House music pioneer and producer Ralf Gum has proven to us once again why he’s one of the most respected figures in local house music. Ralf dropped his third album, In My City, yesterday and the talented DJ/Producer was then able to sit back and rub his hands after his album scooped the number one spot on the iTunes album chart in a matter of hours.
Moulded with his signature penchant for melody and instrumentation, the new album boasts a stellar roster of features from local and international artists ranging from established favorites such as the inimitable Hugh Masekela (whose music captivated Ralf as a teenager).
“At that time I didn't even know whom I was listening too, I just heard his music and the love for his tone on the trumpet never faded” recalls Ralf.
Many years later, upon meeting Bra Hugh, the two clicked instantly and whipped up two songs for this album including its title track.
Ralf Gum kept us on our feet last year with his December anthem Take me to my love featuring American songbird Monique Bingham. Will this album churn out another hit like Take me to my love? We don’t know, but then again has Ralf Gum ever disappointed us when it comes to music?
His latest single Free featuring Portia Monique is currently our favorite track right now. Listen to it below and tell us what you think!