Soul Survivor by Infected Soul and Sinai reviewed
Nyasha reviews the latest cut by Infected Soul and Sinai called Soul Survivor.
Some soul for all the survivors”
If you can’t do much to turn around your situation, the least you can do is dance the pain away, is that not so?
The latest single from Infected Soul and Sinai provides the ideal musical and spiritual backdrop for such endeavours.
Titled Soul Survivor and released last month under the Iklwa Brothers Music label, this mid-tempo number reunites producer Mpilo Cele (Infected Soul) and songstress Sinikiwe Nyirongo (Sinai).
Their symbiotic relationship has in the past birthed sublime creations such as “No Good for Me” and “Is This Love”.
The magic is still very much present as expressed in this a well-crafted song that talks about overcoming all the pains of this world to achieve success no matter what it takes.
“You said I’d fail but still I rise”, croons a defiant Sinai on the taut Infected Soul beat.
There was something I could not quite put my fingers on ‘till I realised that this bold power anthem has echoes of “Conqueror” by Jackie Queens featuring Enoo Napa, another child of the Iklwa Brothers movement.
In solidarity with Infected Soul, his “brother producer” at Iklwa Brothers, Enoo Napa also makes a remix contribution to the Soul Survivor release.
It seems each time I wake there’s another sterling Enoo Napa remix released!
When does the production whizz actually sleep!?
Anywaay that’s a story for another day.
This package includes other super hot remixes from Abicah Soul, Drumetic Boyz, Benny T, Soulem and Afro Brothers.
The Abicah Soul mix is stripped down to an almost sparse state and this arrangement allows Sinai’s vocals to transcend in a beautiful way.
Soulem makes a solid contribution, while the Drumetic Boyz and Afro Boys bring to the party a raw drum based and tension filled soundscape respectively.
For me the standout track is the Benny T Tswana Perspectives Afro Mix which manages to balance the aggression of the lyrics with the beauty of the vocals in a manner that pleases the ear and heart.
Soul Survivor is available for download at Traxsource and other major online platforms.
At the time of this review’s writing, Caiiro had released his own Afro House reinterpretation of the track.
The track, remixed in his trademark atmospheric style of production, once again underlines his reputation as one of the go-to producers of the new school.
It is hoped that Soul Survivor is one of many more releases from the dynamic duo of
Infected Soul and Sinai, as they have huge potential to make a significant impact on the House Music scene.