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Man Crush Monday: Digital Sangoma releases ‘Time Machine’ his most personal album yet

The first time I experienced Digital Sangoma's live performance, I felt as though I had stepped into a time machine, being whisked away by his music to ethereal realms. Each track is a journey, a fusion of traditional beats and digital enchantment that captivates the soul.

From “Imfundiso Zasekhaya” to “Joyful Moments,” this 11-track album is filled with poignant songs that resonate deep within. The only regrettable aspect of this album is its inevitable conclusion.The album delves into the concept of time and how it accompanies us through all phases of life.

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Today, the singer-songwriter, producer, and DJ, dropped his highly anticipated fourth album "Time Machine." This emotionally charged work delves deep into the theme of time and personal introspection.

“The album reflects on cherished memories, the profound love shared, and the invaluable lessons learned. It serves as a personal reflection and each song is intricately connected, forming chapters that narrate a cohesive story. Just like crafting a book, the songs weave together to express a particular journey,” says Digital Sangoma.

It opens with “Imfundiso Zasekhaya," a mesmerising track that sets the tone for the entire musical odyssey. The fusion of traditional percussion, soulful melodies, and electronic beats immediately draws listeners into a world where past and present seamlessly intertwine.

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As the album progresses, tracks like "Baleka" and "Buyel’ Ekhaya" showcase Digital Sangoma's mastery in blending ancient African chants with contemporary production techniques. The result is a hypnotic groove that invites listeners to dance while also evoking a sense of connection to nature and ancestral spirits.

One of the standout tracks, "Moving Train," takes listeners on a cosmic voyage through celestial sounds and rhythmic pulsations. This track exemplifies Digital Sangoma's ability to transcend boundaries, bridging the earthly and the cosmic in a sonic tapestry of sound.

Another gem in Digital Sangoma's repertoire is "Pain Go Away." This track is a celebration of life and connection, with pulsating beats that urge the listener to move. The intricate layering of sounds creates a rich sonic tapestry that is both dynamic and immersive.

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“It was born out of a difficult period when I faced the loss of someone dear to me. I sincerely hope that you find joy, purpose, and inspiration in listening to this album. May it resonate with you in a meaningful way,” admits Digital Sangoma.

Digital Sangoma's music is not just about the beats; it's about the journey it takes you on. Each track is a story waiting to be told, a narrative that unfolds with every beat and melody. It's music that speaks to the soul, invoking a sense of wonder and awe.

Original Article can be found on GQ SA

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