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Never (incl. Louie Vega Remixes)

Ralf GUM, Jon Pierce, Kafele

GOGO Music
GOGO 059 | 2013-09-27  
GOGO Music keeps at it with this stunning and real heartfelt song titled Never, which gave Ralf GUM's album 'Never Leaves You' its name. Featuring Chicagoan crooner Jon Pierce and Kafele on trumpet and background vocals, the song received much praise since the long-player was released. Finally it receives its single release with remixes by no one less than the legendary Louie Vega.

Ralf GUM is arguably one of the hottest names in the deep and soulful house music scene. Through years of consistent production and outstanding DJ performances, Ralf has earned his place as a visionary of the music scene and is renowned for his unique production talents which are classic, compelling and have blazed through the World's musical consciousness. After the release of his critically acclaimed debut Album 'Uniting Music' in 2008 which gave birth to classics such as 'Kissing Strangers' and 'All this love for you' a second album with the same gravitation pull to satisfy the high expectations of his followers was always going to be a tough act to pull off for this multi-talented musician and DJ. And yet Ralf GUM continues to defy his critics 'Never Leaves You' his second Album was released in September 2012 and reached the top spot in the charts of download and physical record stores, including a Gold Award in South Africa.

A native of the South Side of Chicago, Jon Pierce realized his deep love and sheer passion for music at just the impressionable age of 11. Having been exposed early on to such musical genius as Stevie Wonder, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Luther Vandross, it is the soulfulness of these and many other influences that helped him to shape his full-energy sound, which is filled with a hint of jazz. With his unique style and creativity Jon delivers lasting impressions that have not only made him a permanent fixture in Chicago's diverse soul and theater scenes, but have catapulted him globally with tours and performances throughout Germany and the UK. 'Never' is a true testament to Jon's vocal capabilities and the authenticity of his unique sound.

To our joy Kafele lately becomes a kind of regular on GOGO Music's releases. Now for the 5th time on the label, the great Jazz and Soul musician appends his unmistakable trumpet play to the song and as well can be heard on the background vocals together with Eliki. Right after his release with Sir LSG and Brian Temba, he once more proves his relevance as one of the sought after musicians in the House scene.

Remix honors for this single release come from Grammy award winner Louie Vega. Vega really shaped House Music as we know it like probably no other person. Whether as one half of the highly acclaimed 'Masters At Work', with his 'Nuyorican Soul' project, under one of his many monikers, as a solo artist or with his band 'Elements Of Life', he delivered countless and timeless blueprints of how the genre has to sound. When we approached Louie for a remix of one of Ralf's album titles, he chose 'Never', which is in his own words is 'simply a beautiful song'. He and his EOL musicians converted Ralf's smooth broken beat production into an uplifting and monumental House affair, with that typical Vega touch so many others tried to copy, but only he can deliver.

Another time GOGO Music presents a real sophisticated soulful delicacy, with all ingredients a future classics needs.

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

1 - Ralf GUM Main Mix 9:59 - ISRC: DEY161305901
2 - Ralf GUM Main Instrumental 9:57 - ISRC: DEY161305902
3 - Louie Vega EOL Mix 8:31 - ISRC: DEY161305906
4 - Louie Vega EOL Instrumental 8:31 - ISRC: DEY161305907
5 - Louie Vega Joburg Mix 8:30 - ISRC: DEY161305908
6 - Louie Vega Joburg Instrumental 8:30 - ISRC: DEY161305909
7 - Louie Vega Roots NYC Mix 8:31 - ISRC: DEY161305910
8 - Louie Vega Roots NYC Instrumental 8:31 - ISRC: DEY161305911
9 - Ralf GUM Reprise 5:05 - ISRC: DEY161305903
10 - Ralf GUM Beat 7:36 - ISRC: DEY161305904
11 - Ralf GUM Radio Edit 3:59 - ISRC: DEY161305905
12 - Louie Vega EOL Radio Edit 3:23 - ISRC: DEY161305912
13 - Louie Vega Joburg Radio Edit 3:21 - ISRC: DEY161305913
14 - Louie Vega Roots NYC Radio Edit 3:23 - ISRC: DEY161305914

Written by Jon Pierce, Kafele Bandele.
Produced by Ralf GUM for GOGO Music.
Lead Vocals: Jon Pierce. Background Vocals: Jon Pierce, Eliki, Kafele Bandele.
Co-produced by Michael ,Nivalito' Ehnes.

1, 2, 9, 10, 11: Arranged by Michael ,Nivalito' Ehnes and Ralf GUM. Drum programming, Percussion: Ralf GUM except Conga, Shekere, add Shaker: Christian Fehre. Fender Rhodes Piano, Organ, Synthesizer: Michael ,Nivalito' Ehnes. Guitar: Pierre Wrobbel. Guitar recorded by Michael ,Nivalito' Ehnes. Bass: Krischan Frehse. Trumpet by Kafele Bandele. Horn arrangement by Kafele Bandele. Bass, Conga, Shekere, add Shaker recorded by Phil Kullmann at Raw Artistic Studios. Mixed by Ralf GUM at GOGO Music Studios.

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14: Remix produced by Louie Vega. Mix & recording engineer: Yas Inoue. Keyboards & Piano Solo: Axel Tosca. Electric Guitar: Sherrod Barnes. Congas & Percussion: Luisito Quintero. Electric Bass: Gene Perez. Recorded & Mixed At Daddy's Workshop, Nj

Published by GU Music Publishing, subpublished by Roba / Atal Music, Copyright Control.
Mastered by
P&C GOGO Music 2013.
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