The ALT EGO debut album features top South African talent like Lakota Silva, Mathew Gold, Amy Tjasink, Desmond-John, FOUR & Jade Hubner.
We’re very proud about how the new ALT EGO sound has been embraced on radio and TV, at EDM festivals and – most importantly – by our listeners.
We’ve put a lot of effort into our debut album (which launches on 1 June 2017), working endless hours to ensure the music production will meet the very high standards we’ve set as Acoustic Element… but just in a totally new genre. This includes collaborating with some South Africa’s top talent to take things to higher levels.
The following artists feature on the ALT EGO album:
Lakota Silva & Four
“Callen went to school with Lakota and Jody went to school with David, member of FOUR. We’ve always been huge fans of their work, Callen particularly enjoyed Lakota’s latest album and we watched FOUR win X Factor – so they’ve always been top of mind in terms of working with singers!”
“We’ve known Mathew Gold’s music for quite a while now. In the past few years, we’ve been approached numerous times at our gigs by people saying we should work with Mathew Gold – and so we finally did! Our song “The Sound” with Mathew took precisely one year to complete. But we’re absolutely stoked with it!”
“We met Amy at Cosher Studios and instantly clicked. We worked on a few separate projects with her and she is also our go-to girl for our residency at the One and Only. Her voice and quirky personality perfectly suited “Get Wild”, which is doing really well on radio and TV.”
“Desmond-John is a youngster who has recently moved back to Cape Town after many years in the USA. We met him while he was working on a song with Jade Hubner at Cosher Studios. I guess we just clicked!”
“Jade is such a beaut, she has such a great energy and presence. We didn’t know her at all before meeting her at studio – but we heard a voice and couldn’t resist approaching her to be on the album.”
Working with these guys and girls have been so inspirational. They each have their own unique flair and style of writing and performing on a track that it’s just been such an entertaining journey. The obvious answer would be “they add vocals”, but hey, so does Callen on two tracks! Haha!
We’re so grateful that they’ve agreed to work with us on our debut album. They’ve added such a great touch, their musicality and talent speaks for itself on the album. They’ve really been such gems to work with. We’d love to take it further and do more work together in the future!