Ralf GUM reveals second album
German DJ / Producer Ralf GUM reveals his hugely anticipated 2nd album ‘Never Leaves You’ on his own GOGO Music imprint. Proving once again that there is constancy and consistency to be found in this fast-moving world, Ralf’s distinctive sound and irresistible songs have become his instantly recognisable trademark during the last two decades, as they cut through the airwaves and clubs sound systems with unique class and style. ‘Never Leaves You’ is testament to the fact that Ralf GUM has stayed true to his roots and well-honed style. This album is his opus, paying homage to the song and creating a moving and heartfelt body of music that transcends to both the dance-floor and the couch.
“Never Leaves You’ is very much a continuation of my previous works and has taken me more than 2 years to complete it. It includes many incredible artists that I have never worked with before, but who have been on my wish-list for a long time!” – Ralf GUM
This fantastic long player is beautifully knitted together by a host of carefully selected stunning vocalists and musicians. These include Grammy Award-winning British R&B/soul star Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul ‘Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)’). Her collaboration with Ralf, entitled ‘So Good’, is her first ever real House Music song and evidence of her outstanding talent. NYC’s Monique Bingham (with whom Ralf recorded ‘Kissing Strangers’ in 2008 – Traxsource ‘House track of the year’) lends her lyrical genius and stunning voice to upcoming single release ‘Take Me To My Love’. The single will feature mixes from Raw Artistic Soul and Louis Benedetti. Zimbabwean shining star Oluhle (who won the Zimbabwean Achievers Award for Best Female Artist in 2011) transports us to dreamy exotic places with her beautiful native vocal on the current single ‘Linda’, which has hit the #1 single spot on Traxsource. Canadian Jaidene Veda, who’s already seduced a number of heavyweight producers and listeners alike, turns on her charm with the sensual song ‘Do It For Love’. The male faction of singers include the legendary Robert Owens, who sings on the first single taken from the album ‘Fly Free’ – a huge hit on charts and playlists worldwide (one of the most played song on South Africa’s national radio). Furthermore NJ’s Gospel House king Kenny Bobien contributes two songs to the album (‘The Only Way’ and ‘Greater Love’) and impresses with his most incredible vocal range. Following their successful release ‘Complicated’ in 2010, Kafele joins forces with Ralf once again on ‘Burning Star’. In addition to these, Ralf has recorded with one of France’s finest voices Jocelyn Mathieu (Vega Records) on ‘Everything’ and collaborated with the talented soul singer Jon Pierce on ‘Never’. This completes a list of sterling singers that just prove Ralf’s relevance as one of the most sought-after international soulful house producers.
Check the VIDEO PREVIEW including a guided tour of the album from Ralf himself!
01 Everything featuring Jocelyn Mathieu
02 Burning Star featuring Kafele
03 The Only Way featuring Kenny Bobien
04 Do It For Love featuring Jaidene Veda
05 Take Me To My Love featuring Monique Bingham
06 Linda featuring Oluhle
07 Fly Free featuring Robert Owens
08 So Good featuring Caron Wheeler
09 Greater Love featuring Kenny Bobien
10 Never featuring Jon Pierce & Kafele