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"'In My City' is a very personal project for me. I intentionally put the skyline of Johannesburg on the cover as a tribute, South Africa is the most vibrant dance nation I know globally. I am grateful to be a part of its heartbeat and feel that I spiritually and musically now live in a place which I really call home. I am #InMyCity." - Ralf GUM

Jumping straight in on the No.1 spot on iTunes South Africa on day of release and already one of the most celebrated albums of 2014 in the motherland, House veteran DJ/producer Ralf GUM unleashes his third album, 'In My City', unto the rest of the world on his acclaimed GOGO Music label.

Moulded with his soulful, organic signature sounds,'In My City' is a tapestry of beautifully weaved songs and features local South African and international artists - established and upcoming. These include top drawer artists such as the inimitable Hugh Masekela, "My love for his tone on the trumpet never faded", says Ralf, who grew up listening to Hugh. Many years later upon meeting, the two clicked instantly and whipped up two songs for the album: the gorgeous love song 'With Her Hand' and voices the topic of over population on 'In The City'.

Icons prevail elsewhere on 'In My City' such as UK soul architect Omar with groovy 'Love Core' and Londoner Dele Sosimi (Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti) on the afrobeat outing 'Bi 'na ba n'jo'. The US queen of vocal House Monique Bingham lends her distinctive vocal tones to 'The Pap'. Together Ralf and Monique have penned previous hits such as 'Kissing Strangers', which was the best selling soulful House tune of 2008 and 2012's 'Take Me To My Love' was an official chart #1 in South Africa. There is also a refreshing assemblage of newer generation artists. We are introduced to the discovery Lee Bling on 'The Best Thing'. Rising soul star Portia Monique sings on the first single 'Free (Is All I Wanna Be)', which instantly entered rotation on most South African radio stations and gets global support from DJ's as Tony Humphries and Dr Bob Jones. South African actress and Osunlade collaborator KB makes a return to house music on 'My Angel', while previous collaborators Parisian Jocelyn Mathieu and Kafele of the 2010 uber-hit 'Complicated' return with their magical tones. Produced together with long-time collaborators Phil Kullmann aka Raw Artistic Soul and Michael Ehnes, this album is a compelling reflection of German-born Ralf GUM's universal take on the soul genre. South Africa has now been his home and vantage point for three years. "It is a beautiful country with a 'joie de vivre' and of course there is a love for real house music here", Ralf explains his kinship. "'In My City' couldn't have been made in a more apt place and time...

GOGO Music ... Music it is and is it!

Artist: Ralf GUM
Title: In My City
Label: GOGO Music

Titles:
01 With Her Hand feat. Hugh Masekela
02 Our Love Is A Star feat. Jocelyn Mathieu
03 A Brighter Dream feat. Kafele
04 Free (Is All I Wanna Be) feat. Portia Monique
05 The Pap feat. Monique Bingham
06 In The City feat. Hugh Masekela
07 Bi 'na ba n'jo feat. Dele Sosimi
08 My Angel feat. KB
09 Love Core feat. Omar
10 The Best Thing feat. Lee Bling

CREDITS:

With Her Hand feat. Hugh Masekela
(M. Bingham, P. Kullmann, K. Frehse, R. Benkert, H. Masekela)

Produced & arranged by Phil Kullmann & Ralf GUM.
Lead Vocals & Trumpet: Hugh Masekela.
Background Vocals: Monique Bingham.
Drum programming: Ralf GUM.
Congas, Atabaque, Tambo Snaps, Agogo, Wood & Body Percussion, Memorymoog Bass, Matrix 12 Strings, Guitar: Phil Kullmann.
Fender Rhodes: Krischan Frehse.
Percussion, Bass, Synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, Guitar recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Vocals, Trumpet recorded by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Mixed by Phil Kullman at Raw Artistic Studios & Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Published by GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music, Boonoonoonos Publishing, Sony ATV.
ISRC: DEY161450801.
P&C GOGO Music 2014.

Our Love Is A Star feat. Jocelyn Mathieu
(J. Mathieu, M. Ehnes, R. Benkert)

Produced & arranged by Ralf GUM & Michael Ehnes.
Lead & Background Vocals: Jocelyn Mathieu.
Drum programming, Congas, Bells: Ralf GUM.
Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Organ, Piano, Strings, Synthesizer Solo: Michael Ehnes.
Congas, Agogo Bahia, Hi-Hat: Phil Kullmann.
Guitar: Hanno Busch, Philip Niessen.
Bass: Krischan Frehse.
Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Tobias Weidinger.
Tenor Saxophone: Denis G%uFFFDbel.
Trombone: Michael Theissing-Tegeler.
Horns arranged by: Michael Ehnes.
Percussion, Guitar, Horns recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Mixed by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Published by GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music, Copyright Control.
ISRC: DEY161450802.
P&C GOGO Music 2014.

A Brighter Dream feat. Kafele
(K. Bandele, M. Ehnes, R. Benkert)

Produced & arranged by Ralf GUM & Michael Ehnes.
Lead Vocal: Kafele Bandele.
Background Vocals: Kafele Bandele & Eliki.
Drum programming, Percussion, Woodblock, Shaker: Ralf GUM.
Fender Rhodes, Organ, Moog Lead: Michael Ehnes.
Trumpet: Kafele Bandele.
InfiniTree, Cymbal Rolls, Woodblock: Phil Kullmann.
Bass: Krischan Krehse.
Guitar: Philipp van Endert.
Percussion & Bass recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Guitar recorded by Michael Ehnes at The Great Nivalito Room Dinner.
Mixed by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Published by GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music, Copyright Control.
ISRC: DEY161450803.
P&C GOGO Music 2014.

