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K-Letta- Lemme Know

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Nearly three years has passed since we last featured K-Letta on the site with ‘African Girls”. Back then his EP was about to drop but I never hard anything back. His latest official single from his forthcoming EP ‘Back 2 Basics’ was produced by Produced by Nairobi (Rap Damu) for Pacho Entertainment.

Origarmi Boy Presents the brand new single ‘Lemme Know’ by K-Letta. Produced by Naiboi (Rap Damu) for Pacho Entertainment.

Released to Radio on 4th May, 2015…

After a long hiatus, artist, songwriter, entertainment entrepreneur K-Letta returns with a bang! Effortlessly riding this smooth, fresh sounding number he sounds like he’s not missed a step. If this first single is the yardstick then his forthcoming EP ‘Back 2 Basics’ will definitely be worth the wait and an exciting listen.

This is a decent track and a bouncy beat. It’s not ahit record but I can see people vybing to it.


Wangechi- Cardiac Arrest

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Here is a new record from Wangechi after her tragic accident. From the press release Wangechi took a long time before she got back to writing and recording music until she felt it was time to open up and express herself on a song.Gladly she was ready and she recorded her first song after the unfortunate life event she had last year.Coming back strong and wiser she recorded “cardiac arrest” which she terms as a redemption song,a song she feels like opened up her heart from what she has always wanted to say after the accident.Serving also as a dedication to the friend she lost in the accident they had.

Wangechi can definitely spit and that something music fans know. My own personal opinion is that she’s still trying to find out what style best suits her persona and until then it will be hit or miss type of records from her. Her producer Provoke should have narrowed down everything by now.

Listen to Cardiac arrest


Papa Denis and Daddy Owen – Foundation

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I heard about this video way due to it’s high budget. Basically the artist was hyping up the video more than the record. Upcoming artists should avoid the mentality of “Music videos Make songs Hot” and it’s one of the failure many artists fall into. Gospel music legend Daddy Owen teams up with one of the future stars of Gospel music Papa Dennis.

Enjoy!!!!

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Atemi ft lady Jay Dee – Moyo

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Kenyan soul diva Atemi Oyungu and Tanzania’s sultry songstress Lady Jaydee team up on this vocally powerful love song ‘Moyo’.
According to her Reverbnation bio

One of the finest soul artists from East Africa, Atemi Oyungu began singing at the age of 10. She first made her mark in the music scene with the all-girl group, Intu. In 2003 Atemi joined Kenyan sensation, Eric Wanaina, as an assistant vocal harmony provider for his band. Together with Eric and the Mapinduzi band she performed in Zimbabwe, Ghana, Sauti Za Busara Festival in Zanzibar, Festival Mundial in Holland, The North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, Big Brother Africa in South Africa and at the Annual German Ambassadors Conference in Germany. She played a major role in Wainaina’s musical production, Luanda, and later in Kenya’s biggest theatre production yet, Mo Faya. Atemi has been also known as a successful TV host of an all-Africa TV show, Africa Rising.

A mix of neo-soul and Afro-fusion, Atemi’s sound has been described as that of “Miriam Makeba meeting Jill Scott.” She is currently working on her second studio album, to be released later this year.

Moyo was Written by Atemi Oyungu and the Music production and Video directed by Rkay.

Really good music by Atemi. This is smooth all around. This is just good music for all ears.

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Bamboo- Too much Potential

Bamboo, the African Bantu, has been away from the music scene for a while and although he was quiet his skills on the mic have become betetr as evident by this new single called “Too Much Potential”.

We’ve done a few projects with Bamboo in the past and I can tell you he got crazy metaphors and endless bars. For music fans, then this is one of those tracks that stay in constant rotation in your playlist.

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Redsan Feat AY- Easy

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This is new collabo from Kenya’s Redsan Featuring TAnzania’s AY. I just got this record on my email today and decided to post it for everyone out there.

Consider this music download Mondays

Enjoy…

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Rabbit King Kaka ft Rich Mavoko – Njoo

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Rich Mavoko to me really sounds too cliche’ not to take anything away from his talents but truthfully its going to be really hard to distinguish between Rich & Diamond pretty soon. For what its worth these new upcoming KE vs TZ collabos are going to be thrilling.

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Shaa- For You

I’ve always been a fan of Shaa and her music and it’s a good thing, since she’s always releasing those nice, mellow dope records that suit her perfectly.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about Shaa, do a quick search on the site for her amazing work. I’m really feeling this record. Enough said!!!!

