1. Gina Jeanz ft Mumbi Kasumba – Tropic City

There are no words to express how close this song is to my heart. Home sounds like pristine beaches and tranquillity whenever I play this. Gina Jeanz is one of my favourite producers.

Tropic City (feat. Mumbi Kasumba)

2. Thandi Ntuli – What’s Left

I love jazz. I love Thandi Ntuli. That is all.

3. Sio – Retrospect

It’s difficult to choose a favourite from Sio’s debut album because I play it non-stop on repeat often. I had to close my eyes and open them where my finger landed, and it brought me here.

Sio – Retrospect (Official Audio)

4. DJ Whisky & Jonny Miller ft Zaki Ibrahim – Lost It All (DJ Whisky Mix)

The incomparable Zaki Ibrahim says little in this song, but something about her voice beckons, “Come over here, sit by my side, everything is going to be alright.”

Lost It All (DJ Whisky Mix) (feat. Zaki Ibrahim)

5. Peven Everett – Washing

I’ll go out on a limb and say I’m probably the biggest Peven Everett fan on earth. I bought his Power Soul album about 12 years ago and to this day, it’s my most cherished acquisition. This song goes well with the wines and dim lights.

6. Nathan Haines ft Verna Francis – Earth Is The Place (Atjazz Remix)

Gratitude to DJ Kitty Amor for introducing me to this track. The ritual goes; I press play, crank it up and dance around in circles in the middle of my bedroom till I’ve had enough.

Nathan Haines – Earth Is The Place (Atjazz Remix)

7. Little Brother – Good Morning Sunshine

One of my favourite rap duos of all time, if I had this album on CD it would be scratched from playing it all day every day. The production, hooks and flows are pristine – starts to finish. This one’s for the morning after you come back to mine.

Goodmorning Sunshine

8. Mo Anando – In Bloom

Mo Anando’s “In Bloom” is my fail-safe when I get home after a long day and I’m undecided about what I need to ground me. It captured me from the first listen.

Mo Anando. – In Bloom

9. Greenteapeng – Medicine

Greenteapeng’s “Medicine” is all the balm I need in 3:03 minutes.


10. Yussef Dayes & Alfa Mist – Love Is Rhe Message

I have a soft spot for music that writes entire chapters without words. Yussef Dayes & Alfa Mist’s “Love is the Message” does exactly what is said on the tin.

Love Is the Message

Freiboitar & Jackie Queens ‘All Life Long’ is out now on House Trained.