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Dj Nana – Nightology 2

DJ NanaDJ NANA is back with the second installment In the Nightology series, and might we say what a triumphant return it is! One of South Africa’s hardest working DJ’s and a DJ brand now turning out an amazing following and very well respected DJ in the market place and public’s eye, seriously impresses with his compilation.

On this project, Nana has brought in the biggest names both locally & internationally with stand out singles like Fly Away by Rancido, the huge single Tapta Beach, the local giant of a track by DJ Clock being Hello …Goodbye by Smash mellow, the sublime talent that is Da Capo with Something in mind, the single tearing up YFM & metro “Make me over by Distant People and I wish by Matthew Bandy, then look out for our sleeping giant Beats like Birds by Marbert Rocel, all will be big singles in this market, the compilation has a perfect balance of big radio hits and massive floor burners.

Were confident this will set DJ NANA up for bigger & better things and we easily see him becoming one of the biggest household brands by early 2013, this album is pure class!!!!

Tracklisting:

01. C.C.C by Lilac jeans
02. Beats like Birds by Marbert Rocel
03. Hello Goodbye.. by Smash Mellow
04. Fly Away by Rancido Ft IFan
05. Afrikan Sax by Brazo Wa Afrika

06. Freedom to love by Incognito
07. I wish by Matthew Bandy
08. Make me over by Distant People
09. Foot Step by Sculptured Music
10. Tapta beach by Fast Vision Soul & 60 Hertz
11. Behind closed Doors by Demarkus Lewis
12. Something in mind by Da Capo
13. Revival by SoulDynamic
14. Need Time by DJ nana ft Bonolo

Adam Glasser – Mzansi

Adam Glasser - MzansiWinner of 2010 “Best Jazz” SAMA for his debut solo album “Free at First”. Adam Glasser comes with a remarkable pedigree and some amazing experience! Please do read on around this impressive individual:

Son of Stanley ‘Spike’ Glasser, who was musical director of ‘King Kong’, Adam was exposed and fell in love with quality SA jazz at a tender age. Hanging at Dorkay House in the ‘70’s with a myriad of jazz legends – Adam at this time also freelanced with Martha Reeves and Jimmy Witherspoon.

Introduced to Dudu Pukwana by bassist Ernest Mothle, Adam joined Zila in 1985 where he met Lucky Ranku and long time vocalist and collaborator Pinise Saul. The group toured Spain, Italy and Belgium. It was Dudu who first recorded Adam’s composition ‘August One’ – (now on the syllabus of the Associated Board of Royal Schools Music) – & featured on the album Zila ’86.

In 1990 Adam became pianist and musical director for the Manhattan Brothers. This led to a 16 year collaboration and several gigs and albums…

Through the 1990’s Adam increasingly specialized in the rarely played chromatic harmonica. This led to albums, films, tv sessions and deputizing for Stevie Wonder. Adam has also performed and recorded with the likes of Sting, the Eurythmics, Toots Thielemans, Incognito, Chaka Kahn as well as the London Philharmonic/ BBC Symphony and the Welsh National Opera Orchestras.

Adam Glasser with his second solo offering ‘Mzansi’ presents a mixture of straight ahead jazz, covers of South African jazz hits, as well as original compositions – all driven by Adam’s distinctive chromatic harmonica and amazing production expertise. This album features an all star SA jazz cast including: Fana Zulu (bass); Basi Mahlasela (perc); Kaya Mhlangu (sax); Sydney Mavundla (trumpet); Rob Watson (drums); David Serame (vox) – to name a few