Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mi Casa &. Tortured Soul – Come A Little Closer

Tennerz! Mi Casa feat. Tortured Soul – Come A Little Closer (34 Music)

Mi Casa‘s J Something made a cameo appearence on Tortured Soul‘s ‘Don’t Lead Me On’ earlier on this year. Now, the latter return the favor on Mi Casa‘s ‘Come A Little Closer’…

Strange as to how the respective singers of the groups, J Something and John-Christian Urich may evolve on similar tones at times. With the collusion seeming obvious for the very best on this ‘Come A Little Closer’ joint-venture. Eventually bringing Mi Casa to some unsuspected laidback territories. Meanwhile flirting with Disco/Funk vibes on this instantly appealing rhythm guitar driven uplifting joint…

Friendly is most likely the first word comin’ to mind when thinkin’ of ‘Come A Little Closer’. Don’t you think?

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Mi Casa (which means “My House” in Spanish or Portuguese) came to light in Johannesburg, RSA. A threesome by the likes of Dr Dud (DJ/Producer), J’Something (guitar, vocals) and Mo-T (trumpet), they released their eponymous debut-album back in 2011. Featuring cuts such as ‘These Streets’, ‘Heavenly Sent’ and ‘La Vida’ with remix courtesy of Atjazz. As many gems which got them to earn South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominations for “Best Dance Album”, “Album Of The Year”, “Group Of The Year”, “Newcomer Of The Year”, and “Record Of The Year”.

Two years after, Mi Casa released its follow-up, ‘Su Casa’. Its lead single – ‘Jika’ – enjoying major airplay then receiving for song of the year at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards and the 13th Metro FM Music Awards. Meanwhile ‘Your Body’ would be the subject of remixes by the likes of Da Capo and Mobi Dixon among others.

Another two years and a third album – ‘Home Sweet Home’ – saw the light. Meanwhile contributing to solidify the trio’s position into the pan-African house music scene. Seeing them collaborating with the likes of Tortured Soul (‘Come A Little Closer’) and DJ Euphonik. But also Boddhi Satva, Cassper Nyowest (‘We Own The Night’) and Kenyan Afro-Pop band Sauti Sol. The freshly squeezed ‘Familia’ completing their discography back on Aug. 04, 2017. An album speakin’ of which J’Something said“We are so overjoyed that this album happened. Now more that ever we appreciate the family we are. And we’ve realised that our differences once put on the table made great inspiration for our music.” This after rumors of a possible disbanding had been circulating for some time (source: Timeslive)

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