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Logombas – African Girl (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

I’ve caught some flack from a few folks here and there whom I wont name for apparently snubbing the Logombas new hits. I think one of the few things that goes unsaid in this industry is the numerous conversations that happen behind the scenes. Like people just see what you put out, people never see the work you may be doing behind the scene for folks. SMDH!!

Lovy and I talk more often than any of the artists I put up on GetMziki, sometimes maybe too much – Lovy has been concentrating on his production and truthfully if I get my hands on AIDA’s album – I promise to do justice to half the tracks I’ve heard (which were produced about two years ago). Lovy is talented producer – I cant reiterate that fact. In fact these hits guys go crazy for are nothing compared to what the cat can do. I don’t talk about Lovy here because there is nothing he is doing today that is related to the African market (directly) I mean dude has been busy making hits for guys in the US so why should I spend time talking about QUEEN!!! ha ha ha…

Anyway for the Africans on this blog – here is a track for you “African Girl” to me this track is a cookie cutter. It plays on the same word play that queen had – what I call formulaic tracks. Its guaranteed to be an instant hit all round with its catchy hooks and African/Caribbean feel drums and harps. (Okay so maybe we will post Queen sometime this week since its been demanded like 600 times) ..

Let me be real for a second I think I never posted Queen because they used “Autotune” LOL on that track. Christian can sing, like real talk the kid can sing – if you compare Queen to African Girl you will hear what I am saying. Anyway I digress – Logombas are putting some work on their upcoming album, but to me I am more excited about the work Lovy has been doing that he is currently not sharing with the world or in particular the audience that frequents this blog – so stay tuned coz BADMAN productions is about to change the music game.

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Actually here is a sampler I love that he did about 2yrs ago if you are second guessing his production:


Indiginas – Nawapenda Wo(te) (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

My boy Indiginas dropped his second single off his new album currently in the streets. During his listening party a lot of folks leaned towards this track as opposed to the track I was feeling. Eventually he endend up dropping Saa Zingine as the single from NINAVYOHISI. (am still trying to figure out who Anisa is on Saa Zingine – when the track starts he mentions Anisa!!!)

Nawapenda wo(te) is a feel good track and a timely dedication to Indiginas fans who have been with him through thick and thin. Being a diaspora artist is not the easiest thing, so its always uplifting when you see a generation of fans and friends journey with you through your musical career. The video is also Fresh blessed by Macharia (whom I love his work – He did the Camp Mulla video – Fresh All Day) Watch out for that kid he will be big soon.

I find the Nawapeda Wo(te) video especially cool because all the folks in the video are actually Indiginas friends (real talk no models lol). Its a good Bay Area video and am just happy to see familiar faces support and have fun with this music thing… SMART stuff.

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Muthoni the Drummer Queen – Welcome to the Disco (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

So I spend a lot of time online as do many other folks, I spend majority of my time trying to find new websites that are either doing the same thing GetMziki is doing or trying to elevate what we started. I also spend a lot of time finding curators and writers who have deeper insights into Urban African music more than myself since evidently I have been living out of Africa for such a long time I am losing touch with the sound. My only source of insights is the Internet and the few producer friends that I frequently keep in touch with. The challenge with this is that there is a general bias based on what those/these producers are currently working on.

So I visit the AfricanUnsigned, the Musekes of this world and I will spend hours sampling, reading and understanding the music, the culture, the sound. For most part I can tell you most of the sound coming from Africa has been more of less the same. However in the last 5 years a significant shift in the direction of music has happened across the continent as a whole. A fusion of dance, house, rock, electronic and pop has taken over the African sound. I wish I was a good writer, I would educate you guys on a list of producers and artists trying to create something new and fresh that Africa and the world just need to pay attention to. However I am not a writer – I simply am a music enthusiast with good ears for good shit.

