New York-based musician Monique Bingham chats to us about her love affair with South Africa.
American singer and songwriter, Monique Bingham, has been responsible for some of the most poignant, soulful jazz infused house music of the past 17 years. She is in South Africa on tour and chats to us about her love affair with our country.
Her career began with the acid jazz band Abstract Truth in 1995 at Francois K‘s legendary Axis studios. The first single, “Get Another Plan” received international critical acclaim and was picked up by Gilles Peterson for his UK imprint, Talkin Loud in ‘96. The follow up single “We Had a Thing”, penned and performed by Monique is an indisputable soulful house classic due in large part to Matthias “Matty” Heilbronn’s infectious house remix. Once injected into the veins of the underground, Ms. Bingham’s penchant for painstakingly crafted lyrics put her in a class by herself.