South African producer Sakhile Mbatha aka Devoted African Child (or simply Devoted) joins forces with songstress Kholekile 'Kholi' Twala to bless us with "‘Ngibizwa", a truly hypnotizing afrotastic production using deeper than deep rhythms as playground for heavenly keys and chords, not to forget to mention Kholi's inimitable emotive vocals. Antonio Ocasio relaxes the vibe on his phantasmagorical latin/jazz oozing interpretation guaranteed to send shivers down your spine, while Rune combines the vocals with an enchanting guitar and deeply groovin'' rhythms to give the song a more organic feel. Quite simply, all versions are fantastic, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite... By no means to be missed.
In the Spotlight: Devoted featuring Kholi "Ngibizwa" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
- Written by Mike Fossati