DJ and production duo Stones and Bones have built a name for themselves in the house music community, lately combining spiritual African vocals with contemporary dance-style beats. In The Name of Love, their latest EP, was written (yes, again) during SA’s hard lockdown – curating songs that explore traditional chorus and song, reimagined through the lens of two dedicated musos, and believe me, it’s surprisingly soul-inspiring.
Featuring a slew of collaborators including Bukeka, T-Boy dA Master T, Candyman, Manashe Musiq, Anduze and the Zacas brothers, this EP is as equally diverse in its makeup as it is in its sound, fulfilling the duo’s vision of uniting people through transcendent dance hits. And so far, they’re making success look easy, with tracks like “Desire”, “Rain” and “Uthando” soaring the charts, loved for their irresistible groove mixed through colourful melodies.
It’s a sound that the likes of Mi Casa, Euphonik and even Cassper Nyovest have pioneered into clubs and on radio stations alike, and with a release as tight as this, Stones and Bones shouldn’t have any problem following in their footsteps. In fact, they already are.