Introducing “Essence of Faith,” the latest album by Gospel House artist Thami Jay, which is destined to leave a lasting impression. This captivating and danceable collection is brimming with laidback four-to-the-floor beats and vibrant Afrobeat rhythms, providing a unique perspective on Christianity. Thami Jay states, “Unlike typical gospel music, this release combines the joy of dance with praising the Lord, bringing the essence of the church to the streets.”
Listeners are treated to lively tracks featuring mesmerizing chants and harmonies like “The Water of Life” and “Sincela Amandla.” Additionally, they can delve into more introspective and vocally-focused songs such as “Saviour and Healer” and “Ulcendo Lwami,” passionately sung by Thami Jay himself. Each track, from the self-produced recordings to the meticulously engineered elements, offers a wealth of discoveries, including lively staccato synths, groovy saxophone licks, and jazzy piano sections that will leave you yearning for more.
“Essence of Faith” is yet another remarkable release from Thami Jay, whose goal is to inspire listeners: “Through this album, I hope to instill in the listeners the belief in God’s existence, the motivation to persevere and trust that everything will work out for the best. I encourage them to hold onto their faith and find inspiration.” If you’re seeking an Afro-house boost this summer, be sure to give it a listen.
Hailing from Rustenburg, South Africa, Thami Jay is a producer who is bringing his unique blend of colorful, multilingual Gospel House music to the forefront. He discovered his passion at a young age, singing in the school choir and learning to play the keyboard and drums while serving in the worship team at Robega AM. Soon, he found himself playing alongside Gospel singer Vicky Vilakazi in Johannesburg. Upon returning to his hometown, Thami Jay began transitioning into music production while working as the music director for the Life Changers Church.
His exceptional skills led him to collaborate with a variety of local and national artists, including Tumi from Adila and Lehlohonolo, Douglas Mosadi, Mo Molemi, and Henny C, among others. Currently, Thami Jay runs his own production company called ‘Elevations’ and works at Mofunk Gospel studios. With seven albums to his name, he has unquestionably made a name for himself in the South African music scene and shows no signs of slowing down.