13 Songs, 1 Hour, 6 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sun-El Musician was the ray that struck a nerve with “Akanamali” in 2017. Featuring sweet brother love Samthing Soweto’s bluesy musings, it snuck up on, and shattered, dance charts with impeccable verve, in turn setting the tone for the deejay/producer’s debut long-player. Africa to the World does more than deliver four-to-the-floor bangers. “Umalukatane” hands down spasms and shoots energy; “Bamthathile” forces you to slow down and reconsider; and “Yere Faga” salutes honourable Malian singer Oumou Sangaré. Sun El-Musician has composed a standout epic—frankly, one of the only collections of songs you’ll want to spin with alarming frequency from the get-go.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sun-El Musician was the ray that struck a nerve with “Akanamali” in 2017. Featuring sweet brother love Samthing Soweto’s bluesy musings, it snuck up on, and shattered, dance charts with impeccable verve, in turn setting the tone for the deejay/producer’s debut long-player. Africa to the World does more than deliver four-to-the-floor bangers. “Umalukatane” hands down spasms and shoots energy; “Bamthathile” forces you to slow down and reconsider; and “Yere Faga” salutes honourable Malian singer Oumou Sangaré. Sun El-Musician has composed a standout epic—frankly, one of the only collections of songs you’ll want to spin with alarming frequency from the get-go.

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About Sun-El Musician

Sun-El Musician seemingly came out of nowhere to own 2017 with his hit “Akanamali”. Turns out the man from Mooi River—real name Sanele Sithole—has been on the scene as a DJ and producer for years, his credits including work with Zakes Bantwini, Bucie and Thiwe. The success of “Akanamali”, his debut single featuring Samthing Soweto, established him as a heavyweight hitmaker, with his debut album, Africa to the World, proving that it was no fluke. Sun-El boasts an elegant urban sound and a distinctive, boundary-crossing style: house forms the base of a musical brew that also reflects influences as diverse as funk, soul and traditional South African music genres like mbaqanga. As hard-working as he is talented, this creative powerhouse still has much more to reveal.

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