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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.

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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

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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:


Kwame – Githeremende (**GetMziki Exclusive)

A few years back, Leo did a GetMziki PSA by featuring Kwame with his single Holela and I’m sure the “Go with the Jump wagon” fans most likely skipped the post. Back then we labelled Kwame as as a breath of fresh air among new artists and having so much potential.

Kwame’s new record that was supposedly a free style during a recording session is a mixture of Kikuyu/ R & B mixed Githeremende is a dope jam which will definitely make you proud of Kwame who perfectly interlaces his vocals with a dope R & Bish beat that was produced by Mosaic. With records like this, I can clearly sit back and enjoy 254’s home style music done in a unique way.

GITHEREMENDE IS A BANGER……..

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Rabbit Feat Wangechi & HHP – Tulia Tu (**GetMziki Exclusive)

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I’m a fan of Rabbit with his great story telling ability and his way of keeping fans glued to his music with his progressive growth whether in such subjects matters as relationships or the ups and downs of life.

Tulia tu is his new record that features upcoming sensation Wangechi and South African Rapper HHP that was Produced by Kevin Provoke and Tim Rimbui at Ennovator Music.

Blast this heavy and listen to the lyrics for you to enjoy this record.

Mambo ni Kutulia Tu

Enjoy!!!


K-Nel feat Glasses Malone – Bonga Mavi

First and foremost I have to say I love this new SoundCloud plugin and format it is the truth. I love it.
Second I have to say meeting K-Nel in person didn’t disappoint, he is everything much the visual element and the brand that he appears to be in his music and on his vlogs.

I met K-Nel officially in Las Vegas and he was busy doing his media thing as usual. Immediately he told me “Leo we going to talk over this game in the US” to which I didn’t think much of. Fast forward to last week when he sent me this track, I was like Owe sh*t this dude was actually serious.

With a classic collabo with one of YMCMB’s finest it actually looks like KNEL is on a mission. Listen to this…


Coola Gang- Songa (**GetMziki Exclusive)

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This post is a little bit personal to me for a number of reasons. I clearly remember when I first showcased Coola Gang two years ago in a series called “Hip Hop Weekly“. Among other things, I’m a rap nerd and back then I could definitely see their future potential. I got some flack from some people who believed Coola gang was just “My hype”.

We also had Kapella and Cool Kid Taffie who currently make up Colla Gang as part of the 2012 Top Freshmen.

2014 finds them having one of the biggest records in Kenya currently. I’m really proud of the duo and what they have accomplished in their music path. By fusing their great lyrical ability and Grand Pa’s productions, “Songa” is a massive single……..

Listen to Songa below:

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Ringtone- Mziki Ni Dawa (**GetMziki Exclusive)

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What’s a Valentines day without a treat with new music? My inbox has been getting numerous emails with new records from artists. One of the records that I feel needs to be posted is by Ringtone “Mziki Ni Dawa” which translates to “Music is medicine”.

This is a big record of Ringtone that will show his growth and maturity of Ringtone bounce to it. This will definitely do good in the radio and clubs…

Listen to Mziki Ni dawa below:

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P-Unit – L.O.V.E

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The video for this recent record from P-Unit is to be released sometime this week. On this record the trio of Frasha, Gabu, and Bon-Eye fuse their classic Genge feel with some Kwaito sounding beat for their latest offering that talks about love.

I love what P-Unit is doing with the whole idea of fusing different genres of music. However, I couldn’t really finding my footing on this song at all. Maybe it’s one of those records that grows on you. Only time will tell….

Listen to L.O.V.E below:

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254 TOP 10 Freshmen 2013 – FINAL LIST

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Why lie, it’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here. I know we are late in showcasing this but we seriously all got sidetracked while we had the list finally cemented a few months ago. Part of the delay has been me slacking on how best this should be packed but the more I thought about it the more it dawned on me to strictly keep it to the music.

You gotta start off with the “GetMziki Top 10 Freshmen 2013 – Those Who Did Not Make The Cut” for you to understand and marinate on the panel we have on our team. From Leo, Louis, Dj Dan Mixa, Carl The Truth and me, we sorted to find the 254 best artist of 2013. Let me give u a brief rundown of what happened. We showcased the 2012 top freshmen but the more we looked at the players for the 2013 final list we soon realised that we had to showcase other genres of music. For us to showcase the amazing talent in Kenya we had to include everyone who was releasing good quality and consistent records. Consider this as a group of upcoming, emerging, and buzzing artist that we feel are going to be the “next to blow.”

