Single Of The Week: Djeff Afrozila feat. Ron Carroll – Love Vibration (Tribe Records)
No doubt as to how this is a sweet sensation. Mind you, we – sorry, they (Djeff Afrozila and Ron Carroll) – are speakin’ about love vibration! A sweet sensation? No doubt as we already said. Besides, how could this be different from two definitive masterminds in their respective domains? The twosome comin’ up with an irresistible invitation to dance topped with a boiling sax solo and seducive brass stabs. With the whole over a festive blend of Afro/Latin funked up percussive rhythm part. Besides, you certainly don’t wanna mis this, do you?
Here we go with an instantly love-this-vibe / feel-good joint to get the floors into a trance! But how about you? Feel free to let us know about your feelings. As usual we gladly welcome your thoughts…
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Tiago Barros – Djeff Afrozila – saw the light in a city – Lisboa – standing among the cultural capitals in the world. A city along with Porto out of which what’s known as Lusophonia took shape before meeting some echo in almost all the continents. From Africa (Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea). To Asia (East Timor, Macau and Goa). Not to mention South America with Brazil.
Growing up in a European metropole got him to be exposed to 80’s Pop Music. Meanwhile, living in an African heritage with his dad hailing from Cape Verde and his mom from Angola commected him with the impressive cultural legacy of the continent. This with artists such as Kassav, Tabanka Djaz, Eduardo Paim and other Grace Evora. His older sister connecting him with Electronic Music via artists such as Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden, Robin S and Reel 2 Real to name a few. Eventually getting him to quote Erick Morillo among his absolute references in terms of DJing.
No matter how such an heritage would be for much on Djeff‘s approach went coming to create music. Pretty much breaking the boundaries while comin’ up with an amalgamation of diverse origins and backgrounds. With the latter being as many elements mirroring his own history. Therefore bringing together Afro, deep, tech and soulful vibes together as one…
To be honest, I have to admit I discovered him, almost by accident. Back in 2012, as a matter of fact. This when coming to have a listen to ‘Você Me Chamou’ which he crafted along with Alias Rhythm. The exquisite beauty of this gem getting me to want to know more about him. But also about the Angolan scene he’d become one of the ambassadors of with DJ Silyvi and Renato Xtrova. This after relocating in Luanda back in 2008.
From then, Djeff would establish himself as a serious reference in his adoptive country. But also, more widely, as an ambassador of African contemporary music. Thus bringin’ Lusophonia to new ears. Meanwhile collaborating with many of his pairs. From long time friend Silyvi to Alton Miller and Hallex M. Not to mention Mario Marques and CT Martin for whom he remixed ‘Caught Up’ on Quantize Recordings. But also launching his own Kazukuta Records label back in 2011. This with the aim to give exposure to upcoming new talents.
As off now, Djeff Afrozila has released a total of three albums. With all of them on Tribe Records. His first effort – ‘Soldier Ascension’ – comin’ to light back in 2013. A package out of which came the boiling ‘Celebration’ with remix courtesy of Manoo. This in addition to ‘Different’ featuring the sultry Kholi with remixing work by the likes of Josh Milan.
In 2015, he pretty much made the sensation while joinin’ forces with Ron Carroll on the firing ‘Love Vibration’. Then the year after, he delivered the soothing ‘Alright’ along with Miranda Nicole. And he also teamed up with South African singer Tumelo on ‘Keep On Smiling’.