The dilemma is when stuff like the attached track produced by Wawesh and written and performed by Muthoni come to my circle of interest I am slightly out of the loop with where to bucket this sound. Everything I have read online seems difficult to describe Muthoni’s style. Break beat, Indie pop, Indie Rock, Afrop, Afro Pop, Afrock LOL… Wawesh would definitely have a name for this music but lately I think Wesh is just having fun with music which I admire about his creative process. I will post some of Bamzigis upcoming tracks and honestly you’ll either say the bhangi these guys are smoking is from Kijabe or basically these guys are onto something huge. A lot of musicians are scared to go off the grain because it challenges their norm, their formula for success. But when you have nothing to lose I think you basically allow yourself to express music in its purest form.

On this track its evident we are on that pre-school musical tip and playing around with songs we grew up with but yet finding ways to make them currently relevant. Its like selling a guy a cheese sandwich with caviar or foie gras on focaccia bread (google all these items if you cant identify any of them). Anyway Muthoni you know how I feel about you so it goes without saying I am just curious to sample the entire album to see where your head is at. Wesh, give up the blue pills come back to earth … coz truly we are writing new chapters that I am not sure if the market is ready for these sounds but if not I know you are coming hard… Let me find that BASHETE!!

ps. I love Muthonis tumi dimples.

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Marya Feat Avril – Chokoza

We here at GetMziki have featured Marya before with Hey Baby and Avril with Mama . Both of them have voices and can really sing and coupled with thier beauty, they really form the ultimate collabo pair. On the flip side, the pairing of the duo is a recepie for people to hate and look for fault when there is none.

Now the beat sounds like a “diwali riddim” rip off, but Ogopa Djs put a twist to the beat to make it refreshing and unique in its own way. Now I know some people will compare this track to “Love is wicked” by Brick and Lace but you cannot really blame them. The similarities are just too obvious. The chorus on the song is  catchy and even though the lyrics on the track are sometimes confusing (on the first chorus, they talk about accepting Tequila shots from guys then running off but then on verse 2 they say they are independent women who have their own cash to support themselves-What Is What?????) “Chokoza” shows the maturity and growth of the duo.

I wanna know what people out there think of the track. I believe its worth getting some spins here at GetMziki. Enjoy!!!!!

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Ishike Radio Weekly Podcasts

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Like I had promised, I will be showcasing a new mix every Monday in the month of October. A lot of people have been hitting me up requesting some songs on the mixes, so people might notice some “old” tracks in the track listing. In this era, where every body wants to be “Mr Exclusive”, I decided to go aganist the norm and include a “back in the day” track by Tony Nyadundo.

In the first mix, I showcase some songs that are driving the streets crazy like “Finje Finje” by Mr T (Kenya) and “Mtimanyongo” by Shaa Feat Langa(Tanzania). The second mix has a couple of requests, but I also showcase the gospel anthem “Niko Na reason” by Holy Dave and Eko Dida that is a straight club banger. To all the people out there who are still doubting that “Gospel got Swagger too”, check out this lyrics to the song. Enjoy!!!!

“Hakuna kitu ngumu kwa Jesus
anaweza kutuona He can see us
kama aliokoa wanaume 10 K
anaweza okoa wanaume TMK
na TOK, waseme, its OK, its OK
devil nitoke, nitoke”

For song requests, Song submission etc: djdona@djdona.com

October 12, 2009 Podcast
Downloads (Right Click and Save as): Set 1 | Set 2

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1. Intro
2. Mr T- Finje Finje (KE)
3. Kid Foxx- Abatuuze (UG)
4. M.O.G Feat Issac Blackman – Tempted (Remix) (KE/Trinidad and Tobago)
5. Michelle – Out Tonight (KE)
6. Vinti Queezy – Flow (KE/USA)
7. Allan Aaron – Wimutheru (KE)
8. Blu 3 ft GNL – Kakana (UG)
9. Nonini feat Bobby Mapesa – Mtoto Mzuri (KE/TZ)
10. Nadhiru Feat Fid Q – Wanapagawa (TZ)
11. Abbas – Get Down (KE)
12. Jafari Feat Nazizi – Saa Zingine (TZ/KE)
13. Alpha Msanii Feat Mejja – Siwezi Get No Friends (KE)
14. Shaa Feat Langa – Mtimanyongo (TZ)
15. Frakas – Chapa Ilale (KE)
16. Abbas- Chapaa (KE)
17. Tony Nyadundo – Ndoa ya machozi (TZ)