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P Unit Feat Yemi Alade- Different

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This is something new from P unit that was released this week.On different they enlist the services of Yemi Alade who is an award-winning Nigerian afro pop/R&B artiste.
I love what P-Unit is doing with the whole collabo thing with various artists across the world.

Different is something new from the Trio, and those feeling it can always take listen to their latest album “Wagenge Hao Tena” if you can get a hold of it. I did a quick search and could not find it on itunes or any other online stores which definitely shows some slacking on their promotional team.

Listen to different below:

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Nonini feat Didge – Tudunde

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Nonini is currently collaborating a lot with Beat ya Keggah a renowned producer based in Boston, US. The string of hits includes the track we are posting here today. It’s nice to hear Didge back in the studio doing his thing, as we’ve always felt he is one of the more talented male vocalist in Kenya.

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TID ft Nazizi – Pressure

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TID has been releasing records in the past few months but nothing really has stuck on to his many fans. As an artist this can sometimes lead to frustration and various change ups in producers, music and style. Everyone knows TID can make great records. The question is why has nothing that he’s recently released not resonated with the fans. The question to that can take weeks to talk about.

One thing I know for certain is that in this fast paced world and microwave music, most music fans are all about the experience. Forget the days of making great music, leaning back and the records taking a life of their own. In this music world, artists have to push records thru the masses, doing shows and showcasing a body of work as compared to singles.

Either way, this is a new one from TID featuring ever looking good Nazizi.

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Collo – What’s that Boys Name

Rapper Collo AKa King Wa Rap is back with a brand new record called ‘Collo’ (What’s That Boys Name). I’ve always been a huge fan of Collo since he’s music is what I call reality rap where anybody can relate to. The way he cleverly and artistically uses his words and develops a story to a song is something I always look forward to when I get his records.

The song was produced by Jack on the beat” and the visuals were done by Enos Olik.

Here is the audio, enjoy

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Jaguar Feat Iyanya’s – One Centimeter (Remix)

Jaguar Iyanya CoverJaguar recently released the remix to his huge hit Once Centimeter. On the remix he grabs Nigerian male artiste Iyanya who adds his own vybe and twist to the record. I can see East African artists have realized the power or collabos and remixes. This is a great addition to any part starter playlist…

Here is the audio, enjoy


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Ruby Band – Kisebu Sebu

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I love discovering new artists and band across the EA region. One of the new artists that has really been popping is Ruby Band from Tanzania. The group is definitely on the right path in regards to choosing dope beats and with great vocal ability, I can see a bright future for the group.

Kisebu sebu is one of thsoe records that you listen to all day.

Watch the video below


Mbuvi – Ndukatavye Mundu

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I’m in the process of currently compiling the GetMziki October promo only and this record Ndukatavye Mundu by Mbuvi is one of the records that has been getting constant plays on my playlist. I’ve known Mbuvi for a minute now and I’m always amazed at his creativity and ability to create amazing dope records.

From his Youtube page “Ndukatavye Mundu is a song done based on a scriptural teaching done by Jesus found in the book of Matthew 6:1-3. Though scripturally based, it’s a song intended for the society at large since there are certain behavioral changes that a society needs to adopt in order to be progressive.”

Enjoy this amazing record

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Kansol – Nyongwa

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The Kansoul is a group composing of Madtraxx, Mejja and Kora. Given Madtraxx’s and Mejja’s extensive collabos, it’s far from a surprise that the duo have joined forces to for a super group. .Their first offering was with the record “Dabotap” which we featured in the GetMziki August Promo only series

The beat which has elements of Afro beats and dancehall took me by surprise. Nyongwa is different and unexpected, nothing like I’ve heard them do before. I like it.

Listen to the song below:

 

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Mumalala Feat Octopizzo – Paper Chasing

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With so many artists out there, we always have to introduce some of them to everyone out there the way they would prefer. From her Facebook page, Mumala Maloba is a singer songwriter who has begun to cause a stir within the crop of young musicians in Nairobi. Having come from a musical background , she started her musical journey very young. By age 6 she was participating in Christmas musicals and carols begun writing songs at the age of 10. Her 2nd grade teacher called her a young ‘Miriam Makeba’, but Mumala had never heard of her until she discovered her music and fell in love:Currently studying Law at Middlesex University, Mumala is also definitely one of the female vocalists to look out for in the coming months.

Joining Mumalala over Fancy Fingers(Polycarp) Sol Ent production is added guest Octopizzo who in my opinion dropped a lazy uninspired verse. However, “Paper Chasing” is a smooth laid-back song that deserves a few spins.

