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GetMziki – Promo Only March 2017 Edition

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It’s that time of the month again. It’s the promo only March 2017 edition.

I know we promised our readers, that in 2017, we would be having the promo only one every month. So far so good 🙂

Big shout out to all the djs that have been hitting us to keep on continuing with the promo only editions.

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.”

You can access the previous promo only editions here.
Here is the March 2017 Edition Playlist

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Raymond – Kwetu

I stumbled on this video this week and I’ve been playing this song for the last 5 hours over and over again. Being from Tanzania and seeing some of the sights and scenes that they picked on this video touched my heart deeply. I respect what Raymond did here, more importantly I respect the storyline, because sometimes you be dating someone who doesnt really know where you are from and you are too scared to let them know who you really are.

Great song and video Ray…


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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Daddy Owen and 24 Elders – Okokroko

24 Elders is a Gospel group composed of Emmanuel Tabena; Chiza Musenge from Bukavu, in Democratic Republic of the Congo. On this latest offering titeld “Okokroko” that features Kenyan Daddy Owen Lingala and produced by Alex Home boys productions, they collabo on a perfect Soukous/Congolese rumba record that is a banger…

The video was directed by True-D Pictures

Once again a true testament that the East and Central African region music sounds still have fans out there

Kudos to everyone who was involved in making this record…

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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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DJ MR.T KENYA – UTAKE 2014

I always look forward to new Dj Mr T mixes. He recently released this UTAKE mix that will get definitely get you dancing. this is one that’ll last a while in your collection. Stream it below or download it for your offline listening pleasure. Mr T goes heavvy on this one by taking listerns through a musical journey across east Africa and dropping new music from Kenya’s Redsan, Nonini, Uganda’s Irene Ntale, Fidempa and tons of great records from Tanzania including Professor Jay, Diamond, Ali Kiba, Rich Mavoko, Linah and many more.

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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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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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P-Unit feat Alicios – Mobimba (GetMziki Exclusive **)

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P-UNIT just dropped this track this week which features a Swedish based songstress called Alicios. The new hit track “Mobimba” brings to life a meticulous fusion of the trios “Genge” style of music set against a background of an upbeat Pan African tempo.

Alicios who is originally from Congo is popularly known for her breakout hit “Mpita Njia” which she collaborated with Juliana to deliver a powerful hit in the East African region. Honestly it took me a while to realize that she wasnt from the East African region, but once you realize that Swahili is one of the spoken languages in Congo, then the argument about where she is from becomes null and void.

This track feels a like lingala meets Genge which seems fitting for these two (three) artists to have collaborated on. Its still too early for me to tell whether this will be in instant hit, it took me a while to get into it – but the track has legs and I can easily see it pick up around Summer.

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Staff Benda Bilili – Osali Mabe (****GetMziki Exclusive)

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nsisted that in this music era, stepping out of your comfort zone musically is the only way to find and enjoy other great music out there. Don’t think that just cause a record gets 10 spins a day in your local radio station, makes it a good record. Here is one record that takes it back to the essence of live instrumentation and having that good quality music you can relate to and enjoy.

According to the group’s bio, “One of the great global success stories of the past three years, Staff Benda Bilili have become an unstoppable force. A group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo, they make music of astonishing power and beauty. The band’s mesmerising rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and extraordinary tin-can guitar solos, have been dazzling audiences and media the world over, on record, on stage and on the big screen. Staff Benda Bilili ripped through Europe for the first time in late 2009, spreading the word about debut album ‘Très Très Fort’ with one of the most talked-about tours of 2009. The continent’s media responded in a chorus of praise, with top TV shows (including BBC Newsnight), broadsheet newspapers and world-renowned radios lavishing the band and their album with attention and end-of-year plaudits.” Staff has gained worldwide recognition including the 2009 WOMEX artist of the year award and voted as “Best Group” in the Songlines Music Awards 2010. Since 2009 Staff have been touring extensively in Europe, Japan and Australia, playing many of the largest festivals incl. Glastonbury, WOMAD, Roskilde among numerous others. DRC street band Staff Benda Bilili, were this year in a Cannes-selected documentary focusing on their physical disabilities and unbarred DIY approach to making music. (From artist website).

Osali Mabe is an amazing guitar lead record that takes me back to those earlier days when every club and radio station had to have a Lingala thirty minute set. This are what I call timeless records

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DELA – Weche Tek (GetMziki Exclusive) Club Refix

Sometimes I wish I could just speak Jango! for the sake of it. There are some languages in Kenya that if you could hear them and speak them, then you definitely could have a certain competitive advantage over majority of the people in the country. However for me selfishly this would all be to talk to some Big diab mamaz lol.

