Award-winning South African artist, Louise du Toit, is a musician, singer, composer, arranger, lyricist, actress, writer and painter. With this album, "Just Love", she takes the listener on a vocal journey through an array of emotions and visualizations, with six of the songs on the album set as the soundtracks for the videos that she continues to create, as an artistic vehicle, to spread a message of empathy and compassion and to raise awareness about the plights of endangered wildlife.
The six tracks are linked to her videos in the following way:
Track 1 - "Just Love" is the soundtrack of her compelling video with the same title, endorsing the equality of all living beings on earth.
Track 2 - "Alright" is the soundtrack of her video raising awareness about the plight of the seals of the world, titled "Save the Seals".
Track 3 - "Child" is the soundtrack of her tender video about animal companions, titled "40 Amazing Attributes".
Track 4 - "Crime" is the soundtrack of her most recent video creation, focusing on the world as seen through the eyes of a child, titled "A World Without". It was also partly used in her video which speaks out against the killing of horses for the consumption of horse meat , titled "The Difference".
Track 6 - "Once" is the soundtrack of her video with the same title, concerning the beauty and preservation of our planet.
Track 8 - "Where'd We Go Wrong" is the soundtrack of "We Can Say No", urging all humans to take a stand against all forms of animal abuse.
The seven videos, which can all be found on her YouTube channel (titled "LouiseHermineduToit"), are listed with the following production dates:
Louise du Toit - Once
Louise du Toit - Save the Seals
Louise du Toit - The Difference
Louise du Toit - WE CAN SAY NO
Louise du Toit - 40 Amazing Attributes
Louise du Toit - JUST LOVE
Louise du Toit - A WORLD WITHOUT
The album, "Just Love", was recorded at Horizon Studio in Athens in Greece. The music production was done by Spiros Papaspiros, Greek producer and sound engineer, in collaboration with Edmund Diolulu, US recording artist and music producer. The digital mastering was done at Abbey Road Studios in London.
For the full biography of Louise du Toit, visit her "ARTIST PAGE".
Reviews for Louise du Toit include the following:
MC Rydel - REVIEW JUNE 2009 FOR LOUISE DU TOIT - FEATURED ARTIST SHOWCASE - IMRADIO: "One of the most beautiful voices in Europe comes from Athens and belongs to Louise du Toit. Completely original and interesting, Louise composes “smooth rhythms, strong melodies, subtle sounds and meaningful lyrics”. Her songs “Just Love” “Crime” “Inside” won a South African songwriting competition...She performs nightly in Athens. Watch for the release of her new CD and music video, and listen for Louise on IMRadio."
Paddy Noonan, creator of IMRADIO - MRADIO NEWSLETTER JUNE 2009 - IMRADIO'S FEATURED ARTIST SHOWCASE: "Louise Du Toit is not only IMRadio's current Featured Artist, we believe she also has the highest number of IMRadio Fans. Congratulations Louise!'
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO (July 18, 2008) “I read, posted and checked out your MySpace page. Great work, both musically and artistically. I put you in my Top friends list. Good luck in all things musical. Regards, Michael Angelo Batio
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO (October 28, 2008) “…I listened to your songs again today. You have great music…”
ZEN RELAXATION: (February 23, 2012) "You unconditional love & passion for animals is touching as is the captivating sound of your voice and great music as well as the artistic genius in your video creations. Thanks for touching my spirit FOR "To touch someone'... "
GEORGE LYNCH (August 23, 2008) “Rock on!!!”
ELIJAH SAINT (July 20, 2009) “…"Just Love", "Crime", "Inside", "Child" and "Once" are all beautiful songs…Your vocals are smooth and rich finalizing it with meaningful and impressive song writing. The production is awesome…”
DARIUS BRUBECK (August 4, 2008) “Good to hear from you and you look great…”
PIERRE BENSUSAN (March 20, 2009) “…Thank you for visiting my page and for your warm comments. I had the chance to visit yours and listen, and really like the feel of your voice and songs. Hope our paths will cross sometimes in the near future…”
AOEDE (October 8, 2011) “...lovely feel, melody and energy Louise! Beautiful!”
ROBIN NOLAN (March 15, 2009) “…keep spreading the love!You are so kind!”
JON MULVEY (September 1, 2008) “Beautiful Music! Beautiful Art! You are a Beautiful person, and a wonderful Talent…And your photos are so reflective of your artistic sensibility. Such a strong connection between the art, music, and photography. A rare gift indeed. When I visit your albums, I just fall in. I can’t seem to comment on just one, or another. Quite remarkable!!!”
AURELIE DECAMPS ( June 15, 2011) “Hello Louise! I met you with Aineshana! What an incredible voice you have! So sweet and at the same time powerful. Makes think of Loreena McKennitt! The same magic! The same poetry!! Bravo! Amitiés depuis le su...”
LULO REINHARDT (May 24, 2008) “…good sound…”
ROBERT CONTI (February 14, 2009) “Without doubt, your face was made by the hand of God himself. The smile on that face is peace, love & happiness - all in one! Warm regards, Robert Conti, Las Vegas, NV USA”
SALARIATUS (October 9, 2011) “Wonderful experience listening to your glorious songs! Your voice is like honey.”
