Stimela - See The World(Through The Eyes Of A Child)_(Keyssnow_Remix)
New, fresh and massive – Keyssnow’s Remix of the legendary Stimela is finally done. Perfectly designed to make you put on your dancing shoes.
With their 13th album, Out of the Ashes, released on Armistice Day, November 11, 1996, South Africa's most commercially successful band, Stimela, celebrated their return to their homeland after a lengthy period of self-exile. The album continued in the vein of its predecessors, which achieved either gold, double gold, or platinum status. According to South African music zine, Amuzine, "this is clearly one South African band who have battled their way through the dark days to take their rightful place in the forefront of the South African music invasion." The original four members of Stimela -- Ray Phiri on guitar, Jabs on bass, Isaac on drums, and Lloyd on keyboards -- initially performed together in the popular 1970s group the Cannibals. In addition to recording on their own, the group supplied instrumental accompaniment on albums by a lengthy list of artists including Irene Mawela and the Mahotella Queens. They joined forces with vocalist Jacob "Mparanyana" Radabe in 1975, continuing to work together for four years. Renamed Stimela in 1982, the band was expanded with the addition of two more keyboardists -- Charlie and Thapelo -- and lead vocalist Atokozo. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide
Keys Snow was born and raised up in Mookgophogng in South Africa, an environment that helped him develop a natural sense for the elegant & graceful. Having played piano a lot from a young age at church, he grew up to adopt numerous styles some of include jazz, fusion and contemporary. He was immediately attracted to the deep, soulful and afro qualities of house music and found his genre in the world’s dance-lounges - places like Ayana’s Rock Bar, Kalawa-Jazzmee Lounge, House 22, Co-fi and Cappello in Hatfield, where dancing and style seemed to co-exist effortlessly.Moving to Pretoria he quickly gained acclaim for his sophisticated DJ sets that blend different styles in a seamless flow creating variety for his audience. Whether it is djing in clubs, outdoor venues or restaurants – Or either production in studio, Snow' music always stands out as unique. He has participated in a number of DJ nights, spinning alongside BlackCoffee, Vinny da Vinci, Martin Eats, Culoe de Song, Sisco, GregNate, and for the likes of Rock the girls, Diamond Nights, Our House, Martin Eats SA Tour and numerous events.In Studio, Snow has worked with some of the best musicians like Jared Douglas, Nia, Zano, Mpho Maboi, and Kay to name a few - Producers such as Blackcoffee, Martin Eats, Sisco, Rowick Deep and GregNate. Snow has released numerous singles, remixes and features with the likes of Pakjones, Malehloka, Tumelo and many other songs that have earned him kudos from international heavyweights like Qweentin Harris, Blackcoffee, Martin Eats, Glen Lewis, Cpen, and have feature on numerous projects including Travelled Far together with Martin East, Lutho and Happiness with GregNate. Snow’s style is unique. A double threat as he not only Djs but he also plays Keys. Respected as a performer in his homeland and loved overseas as a Producer and Remixer – Snow has been touted as the one to watch on the South African Dance scene