To me this track is the epitome of what I believe Kenyan Music should be morphed into. I am not saying that there isnt a place for the Camp Mulla's, I just feel that since we largely ignored these types of transitional sounds, we ultimately rid ourselves of the essense of African music and essentially are now trying to compete in the global market with a global sound (which sometimes sucks for me). To me these types of tracks are no BRAINERS – They are simply brilliant (that is if perfromed well and with the right artist). Only one other artists comes to mind for me – MERCY MYRA. Whom I miss so much but somehow she also has been experimenting and growing i

n her own right.

MERCY changed the game with TIE DERO we had never heard anything like that before. It was like POP meets BENGA – what Bruice Odhiambo and Mercy did that year was epic. But that attempt to fell short as we stopped nurturing that type of sound and approach and we quickly jumped to some other shit. Anyway – all is not lost – here is DELA / restoring the faith in a movement that I firmly believe in. Notwithstanding Wesh blessed the same track with a remix which I have gladly attached.

Shit let me listen to TIE DERO again … But I digress

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Shakila – Ayebo (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

Shakila – Ayebo, I mean what more do I have to add here than to let you know Jomino is back… This is just a feel good song that will get everyone dancing. Shakila has had a few hits on the market but I think todate this is going to be his biggest track. (it almost sounds like someone shrubbed Shakira lol)

This is a

heavy lifter – play it loud

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Zilizopendwa – Dubb Fix 2012 (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

FAIR CRITICISM: So its no secret that the Dubb brothers are my good friends and brothers from another mother. But evidently I don’t really post all their music on GetMziki. Typically you’d think because we are close I’d share all the material they put out but that hasn’t been the case. I try to keep business and friendship separate LOL, however real talk A-Dubb and I probably fight every few weeks about something he did on a mix or a drop or part of his imaging. Any DJ who is a friend of mine is bound to be part of some constant fight or the other – I am just glad someone understands me… It’s just how it is, considering I can’t DJ – its amazing to even be in those fights LMFAO.

But in the last few months DUBB DJs have churned out a few mixes that have changed my opinion on a lot of things I rant about. I wont go into the nitty gritty here but I want to share with you all EXHIBIT number one which is exactly what I expect from a UNIT that has been deeply engraved in music from the onset. I mean if your Dad was in a band its only right that you understand the SOUL OF AFRICA and how to translate that into your current craft. To me this is what separates one good DJ from another. To me this is the inspiration that was needed to elaborately craft this mix that DUBB DJs put together.

I cant help but feel homesick listening to this – Good stuff. Let it rip!

AFTER A YEAR OF COMPILATION, WITH INSPIRATION FROM OUR FATHER WE CAME UP WITH THIS OL SKOOL FIX THAT FEATURES THEM MUSHROOMS, MBILIA BEL, SAMBA MAPANGALA,SAN FAN THOMAS, KASSAV AMONGST OTHERS SO ENJOY

Music List

1. Samba Mapangala – Marina
2. Mushrooms – Rebecca
3. Tshala Muana – Karibu Yangu
4. Them Mushrooms – Usiibe
5. Tshala Mwana – Kizoungo Zoungo
6. Tshala Mwana – Dezo Dezo
7. Samba Mapangala – Dunia Tutapita
8. San Fan Thomas – Sitcha
9. Samba Mapangala – Vunja Mfupa
10. Samba Mapangala – Jaffar
11. Sam Fan Thomas – Noa
12. Samba Mapangala – Vidonge
13. Mbilia Bell – Bina Mudanda
14. Mbilia Bell – Mario
15. Sweet Africa -Zouk Medley 1(Dubb djs refix)
16. Sweet Africa – Zouk Medley 2(Dubb djs refix)


DJ DULO – GASM VOL 7 (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

Every once a year a DJ does something that completely impresses me. Truthfully this year there have been very few mixes that have impressed me (of course there is a mad mix I posted elsewhere that DJ Nyandat put together for all the old skool r&b lovers). It just didnt sit nice when I posted it here so i left it where it is (9mixtapes.com). However DJ DULO sends me his mixes every now and then, so the fact that I am posting this today shouldn’t necessarily be a shocker. However my rare rave review is a shocker so here goes:

I love African Music, I love love Urban African music meaning the Genge, Kapuka, Kwaito, Kuduro and all that new African sound with Western Infusions… I love it all. However there is something unique and untimely about some good ol’classic sounding Zouk or smooth Soukous music/Afropean Soul :-0/ When you listen to this mix, it’s one of those mixtapes you can give your dad or mom and be comfortable with the content and the feel good value. I wish I had a tracklist because there are some bangers on that mix that some DJs could use some schooling on. The set starts so relaxing with some more popular Zouk bangers and picks up pace by such a slight bpm that by the time he gets to the Bongo Flava and Naija music you almost don’t realize that the music tempo had changed.

