The new album “Sounds Of My World” by British-Ghanaian music producer and DJ Juls can pass for an all-stars assemble because of the surmountable amount of amazing features on the body of work. Juls is generally known for successfully fusing Afrobeats with different sounds and being responsible for a lot of existing hits. In this album, he claims his throne once more by dishing out entertaining and good music.
The project starts off with a tap on a microphone on the first track “Close To Me” followed by the melodious sounds from Jael, a ceremony of wafting Flutes and Sax blended with some Jamaican vocals from Agent Sasco, and then Wizkid with the iconic singing. The second track “Summer In The Ends” starts with an interlude from the sounds of water hitting rocks in a wave and George The Poet telling you to “drown out the noise, listen to the sound of my voice, take a second to refill cause when you stop worrying about other people, life is kinda peaceful” and then with the start of the beat, we can hear the euphonious and elegant vocals from Jaz Karis and then the track ends with recordings of different people relating what music means to them.
Now almost in the middle of the project, amapiano sets in on this next track “Makossa Riddim” with Haile of WSTRN, and you’ll definitely catch yourself moving to the beats which will gradually turn to full-blown dance steps as soon as “Love Me” with the Queen of Afrohouse, Niniola hits your speakers. Still on the high-spirited groove, “My Size” with Ghanaian artistes King Promise, Darko Vibes, and Joey B comes next.
“Intentionally” with Fireboy DML lends a hand in maintaining the current springy energy. “Wish You” takes us back to the steady sensational vibes as Mannywellz delivers a stellar chorus accompanied with bars from Bas which ushers us into the rap section of the project. “Wicked” with Knucks, Kadiata, and Sam Wise offers some British rap and delightful groove. “Alarm” cements the rap section officially with Pretty BoyDO and Suspect aesthetically delivering their verses. Giving way for Sauti Sol to come in next, you can hear their alluring vocals and serenade on “Mare” and just as they said, you’ll absolutely “love the rhythm” on this song. “Love Language” with Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade comes on next and we can hear her singing about learning a new way of communicating love in her ethereal voice and elegant language. Soft drum beats introduce the next song “Say You Love Me” with rapper A2 and Kenyan artistes, Karun and Xenia Manasseh.
On “Melly Melly”, Oxlade does his magic with the afro sounds as usual. “MOOD” with Kojo Funds takes us back to the continual soft ambiance and the album officially comes to an end with ” Chance” maintaining the groove as Projexx and Tay lwar team up to give us eargasms. This project takes you on a journey from the first track to the last and just like the title, introduces you to different “Sounds Of My World” accompanied with an awesome use of instruments (Sax, Flutes, Drums), elegant intros, and interesting interludes. Overall, bringing all these artistes together, pairing them amazingly, and producing each track to suit their sounds can only be successfully carried out by a genius and Juls attains that status perfectly.