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1. Intro
2. Holy Dave and Eko Dida– Niko Na Reason (KE)
3. STL – She Got (KE/Norway)
4. Maleek, Abbas and Chiwawa -2050 (Australia/KE)
5. Kenzo – Mama We (KE)
6. Bamboo Feat Archapello – Tabia Mbaya (KE/USA)
7. 2Face- Enter The Place (NG)
8. Nameless – Obama (KE)
9. Nameless – Ninanoki (KE)
10. D, Banj – Gongo Aso (NG)
11. P-Square – Roll it (NG)
12. Bigiano – Going Home (NG)
13. Bracket Feat P-Square – No Time (NG)
14. Nyashinski – Baby I (KE)
15. K-Tazi- She’s A Tap (KE/USA)
16. Indiginas Feat Vinti Queezy – Cassanova
17. DNG – Shake it on the Floor (Quantum Riddim) (KE)
18. Peter Miles – One Time (UG)
19. Chris Brown ft Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz-Transform Ya (USA)


Madtraxx – Big Shot (GetMziki Exclusive **)

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We’ve covered MadTraxx on GetMziki over and over again, I think with all the tracks released over the last 3 years the kid is ready to compile an album. I think its unfortunate that most of these Kenyan artists are caught up in the whole Nameless singles phenomenon but maybe there is a strategy and I am just failing to see it at this point and time.

Honestly think about it, all Kenyan artists you have listened to over the last 8 months are singles, none of these artists actually has an album or has a plan to release an album. Unless someone wants to prove me different I am yet to see a Madtraxx, Mejja, Jimwat or Joint Ya Chava album. Am just being real. Am not saying its a bad strategy am just saying by the time the album gets here everyone has all the tracks they need. However on the flip side Nameless made millions going on tour and performing his tracks before he compiled his album. This allowed him to bank more on performance sales than Album sales (which i think went to Ogopa). So maybe its okay to have a string of singles that allow you to stand on stage – rant and rave.

I am conflicted about this song, it feels so cookie cutter. In a world where I have always raved about George’s (Madtraxx) ingenius tracks, catchy hooks and inventive dance routines – I feel like this is such a dupped formatted hit. It feels so Jango – so Walanguzi, so BigPin like.. Its bound to be a hit just because of the song format and composition but not because its exceptional. I am not sure what you guys think – so ill open it up.. The song is on heavy rotation right now on Kenyan radio stations… give it a listen.

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Double Trouble – Linet, Raudy & Kendi, Mejja (GetMziki Calif Records Edition)

So here is the reality of this post, Ive been sitting or sleeping literary on a couple of tracks. Some of these tracks I honestly didn’t think were worthy of posting but after the videos popped up online I thought okay – well why not. So truth be told, I feel none of these two songs, but the Kendi and Meja VIDEO is hilarious. Someone needs to give this Mejja character a TV show or something. He reminds me of Ludacris with his hilarious videos and theatrics…Honestly the world is a much better place with Mejja in the game – he is currently my number on source of happiness when it comes to watching Kenyan music Videos. (Watch the beginning of that Mwanisema Video its hilarious). Actually I think the whole Clemo (Calif Records) stable just has some interesting well thought of videos. I love the fact that they are shot in the hood – they don’t try to be Westerncentric – their videos are often just real. (ps. What happend to that FLEXX cat Mr. Amejibeba?)

The second part of this post is this Linet and Raudy song. I know both songs are from Calif Records, but am just saying I wasn’t feeling them before I saw the videos. Anyway I think the chile in the Mwanisema video in the beginning is the same chic singing on this Linet song. I could be wrong but they look very similar. Calif Records seems to be incubating some new talent, all these new acts have been springing up from their stable – maybe its time for some new blood. Either way I thought now that the videos are out you guys might enjoy some of these blaa blaaa songs.

