UPDATE: The download link has been updated. Thanks to Spinz for letting us know we had the wrong download link.
It’s that time of the month again. It’s the promo only October 2015 edition. we know it’s late, but better late than never…
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 October 2015 Edition Playlist
Ndegz Feat. Madtraxx – Twende Nyumbani
Ben Pol Feat Avril – Ningefanyaje
Christaina Bella- Nashindwa
Vanessa- Never Ever
Swahili Nation- Loco
Calvo Mistari, Khaligraph Jones & UB – Iz Vipi
Daddy Owen and 24 Elders – Okokroko
Mr Blue- Baki na Mimi
Njeri Feat. Stella Mwangi – Miti Ni Dawa
Eddy kenzo – Freestyle
Dee Bouwy Feat – NakupendaDarasa- Heya Aee
Dufla Diligon – Tempo
Nessa Feat femi one- MSupa
Muthoni DQ Feat Khaligrpah Jones and MI- Turn on the Light
Recho – Tua
Download the zip file HERE
I’ve known Donald for a while, like a really long time – I just never pictured him as a DJ until he was a DJ ha ha ha. One thing I respect about TopDonn is consistency and the lack thereof or disregard of the Kenyan Entertainment market (NO-PUN intended). I think a lot of Kenyan DJs in the diaspora spend a good portion of their careers trying to figure out how they can feed off this Kenyan entertainment scene.
The sad thing is that if you live in this OASIS called the US, there is so much money to be made around you, like why struggle to entertain 50 to 100 pals occasionally when you can just kill the local market you live in? I’ve always failed to understand that theory/rationale.
Donald was one of the few DJs I know who just went hard on his local Chi-Town market and kills it out there. He reminds me of one of boys in Atlanta called DJ Gazzelle. A complete metamorphosis of entertainment when you enter a Black club and realize the guy on the decks is actually Kenyan. You can imagine the look on my face when I blessed Vanquish in Atlanta with my presence one Thursday and found Gazelle on the one and twos… Sheiiit.. I went over and started asking for NAMELESS ha ha ha ha (just kidding).
Anyway point am making is if you are a good DJ and know your music as with some of these cats out there – then there is no reason you cant do what folks like Donald do? And to show you his diversity, I think TopDonn right now is probably the only “Kenyan” who kills it on the SA/DANCE music scene. Here is what I am currently listening to on my iPod. A 25 Min Mix showcasing the hottest tunes from the streets of Johannesburg & Durban, South African. Featured Artists include Dr. Malinga, Euphonic feat. Shota, Revolution feat. Relo and Liquideep.
For More Hot Tunes Make sure to follow TopDonn on twitter @TopDonn
Listen and Download Mix here:
1. Dr. Malinga feat. Oskido – Jika
2. Dj Euphonic feat. Shota – Seng’Khathele
3. Zahara – Lengoma (Dj S’Bu Mix)
4. Revolution feat. Relo – Alright
5. Mi Casa – Heaven Sent
6. Revolution feat. Ruby Gold – Teka Monique
7. Liquideep – Still