Hot off the back of the ‘We Go Walking’ EP from label boss Ryan Murgatroyd at the end of February, Swoon Recordings continues its prolific run of form with the announcement of its next formidable offering, this time from Aero Manyelo with his ‘Hold You Forever’ EP.
Out now via Swoon Recordings, ‘Hold You Forever’ sees Murgatroyd enlist the hotly-tipped South African producer for his first full EP on the label from another artist, and Manyelo’s debut outing on the flourishing Johnnesburg-based imprint.
Kick-starting the three-part package with the emotive title track ‘Hold You Forever (feat. Unnamed People)’, Aero makes his intentions knows from the off as he lays down a mesmerizing eight-minute cut complete with deep melodic basslines, afro house rhythms and a hypnotic top-line courtesy of fellow countryman Unnamed People.
Next up, Murgatroyd jumps on for an exclusive club-ready remix, reimagining the original into a late night, main room affair, before Manyelo closes out the EP in emphatic fashion with the impressive closer ‘Dongo’.
Speaking about the release, Ryan Murgatroyd commented:
“I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Aero to Swoon for his label debut. This will be the first of many forthcoming EPs over 2020 that focus on championing upcoming South African talent as we look to solidify our sonic signature, combining fresh Afro House elements with our usual cinematic and dancefloor-friendly melodic techno vibes”.
A mainstay on the South African house music circuit, Aero Manyelo has enjoyed a steady rise to success over the past few years, with hefty support from industry tastemakers Dixon and Âme, a 2018 mix for Get Physical’s Body Language Compilation and a burgeoning live presence on the national festival and club scene.
Aero Manyelo ‘Hold You Forever’ EP is out now via Swoon Recordings.