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Dymetime Radio – East African Vibes 5.1

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Its that time for the hottest hits to take over your radio/computers/mobile phones – Dyme dropped some new hits today and I feel compelled to share immediately. For folks like me this is the only way we can experience new local music, so I definitely look forward to East African compilations. It’s typically a time for me to gauge whats being considered hot given that Dyme really puts together the hits.

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DYMETIME RADIO | EAST AFRICAN VIBES 5

1. Amani – Heart Braker (Kenya)
2. Vivian – Woman In Love (Kenya)
3. Calvo Mistari F. Hussein Machozi – Datisha (Tanzania)
4. Mo Music – Basi Nenda (Tanzania)
5. Barakah Da Prince – Siachani Nawe (Tanzania)
6. Rabbit F. Sudi Boy – Twende (Serebuke) (Kenya / Tanazania)
7. Khaligraph Jones – Songea (Kenya)
8. Nameless – Butterfly (Kenya / Uganda)
9. Nameless – African Beauty (Kenya)
10. Avril F. Ommy Dimpoz – Hello Baby (Kenya / Tanzania)
11. Eddy Kenzo – Zigido (Uganda)
12. Jaguar – Huu Mwaka (Kenya)
13. Bahati F. Wyre & King Kaka – Kuchu Kuchu (Kenya)
14. Sauti Sol – Shake Yo Bam Bam (Kenya)
15. Lectronica F. Wyre – Light It Up (Kenya)
16. Frasha F. Gaza Timmy – Shigidi (Kenya)
17. Bahati – Lover (Kenya)
18. Shetta F. Diamond – Kerewa (Tanzania)
19. Diamond F. Iyanya – Nakupenda (Tanzania)
20. Ali Kiba – Chekecha Chekecha (Tanzania)
21. Sazlah F. Susumila – Kidekide (Uganda)
22. P Unit – Diffrent (Kenya)
23. Yunasi F. Frasha & Mejja – Ndi Ndi Ndi (Kenya)
24. Kush Tracey – Kamote (Kenya)

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DTR – I love the 80’s

Every now and then when I am in a bad mood I go to DJ Dyme’s soundcloud account and I get some uplifting. This week this particular mix put me in my place and helped restore my faith in 80’s dance music. Enjoy this mix because the song selection really couldn’t be indicative of a time and place where most of us were in a mathree or in a club in Kenya. Dj Paco was the king of 80’s man…


DJ Dyme – Afrikan Connect Mix

Take Over DJs – DJ Dyme is one little dude whose energy is a little electrifying. At first glance you really cant tell that Dyme is a DJ (not that most DJs have a look and feel) but I am just saying Dyme is a short dude, I am used to hanging out with some intimidating looking jamas ha ha ha. Am just kidding. The amazing thing about Dyme is that he is just a humble dude – I cant take anything away from him. I always post his mixes because I think he brings something unique and different to the market place. I haven’t posted any of his work for a long time because I felt like he was going through a phase I couldn’t relate to. He scratched too much, he dropped his name in between mixes almost every 30 seconds and the mixes had too much sound effects.

However when you listen to Afrikan connect you can almost feel the maturity in the sets and the growth of the breadth of music. These are the types of African Mixtapes that I like and truthfully I am dropping it today because I think its a must have. Its a simple clean meaningful mix that sums up my last 5 months in the African Urban Music scene. Its that simple.

Without further due – ITS DYME TIME BABY!!!

Dymetime Radio Presents: Dj Dyme – African Connect Vol.1
(Track list)

1. Dj Dyme Intro
2. Proff – Nani (Whats My Name)
3. Mejja – Land Lord
4. Noorah – Lugha Gongana
5. Wyre ft Ce’cile – She Say Dat (Remix)
6. Vintiqeezy – Jiachilie (Dj Dyme Remix)
7. Kenzo ft. Mc Fullstop – Jiachilie
8. French Boy ft. Ray C – Moto Moto
9. Ali Kiba – Mapenzi
10. Jaguar – Kigueugeu
11. Michel Jackson – Rock My World (Dj Dyme Remix)
12. Enepal ft. JK – Mungeli
13. Lloyd – Cupid (Dj Dyme Remix)
14. J Martins – Iva
15. Wizkid – Wiz party
16. J Martins ft. Fally Ipupa – Jupa (Remix)
17. Bracket ft. P Square – No Time
18. Duncan Mighty – Dance for me
19. S.K. Blinckz ft Adam – Aha Ye De (Remix)
20. May D – Sound Track
Stand by me remix
21. Wale Wasee – Nezakula (Dj Dyme Exclusive)
22. Bamboo – Masai Mara (Dj Dyme Exclusive)

