An uplifting celebration of music and personal triumphs, Darque’s More Life seamlessly combines Afrocentric melodies with electronic impulses. Finding a delicate balance between his trademark soulfulness and contemporary influences, the Limpopo-hailing producer/DJ forges ambient arrangements alongside rising producer JNR (SA). Inviting a range of vocalists to colour this tech- and dance-infused Afro-house, they find a thematic cohesiveness in their motivational and feel-good lyricism. As Zaba and Mthunzi express optimism on “Iminyango” and “Moja”, “Kuyabanda” reveals a yearning Jessica LM, while Simmy and Murumba Pitch are appreciative on “Blessed” and “O Khokho”, respectively. Cnethemba Gonelo, Blxckie, Kitchen Mess and Sjava, meanwhile, explore facets of spirituality, love and friendship over upbeat, atmospheric compositions.