Here's the latest from Ocha Records imprint, Ocha Mzansi.
Velani means "Show Yourselves"
The lyrics are in Xhosa, and the Xhosa are a people that are deeply rooted in ancestor worship. The lyrics translate to "I speak to them that are of the past, they that visit me in my dreams. Appear and reveal yourself or Show Yourselves"
We have seen 1st hand what this song does on the dancefloor, and trust me, the spirits do show themselves. Enjoy!
Lemon & Herb's "Velani" is currently supported and being beaten into submission by Osunlade and Black Coffee, to name a couple of DJs that we love. Other DJs supporting this moving song include, Culoe de Song, Master Kev, Danny Krivit, Simbad, Atjazz, and more.. see the some of their comments below.
Osunlade - "Velani is a refreshing taste of lush vocals and a spot on representation of Ocha's new era of sound!"
Atjazz - "Love Lemon & Herb's sound, Deep, close & sensual. Their musicality realy works, Full Support!"
Louie Lou Gorbea (Omi Tutu) - "This is wicked.....loving the vox , snyth, percussion all in one.....most definitely a floor shaker!"
Ian Friday (Tea Party Music) - "Another Ocha jam ripe for my Libation dancefloor. This gets rocked on Thursday!"
Master Kev (Defected/Code Red) - "I have been beating this for quite some time now! 5 stars all the way! Top production and is a favorite for many on the floor!"
Simbad (UK) - "Really beautiful tune!"
Vinny Da Vinci (House Afrika) - "HEAT RIGHT HERE! 100% SUPPORT FOR SURE!!!"
Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds) - "LOVIN' THIS JAM! Can't wait to play it Friday at our 2nd year Anniversary - WEEEEEEEPA!"
DJ Applejac - "Ocha Records strikes again!!!"
DJ Rork (Stalwart) - "Nice, sweet, and great atmosphere!"
Groove Assassin - "Beautiful track and great vocals from Moonchild. Full support from me!"
Adrian Loving - "Very hot. Deep and transcendental."
MIkki Afflick (Soul Sun Soul) - "Ocha Records brings yet another bangin' release. I am totally feeling this. Full support."
Rafael Moraes (Yoruba, Nomumbah) - "Beautiful!"
DJ Ausar - "Another Classic example of Africas roots in underground dance music."
Boddhi Satva (Vega, Offering) - "Lemon & Herb are at it again. Congrats. I will support this."
DJ Tipz (Atjazz Record Co.) - "Afro Deep at its best, L&H continue to bring the heat. For me their best release so far, and Moonchild has a beautiful voice. Always going to be supporting these guys!"
Deetron - "Really like the percussion and the pads!"
Lars Berenroth (DSOH) "Nice .. can't wait to see what u got in stock for remixes"
Jus Mo (YFM) - "Absolutely loving this track! big up to L&H."
Kyri (R2)- "Love it. beautifully atmospheric."
Sammy Rock (Cyberjamz) - "A deep tech ride that will have you on the dancefloor! Just dope!"
Abicah Soul - "Hot fiyah!!"
Trinidadian Deep (Prescription) - "This is Hot!"
Michael Fossati - "An ingenious slice of afro deepness not to be missed!"
Greg Gauthier (Dance Culture) - "Super Dope! Merci!"
Lemon & Herb have been making waves with their recent productions and remixes for various labels including our friends Atjazz & Offering. We are excited to announce that we have signed rising stars L&H to an album deal and we feel incredibly blessed to have them joining the Ocha family.
With that said, here is a taste of what's to come from Lemon & Herb's upcoming album. Velani is also one of the highlights on Carlos Mena's upcoming "The Casamena Radio Hour Vol. 1"
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released November 8, 2011
Written by Thamz Ntinitli, Skhumbuzo Radebe, Don Jobe, and Moonchild
Produced by Lemon & Herb
Mastered by Carlos Mena @ CASAMENA Studios, Miami Beach, FL
Executive Producer Carlos Mena
Art Direction and Design Chamo Studios
C&P OCha Records 2011