Although if I had to pick – I would go with the Kendi track, Kendi’s voice seems like it has much more potential than Linets voice.

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Brand New: Marya feat Colonel Mustafa – Hey Baby (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

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Lets get these pleasantries out of the way real quick – Mustafa your CHILE IS HOTTTTTTT!! with a capital T (As Mzee Tama would say in brackets capital T T). Wai wai wai – Truthfully the first 15 minutes of my day today was spent watching this video back to back, I really didn’t hear the song kabisaaa!! The thing is I actually watched or had seen her previous video Mahaba, but I think after this jam came out and I started feeling the jam – I fell in love with her.. excuse me.. I mean sorry.. I feel inlove with the song 🙂 the song I meant the song.

I know with the way am talking am making her into a Halle Berry of sorts, but thats not the case really. All am saying is that its been a while since we have seen some eye candy on our youtube/screens that was singing well and also has the appearance to support the looks. No disrespect to any other artist in Kenya am just saying this chile right now for me takes the trophy for the whole of East Africa in terms of cakes… And thats just real talk. I mean look at the representatives on each coast – Ray C (TZ), Juliana (UG), Nakaya (TZ), Wahu (KE), …. Well actually K-Lynn from TZ is a cake hauuu uuu!! and then there is Kaz… hmmm okay let me sit this one out for a while while I look at my diary for clues.

What sucks about Marya is that she will always be known as Mustafas Boo, thats kinda whack coz she needs to be able to ride her own wave of success. I also think her brand name is a little off – MARY-A (her real name is Mary Maina), am not sure what the A stands for but I thought her name was Myra initially until I realized is MaryA -I dont know maybe thats just me. Lastly its Ogopa – Ogopa can make anyone a superstar with their beats, so I am yet to make a decent decision on whether I think she can sing or not. This particular track is off the chains – Gangsta loving right there, but I cant feel her vocal capabilities, to me it sounds like she is just talking and conversating with her peers.

The Mahaba song she release prior to this one was just okay I would give it a star – this one I give 3 stars for quality of beat, composition, collaboration, video quality and style) but more importantly to get her number he he he he… Mustafa hang on to this one coz she is bound to get hit on by 999 guys on an average week. GetMuzicians its time to harvest this track – what do you all think?

ps. Also Mustafa making love Collabos is dangerous ground homie, mkija kukosana hizi ngoma zitakuwa zina leta machozi na majonzi tupu mshkaji wangu

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Syd vs Q-Tac : Clande vs Chips Funga (GetMziki Faceoff – Brand New Music ***)

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The image I’ve created above and uploaded is not meant to belittle any women who read this blog – but rather to paint a vivid picture of the debauchery that has been going on in Kenya over the last few years when it comes to creating fresh new slang terms to explain certain times of people. From what I understand Chips Funga these days means a chile you pick up the first night at any night club or bar, and you kulungus (hit it off) on the same night. So she is a chips funga just like the Kenchic chips (fries) that you order to go.

On the flip a Clande is just a clande – Clande is actually from the word Clandestine (which is secrecy more or less a relationship you are having on the side). Kenya currently is a Clande infested country, I understand Nairobi is suffering from all sorts of Clande diseases – Imara Daima, South C, South B and Buru have become the new Clande havens for the heavy weights.

So we felt it only right to put these two big artists singing these two different classic tracks that are fresh off the studio and press – Syd who has his banging track titled CLANDE and Q Tac and his crazy track CHIPS FUNGA. The themes are similar but the songs are completely different so they cannot be compared to in terms of production and flow. However in terms of delivery and message execution I thought it would be nice to see which track would pony more votes. So without futher due –

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Historians – Bouje (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

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We have never posted a Historians song on this site ever. Funny enough I used to like these cats back in the day – they had that “Hey DJ” song a while back that featured all these Mash Auto cars. The song was pretty cool, the video was even cooler, that is until I saw the same cars on Bamboos video and a couple of other videos and then I hated the song… 🙂

Historians haven’t really done much as far as I can tell, but whenever Ogopa has blessed them with a beat they always tend to kill it. Am also glad that one dude cut off his dreads, they weren’t really a good look. he also seems to have cut some weight – honestly I know this has nothing to do with anything but you gotta admit the Historians are looking sharp and well groomed on that video. Not that they didn’t before but am just saying… Anyway I digress.

