2 my love,dat it iz wondeful n best track #for da love of HouseMusic

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