HAPPY RELEASE DAY to my beautiful brothers and family @rufusdusol 🙌🏾 @juandusol... this photo perfectly captures the love of my life. Those kind eyes, cheeky smile and compassionate essence, that softly spoken, quietly confident incredibly wise and kind soul. You are truly a remarkable human and an extraordinary talent, and today I couldn’t be prouder of you! I’m so thrilled the world gets to hear the magic you beautiful boys created. Your album is so thought provoking and truly a piece of art. You captured a space in this world and your blood, sweat, tears, sacrifice and sleepless nights are so worth it because this music, it’s story, is going to move people and change lives. It’s going to make an impact. I know it did for me. It’s been a hard year filled with a lot of hard work but looking at you now I couldn’t be more in awe, you’re the most inspiring person I’ve ever known. ALWAYS LEARNING. I’ll always be your biggest fan, congratulations my love! You’re my favourite monks x 🐒 📷this stunning portrait captured by the one and only @isabeldurant
Follow the sounds that make you feel alive. 📷 @jessnash
Smiling from ear to ear thanks to a magical week w/@mixmag @akgaudio & @samsungmobileusa in Woodstock. #artistsretreat #N700NC 🎶 📷 @jessnash
Biggest smile on my face today. Thank you so much for all the messages, support and love for my new record J O L. I am so grateful this song resonates with people and appreciate each and every message. Tune into @kcrw or @triple_j tonight or available online everywhere! Thank you 🎶
‘Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin' Plannin' and dreamin' 🎵
I love being an artist. I love creating, performing, dancing, mixing, singing, acting- story telling. I’m so excited that I get to share a little piece of my artistic puzzle with the world tomorrow! J O L out everywhere Oct 12. @club.sweat ▪️
Listen to J O L - link in bio thanks to @mixmag, out everywhere Oct 12. So proud of this release and grateful for my beautiful support team @club.sweat @matttreyes @juandusol @sevader.__ @leahbarylsky @sweatitoutmusic 💫
Huge love to my boys in South Africa, no one knows how to JOL like you! 👣 @terrysaulsofficial @lukedekock1 🎥 @kennywormald @leahbarylsky
Thank you @mixmag for the premiere! Link in bio to hear J O L 👣
“The most important conversations we’ll have are with our fingers, your fingers will grip mine to say things words can’t describe” 📷 @k.atzki
J O L is flowing through the airwaves tonight thanks to @triple_j. I hope the tribal vibes get you in the mood to go JOLLING this weekend. 👣
Tune into @triple_j tonight with @theastonshuffle to hear my new record J O L @club.sweat !
I was very motivated by my hero Nelson Mandela, I wrote this around the time of the celebration of his centennial in South Africa (the track was originally called Nelson). He used dance and music to unify people. His speeches of peace were always preempted with song and dance, and that inspired me to write something about music being our universal language for peace, change, integration and celebration. An anthem of hope perhaps, something we could all use right now in this current climate.. also it’s just a great track to dance your ass off to and celebrate life and community and connection! Tribal tech yes... but musical and emotional too... music to dance to but yet warm the brain also. How can we make positive change in this world? I hope it starts with ART Thank you to the incredible team who helped me bring my vision to life! @matttreyes @sevader.__ @juandusol @club.sweat @leahbarylsky @isabeldurant @michaeldrummondphoto @letmatthandleit @dannytdj @kennywormald @terrysaulsofficial @lukedekock1 and all the beautiful dancers and children from South Africa who allowed me to film them and capture their spirit!
This song was inspired by my homeland, South Africa. It was a love letter to the people, the music, the culture and spirit of Africa. My last trip there I was incredibly moved by the sounds of Africa, drawing influence from my favourite South African artist @realblackcoffee 🙌🏾 When you say “Jol” in South Africa, it means let’s go party and celebrate - dance the night away. The lyrics of the song translate to: let us Dance and stomp our feet in the ground! Dance and Music are our universal language and I hope to continue spreading the love via the art!
Urban Dictionary: JOL, a word that the South Africans use for party, or to express; "I'm having a good time." Jol can also means, the bomb, funny, cool, sexy, hot, wicked, or make out. #JOL #denaamy
Stay tuned to my Insta stories for sneak peeks of the record.
My new record “JOL” out via @club.sweat soon, It’s a personal, tribal, connected song that I hope you all love as much as I do. I made it as a love letter to my homeland - South Africa. Creative Director @leahbarylsky Art by @michaeldrummondphoto 🙌🏾