Feel free to disagree in the comments below.

Enjoy the record below

 

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GetMziki – Breaking Records Promo Only August 2014 Edition

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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.

That is an excerpt of the last time we had the last breaking records edition. “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 especially in the East African music scene.”

Here is the Breaking Records August Edition Playlist

Jaguar – Once Centimeter
Eddy Kenzo – Jambole
Pizoo Dizzo Feat Abbas, Vsita and Bobby Mapesa – Chali Stinji
Ommy Dimpoz – Ndagushima
Chameleon – Wale Wale
Dk Kwenye Beat – Kerekea
Jua Cali – Karibu Nairobi (Beat Ya Keggah)
Dknob Feat Mwasiti – Nishike Mkono
Daddy V– Wine It
Kansol (Mejja, MAd Traxx, Kid Kora) – Dabotap
Mo Music– Basi Nenda
Willy Paul Feat Size 8 – Tam Tam (Remix)
Cindy -Sample Dat
Navy Kenzo – Chelewa
Kwame – Mapenzi Yako
H-art The Band – Uliza Kiatu
Vivian – Woman In Love
Bonus Tracks
Diamond – Mdogo Mdogo
Shetta feat Diamond – Kelewa
Visita, Ken Razy, DNA – Shillingi Yako

Download the Zip file HERE


Mic Lon feat Ben Pol – Nitarudi

Anyone who knows me, knows I follow producers more than i follow artists. I think there is a big art in how music is compiled, presented and essentially mastered. I’ve spent endless hours with producers in studios and in person, so when I hear new music, initially I steer towards the sound. When Mike sent me this track the first thing I was thinking was damn thats a sick beat, so the fact that he delivered on the vocal/lyrics I think the production is timam!

Enjoy this brand new music from Tanzania, with a projected album release date around December 2014


Daddy V – Wine for me

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Daddy V has a collabo with Lovy Logomba whose currently making a lot of headway and noise in the US production scene. The video dropped a few weeks ago and quality is looking up. Get a wiff of this new diaspora movement.

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Kanja feat Silvastone – Lose Control

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Kanja has some new music moving around on Social media so we decided to drop that here as well… There has been a metamophorsis of Kanja if anyone has been following him, a lot of growth is emulative of his new style, flow and approach to his music. To me he seems more reserved, settled and mature. He also ditched the throwback hat/bucket hat and is embracing this classic African feel of who he really is. I couple possibly be feeling this track – it has a good ring to it, the intro was kinda weired but once the song picks up his delivery resolves the hard beats and harps.

Give it a listen here…

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Pitson – Lingala Ya Yesu (**GetMziki Exclusive)

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Piston is a Gospel artists from Kenya whose been bubbling for a minute. His latest offering Lingala Ya Yesu definitely catapults him and this record to greater heights. This is a massive banger…….

I’m sure some djs will skip through the post then months later email us asking them if we have this record ;). I wanna see how slow or fast the diaspora djs will jump onto this one.

Ati wakaniambia Lingala poa niongea kati kati ya wimbo….

Killer tune…..

Audio for download coming this week. We are getting a quality audio for everyone out there.



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Viola Karuri ft Collo – Milele (*GetMziki Exclusive)

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Viola Karuri calls herself an Afro pop singer. From her bio at violakaruri.com “she started singing at an early age in school choral productions. While in High School, she and some friends formed a girl group called “Sobriety” that comprised of 5 girls. After completing high school, the group was signed by a Record Company – Shielton Entertainment (now TruBlaq Entertainment) – and were in the process of recording their first album when Viola received her acceptance into the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In January 2001, Viola moved to Boston to pursue an education in Music. While there, she schooled with Kenyan artist Eric Wainaina and toured with him promoting his Award-winning album, “Sawa Sawa”.

Viola best describes the song. “Milele is a love song that was inspired by an eavesdropping situation. My gals and I had gone out and we overheard this guy throwing some major lines at this woman. We even stopped talking because of how good they were! So this song is my imagined version of their story!

Relaxed, top down music . Great, great track.. loving it!

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Shetta Ft Diamond – Kerewa

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If you love Tanzania music, you know that any new music that has a touch of Diamond is a must listen. I’m not taking it away from Shetta who’s been MIA for a while now. When I got this gem dropped in my inbox, I instantly knew it had to get a feature on the site.

Kerewa is a must listen for fans of Bongo music. The beat is on point and both artists make the record shine. I was grooving to this after a few listens.

Listen to the track below: