Tennerz: N’Dinga Gaba, Jaidene Veda feat. Josh Milan – Beautiful (Doug Gomez Merecumbe Soul Remix) (Global Diplomacy)
Whenever three talents of the caliber of N’Dinga Gaba, Jaidene Veda and Josh Milan come to join forces, whatever can we expect from them? Well, you’ve guessed it: beautiful vibes, what else? With Doug Gomez, in charge of the remix duties, makin’ no exception…
The latter comes up with deep and smooth key parts over an Afro Latin rhythm pattern. The whole therefore serving as an ideal environment to Jaidene Veda‘s sultry vocal delivery along with Josh Milan in the backups. Beautiful, that’s just what it is (and is about). And that’s most likely what counts at the end. Don’t you think?
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– N’Dinga Gaba has been on the music scene for more than two decades as a DJ, producer, musician and composer.
Hailing from Central African Republic although based in Baltimore, MD, N’Dinga has embraced a variety of musical styles over his career. He has played with several symphony orchestras and Jazz bands as a trombonist. And as a DJ, he has toured with Hip-Hop and Rock acts. And he is most likely proficient in all styles of electronic music.
Also known as The Diplomat, DJ Nuclear, and The Love House Movement, N’Dinga’s musical style is hard to define. You can find his music and remixes on many labels, such as Foliage Records, Peng Records and Sole Channel. This in addition to Code Red / Quantize Recordings and King Street. Thus standing on an impressive amount of one of a kind pieces of music as a matter of fact.
Among the first productions / mixes of his coming to mind would certainly be ‘Until You’. A firing gem that saw him sharing the bill productionwise with Code Red label head DJ Spen. With Marc Evans takin’ the centerstage vocally speakin’ on this partial interpolation of George Benson‘s ‘Love Ballad’ back in 2012.
That same year (2012) seeing him crafting extra monsterjams for the label. From his magnetic remix of the vibrant ‘Let It Be Love’ by the likes of Mark Di Meo feat. Nickson. To both ‘Rocker’ and ‘Radio Billie Stereo Ella’ for Erin Leah. Even though the firts traces of him bring us back to 2007 and the release of ‘Queen’ along with Scotty P on SOLE Channel Music with remixes courtesy of Mr V and Reelsoul.
Hard to give a specific hat when speakin’ of the man, we said earlier on. Illustration with ‘Everything’ that saw him sharing the duties with producers Ross Hillard and Tom Wardle and singer Natasha Watts. This under the THR33 guise back in 2015 before receiving a remix courtesy of Louie Vega the year after. But also with ‘Beautiful Humans’ which he retouched for Boddhi Satva feat. Les Nubians in 2017. That same year seeing him reconditioning ‘Yum Yum’ for Luka feat. Sio Blackwidow which we eventually welcomed as our Single Of The Week back then.
2018 getting us to enjoy another blast of his. This under the form of the composite ‘Lifelines’ for Zo! feat. Dornik on Foliage Records.
In addition to this, N’Dinga has launched his own label – Global Diplomacy – by the end of 2014. Thus putting out extra jewels. From Namy feat. Miwa‘s ‘Lift Me Away’ to Troy Denari‘s ‘Tembaco’. Not to mention ‘Beautiful’ along with Jaidene Veda and Josh Milan, among others…
One thing one may notice is the way he carefully chooses the themes he expresses. And in the meantime the ones he comes to collaborate with. How to not remember the heartfelt ‘Love Each Other’ along with Yukihiro Fukutomi? The blowing ‘From Now On’ with Namy. The bittersweet ‘I Wish’ along with Matthew Bandy for instance. Or the stellar ‘Beautiful’ with N’Dinga Gaba and Jaidene Veda???
In addition to this, let’s not forget his long term collaboration with Louie Vega that would (also) give birth to countless gems. From ‘Elements Of Life’ to ‘Brand New Day’. But also ‘Love Is On The Way’ and ‘Sunshine’ along with Raúl Midón. Then ‘Love Remains The Same’ with Luisito Quintero in 2007 on Vega Records. Or ‘Children Of The World’ to name but a very few. ‘The World Is A Family’ being the last component of their common repertoire to date…
A songwriter, producer, and keyboardist, Josh has released his long awaited ‘6.9.69’ album on his Honeycomb label in 2017. An effort out of which we welcomed ‘I Will Wait’ in our Top 10 at the time…
– Hailing from the Big Apple, Doug Gomez started his career back in 1987. As a true New Yorker of Latin decent, his love for drums and sophisticated melodies led him to be embrace the path of DJing and production. He notoriously worked for Waako Records from 1994 to 2005 as A&R/promotions director. A label that had artists such as K.O.T., Lenny Fontana, Kenny Carpenter, Mood II Swing and Louie ‘Balo’ Guzman to name a few.
In 2007, he teamed up with a friend to create music together under the alias DRRTYHAZE. A venture which got them signed to labels like Gomma, TIRK, and Nang amongst others.
7 years later, in 2014, the calling to move to Costa Rica where he now resides came as an evidence for his creative growth. Doug Gomez is now slowly but surely spreading his sound in the region as well as the world.
Running his own label – Merecumbe Recordings – we welcomed him since on a regular base on this shores. With stellar gems such as ‘Meta Morpho Sis’ and ‘Coros en la Calle’ featuring Toto Berriel. But also ‘Tribes Of The Jaguar’. Not to mention his remix of N’Dinga Gaba, Jaidene Veda feat. Josh Milan‘s ‘Beautiful’. And, more recently, his rework of Those Boys‘ ‘Titled Love’. This in addition to his collab with South African singer Unqle Chriz on the soothing ‘My Everything’.
The final part of 2018 seeing him delivering a stellar reconstruction of Coflo feat. Lady C‘s ‘Reasons’…