Kenyan Urban Soul

GetMziki – Promo Only February 2017 Edition

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UPDATE: THE DOWNLOAD LINK IS NOW WORKING. SORRY FOR THE INCONVINIENCE

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

I know we have not been consistent in releasing the promo only editions, but life, work and much more has made the promo only not consistent.

It’s 2017 and we will see if we can be doing one every month. Big shout out to all the djs that have been hitting us to keep on continuing with the promo only editions. Big shout out to Dj Sandy:)

This Month we feature 24 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 February 2017 Edition Playlist

Download the zip file HERE


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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P Unit Feat. ft. Ycee , Shetta , Boneye, Joh Makini and Kristof – Wabe (Remix) ***3 PIECE DOWNLOAD***

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This is the remix from the original Wabe. The remix features Ycee , Shetta , Boneye, Joh Makini and Kristof.

Enjoy…

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Victoria Kimani ft. Sarkodie – Giving You

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Chocolate city’s Nightengale, Victoria Kimani, recently released the video to her single “Giving You” of her album titled “Safari” , which she features Ghanaian Rapper – Sarkodie.

Safari is swahili for “Journey” and is the perfect description to sum up Victoria’s Life through travel, things she has learned along the way, inspirations she has carried throughout her life as a child to two Traveling Missionaries into her blooming music career that takes Victoria all around the world and back.

In a search for inspiration, success, Love and a childlike longing to learn and share, Victoria finally owns her space, sound and brand and sums up who she is in one body of work that truly exudes her and her African story, her sound. Collaborating with friends from all over our beautiful Continent, join Victoria Kimani on Safari (journey).

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Wyre & DJ Protege – Work & Play

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Wyre & Dj Protege team up to bring you some Dancehall vibes.

 

Don’ forget to check out Wyre’s past jams HERE

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Femi One- Jah

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Femi one wastes no time by releasing the video and audio for her new Single Jah. This comes barely 2 weeks after releasing her diss track “Pilau Njeri

“Jah” is a celebration of how far and thankful she’s has come in her music career. “I am just thanking God for the blessing . This song means a lot to me because Jah is a big step in my career and i have grown as an artiste and a brand too,” says Femi One.

Jah was produced by supersuperproducerproducer Ricco Beatz and mixed and mastered by Richie G of ATL Entertainment.

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Sauti Sol – Kuliko Jana Featuring RedFourth Chorus (Upper Hill School)

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A new video From Sauti Sol

East African musical giants and multiple award winning act; Sauti Sol (Kenya) release a game-changing music video for KULIKO JANA, off their third album: Live and Die in Afrika. The meaning behind the song is; the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end – they are new every morning.” Featuring Redfourth Chorus (Upper Hill School), the song’s beautiful yet powerful message has stormed the charts and resonated with fans across Africa and beyond.

A viral clip of Sauti Sol in an a-cappella version of KULIKO JANA with the Redfourth Chorus caught the attention of international celebrities and media to the point where Amber Riley, star of the Emmy award-winning Show Glee, posted on Instagram, “I don’t understand what they’re saying but I know it’s beautiful. Sounds angelic- anyone know if there’s a full video?”


Willy Paul – Fanya (VERY HOTTTTT)

This is new audio from Willy Paul titled ‘Fanya’.

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Cosmic Homies – Time Flies and Too Lit

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Cosmic Homies is making great music. Been following them for a while after I first heard about Think This Thru and recently released their debut mixtape O.N.E.

Their movement is #NuNairobi and with that comes a group of producers, engineers, artists who are out to make that out of the box quality music by experimenting with different sound and different ways of making music. SOme of the otehr groups involved in the #nuNairobi movement inlcuide EA Wave, Ukweli and Jinku just to name a few. Its that dope Electro-Organic music.

Diversely influenced, each member of the Cosmic Homies music crew brings to the collaboration a unique sonic flavor, be it Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Tribal and beyond. Featuring TAIO, Karungari, Marushka & Joseph Kiwango, we are Cosmic Homies: O.N.E. We exist to expand the current perception of a musical ‘genre,’ the current perception of ‘life on Earth’ and of Consciousness itself.

Here is how the decribed the Think This Thru record

In homage to the collective The Soulquarians, who coined their genre as “Boho-Rap,” Cosmic Homies experiments with an eclectic mix of timeless melodies, Urban beats and Afro Soul inspiration to produce an original style of ‘Electro-Organic’ music.

Here is one of their latest Release “Time Flies By”

Listen to Too lit below:

Listen to “Think This Thru” below:


Kush Tracey – Playboy

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This is new Audio from Kush Tracey called Playboy. On this record she talk about he rlove for playboys…

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Vivian Olang – Osiepna and Busu Moja

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If you follow Tedd Josiah on Facebook, you know he has great videos on music, politics and general life that are really very enlightening and thoughtful. He’s also been producting this poet from Kisumu called Vivian Olang.

Last month he had this on his FB page

Introducing Vivian Olang a singer longer writer from Kisumu with an extremely soulful voice and style that will get you wanting to learn Luo and Swahili just by the way she delivers her melodies.
Check out what we at #SwaRnB records have been working on for the past couple of months.
A very special thanks to our session musicians and song writers on this project.

On the Osiepna record recently

SwaRnB records presents the 2nd single off of miss Vivian Olang EP. Osiepna shows a different vocally mature, husky side of Vivian Olang.
She is truly a talented singer songwriter on the rise in East Africa and beyond.
Produced by Tedd Josiah for SwaRnB records 2016

THIS IS GREAT MUSIC……

Listen to Busu Moja below:

Listen to Osiepna below:


Atemi Feat. Khaligraph Jones – Kama We

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I listened to this record once and loved it…

Kenya’s Afro Soul Queen partners with Kenya’s Hip Hop King on this heart wrenching tune about the tempestuous nature of relationships. Atemi and Khaligraph Jones take you on an emotional roller coaster ride that will leave you wondering if love will win in the end.
This is the third single off Atemi’s upcoming 3rd album.