THE SONGWRITER - JACI (August 3, 2009) “Love that new song…simply breathtaking…you move like the wind through my hair…enchanting my senses to want more and more…you’re wonderful…keep up the illuminating work…your beauty is what keeps this planet alive…”
MERU MATU (April 18, 2008) “Your music is AMAZING my African Sista!!! I feel it to be a cross between Sade and Lisa Stansfield, who are two of my personal biggest inspiration…I love the song, love the video, love the locations, you look amazing and so beautiful and I am so happy to have watched the video and that you shared it with me.”
BAZ CORDEN (May 23, 2008) “…you have a beautiful voice and it's inspiring to see how much you like to create. A true artist. Awesome…”
ALPHONSE MOUZON (July 24, 2008) ”You are so beautiful and talented!”
STUDIO SALTA (May 20, 2008) “…Fantastic beautiful voice!”
EDDIEZ (July 29, 2008) “Came by to Listen to Your Music...Breathtaking...Just Beautiful…”
NAJAM SHERAZ (July 23, 2008) “…great music…wonderful singing…congratulations Louise…”
VIVIANA MAJKIC (August 30, 2008) “…What an interesting artist, beautiful, inspirational voice, and a lot attractive girl.... You seem very special, really.”
FRANK MAYNARD (February 20, 2009) “…U Sound GR8…”
BRATT SCOVIL (May 23, 2009) “…thanks so much for hooking me up to your world of excellent music! I am still enjoying your creativity and style of sound…”
BILLY JON (June 9, 2009) “…really nice music Louise”
RICHIE WALKER (June 22, 2009) “Louise, Love your music and such a beautiful voice...”
THE LONZO DOG BAND (July 14, 2009) “I would not expect anything less from the dynamic soul you are...Awesome!!!”
CIJAY (July 19, 2009) “…Lovely music from a lovely person!”
KENNETH (W) “Not only are you the most beautiful woman I've ever met online, but you're also the most gifted…Your work is tremendously awesome, and if I had my own radio station, I'd be playing your style all the time over here, and I am sure many would be calling in asking how they could get it. I am sooo faithfully in love with your music...the music is hip and your voice is relaxing and full of energy…This is the stuff I love to listen to…and we need to spread the word about you. You are a gift from Heaven...”
MICHELLE VEENEMANS (August 4, 2009) “…dis heerlik om jou te leer ken!! Jy doen fantastiese werk!!...”
GIANLUCA GHINI (August 2, 2009) “…Really beautiful song, with a medieval taste!!”
DZ (August 17, 2009) “Louise, I LOVE your music!!!!! You are beyond amazing and talented.”
CORNELIUS KRISSILAS (September 10, 2009) “…And your ethereal, enchanting voice Louise interprets the song with such sweetness that we are uplifted and soar enraptured in Heaven where the celestial Choirs hush their singing to listen to a terrestrial Angelic voice singing!”
STILTSKIN ZE LIKEN (September 23, 2009 “Wow! The You Tube video is fantastic, great stage presence. I love the hint of Celtic music in the song…Great cinematography, so refreshing to see such a humble person as yourself so gifted and talented and yet down to earth and hands on in your promotion…Talent and personality what more could one expect from a world class act such as yours…”
SUAMI (September 23, 2009) “Congratulations, your new video is excellent, and the song is superb!!!”
RON RUTHERFORD (September 23, 2009 “…absolutely fabulous!”
CHRISTOPHE LEU (September 23, 2009) “A real pleasure to look at your video! I love this kind of music, with Irish and medieval influences. Your singing is great, with a Kate Bush touch. Congratulations!”
JOHN EARL WATLEY 111 (September 23, 2009) “…The video is excellent…well put together…everyone in the video has got the vibe…wow…what a lovely voice you have…”
STEFAN LINDGREN (September 23, 2009 “…a beautiful song Louise…”
BILL ROGERS (September 23, 2009) “…You are such an amazing beautiful talented woman…”
INA (September 22, 2009) “You beautiful singing forest fairy...a feast for the eyes and ears...”
NIGEL HOLT (September 22, 2009) “Lovely Louise! Your video is cool…love the big production song...your vocals are fantastic...you are a super star and beautiful too…”
LE KIWI (October 5, 2009) “Excellent video thanks Louise...you look & sing so divine...very catchy song also. I'm very impressed with the high standard of music & production so well done…”
CH2 GUITAR DUO (October 5, 2009) “…Beautiful! "My heart is a sea" is beautiful and soulful…”
WALT (October 5, 2009) “…Impressive music and video…Great groove & forward momentum in your material…”
NOLVIDO OUAE (September 30, 2009) “…I love very much your video clip, the song, your voice... your soul!!! You are wonderful!!!!!!!”
KIKE GOYA (September 29, 2009) “…Your video deserves just two words: Wonderful and beautiful... as you... and your friendship!! Congrats for your work!! Excellent!!”
MERU MATU (October 5, 2009) “…I love the song, love the video, love the locations, you look amazing and so beautiful and I am so happy to have watched the video and that you shared it with me.”
LARRY FLET (October 18, 2009) “…You have a very nice voice; you sing well, you are deliciously beautiful!”
GERMAN BENSE BOSSA NOVA (October 24, 2009) “I saw your video, AMAZING!!!!...love it so much!”