5 House Albums We Hope To See in 2015
We’re just a few weeks into 2015 and while Koze Kuse is still dominating our cellphone playlists, there’s an air of excitement within the house music fraternity as we debate over whose going to deliver the next definitive project for our stereos and iPods that’ll get us through the year.
While most of our favourite DJs and producers play their cards close to their chests and only let us know of new albums closer to their release, some have hinted towards 2015 offerings while with others we’re just sitting here rather impatiently hoping they give us something too.
So regardless of whether it’ll happen or not, here are the 5 albums we’d like to see in 2015:
South Africa’s formidable house duo may still be painfully underrated but that holds no bearing on their undeniable talent. It’s been three years since they gave us their debut album, ‘Here & Now’, and hopefully they won’t make it a fourth year in waiting. For those who can’t hold on though, if you listen closely you can hear their musical contributions on productions for Thiwe, Tumelo and even Black Coffee.
Although Kid Fonque has been a member of the house fraternity for well over a decade, the mild mannered DJ has preferred to operate on the outskirts of the bustling South African house scene and rather lets his music do the talking. His 2013 long play, ‘Kid Fonque & Friends’, however refused to take the backseat and awakened a new found interest in the funky white boy. New fans were born and the album quickly asserted itself as one of the best releases of the year. Fortunately for us Kid Fonque has been steadily working with the likes of D-Malice and Mark de Clive Lowe to bring us collaborative effort titled ‘Around Us’ that’s set to drop later this year.
Revered as one of the greatest to ever do it, Black Coffee announced on his social media pages in 2013 that the end of his musical hiatus is nigh and he’d be returning to the studio. To date we’ve received what we believe is the first single from his forthcoming project in the form of the sensual “I’ll Find You” featuring Cara and only time will tell what the follow up to ‘Home Brewed’ will be but we’re certain he won’t disappoint.
It’s almost hard to believe that Kanunu’s phenomenal ‘Soul Meditation’ was released at the end of 2012 but then again good music has no expiry date. While the project wasn’t an album in the strictest of senses but rather a compilation, it still presented the house republic with one of the most memorable compilations of 2013, especially at a time where compilations were fast losing their efficacy in the industry. There’s no word on what Kanunu is up to right now but whatever it is, we hope it involves another classic like ‘Soul Meditation’ before the year is over.
Sir LSG is not only the youngest producer on the list he’s also the only one without a single album to date but that doesn’t stop him from possibly being the most anticipated release of the year. The young Sir LSG has a humble commercial catalogue of less than 20 original productions and releases and yet the Mafikeng born artist has dazzled house heads, both new and old, with every composition he lays a note on. It’s no wonder he has received co-signs from the likes of DJ Christos, Vinny Da Vinci and Ralf Gum. We definitely can’t wait for Sir LSG’s debut album and hopefully it’s not too far in the future.