By Vincent Ramatsebe
Tembisa-born and Soulistic Music signed DJ/Producer, Ashley ‘DJ Shimza’ Raphala, has released his debut album and it is sounding fairly good.
It is a 13 track Afro House Album which features the likes of African Roots, Mishka, Soulstar, Cuebur, BK, Thandi Draai, DR Malinga, and Heavy K just to mention a few.
There are quite a few potential hits on the album, one being ‘Looking For Love’ which features African Roots & Lu. The jam has been doing rounds on national radio. There is also a remix Shimza did for the legendary songstress Simphiwe Dana, ‘Nzima’.
However, our favourite track on the album has to be ‘African Woman’ feat. Mishka, a definite future classic. There aren’t many good Afro House albums at the moment, so credit has to be given to DJ Shimza for the hard work he put out on his album.
Out of 10, we give the album a 6. Nicely produced and mixed, it is one of the best albums to come out thus far this year.
Have you purchased Shimza’s new album? Let us know what you think of it.