Soul Awakening

Soul Awakening

On Soul Awakening, multifaceted South African DJ LeSoul effortlessly caters to the radio waves, dance floors, and spaces in between. Infusing chants, rhythms, and percussion from across the continent, the album taps into different moods by incorporating both organic and electronic elements. These broad sounds provide a foundation for unique sonic explorations anchored by the vocal contributions of Garde, Nkosazana Daughter, Idd Aziz, Stilo Magolide, Mnqobi Yazo, Azana, Mthunzi, and Simmy. While opener “Impepho” and the reworked “Sebenza” acknowledge the DJ’s African spirituality, the soulful feel of “Spirits” and “Wena” flows into the Afro-tech of “Turmoil” and pulsing gqom of “Vikings” before the jazzy reprisal that is “Angelina.” This musical variety—and LeSoul’s ability to sync with production collaborators like Lemon & Herb, Da Capo, and Thackzin—brings a palpable depth to this project.

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