Video Directed By Clarence Peters. Song Written by Atemi Oyungu & Khaligraph Jones. Song produced by Robert ‘Rkay’ Kamanzi.

The vocal arrangements on this record were done really well

Listen to the audio below:

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King Kaka ft Elani- Papa

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King Kaka recently released this record, Papa featuring the talented group, Elani.
The song talks about King Kaka’s relationship with his father.

“Papa for me is personal. Since I started my music career I have never really spoken about my father. He passed away before I could forgive him and it haunts me to this day,” says King Kaka
He has featured the dynamic Elani in Papa. “Elani is talented and working with them was a great experience,” he says.
The song is a celebration soundtrack to all fathers. for a very long time, society has not really celebrated fathers and the contribution they make in their children’s lives.
“In a lead up to the release of this song, I did a campaign, #ILOVEMYPAPA that received a huge outpouring of responses from people talking about the impact their fathers had on their lives. Some were good some were bad,” states King Kaka
Papa was produced by Cedo and the video was directed by Young Wallace.
“ I am now a father I would not want to have the same relationship I had with my father to trickle down to my kids. I am not perfect but I will try my best to be a better father to them,”

Listen to the song below:

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Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditionally Bae

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Sauti sol just released this new record that features Ali Kiba. This is brand new and not part of the “Live and Die in Africa”. Sauti Sol (Kenya) and Alikiba (Tanzania) release UNCONDITIONALLY BAE, a danceable love ballad. In the song, Sauti Sol and Alikiba sing about the difficulty of finding love in the modern day world. The music video is poised to unite fans across East Africa and Africa at large, through dance and its strong message. #SautiSolAlikiba #UnconditionallyBae

Shot in Kenya’s beautiful North Coast of Mombasa at the English Point Marina, the official video of UNCONDITIONALLY BAE has been shot by the super talented South African video director Justin Campos of Gorilla Films.

Written by Sauti Sol and Alikiba
Produced by Sauti Sol
Styling: Benie Amandine (Casa Dalhia)

The dance video has been shot by Kenya’s best video director Enos Olik and Choreographed by Chiluba

Follow @sautisol and @officialalikiba on IG for more info!

Listen to the song below:

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Elani Ft Jose Chameleone – My Darling

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Kenyan Urban Afro group Elani is back with some new music featuring Ugandan top artist Jose Chameleone. “My Darling” is a love song that showcases the love, challenges and misunderstandings that love sometimes brings.

This is a good record to add on to your music playlist.

I can see this doing well in the clubs…..

Listen to the audio below:

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Sauti Sol- Higher Haiya (**GetMziki Record of The Week)

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We got another one….

This is brand new from Sauti Sol that is not in their album.They have linked up with Uniliver Kenya as part of their “Eating good breakfast” campaign, so it’s a marketing/sponsorship deal.

Multiple award-winning Kenyan group, Sauti Sol, release a national song on good breakfast in partnership with Unilever Kenya. HIGHER-HAIYA! is a bonafide dance song with a powerful message to inspire all. The song performed by Sauti Sol was written by Sauti Sol and Tim Rimbui and recorded/produced by Tim “timwork” Rimbui of Ennovatormusic. as per Unlivers statement

The song is amazing and just another reminder that a good beginning is the first determinant of the end. It is important that a good breakfast is prepared for champions; after all we are what we eat for breakfast and a good day starts in the morning,” said Sauti Sol’s statement.

Enjoy…

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Dela – Third Party Lover

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After doing the Swahili cover for Adele’s global hit ‘Hello’, which was a massive hit, Dela is back again with something new.
Third Party Lover is a song addressing the ever increasing deceptive nature of today’s relationships and objecting to clandestine arrangements. The catchy chorus and upbeat tempo, accompanied by Dela’s eloquent vocals, will surely get you up & dancing.
The song is produced by the award winning producer, Cedo

I was dancing to this record…

Banger

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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.


GBO – East African Girl

You always learn something new about artists, it comes as no exception that I think I’ve been learning something new about GBO each year. There’s a pretty good write up I found online here, that I think is worth reading to get a better understanding of who GBO is. However I think in his latest installment, there’s definitely a little more to learn about GBO’s versatility… give it a listen…

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Susumila Ft. King Kaka – Mapepe (**GetMziki Exclusive)

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Another new collabo from Mombasa’s Susumila featuring King Kaka & Susumila performing Mapepe. This record was produced By Totti, one of the producers who I believe is the top producers in the country….

This is a Big Tune….

Kali Sana….

Listen to Mapepe below:

For more on Susumila’s music click HERE

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Yemi Alade – Na Gode (Swahili Version)

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Yemi Alade recently released a Swahili version of her inspirational hit single ‘Na Gode’ that was produced by Selebobo. The original gratitude preaching “Na Gode” was served as the first and lead single of Yemi Alade’s sophomore album christened “Mama Africa”.

I’m feeling this version

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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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Download the zip file HERE


Wyre ft. Khaligraph Jones – Hotter (**GetMziki Exclusive)

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This is a new one from Wyre featuring Khaligraph Jones titled “Hotter”. Wyre’s album “Lion” is amazing and has tons of dope records that showcase his growth and amazing talent. On this latest one, Dancehall meets Hip hop for a record that will definitely get tons of spins…..

Support good music by copping his album here

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