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DJ Dyme – Dymetime Radio (East African Mix)

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I’ve never heard DJ Dyme play live nor have I ever had the opportunity to listen to any of his mixes but the funny thing is that this cat has more face value than any other DJ right now. He is always on some flyer somewhere or some website and or an event. (Thats some good marketing and branding by the way Dyme – when an individual has more face value than recognition value – in this industry that goes a long way).

So when he submitted this mixtape I was like wow finally I’ll get to sample some of Dymes work, I actually was keen to say the least to post this mix and also to listen to some of the blends he might have. Truthfully the tracklist is standardized its the same shit you will get from all the other 30 Mixtapes we get submitted on GetMziki, however the one thing that made me post this mixtape is that LAST SONG ON the mix…. SHIT.. that song is FIRE (Dyme send me that song).

K-Teezy and Politiq F&*K you guys murdered that Auto Tune and the beat is so fresh – I cant lie, F&*k it – that ngoma is on FIRE…. I admire how you guys have a DJ that pushes your music, you have established a good network of people, entertainers, producers and aggregators that supports the whole engine. I salute the efforts – the Kenyan American thing is coming whether guys like it or not… Dyme that was a good look… That song makes me think anyone can do what Lil Wayne does…

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Track list

1. Ogopa Djs ft. Colo – Girl Like You
2. Wahu – Sweet Love
3. Klepto – Magnetic
4. P. Square – Why Be Say
5. Weasel ft. Moze – Nakudata [U.G]
6. Jua Cali ft. Enika – Niimbie
7. Kenzo – Zam Zam
8. Indeginous ft. Vintiqeezy – Binti [Remix]
9. Chava ft. Marico – Wacha Kukataa
10. Kenzo – Mama Milka
11. Longombas – Queen
12. Nonini ft. Lady Bee – Kumbuka
13. Mr Lenny – Zinduka
14. Jua Cali – Ngeli Ya Genge
15. Vintiqeezy ft. Vyba, K Teezy & Kaulaz – Piga Picha
16. Vintiqeezy ft. Vyba – Jiachillie
17. Koro ft. Vyba & Chava – Kamares [WORLD PREMIER]
18. K Teezy ft. Politiq – Fly


Vyba and Kaulaz featuring Redsan – International Beauty

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image courtesy of JointYa Chava Music

The first time I heard this track was on the TOD website, I didn’t know what to make out of it for a while. It took me a few more days to figure out that Chava is a producer and the other guys are actually artists. The second time I heard the song was on a TOD mixtape on my way to some Cafe 111 or something in Atlanta, then I coincidentally bumped into the gang doing video interviews and stuff – I didn’t pay so much attention because I was hungry at the time but needless to say I didn’t connect the song with the guys at the restaurant.

But let me be honest here, Chava as a producer is onto something great here – the beats are a youthful blend of Kapuka (Genge) whatever you call it but his production skills seem to capture a lot of what Kenya seems to churn out. Vyba as an artist is probably the most promising Kenyan artist in US I think if serious could possibly break this industry in the US. Kaulaz and Vintiqueezy i’d have to listen to more material from them but thats just my two cents. This track is a nice mellow track that REDSAN blessed. If you watch the making of the video you can see the excitement in the crews eyes to actually have REDSAN on a track! Those home videos keep me on youtube all day fellaz uwongo mbaya – I wish I could see how many other songs were made.

So far I would personally give this track a 6 out of ten, I apologize for sleeping on the track but Chava guarantees that there is more heat from the kitchen coming soon. On that note we are throwing this track on Eves countdown show on Capital FM. Lets see what the rest of Kenya thinks about it.

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