When Sibusiso Mhlongo, famously known as DJ Merlon, released his album “Original Copy” in 2015, he described it as the red carpet to walk into the well-respected areas of the music industry. With the success of his album, “Reflections” has been renowned in South Africa as a solid hit simply for its strength in vocals from Khaya Mthethwa and dynamic instrumentals. In the process of making “Reflections”, Merlon was approached by the multi-award winning and most prominent electronic music producer, Black Coffee who offered to be apart of the track and add his signature Durban style.
In celebration of DM.Recordings 50th release, this is a package that sends ‘Reflections’ through an international electronic journey showcasing the different calibre of house with multi-cultural influences. Revisiting the tasteful original mix from DJ Merlon and Black Coffee with such a distinct guitar riff, Khaya Mthethwa does an outstanding job on the vocals and seals the track with perfection. One of the best keep secrets in deep house is Radeckt but as he steps up to add his reflection on this remix, his name will be heavily researched. Radeckt brings up the tempo and with precision he converts non-believers of house music in displaying how this track can blow the roof of clubs. This musical journey takes a visit to the minds of two producers that are no strangers to making hits – D.M Recordings label boss, D-Malice teams up with Johannesburg’s multi-talented Cuebur. Right from the very first kick, D-Malice and Cuebur make use of jumpy afrocentric drums and low-deep pads enhanced with extensive synths as ingredients for a certified banger. Who else other than Enoo Napa could take a smash hit single and take it to a level beyond the listeners belief? Enoo Napa has rapidly become one of South Africa’s most gifted upcoming producers and in this vigorously-intense remix. Enoo has displayed the meaning of afro-tech in his ‘Afro Dub’ but also adds an extra spiritual element to both takes. Lastly, our very own Rudo Deep provides consistency in this great package with another percussive explosion – adding further electronic flavour to the tastebuds of those that truly appreciate authentic house music.
Track 1: Produced by DJ Merlon & Black Coffee (appear courtesy of Universal Music (South Africa)
Track 2: remixed by Radeckt
Track 3: remixed by Cuebur & D-Malice
Track 4 & 5: remixed by Enoo Napa
Track 6: remixed by Rudo Deep
Vocals by: Khaya Mthethwa
All tracks (excluding track 1) mastered by Rob Small (http://robsmallmastering.com) Leeds, UK.
Label Manager: Cathryn Ogori