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125 Featuring Didge – Vicheche (VERRYYY HOTTTT – RECORD OF THE WEEK)

New audio and video 125 Featuring Didge

Vicheche is a swahili Word meaning concubine. Its a song by a male to a loved one/wife re assuring her of his love to her is never ending, despite all the women around.

Anyone with info on 125, please send it to us…….

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This song goes hard……..

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Brian Nadra – Leo

I enjoy an epic relationship with Musyoka which annually see’s us argue about who he is or what happened to his sound or body of work. Arguably if you live outside Kenya its hard to track the progress of any one individual (which is why eventually we developed a group of editors who are based in Kenya). But once in a while when he sends me stuff that seems to resonate with what I miss the most about him, I have to gladly oblige.

So Brian has been cooking up since last March but if this debut is anything to go by then I’d say the pair have found each other. Either Brian has found Musyoka or Musyoka has found Brian because the synergies of this collaboration are pretty good for a debut song. I like the whole urban kapuka feel that I miss so much in all the new music coming out of Kenya lately. I really feel worried when I hear us losing a little bit of that sounds that made Kenyan/Genge Unique. So anytime I am able to celebrate the little we have left in our music – I do and I do it well.

Bless this Brian Nadra song with all your heart, I feel like this is the start of something unique.

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DJ RIGZ presents – Kenyan 2015 Yearmix ***

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I love DJ sets that summarize a year for me and introduce me to music or videos that I hadn’t seen or didn’t care much about. The beauty about DJs is that if you are skillful you can blend and introduce really boring songs into a playlist that would most likely have been rubbished if poorly delivered. This year in review carefully put together by Rigz is the Business – I love every aspect of it because it just sums up Kenyan tunes in a little short of an hour.

BIG UPs RIGZ… Enjoy.


GetMziki – Promo Only November 2015 Edition

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It’s that time of the month again. It’s the promo only November 2015 edition. Yes, it December, but we had some server issues and now just getting to uplaod the records. So Enjoy this November promo only In December 🙂

This Month we feature 22 records……

You can access the previous promo only editions here.

With so many artists and tons of records being released on a weekly basis, it’s sometimes so hard to fully enjoy and digest records. Added with the hundred of records we receive from artists, we started having a monthly showcase of songs that we sifted through to find the cream of the crop that we believe deserve a few spins. The result is a 18-track compilation with a few bonus tracks. We showcase tons of records on a weekly basis and with everyone being busy with their daily lives, we decided to start showcasing records that are exclusive releases, chart setters, songs that will be future hits, present hits and everything else in between. Consider this as a music playlist to keep you abreast on what’s popping in the East African music scene.”

Here is the November 2015 Edition Playlist

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Kwame – Aki Wewe

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Kwame’s latest single is dubbed “Aki Wewe (Mwah).” Undoubtedly intimate and sweet like nectar, Aki Wewe was birthed not in the throes of passion, but as a celebration of matrimony. A sure anthem to team ma-feelings, Kwame croons an enfeebling serenade to his wife, giving breath to words rarely heard from the lips of lesser mortals afraid to voice their emotions. The chorus denotes a sigh that escapes his heart, whenever he recalls the apple of his eye.

Aki Wewe was produced by Waithaka of Waithaka Ent, and MG. The backing vocals were provided by Barbara Guya, a stellar vocalist who has sung with the likes of Kidum and Suzanna Owiyo among a galaxy of dazzling stars. Kwame’s honey-laced vocals and Benjamin Kabaseke’s deft guitar strumming give the song its soothing signature. The entire jam is a breezy blend that will go into the annals of history as one of Kenya’s amazing love songs.

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Mi Casa Ft. Sauti Sol – Tuale Fofofo

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When I get the opportunity on Friday afternoon while at work, I like tuning in to DJ John’s Klub H2O show on Homeboyz radio and catch up on the new records out there. John always has tons of exclusives and new music that makes his shows one of the few I listen too. This past week, he premiered this record from SA’s Mi Casa. The record is a party anthem for sure.