DULO this mix is on fire and deserves every spin possible. Good stuff. To me its just the first time in a few years I’ve listened to a mix that wasn’t as predictable. Let me share the goodness here..

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Lágbájá – Sobolation (GetMziki Throwback ***)

I want to share some Nigerian throwbacks that I listen to from time to time, this might be a little far fetched for what we call urban African music but to me this is still kinda fresh. So excuse me today while I make this personal post to make myself happy and possibly inspire some producers and artists who read the blog.

There are few artists with as many dimensions to them as Lagbaja – the flamboyant, masked character who emerged on the Nigerian scene in 1993. To start with, the name Lagbaja means ‘somebody’, ‘nobody’, ‘anybody’ in Yoruba. The mask and the name together represent the ‘facelessness’ of the ordinary people Lagbaja sings for and about.

They also reference the ancient tradition of Egungun, a Yoruba ancestral worship ritual in which the dancers or, masqueraders as they are called, wear elaborate masks and costumes. I have shared the video to this track called Sobooooo (Sobolation) which can help bring the essence of this man to life once you watch it and listen to it.

To me also a huge part of his music draws inspiration from FELA – essentially the trumpets and instrumentation is classic FELA completing my days each time I play this tune. PAP!

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Davis Ntare – Sheka Sheka (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

Brand new music from Uganda’s own Davis Ntare just dropped a few weeks ago, and this particular track was blessed by my man R-Kay. I love R-Kays tunes he works hard to incorporate a lot of African sound and raw instruments (guitars, drums and ho hums). So for Davis to get his debut blessed by R-Kay I think its just a good look.

Now if y’all don’t know Davis he is the recently crowned Tusker Project fame winner. TPF4 (Tusker Project Fame 4), this is the second time a Ugandan has won Tusker Project Fame since the competitions inception. I think TPF2 was won by Esther Nabaasa and TPF3 was won by Alpha who is from Rwanda who as I gather is also PAM awards best artists. So for Davis to win this thing its big news for the Ugandans. Personally am not surprised, I’ve always said Ugandan men can blow (can sing)… so by virtue of their DNA (lol) Anyway Am loving everything about this track, I see a long career ahead for Davis if this is his preferred direction.

Above is Davis’s proud moment – am sure he will live to remember that night. Coincidentally am done ranting and raving about Tusker/EABL sponsoring Tusker Project Fame. Its obvious am the only one who cares or seems to think its a poor move on their part. You’ll never see Heineken or Budweiser sponsoring such shows because it just promotes teenage drinking if you ask me. Tusker is openly going after the young’ns. Reminding them that they soon will want to start boozing… I think as a community we can be more responsible and we need to start putting checks and balances early instead of pretending to put some big fat ass billboard on Waiyaki way and pretending to care. Anyway who cares at this point 4 seasons later its obvious TPF is not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Kidum feat Sanaa – Mulika Mwizi (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

I feel like at his peek TID from Tanzania should have been something more prominent like KIDUM. Unfortunately I feel as though TID wasted a large part of his career to growing up and trying to define himself as a R7B artists when he had the opportunity to be so much more than what he was struggling to be. Each time I listen to KIDUM something special happens inside my body (sijui ni nini)… Maybe these Rwandese folks have some juju or something. Truthfully when you put KIDUM and SANAA (formerly of SEMA) the music is just magical.

Am going to try and limit the amount of influence I am imposing on this track but truthfully if you like Urban Soul/ Kenyan Soul or for lack of a better way to classify these sounds “Afropean Soul” then you definitely will love this track. Sing on KIDUM sing on. Good production on this track by the way, its just smooth and mellow.

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Lameck Ditto -Wapo (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

Lameck Ditto (Born Lameck Kalengezi, in 1987) is Tanzanian Bongo Flava artist and singer. He is the founder and member of LAFamilia group. Lameck Ditto is probably one of the more well known Bongo Flava artist currently in the region. From what we understand he is actually a great music composer/writer as well as a talented vocalist. From the sound of this hit track its easy to see why the cat has taken off over the last two years like a storm. Funny enough after doing some digging of our own, we realised that he has actually been in the game for a while. He has been featuring on many tracks but we just hadn’t recieved anything from his individual efforts.

