Since establishing in 2015 Kid Fonque’s Stay True Sounds label has been a shining light in the development, discovery and promotion of unique South African musical talent. Nearing close to 30 releases now the catalog is an ever growing treasure trove of electronic music that moves both the soul and the feet. Their latest release is possibly their most ambitious yet, a 2 disc compilation featuring all new music from the country’s brightest stars.
Packed with 13 songs the release features long time affiliates like Melo B Jones and Bruce Loko as well as some newer Stay True friends like Pierre Johnson and Winnie Deep. The latter two Cape residents combine for a gorgeous groove titled The First Conversation that is a definite highlight. Pretoria’s BillowJazz gets two drops with a remix of Fonque’s Bossa Ova and an original titled Linda that is smooth as silk. Close Stay True collaborator Sean Munnick teams up with fellow P.E artist Four7 for another album highlight in North Star, a beautifully melodic tune that will wear out your repeat button out in no time.
Overall the compilation is best described as a celebration of the diverse and abundantly talented house music scene we’re so blessed to have at home.
Stream the album off Bandcamp below and hit up the links to grab your digital copy. And lastly, a big congrats to Stay True family.
Editor’s Favorites: First Conversation (Original Mix) & North Star (Original Mix).