Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sir LSG feat. Clara Hill – Circles

Single Of The Week: Sir LSG feat. Clara Hill – Circles (Sir LSG Main Mix) (GOGO Music)

Regularly chattin’ with Ralf GUM, I asked him about his projects the other day. And if ever we had to expect a new album from him. He said not as of yet because of focusing on putting the final touch to Sir LSG‘s awaited debut-album. Eventually sendin’ me the promo pack of ‘Circles’…

What a blast we have! With LSG layering the perfect environment for Clara Hill‘s sultry vocals to find their dimension. Everything on ‘Circles’ is a matter of subtlety, as if the singer was surfing on… circular sequences whereas the little detail seems to prevail.

Deep, vibrant and atmospheric, to say the least!

Download from Traxsource.

Overview
– Makifeng native Lesego Sefako‘s style of production is a subtle blend of soulful House with jazzy vibes. He caught up the attention of DJ Christos back in 2008 at the South African Music Conference. Since then, LSG has had the opportunity to perform with countless artists. From local talents Christos and Vinny Da Vinci among others. To international acts such as Monique Bingham, Rocco and QB Smith.

Thanks to the relationship with Christos, German producer Ralf GUM came across ‘Sax In The City’ in 2011. A track he’d recorded along with his group (Hood Natives) which subsequently saw the light on GOGO Music. With remixes from Raw Artistic Soul, and fellow South African DJ/Producer Nastee Nev.

After 5 years co-running label/group Hood Natives, LSG decided to nurture his solo career. He has delivered various remixes for UPZ, Andy Compton and Ralf GUM. But also collaborated with Brian Temba. A South African R&B singer/songwriter whose works include being part of ‘The Lion King’ production’ in the U.K. for 6 years.

2017 is due to mark a new step in the life of LSG with the release of his awaited debut-album… Watch this space!

– Berlin native singer/musician Clara Hill has made herself quite a reputation in the Acid Jazz/Electronica circuit. Therefore opening new paths in various musical genres. A versatility which allowed her to work with a whole bunch of pioneers. From Jazzanova to King Britt and Marc Mac (4Hero). Not to mention Atjazz, Vikter Duplaix and Dixon to name a few.

Falling in love with the Fender Rhodes electric piano at age 17, she formed local Acid Jazz duo Superjuice (though the duo later worked as Hill & Funès). Building up a nice following in Berlin’s many dance clubs. This is how Hill met DJ Alexander Barck of the Jazzanova‘s fame. In 1998, Barck pressed her talents upon fellow Jazzanova producers Stefan Leisering and Axel Reinemer, who were taken aback by Hill‘s soothing vocals.

Leisering decided to produce one of her first songs, ‘No Use’. A cut which eventually found its space on Jazzanova‘s ‘In Between’ album 4 years later.

Before Jazzanova launched their Sonar Kollektiv label, Hill had put together another group – Stereoton – in 1997. A Hip-Hop/Jazz band whose music found extra exposure on the label’s early compilations. It became clear that the experience with Jazzanova helped her to evolve into a singer who could stand on her own. Thus, in early 2004, Sonar Kollektiv suitably released her first solo album, ‘Restless Times’.

Since then, Clara Hill has released 4 extra albums. With the latest – ‘Pendulous Moon’ – back in 2016 on KingBrittArchives…

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