Lameck featured on tracks with Chidi Benz (Dar Stand up) and some big collabo with Afande Sele called Darubini Kali. But his biggest break through was when they switched collaborations with Afande Sele and made a track him titled “Dunia ina Mambo” (check it out on his myspace account). To our understanding Dunia ina mambo came out in 2005 and was an instant hit in the Tanzania market. This track we are posting was performed at the THT (Tanzania House of Talents) event and has been featured greatly on some of their work (http://www.tht.co.tz/). Right now Lameck is working on his debut album and from the sounds of it, he just might be the next artists to watch from Tanzania. Ali Kiba and Matonya step aside for a minute…

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ps. Some GetMziki member took it upon himself to pen the lyrics lol
Lyrics:

Verse 1 Siwezi Kuishi Bila Upendo wako Ulivyoniteka
Naomba Nihifadhi Kwa Mikono Yako Nisije anguka
Nimezunguka Kutwa Nzima Kama wewe sijamuona
Napigwa Vita Chungu Nzima Lakini Bado Napigana

Choras Wapo walotaka Nikuache Nakusema Sitofika Popote
Ndipo Wakanifanya Niongeze Juhudi Nyingi mpaka siku Niwe wako
Sijali Umenitesa Mara ngapi Ama Nimelia Mara Ngapi
Nia Yangu Ni Moja Siku Moja Tuwe wote Pamoja x2

Verse 2 Sijasahau Usiku Wa Manane ule Ulivyo Nikana
Mbele Ya Nduguzo Na Bwanaako Yule Ukanitukana
Kwa Mapenzi Nilisimama Kama Chizi Nilionekana
Leo Wakusema Hakuna Najua Waamini Nakupenda

Choras Wapo walotaka Nikuache Nakusema Sitofika Popote
Ndipo Wakanifanya Niongeze Juhudi Nyingi mpaka siku Niwe wako
Sijali Umenitesa Mara ngapi Ama Nimelia Mara Ngapi
Nia Yangu Ni Moja Siku Moja Tuwe wote Pamoja x2


Alikiba – Mapenzi (GetMziki Exclusive ***/ONE 8 Project Exclusive)

This is one of the few posts i will make with no particular explanation, mostly because this track is HOT OFF THE PRESS. Literary this track is so hot the plate that I capped this track on was burning. Its as if the guys at Rockstarr heard my rants and eventually just put this together to shut me up. I was so pissed off and disappointed with the initial execution of the ONE8 project. To listen to this crazy track I am like okay okay okay ONE8 lets start this whole project again – lets reset our watches.

In total Ali Kiba says about four English words (FEEL FREE TO LOVE). Thats great – lets leave it at that, coz the rest of the track is just FIYAAAH. When we leave our artists to do what they do best in their own elements this is the type of sound and music we will get. CLASSICS. Again this is hot off the press so I need to listen to it a few more times and get a little more info on the track composition and credits so I ill stop here but from what I understand this is part of the ONE8 project tracks – and to me this is OFFICIAL. Thank you thank you… Kiba twende Kazi!

Alvin – WELCOME BACK Mzee wangu!!!

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R.I.P Remy Ongala – GetMziki Dedication

A Few months ago I posted a novelty piece by Remy Ongala, I admit it was a nostalgic week that month when I made that post (Remy Ongala – Asili ya Mziki). The track was appropriately titled and I felt like I just wanted to pay homage to one of the greatest Tanzanian singers of all time.

It’s unfortunate that today as I logged on to my facebook account I got a crazy amount of messages from friends talking about Remy. The news hit me like whoa! the man I once learned to listen to, love and develop accustomed ears to love his music, had just died. Remy Ongala passed away on Sunday night (Dec 11 2011) from Kidney failure. I also learned that he had been struggling with the disease for such a long time which in its regenerate state saw him turn into singing Gospel music as well as becoming a preacher in Dar es Salaam.

I’d like to say a lot about Remy, his music, his legacy but I realize this website is probably not the platform to vent out on such a great legend. A lot of the guys who can relate to this music myself excluded are probably in their 40’s or 50’s/60’s. All I can say is I grew up listening to Remy by default because of my dads massive music collection – that obsessiveness I guess found its way to me and I am not completely entrenched in music and always trying to figure out how to play a part in building this music industry.

