Gospel singing legend Ann Nesby has joined forces with Tribe Records boss, Zepherin Saint for their 100th release, who along with 3G have delivered a stunning reinterpretation of one of dance music’s all time classics ‘Optimistic’. Originally recorded by Soulful greats The Sounds Of Blackness in 1991, Saint and 3G along with original SOB’s band member Ann have delivered a contemporary Soulful House smash, fresh for 2015’s dance floors and beyond.
“Optimistic is one of my all time faves. It helped me through a difficult time in my own life, as I am sure it has for many when it was originally released. It’s always been on my mind to make a house cover as I would sometimes play the original in my DJ sets to close the night, but I did not feel I was ready until now. The words and sentiment of the song create a lot of emotion on the dance floor, so when thinking of how we were going to commemorate Tribe’s 100th release, this just made perfect sense on many levels.” – Zepherin Saint
UK producer / DJ Zepherin Saint has toured extensively, discovering an infinite appreciation of his music and the genre in general, in the most unexpected of places; Beirut, Syria, Egypt. Feeding into an obsessive love of Soul music, Saint has devoted himself to discovering and nurturing new strains from around the globe. Producing a unique blend of afro house, referencing primary roots into a myriad of hypnotic layers, the sound is deep and intoxicating. Since it’s inception by Saint in 2008 Tribe’s motto of “One Sound, One People” has captured their very essence, breathing new life into dance music with their worldly approach to their sound. With releases stretching as far as from South Africa to North America and back to Europe, Tribe’s catalogue includes Soulful musical heavyweights such as Manoo, Bucie, Zepherin Saint, Nathan Adams, Mr V, Souldynamic, Timmy Regisford, Liquideep, Peven Everett, through to emerging artists such as Sai & Ribatone, Adeola Ranson, Black Motion and Miranda Nicole, among many. With residences based in Japan, Dubai, Australia and London amongst featured performances around the world, Tribe have managed to build a loyal following of people around the world with music and art lovers.
“It has not been smooth sailing so I feel truly blessed that we have survived through a difficult period in the music industry with consistency and focus over the past 6 years. To get through the difficult periods we have found that you have to be consistent and OPTIMISTIC. ” – Zepherin Saint