Prepare to be captivated by the latest album from Gospel House artist Thami Jay, titled ‘Essence of Faith.’ With its laidback four-to-the-floor beats and enchanting Afrobeats rhythms, this album offers a mesmerizing and danceable exploration of Christianity. Thami Jay describes it as a departure from traditional gospel, seamlessly blending dance elements with expressions of praise, effectively bringing the church experience to the streets.
Listeners are in for a treat with lively tracks such as ‘The Water of Life‘ and ‘Sincela Amandla,‘ featuring hypnotic chants and harmonies that uplift the spirit. Additionally, the album offers more intimate and vocally-focused songs like ‘Saviour and Healer’ and ‘Ulcendo Lwami,’ passionately sung by Thami Jay himself. Each track is a self-produced masterpiece, meticulously recorded and engineered, and reveals a multitude of musical treasures, including staccato synths, groovy saxophone licks, and jazzy piano sections that will leave you craving more.
‘Essence of Faith’ adds another strong release to Thami Jay’s repertoire, as he aims to inspire and motivate his listeners. His hope is for people to recognize the existence of God, to persevere and maintain unwavering faith, trusting that things will ultimately work out for the good. By listening to this album, you’ll embark on an Afro-house journey that will invigorate your summer.
Hailing from Rustenburg, South Africa, Thami Jay is a remarkable producer bringing his vibrant, multi-lingual Gospel House music to the forefront. His musical journey began at a young age when he sang in the school choir and honed his skills on the keyboard and drums as part of the worship team at Robega AM. His talent caught the attention of Gospel singer Vicky Vilakazi in Johannesburg, leading him to play alongside her. Upon returning to his hometown, Thami Jay transitioned into music production while serving as the music director for the Life Changers Church.
His exceptional abilities opened doors for collaborations with various local and national artists, including Tumi from Adila and Lehlohonolo, Douglas Mosadi, Mo Molemi, and Henny C, among others. Currently running his own production company called ‘Elevations’ and working at Mofunk Gospel studios, Thami Jay has already released seven albums, solidifying his presence in the South African music market. With no signs of slowing down, he is making a name for himself and leaving an indelible mark on the industry.