Free (Is All I Wanna Be) feat. Portia Monique
(P. Smith, P. Kullmann, K. Frehse, R. Benkert)

Produced & arranged by Ralf GUM & Phil Kullmann.
Lead & Background Vocals: Portia Monique.
Drum programming, Percussion programming: Ralf GUM.
Moog Murf, Apitua, Triangle, Palmas, Jujus: Phil Kullmann.
Fender Rhodes, Duesenberg Bass: Krischan Frehse.
Percussion, Bass, Rhodes, Murf recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Vocals recorded by Lawrence "Illoquint" Wilder at Illoquint Studios.
Mixed by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Published by GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music, Papa Music.
ISRC: DEY161450804.
P&C GOGO Music 2014.

The Pap feat. Monique Bingham
(M. Bingham, P. Kullmann, K. Frehse, R. Benkert)

Produced & arranged by Phil Kullmann & Ralf GUM.
Lead & Background Vocals: Monique Bingham.
Drum programming, Percussion, Memorymoog Bass, Moog Voyager Lead: Phil Kullmann.
Fender Rhodes: Krischan Frehse.
Additional Hi-Hat & Clapper: Ralf GUM.
Drums, Percussion, Synthesizer, Rhodes recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Beat & Music mixed by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Final mix by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Published by GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music, Boonoonoonos Publishing.
ISRC: DEY161450805.
P&C GOGO Music 2014.

In The City feat. Hugh Masekela
(H. Masekela, P. Kullmann, K. Frehse, R. Benkert)

Produced & arranged by Ralf GUM & Phil Kullmann.
Lead, Background Vocals & Trumpet: Hugh Masekela.
Drum programming, Woodblock, Shekere, Shaker, Bongo, Conga programming, Synthesizer Pad & Chords: Ralf GUM.
Marimba, Minimoog Bass, Shaker, Apitua, Tambourine, Woodblocks: Phil Kullmann.
Piano, Strings, Woodwinds: Krischan Frehse.
Trumpet: Hugh Masekela. Percussion, Bass, Piano,
Strings recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Vocals, Trumpet recorded by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Mixed by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Published by Sony ATV, GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music.
ISRC: DEY161450806.
P&C GOGO Music 2014.

Bi 'na ba n'jo feat. Dele Sosimi
(D. Sosimi, R. Benkert, M. Ehnes, P. Kullmann)

Produced & arranged by Ralf GUM & Michael Ehnes.
Lead Vocals: Dele Sosimi & Lizzy Dosunmu.
Background Vocals: Dele Sosimi & Lizzy Dosunmu.
Drum programming, Congas, Bongo, Cajon, Djembe, Bells, Djun Djun, Shaker, Woodblocks: Ralf GUM.
Drums, Congas, Bat%uFFFD: Phil Kullmann.
Fender Rhodes, Organ, Clavinet, Minimoog Bass: Michael Ehnes.
Guitar: Philip Niessen.
Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Tobias Weidinger.
Tenor & Baritone Saxophone: Denis Gaebel.
Trombone: Michael Theissing-Tegeler.
Horns arranged by Michael Ehnes.
Vocals recorded by Dele Sosimi at Elias Den Falls Church, London.
Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Horns recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Mixed by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Published by GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music, Copyright Control.
ISRC: DEY161450807.
P&C GOGO Music 2014.

My Angel feat. KB
(K. Motsilanyane, M. Ehnes, R. Benkert, P. Kullmann)

Produced & arranged by Ralf GUM & Michael Ehnes.
Lead & Background Vocals: KB.
Drum programming, Woodblock, Moog Voyager Bass, Moog Voyager Leads: Ralf GUM.
Atabaque, Tambourine: Phil Kullmann
Fender Rhodes: Krischan Frehse.
Trumpet: Tobias Weidinger.
Tenor Saxophone: Denis Gaebel.
Trombone: Michael Theissing-Tegeler.
Horns arranged by Michael Ehnes.
Percussion, Rhodes, Horns recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Mixed by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Published by GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music, Active Music Publishing, Copyright Control.
ISRC: DEY161450808.
P&C GOGO Music 2014.

Love Core feat. Omar
(O. Lyefook, R. Benkert, M. Ehnes)

Produced & arranged by Ralf GUM & Michael Ehnes.
Lead & Background Vocals: Omar.
Drum programming, Woodblock, Djembe programming: Ralf GUM.
Organ, Strings, Clavinet, Lead-Synthesizer: Michael Ehnes.
Fender Rhodes & Precision Bass: Krischan Frehse.
Guitar: Philipp van Endert.
Trumpet: Tobias Weidinger.
Tenor Saxophone, Flute: Denis Gaebel.
Trombone: Michael Theissing-Tegeler.
Horns arranged by Michael Ehnes.
Bass, Rhodes, Horns recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Guitar recorded by Michael Ehnes at The Great Nivalito Room Dinner.
Vocals recorded by Omar at Backayard Studio.
Mixed by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Published by GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music, Kobalt music and Congo music, Copyright Control.
ISRC: DEY161450809.
P&C GOGO Music 2014.

The Best Thing feat. Lee Bling
(K. Frehse, P. Kullmann, R. Benkert, R. Owens)

Produced & arranged by Phil Kullmann & Ralf GUM.
Lead & Background Vocals, Vocoder: Lee Bling.
Drum programming, FX Percussion: Ralf GUM.
SH-101 Bass, Congas, Maracas: Phil Kullmann.
Fender Rhodes, Strings, Guitar: Krischan Frehse.
Percussion, Bass, Rhodes, Guitar, Vocals, Vocoder recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Music mixed by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Productions.
Final mix by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.
Published by GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music, Westbury Publishing.
ISRC: DEY161450810.
P&C GOGO Music 2014.

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