You gonna have people saying that artist A or B or C should have been on the list or shouldn’t have had a spot on the list and we truly respect that. However you have to understand that our panel is people who first look at the music, the artist grind and future qualities. Here are some of the talk and discussions going on the various round table sessions. We talked about the 2012 GetMziki Freshmen list, Listened to various upcoming artists from various regions in Kenya, talked about Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Ojiji and Xcalibar, Gospel music in Kenya, the rise of female Kenyan MC’s, Naija Nite In Kenya (sic) and much more. Do you get the picture. Big shoutouts to Carl the Truth and Dj Dan Mixa for coming through in finalizing the list and having the same passion in showcasing the great musical talent from Kenya. I owe u guys big time…….

And it seemed like everyone had a list in 2013. From subdued artists, KOT to various producers, it seems everyone wanted their favorite artist to be on the list. We listened, asked opinions, took notes and finally came up with the final list. Any artist who thinks we overlooked them to be part of the 254 TOP 10 Freshmen 2013 finale, you probably are not grinding good enough to be on the list.

To all the 2013 FRESHMEN, you deserve to be on the list. MIXTAPE COMING REAL SOON. We will be showcasing the artists individually in the coming weeks.

Here are the top ten artists representing Kenya all over the globe in 2013 in no order.

-Hope Kid
-Nali Katana
-Wangechi
-Elani
-Mumbi
-Boneless
-Fena Gitu
-Bahati
-Masta Piece
-Sage


Big Pin – Hapo Sawa (*GetMziki Exclusive)

I can’t believe its been a few years since we last featured Big Pin AKA beast from the East. Matter of fact the alst post he had was with the banger Ilete. It seems he always has this thing of releasing records and going under for a few years. However anything that he touches sits well with all his fans.

He definitely would much farther his career by being consistent in his releases and tours. He starts off 2014 with a record called “Hapo Sawa” that finds him on our pages with another fresh street single that was produced by Babz on the track.

Keep it locked on the site for details on the artist’s plans for 2014.

Listen to Hapo Sawa below:

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Xtatic feat Kwesta and Chelz – We Ryde

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We had Xtatic as one of the Freshman 2012 Class . In between that time she’s released a couple of records which in my opinion were “do this” records that she was being advised to do by her the record company. We showcased Xtatic before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon and before her record label signing. Here is what I had to say when I showcased the Prep Track

Xtatic is one of the female MC’s on the come up in Kenya. I’ve listened to some of her songs and I’m really impressed with the growth considering she still hasn’t even reached her full potential. Xtatic is a remainder to those who claim our generation lacks rap talent, that there is definitely artists making moves. Listen and watch the video to the “Prep” track. This track has a real Hip Hop feel to it; Smooth and melodic . Xtatic is definitely more than just a female emcee to me. I don’t like comparing artists but I’d said she’s a mix of street edgy quality street music mixed in with a “trendy” perspective.

This new record “We Ryde” that features South African is classic Xtatic with that raw edgy feel that I came to love. There are enough fans who love this type of music and she brings it out well. This record definitely gets a permanent spot in my music playlist…..

Listen to the track below:

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Mr Lenny ft Visita -Rand Randa (***GetMziki Exclusive)

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Can we officially say that Mr Lenny aka King of collabo’s is back. Currently signed to the TDE of Kenyan music Grandpa records, this is Mr Lenny’s first official offering. This is a great addition to any djs playlist.

Bump this heavy this week……

Listen to the audio below:

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Samir – Nyororo & Kinyulinyuli

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We’ve been getting some new music from our Bongo connect Alvin. I’m always eager to listen to new artists out here and see how they progress and hustle through their musical journeys. Samir is from Tanznaia and from what Alvin says, he’s one of the fast rising starts in Bongo music. Is he the next Diamond.

he recently released Nyororo while Kinyulinyuli is an older track that he released last year.

Listen to Nyororo below:

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Watch the video for Kinyulinyuli below


Pizo Dizo & Mejja – Quality Ka Hizo

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We recently featured Grand PA’s family Pizo Dizo as one of the artists who we considered for the 2013 top freshmen but did not make the list. I’ve said it before that I admire what Grand PA records is doing with the signing of various artists and slowly bubbling in the music scene with their various hit records. Their movement reminds me of the TDE and their whole Black Hippy movement of running a successful record label progressively.

Quality Ka Hizo is a collabo by Pizo Dizo and Mejja that shows her ability to go toe to toe lyrically with Mejja aka Okonkwo on this geared club record.

I’m trying to get a decent quality version of the song for download. The one we have on our severs is not to par with the GetMziki standards.

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