It’s been killing me not to be able not share this track with you lot. And now it’s officially here Be, the lead single from Jozi DJ/producer Kid Fonque’s forthcoming album 2Sides, sounds as large as I imagined it would. Featuring the inimitable Zaki Ibrahim and DJ Whisky this Atjazz-released sampler for the 12-inch contains three remixes of Be as well as the title track. This is the sound of [...]
Everyone’s favourite rookie of the year Burna Boy is busy blazing a trail that many could do far worse than to follow. I’d even say director Clarence Peters pulled a personal best on this video filmed on location at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos. Hands down, this is the best video to come out of Naija this year.
A couple of years ago, Stromae had the world spinning in his hands to the rhythm of his Electro-House song Alors On Danse. The single from the Rwandan- Belgian singer sold 3 millions copies, grabbed the number one spot in 15 Europeans countries, and boasts a remix with Yeezus himself. For a name until then virtually unknown outside of the European territories, the pressure to follow up such a massive [...]
Photo credit: Random Acts It’s great to see the cream of the UK’s performance poetry talent making sure strides towards their rightful place in the limelight. You already know about Ghost Poet by now. Inua Ellams (the first African solo act at London’s National theatre) gave me a peek into the spoken word scene back in 2009. And since my interview with him then, I’ve proudly watched him climb the ranks. [...]
I believe this song has been knocking around for a minute. The visuals are new though, in aid of the South African Bay Area singer’s recently released her deluxe edition of Break of Dawn, including three previously unheard original songs.
This single is out 8 July. A few weeks prior to that if you’re knocking about in Brooklyn you can catch Petite Noir supporting Solange Knowles at the Northside Festival.
Kinshasa had changed since rapper Alec Lomami left in 1998. “I expected it to be the way it was when I left,” he says about his first trip back home in June 2012. “I passed by the house I grew up in and someone had to say, ‘This is your neighborhood’.” Most of Alec’s 14 years away were spent in America, specifically in New Orleans and North Carolina. Although he [...]
Alec Lomami is the best African producer you’ve never heard of. With good reason. The story of the African music producer is rarely heard. The general public knows little of the behind-the-scenes hitmakers you love today. There are rare exceptions, of course, like the now defunct and infamous artist-producer collaboration of D’Banj and Don Jazzy (the story of their very public divorce currently eclipsing their musical legacy). In that sense, [...]
Prepare for the circus as the the trial in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against Anschutz Entertainment Group by Michael Jackson’s mother and three children begins today. Whatever the case, his legacy stands uncontested. Get cialis for sale a load of Edu’s tribute to pop music’s greatest to ever do it. Don’t stop till you get enough! Check out Edu on BBC 1Xtra. Track Listing Magic System-Amoulanga Vs MJ-Remember The Time [...]
“We don’t need more Deep House DJs. We need more Deep House artists.” This is a recent Facebook status by Jullian Gomes, rising producer and DJ from Pretoria, South Africa and it affirms what the young star is all about. His name is catching on to wider audiences thanks to his single Love Song 28, which earned him the South African Metro FM Music Award for Best Video recently. The [...]
Following the release of their critically acclaimed mix-tape Clone Wars 2: The Subsidy in December 2012, Show Dem Camp have started off 2013 with a brand new single titled Feel Alright which features Poe (Show DemRecords) and Boj (DRB Las viagra generic Gidi) Feel Alright, produced by our guy DJ Juls (Ghana) online pharmacy is a unique feel-good record as it merges traditional West -African high-life music with the very best of modern-day hip-hop. Check out the track below and download it here.