Sun-El Musician was the ray that struck a nerve with “Akanamali” in 2017. Featuring sweet brother love Samthing Soweto’s bluesy musings, it snuck up on, and shattered, dance charts with impeccable verve, in turn setting the tone for the deejay/producer’s debut long-player.
Africa to the World does more than deliver four-to-the-floor bangers. “Umalukatane” hands down spasms and shoots energy; “Bamthathile” forces you to slow down and reconsider; and “Yere Faga” salutes honourable Malian singer Oumou Sangaré. Sun El-Musician has composed a standout epic—frankly, one of the only collections of songs you’ll want to spin with alarming frequency from the get-go.