Mi casa is a South African house band trio, made up of J ‘Something, Dr. Duda and Mo-T . “Home Sweet Home” is the name of their new album and one of the songs on the album is Tuale Fofofo featuring Kenyan trio Sauti Sol.

This will definitely be a big party record….

Listen to the song below:

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Sanaipei – Rasta Man (UPDATE POST)

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UPDATE:
We rarely do this but there’ always a first time for everything and this is a first. We first showcased this record exactly the same time last year and with them just releasing the video last week, it’s perfect timing to showcase the record again for everyone out there. Video was directed by Sinema Films. I know some people are visual and appreciate records more with videos, so here we go..

Song is still nice…

Watch the video below:

The post was originally published on October 16, 2014 as below.

Look I like Sanaipei, I used to love her but now I just like her – my feelings had to change a little 🙂 I guess I had to grow up and get over the infatuation. The point here is I have a general bias for any material she puts out, and especially when she collaborates with my main man Wawesh – then BAM its like magic. Something truly magical happens when Sana gets into the booth with Wesh. The last time the two were in the studio together this magical thing happened – Mfalme Wa Mapenzi

That said the current joint thats a dubstep/reggae/afrosoul/fusion is just too nice – Keep seeing Sanaa am all over this track.


Jezzem – Journey into African based EDM

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I am a low key EDM fan, but I am mostly into the new African based EDM sounds (which may have started in South Africa and are slowly making their way into East Africa). I think what African producers are doing to EDM is completely unfathomed and could potentially change the western music scene as well in a few years. I’ve been following and talking to a cat called Jezzem for a while now and although I prefer most of his old work when he does a remake or two/ he seems to be right on the money with where he wants to take his sound and production style.

Ideally a lot of these electronic/dance tracks are inspired by an already existing track so it only makes sense that I be drawn to the stuff that sounds familiar/ However with Jezzem there is nothing familiar with the original track.. boy is bad news!! listen to his work here.

Sample Jezzems version of Elani’s Nikupende track:

here is the original Elani track

Some other refixes on his soundclound can be sampled here as well…

And this nice Sage feat Octopizzo track


Nolesly & Trio – Sophia Remix

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Some interesting new music coming in from Tanzania, pseudo benga, pop – urban.. From Nolesy & Trio. As much as I like this track I cant help but think about the first vocalist on the track “twenging sofia” / I love my people man, but maybe its a Mbeya thing! Enjoy this ..

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Ali Kiba – Mwana (Lamar Refix ***)

Lamar is a genius, or better yet Lamar has figured out a way to make Tanzanian music flavorful and I am loving it all the way to the bank. On these types of posts I dont even want to say much, just listen to this rendition of a classic into something much more urban/western/dance like and essentially what I call – AFRICAN POP / AFROP.

Play this loud wherever you are… enjoy


Abu Cnear – You dont Love me

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BYK also known as Beat Ya Keggah sent us this new track from their camp that features CNEAR an upcoming Tanzanian artist currently making headway in the diaspora music scene. CNEAR is a Tanzanian born crooner that’s based in the diaspora and actually a successful painter as much as he is a musician.

This single is off his upcoming album titled Work of art (Oxygen Media/iTunes) which currently has been enjoying air play with all DJ’s in East Africa and the US. His video is also currently playing on MTV Africa and seems to be picking up traction with the fans in the region. We managed to get a hold of the video as well so enjoy both pieces below.

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Sauti Sol – Sura Yako

We all know Sauti Sol can make great dope records. We also know that through their musical journey we voiced strong “No’s No’s” with some of their releases. “Sura Yako” is their latest offering and with releases like this one with great production, cool subject and smooth vocals makes me feel like they are back.

The songwriting is great and while there’s still no word on whether all this new music is part of a larger project, we will keep everyone out there updated on the groups next release.


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DJ Dyme – Afrikan Connect

Dyme just dropped this exclusive mix highlighting the best in Afrobeat for the year… / Enjoy as its something I needed to push the week forward also to get antiquated to all the top fifteen African tracks.


Sauti Sol – Nishike

Sauti Sol created a storm when they released the video to this dope record. I will not take anything from the group. The record is dope and the video rides great with the record. let me digress a little bit and say that It’s a shame that media houses in 2014 can still ban Kenyan videos that show some skin while on the same channels you can see the raunchy rap videos. It’s a classic case of double standards.

