8. Prince KayBee – I Am Music
It has truly been a good year for Kabelo Motsamayi who is popularly known as ‘Prince KayBee’. Not only has Prince Kaybee given us hits, but he has done that on the regular and without failing. From 2015 when Prince Kaybee was crowned as the ultimate ‘Master Of Spin’, his musical journey is just one to be admired. Who could forget his ‘MMA15 Award Winning’ debut album ‘Better Days’ which went on to also achieve ‘gold status’?
Prince Kaybee has followed that banging debut album with what we just call ‘a masterpiece’, for a lack of a better word that is. ’I Am Music’, is the title of his latest album and falls nothing short of his previous offering ‘Better Days’. Infact this album offers more than what ‘Better Days’ did and ever could do. ‘I Am Music’ defines Prince KayBee’s musical talent, which is quite obvious should one get hold of his latest offering. One could go on and say, ‘I Am Music’ just silences anyone with any opinion that Prince KayBee is a ‘One-Hit Wonder’. Tracks to lookout for in this album include ‘Yonkinto’ where he features Zanda, ‘Charlotte’ where he features Lady Zamar and a whole lot of features within the album just to drop a few ‘Busiswa, NaakMusiq, Mpumi, Trademark’. ’I Am Music’ is a complete offering which is why we are more than happy to include it in our ‘Top 10 Must Have House Music Albums For 2017’.
7. Chymamusique – After The Storm
Ohhh!!! What is there to say about Chymamusique which hasn’t been said before? Chymamusique stayed winning this year both in music and with his other personal projects as well, ‘big up for that’. This Burgersfort born musician started his musical journey way back in the year 2000 as a ‘Jazz Pianist’. Chymamusique only started in 2006 with House Music Production and as they say, ‘the rest is history’.
‘After The Storm’ is Chymamusique’s 2017 ‘eargasmic offering’. This is a 14 track album and it is the kind you can just ‘pop’ into CD player, without skipping or repeating of tracks just to ‘let the music get hold of you’. ‘Hauntingly hypnotic sounds’ are packed within this album, with ‘sprinkles of melodic keys’ which we have gotten accustomed to as ‘Chymamusique’s Signature Sound’.
Loving this offering as at the moment only Chymamusique and Sir Lsg were bold enough to offer us pure ‘Soulful House Music Albums’ this year. Tracks within ‘After The Storm’ which will blow you away include ‘African Dance, After The Storm, Follow, I Choose You’. Chymamusique packed ‘After The Storm’ with features from ‘Afrotraction, Kent Smoke, Yves, Ree Morris’ and a whole lot of other equally talented musicians just to add some music variety within his album. Chymamusique’s remixes of tracks from ‘Dj Fresh, Glen Lewis, Stones & Bones’ are worth a mention as well they are a breath of fresh air.