DJ Tomer & Ricardo are two artists making a name for themselves in the Afro House music scene over the last few years and always providing music packed with rhythm and beautiful vocals. Their recent release “Vika Dlozi” on My Other Side Of The Moon does exactly that and we spoke to them recently to find out where their love of the genre came from, and how they came to work together…
WWD: Hey guys, how are you, how has the last year been for you?
We are very well, last year was slow but overall good because we got a lot of projects done.
WWD: Are you back to playing gigs now? how does it feel?
It’s a big relief and amazing at the same time. We have been giging in different events but lately we got invited to play with “Deep Roots Tribe” crew and we were excited about our recent event on September 3rd at the Water tower in Williamsburg Hotel (Bk,NY)
WWD: What did you learn during the pandemic year, what did you miss most?
We learnt to appreciate what we have at any giving moment. Also it made us all connect with our families and spend more quality time with our loved ones.
WWD: Tell us about your new ep “Vika Dlozi” on My Other Side Of The Moon?
This ep is very special for us. Once we received the vocals from Tabia we knew the direction we wanted to go with and it’s the first time we produced a full song in a different language which was very organic and pure for us.
WWD: Why do you like afro house, why make that style of music?
Afro house speak to us in a very special way. We are in love with the rhythm and the elements, the combined drums/synths+arps etc… Honestly? it speaks to our body and soul and brings an excitement to any dance floor around the world.
WWD: How long have you known each other?
Ricardo and I met the middle of 2019.
WWD: Where and how did you meet? Why did you two decide to work together on this EP?
We had a mutual friend that contacted us. From the first conversation it was clear that we are passionate for music. At that point there was a click. Ricardo is my music partner and the beauty of our work is understanding each other. We both agree about sound quality in all our productions and we do our best to stand out and deliver a world class track/song.
WWD: How did you hook up with Tabia for this – why was she right?
Our goal is always to find a special vocalist to any of our projects. Tabia is one of the best and delivers a very special unique sound and at this point it was the perfect fit for this project “Vika Dlozi”
WWD: Who wrote the vocals and how important is their content vs the sound of them?
Lyrics+vocals were written by Tabia. Once we received the vocals we worked on the arrangement and the overall sound to fit our standards.
WWD: What’s next, what else you working on?
We have 8 different projects that are scheduled to release til the end of the year as well as 2022 on labels like: Inwards rec. Sunclock rec. Union rec. Celsius degrees rec and then the latest one with the Family at MOS of the moon Ft Zoya which is very special to us. At the moment we are working on a Collab with Atmos Blaq with an exclusive vocalist by the name of Zoya Maria and one more project Ft Tsimo SA which all going be release in 2022.
DJ Tomer & Ricardo’s “Vika Dlozi” feat. Tabia is out now on My Other Side of The Moon
Grab it HERE