Mi Casa settles into SA Music Scene

By Katlego Montoedi

Artist Name: Mi Casa
Album Name: Mi Casa
Year: 2011
Genre: Soulful House
Label: Soul Candi Records

Mi Casa are currently the freshest kids on block. This three-man House
band, which includes Dr Duda on production, J?something as the
vocalist and Mo-T as the trumpeter, is the recent product of Soul
Candi Records. The band has brought something fresh on the South
African music scene. Mi Casa which means My House isn?t the usual
group where attention is centred on just one member from listening to
the album[1] one can distinctively hear each members contribution to
their 14 track album. Although J?Something may be mistaken to be Mi
Casa as he is the vocalist, Dr Duda on production and Mo-T who plays
the trumpet also shine equally in the album.

The Album may easily fall under the easy listening genre as although
Dr Duda?s House music beats want to keep you up and moving,
J?Something?s soulful voice and Mo-T?s exceptional skills on the
trumpet all combine to create the perfect Sunday afternoon get
together soundtrack. The album consists of 14 tracks ranging from the
up-tempo dance tracks to your jazzy soulful ones. Their lyrics are the
kind that make a girl weak in her knees with titles such as Heavenly
Sent, Give you love and Smooth Operator, which are matched with
impeccable vocals. The first single released from the album was These
Streets, the first time I heard the track I was convinced it wasn?t
a local production their quality is on the international level. The
guys soon released a video[1],which gave an already popular track more

The band received the recognition that they deserved as they have been
nominated for three Metro fm awards[1] in the best group, best
newcomer and best dance album categories. The group has only recently
made it into the scene and they?ve managed to do something that
artists that have been around longer then them have failed to do,
which is produce an album that is of first-rate quality where each
track is just as exceptional as the rest.

The band that formed from a coincidental ?jamming session[2]? has
definitely made its mark on the South African music scene and by the
looks of it will soon be making its mark on the international scene.
The best tracks on the album are all 14 tracks but my personal
favourites are Give you love and these streets. The album is a must
have although its difficult to state what genre the band is all I can
say is that its good music.

[1] http://www.justcurious.co.za/2011/10/2011/metro-fm-awards-nominees

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AECcqPjJR5o

[1] http://www.traxsource.com/files/images/111793jpg.


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