Remy will trully be missed – amazingly I digitized a lot of his music a while back so … enjoy

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A Touch Of Africa – Kabugi the DJ (GetMziki African Mixes ***)

I grew up in the same Hood/Mtaa as Kabugi, actually we went to the same church in Buru phase v/phase iv. It was called Catho – or Catholic Church of Buru Buru. We probably fkuzad the same chics and shared the same rounda festivities and ball sessions. Although if I think long and hard Kabugi lived in phase iv which was okay but it just wasnt phase v. He he he phase iv had all the nice chiles, actually phase iv and phase iii or phase ii had all the chiles in Buru. Phase v had all the hot jamas (evidently).

Anyway I digress! My point here is that I’ve known this cat for a long time. Kabugi was one of my first Mlevi.com users and contributors when we were on version 1.3. Its amazing how time flies since 2001 to date thats almost 9 years ago when we were building our first Kenyan social network homie. But real talk am proud to know that the Internet has really lived up to its promise – ensuring people always stay in touch and in communication. Kabugi and I don’t talk much but when we do he will always drop a mix here and there – Personally I am never really fascinated by new school mixes… its the old stuff that he did that always has me locked in.

Hopefully when we finish 9mixtapes I will get the opportunity to share a lot of stuff he has done but today i am compelled to share this Touch of Africa mix that I have been playing in my car over and over and over again. Funny enough he did this in 2006 which is just amazing in itself. Thats why I feel like a lot of these African songs and sounds are so timeless. You cant listen to a 2006 Genge mix today and tell me it sounds as fresh today!

This mix has it all, it has your daily dose of Lingala, Magic System, Coupe De cale back in the day… Anyway real talk Kabugi this mix is official. Thanks for sharing/ Keep doing what you do!

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GetMziki Faceoff : Wyre vs Cool James vs Les Wanyika

I was going to drop all three MP3’s but I figured it makes more sense to just kinda let the videos in all these three variations do the talking. I recently heard this Wyre song (a remake of sina makosa by Les Wanyika) a few things came to mind as I

listened to the song.

– I was glad someone is actually attempting to do remakes of the hot ish that we had in Kenya.
– I was excited that someone is following in Cool James footsteps
– I was confused at the attempt, as to whether it was at the same quality, better or worse?

From what I understand Ulopa put this version together and collaborated with Wyre, this just might be the first Ulopa song that I am not feeling as much. Please note I admire both these artists – and I have been an avid Ulopa fan for a while. Wyre is a close friend as well but when I dont feel the song I just dont feel it. Maybe am just talking tell me what you guys think?

(Nothing comes close to the original though – those trumpets.. yawaaaa!!!)

watch Les Wanyika here:

watch Cool James here:

watch Wyre here:


STREET LETHAL VIRUS – AFROBEAT : DJ Kaydee (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

In my continuation of the Mixtapes/Mixes series this is the second Mix I wanted to highlight thats a MUST HAVE. I threw a challenge at Kaydee a while back. I told Kaydee folks need something different from DJ’s today. The whole Genge/Kapuka and pop mixes has been done – there is an over saturation of so many Similar mixes floating around the internet in one form or the other. So whats going to be your differentiator? I have told the same thing to a couple of out DJs I like out there, I keep telling them its too cloudy out there you need to clear things out by being one of the few DJs who can stand out.

And for months Kaydee never really responded with what he would do. He still hasnt responded, but when he sent this I emailed him back and told him welcome/ now you are talking my language. Kay dee has been working on a frequent Web series of the STREET LETHAL Mixes (btw he is very consistent on delivering these mixes). Each week or two he sends a mix of different genre – to me everything else he sent was just okay and good until he put this together. Unfortunately I dont have the tracklist nor the artwork to this particular session but I think its a must have. It may be annoying the same music I grew up listening to and hating is the same music I am drawn to and enjoy because I get to dance to it. It may also be that the popular Urban tracks are stealing small bits and pieces of that Benga and Congolese sound here and there that its beginning to closely resemble each other. Needless to say this is a MUST HAVE – Kaydee mix.

On the flip side – Side note: There are two different, VERY Different Kay Dees. Many folks in the US know of DJ Kay Dee from Denver (old school cat – very very very humble cool dude, I love this dude sana one of my good friends). And then there is DJ Kay Dee from Kenya (KayDeethal) .. I’ve also know Kay Dee – Kenya for a long time. Kay Dee is the king of JAM SESSION at F2. He has been the long standing DJ at F2 for years and probably responsible for so many talented guys who are discovered at F2. He currently is part of TOD (Take Over DJs) and has been to the US several times before.

Either way this is fire.

listen to AFROBEAT here:

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