XtetiQsoul drops simmering new mid-tempo single, World of Love
Like a hug from a long lost lover, the latest release from XtetiQsoul called “World of Love” clutches the listener with a quiet but firm embrace.
With a brooding intensity that threatens to climax at any moment, this mid-tempo track however maintains the tension without exploding courtesy of skillful production.
While XtetiQsoul has carved out a niche in the Afro House sub-genre, on “World of Love” he takes a more international sounding approach.
Solid vocals from Princess La Tremenda, a Brazilian based Afro-Latin Soul Music artist, steer the track into World Music territory.
Multilayered keys are configured just right to complement the restrained vocals while the throbbing bassline is ever present but does not distract from the other elements the producer has incorporated.
In short this is the type of track that will get your head nodding and your body swaying as you vibe to it.
The verdict is out on how enthusiastically radio will receive this offering.
Commercial radio can be a complicated creature after all.
Given its structure and arrangement I am however willing to bet that it has the silver lining that can see it fitting snugly on any local or international DJ’s club set.
“World of Love” was scheduled for release on major digital platforms earlier this month.
Over the past few years XtetiQsoul, real name Siyabonga Ziqubu, has solidified his status as a certified “remix killer”, able to finesse tracks with his brush of Afro-Dance magic.
Originally from Durban, XtetiQsoul is part of boutique label Iklwa Brothers under whom he released “Fantasy” his 2015 debut album.
Though somewhat elusive, XtetiQsoul displays the same pedigree that has elevated fellow KZN homeboys Black Coffee and Culoe De Song to international prominence.
Interestingly with each critically acclaimed remix and original release, fellow Durbanite and label mate Enoo Napa is also staking his territory on the global playground.