South Africa is the real shhhh now as as we all know and each and every week there is another promising artist to keep an eye out for, who hails from the country where House Music is the biggest thing right now. Thee Gobs is such a guy, who is now ready to present his debut album on Martin Ivesons always reliable Atjazz Record Company label. Starting with his debut smash ‘The Love’ we are taken on a ride that covers every aspect of Thee Gobbs’ emerging sound. Dripping with smooth South African soul, the album gently nurses us on a journey that develops and improves as it comfortably caresses our senses. Gobbs effortlessly adds in those tastes of inventive jazz that separate the good from the great, surprises us with the occasional disco riff, and then hammers the sonic sensation home with emotive and soulful lyrics delivered by some of the finest talent in the scene today. Johannesburg-based Tsholo lends his smooth voice to a couple of tracks, South African Music Award winning Afro Traction joins in an epic duo with Moneoa on the impressively bilingual ‘U Know It’. Add in other contributions from Nolly Nollz, Kabomo, Merldy B and Bantu Soul amongst others and you have an aural offering that delights as much as it soothes and satisfies. As if that wasn’t enough you get some of the best remixers in the game on top of it, namely Sean McCabe, Fish Go Deep, Rocco or Atjazz himself. All in all this is one of the greatest albums of this year, 22 songs that will be on repeat once purchased. Great!

4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX