Gallo Record Company’s new initiative, Gallo Remixed, celebrates the record label’s 95th birthday by releasing an EP that shines a light on their rich catalogue, choosing four artists to work alongside Grammy nominated producer and DJ, Black Coffee, by reimagining treasured African songs from Gallo’s catalogue for a new audience.
Artists Sun El Musician, Da Capo, Muzi, Mpho Sebina and Nobuhle all feature on the first Gallo Remixed EP, Music Is Forever, available to stream from the 17th of December across digital platforms.
After Black Coffee acquired a stake in Gallo Record Company, the longest-running independent recording label and music publisher in Africa, that also manages the largest catalogue of African music in the world, his first order of business was to go about shining a spotlight on that catalogue.
It was not too long after this that Gallo Remixed was born, an initiative that has allowed Africa’s future music stars to pull classic songs from Gallo Record Company’s rich archives and remix them, allowing for fresh musical takes on treasured fan favourites.
Standing as one of the best-selling singles by a South African artist to date, Brenda Fassie and Chicco Twala’s smash hit “Vulindlela” has been reimagined by lauded Afrohouse producer Sun El Musician, and R&B songstress Nobuhle, with the duo delivering a refreshed Pan-African version with an all-encompassing production aesthetic, while staying true to the nostalgia of the original.
Music Is Forever is available across global streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, Youtube Music as well as Beatport and Traxsource for DJ’s.