If you love good music, listen to this record without watching the video or the controversy behind it. It’s not Sauti Sol’s best work but it will definitely get spins on my music playlist.

Listen to the audio below:

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Shilole – Paka La Bar (GetMziki Exclusive **)

Shilole is making some noise in Tanzania lately and I can see why, when you listen to this classic thats almost a mix of Bongo Flava and taarab it makes sense (or even a mix of kingwedu). Paka la bar (direct translation would be Bar Cat lol) ideally just means a dude who is always on the scene. I guess its safe to say that women no longer like the “paka la bar”

Enjoy this big tune.

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Boneless – Kusunga

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I admit I am a little fascinated with Boneless right now, and maybe I am late to the party but living outside Kenya you will always be late to the party somehow. I think if guys are sleeping on this cat then really the state of music is far from where I think it needs to be. There is something fresh and eclectic about what Boneless is doing with this South African sound – he is taking ownership of this shit and it works.

I understand Kusunga came out before Supasta which we posted recently. Enjoy this great creativity coming out of Kenya right now.

ps. Though I think its time to hang the gloves on the dancing Boneless ha ha ha its been years you cant still be dancing, let these youngstaz take over ha ha

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C.E.O (Chapter Entitled Outstanding)feat Swanballaz – Celebration

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One of the few things I like and admire is consistency, currently I am keenly watching and following this group of youngstaz from Boston. They just dropped another heat that we are showcasing today. There is a lot of growth and formation in their music right now. Its sorta like its maturing and you can hear the songstress come strong with her vocals on this celebration of a track.

The sad thing about being an artist in the US is overtime life happens and folks always fall off the grid, I can count the number of artists we have showcased on GetMziki over the last few years and probably only two are still making music actively. So I hope C.E.O stay consistent and stay hungry.

Celebration is an African feel track which features “Swanballaz” of Nigeria, the track was produced by Giggz (Xtrim Records)

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Feza Kessy – Amani Ya Moyo

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Okay lets start this post in with a Bang. ONE word. HOT!!
Feza is HOT! period, I think she is hot, watching that video I get distracted by her beauty and I dont know why, maybe its the red hed – who knows but shorty is fine.

Okay now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, truth is lately I’ve been feeling like the general progression for any individual whose been to Big Brother Africa is to become a singer or some type of entertainer or presenter. Why cant folks just be the normal people they are prior to BBA? I am not saying anything about Keza, am just saying its quite obvious that the selection process or vetting process for BBA is a little flawed or skewed.

That being said – because I am distracted by Feza, I think this song is a banger, I love the video, I love the whole idea of the song but more importantly I am just happy that for once my people are speaking good English lol. The beginning half of that video had be cracking up man… Good stuff.. Enjoy this banger here.

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Calvo Mistari & Patricia Kihoro – Loving Wrong

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Calvo Mistari has released a new hit track titled “Loving Wrong” featuring Patricia Kihoro. The track is produced by Dillie and will be one of the songs featured in his upcoming album “Madaraka Madness”. Thats the news update, however the main story here is PATRICIA can saaang!! I am not sure why I slept on her over the years and maybe because she really hasnt had commercial hits as many other songstresses but on this track truth be told I feel like she bury’s my boy Calvo

I love rare finds in new songs and this track really brings out PK as a rare find… granted that the production/beat was tight as well, really I feel the track was carried very well by Patricia. Do your thing mama…

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Longombas feat Lulu Kibaa – Body 2 Body (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

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Somewhere in America while Miley Cyrus was twerking – Longombas was making new music and more importantly Lovy was getting signed into a major label. Pulse Writer/Producer I cant really get into the details of how big a deal being part of Pulse recordings is, nor can I get into the full disclosure of what tracks he’s laid for some major heavy weights.

what I can say however is Lovy is truly blessed and soon enough when he decides to share his story with the world, I think it will be a testament for you anyone that you too can make it in the US/Entertainment industry, if you put your mind to it and your heart to it. Personally I am still glad to call him my friend and more importantly just to know that we can bonga sheng still without the impact of change and shock of success.

