The mighty 18-track album of uninhibited artistry launches on digital platforms on the same day. The show at Afro Bru promises to thrill the audience in a spectacle of progressive acoustic groove music… music that you can move to.
What an amazing journey it has been, from two university mates sharing their original music in a dusty bedroom studio to playing at World Cup Fan Parks alongside legendary South African acts such as Liquid Deep to the hosting the famous Grand Daddy Hotel Rooftop residency brought to you by Red bull Mobile. The Soul Housing Project has remained a pivotal part of both Bokani Dyer and Sakhile Moleshe’s careers as they have sought to build their own individual paths in a manner that will strengthen their combined joint offering. All the years of sacrifice, learning and experimenting with different band formations have culminated in this 18 track work of art called Plan BE. What is the reason behind the name? The Plan is to Be. In a world where almost everything is staged and contrived it seems that after one banks on the illusions of life to get them through real life situations the only viable plan is just to be. Some would argue that, allowing yourself to just be comes first and we totally agree hence the name behind the album.The album features some of the best South African Musicians South Africa has to offer although admittedly the album features musicians who were based in the Cape circa 2006-2010. The album kicks off with the pre-apocalyptic song Digital World documenting the transition from the days where everyone sought to own vintage outboard gear for music production to an era where one could literally make beats with a midi controller on a laptop at the top of table mountain. The song features a wonderful outro with gorgeous string arrangements by Bokani Dyer played by Galina Juritz on violin and Azra Isaacs on the Viola and the fat bass sounds of Jonathan Rubain.
The album begins with an overall downtempo feel to it but eventually it ramps up to amazing moments of upbeat head banging tunes to get that ass moving as well. Songs to watch out for are Digital World, Yindlala, S.E.E (Soul Economic Empowerment), Better Daze, Ndize and Furnace of the mind to name but only a few. The album drops on CD Baby on the day of the album launch, which its this Saturday Afrobru Craft Bar, with a full release to follow on all digital platforms soon afterwards as well.
A big thank you goes out to all the musicians who made their unforgettable contributions to the album we truly appreciate it and couldn’t have done it without you. Big Love goes out to Galina Juritz Azra Isaacs, Andre Swartz, Eugene Ackerman, James AcidRobot Kibby, Cameron Ward, Anthon Gruvking Mannel, Keith De Bruyn, Jonathan Rubain, Shaun Johannes, Texito Langa, Keenan Chas Ahrends, Mandisi Dyantyis, Mandla Mlangeni, Chris Engel, John Hassan, Joseph Avergel, Lwanda Gogs Gogwana, Minel West Melendez and last but not least the legendary Jimmy Dludlu ( Fan Page ).
For a preview of what sounds to expect check out the Soundcloud link below to get a sneak peak at what you’re in for.
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