From videos to albums to singles, September was full of great music and quality content. As we usher in a new month, here’s a look back at some of our top picks:
Blinky Bil ft. MVROE and Kiwango
In wait of his much anticipated album, Everyone's Just Winging It And Other Fly Tales which is set to be released on October 19th, Kenyan Artist/Producer/DJ Blinky Bill teams up Nu Nairobi rappers MVROE and Kiwango on this infectious, bass-heavy dance track.
Wanja Wohoro - Matriach
Kenyan singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Wanja Wohoro’s debut, ‘Matriarch’, is a beautiful and empowering exploration of womanhood, heritage, growth and love.
Mankind - Take and Go
In an industry that favours mainstream over the eclectic, alternative pop duo, Mankind, are challenging the notions of what Kenyan music is “meant” to sound like. Their latest single, ‘Take and Go’, is a funky, futuristic track that drips in experimentalism.
Harawa - Girl Tape, Vol. 1
Malawian-Kenyan, R&B crooner Harawa released yet another soulful, intoxicating EP. From somber and reflective ‘Move On’, to sultry ‘Bad Intention's ft. PRXNCE, Girl Tape, Vol. 1 is impeccably crafted and produced.
TURUNESH - AREWA
Turunesh’s hypnotic voice floats through lo-fi synth sounds, humming bass pads and hints of afro-percussion on the ambient ‘Arewa’.
Fik Fameica - Tonsukuma
Ugandan rapper Fik Fameica released yet another fire track, ‘Tonsukuma’. This catchy club-hit that quickly rose to popularity in Uganda and has since been infecting the rest of East Africa.
The Nest Collective - Sweet and Sawa
The Nest Collective’s debut album, ‘Sweet and Sawa’, is a multi-genre, rollercoaster ride exploring what it means to be Kenyan. This album is just one installment of the groups recently announced music and DJ project which will see the release of an array of mixes. If this album is anything to go by, we can’t wait for what else the collective has in store.
Aslay - Kwatu
Tanzanian, bongo-flava star Aslay’s ‘Kwatu’ is a fun, feel-good, bubbly love-song.
Dully Skyes ft. Harmonize - Kadamshi
Bongo-flava icon Dully Skyes teams up with superstar Harmonize on ‘Kadamshi’. The Tanzanian duo deliver a contagious, club-ready, bongo anthem.