Moving on swiftly – here is some brand new Logombas feat Lulu – enjoy

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Rabbit – Ligi Sooo (Remix)

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Every once in a while a track comes across my digital space that surprises me and restores my faith in the state of hiphop in Kenya. Truthfully over the last few months or a year or so, Kenyan music scene in my opinion has been relatively flat. If you listen to what International (or US Kenyan DJs) play in clubs its a sad thing – DJs here play more Nigerian music than anything you can imagine. It’s as if they are not Kenyan anymore. Basically DJs have given up on breaking Kenyan artists so folks are left to try and find their own new tracks or new sound from Kenya.

But I think the reality is that there just isn’t any good hard banging or dance thumping original Kenyan music anymore.

That being said today I am excited about this track (the remix version of it). Not because I think its a club banger, but because I think its the first collaboration track that I actually think made sense. To my understanding locals in Kenya didnt like the fact that Madtraxx and Mejja jumped on this track (I may share these sentiments as well) but overall I think this track showcased some new talent that I didnt even know existed before. I only wish that they had put the names of the artists before they started rapping, because that Yellow Yellow that started rapping at 6:08 mark just killed IT. KILLED IT. Between her, Xtatic and Stella I am proud to say that Kenyan females are going to dominate the music industry for the next 3 to 5 years. I mean look at how quick Xtatic was signed. And you cannot compare STL’s fame to any Kenyan male artists today 🙂

Anyway I like this Ligi Sooo thing – I hope I am in the Ligi Sooo club as well…

Bless this track.. leggo!!!

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C.E.O feat Marvin B – Body Language

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I met one of the members of C.E.O in Las Vegas around Feb during rugby, it was a rare situation but it happened and we exchanged contacts then. Since then he has sent me two tracks one of which I am posting today because I felt it has more legs than the previous track he had sent over.

I have to caveat here again that Getmziki is a team of folks, so often songs have to be vetted out by other guys. Unless a song is FIYAAAH like the Kitu Sewer then it can bypass all GetMziki protocols lol. Needless to say this track for some reason seems to resonate well with my team and has gotten enough push to be posted today.

C.E.O which stands for Chapter Entitled Outstanding is a group comprised of three members, Ben, Nelly and Kev all based in Boston MA. Over time I believe a part of the new diaspora music is going to surpass me because I was raised in a time and era that I am slowly losing touch with my young nephews and nieces in terms of what they like and listen to. The new diaspora right now looks and sounds like C.E.O and for what its worth there is really no big difference between them and folks like CampMulla in Kenya who are enjoying massive popularity.

I like this track mostly because of the collaboration with Marvin B who gave it a nice dancehall spin off. And as they make their debut on GetMziki – I’ve decided to post the track and the video to the previous song they sent me.

Enjoy

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K-NEL – MPIGS

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I’d like to put some commentary around this track that K-NEL dropped last night but I will let the track speak for itself. Notwithstanding its a little controversial – I hope he is not calling the Ministers PIGS!!! Lol.

ps. Brave move jumping on the Hov – Open Letter beat, Swizz and Timbaland really killed that beat man, and I can feel the message come thru on the delivery on this beat.

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Wazushi – Coast Tour (GetMziki Exclusives ***)

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Damn Damn Damn – So Wawesh is working this new project with a group called WAZUSHI! And like I said before I am back and reconnecting with my peoples. Wesh is my peoples – but what he is smoking on these new projects am not so sure about.

I dont even want to go on and on about these tracks – I just picked two off this project that are FIRE – I’ve said it before and am saying it again. Wawesh new sound is revolutionizing music industry in Kenya and if these are anything to go by. We will definitely be seeing a CRUEL SUMMER – LISTEN TO THAT Coast Tour Beat and delivery from Wazushi!! DAMN DAMN DAMN..

I LOVE THIS MUSIC – If with the level of production coming out of Africa would be matched and measured against this level… I cant wait to see what Musyoka and Ulopa have been working on for the FUTURE… BRING IT ON.

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