Overall I like this track, it sucks that I couldn’t get any quality images of the group anywhere on the internet. The Ogopa website seems to be under construction. I also hope this song is not supposed to be “Bourgeois” many people never know how to spell that word. a chile who is boujee (bourgeois) flossy flossy… he he he … the pronounciation is boujiii but its spelled – bourgeois … Anyway let me chill out, enjoy this exclusive track …

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Streets Are Mine: Part 3. KE/TZ/UG/NG Music

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Streets are Mine is a street album series showcasing music from KE/TZ/UG/NG that are making rounds in the clubs, radio and the streets . On this latest project, working with Dan Mixa we did a lot of research, took various requests from people, and the final product was a song catalog from different artists and genres. We also showcased some of the gospel songs that are bangers in the clubs and added a couple of songs from various upcoming artists that are working hard in perfecting their craft but do not necessarily have a medium outlet to showcase their music. I will be showcasing some of the individual songs here at GetMziki in the next few weeks. Any requests for what songs I should showcase first?? Enjoy!!!!!

Tracklisting

1. Dj Dan Mixa/Dj Dona Intro
2. P-Unit – Rush Hour (KE)
3. Zaidi Ya Muziki – Fundi Wa Mbao (KE)
4. Rugged Man- Banging (NG)
5. Duncan Almighty Feat Bomba Crack – Ijeoma (NG)
6. Syd Feat Bobby Mapesa- Uta do (KE)
7. ROP Feat Jua Cali – Jipe Shugli (KE)
8. Wernono -Wernono Anthem (Remix) (KE)
9. Q-TAC and Alahola – Ocha
10 Joslin – Natamani (TZ)
11. Ki Lon Feat 9ice – Obesere (NG)
12. Michelle – Out Tonight (KE)
13. Choku and Rat a Tat – Vitu Mi na Lyke (KE)
14. Issac Blackman- Ceiling (TTO)
15. Shake – Nataka Chali Real (KE)
16. Mic Worx Feat Ill Bliss – Fall of I Rise of Many (NG)
17. Fisherman – Isabella
18. Joslin feat Lady JD- Umewezaje (TZ)
19. Kizo B – Ulinibeep (KE)
20. 2K – PSA (KE)
21. Mr Blue – Make It Rain (TZ)
22. Gravity – KemiKali Kali (KE)
23. Jeff Flow – Destiny (KE)
24. MC Patow- We Don’t Play (KE)
25. Daddy Owen Feat Dunco – Watoto (KE)
26. Maximum Melodies – Emmanueli (KE)
27. M.O.G- Let Him Go (remix) (KE)
28. Jimwat – Fall in Love (KE)
29. Chameleon feat AK47 – Bayuda (UG)
30. Lobo Feat Ken Razy and UB – Fuata Ndoto Yako (KE)
31. Juliani- Biceps (KE)
32. Abbas and Harry Kimani – Murume (KE)
33. Klepto Feat Scar – Baby Come Closer (KE)
34. E-Vik & V6 – Don’t Take it Personal (KE)
35. Juju – Mimi ni Hustler (KE)
36. Jayels Family – Kigalis Finest (RW)
37. Ali B feat Nyota Ndogo – Ni wangu (KE/TZ)
38. Nameless Feat Habida – Sunshine (KE)
39. Mwasiti – I Love you (TZ)
40. Abbas – Get Down (KE)
41. STL- She Got It (KE)
42. AY- Leo (TZ)

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Brand New Gospel Mix : DJ Mista Trixx – Bring Down the House

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The last few months have been rather interesting, we have received more Gospel music than ever before in the history of our existence. There are a few possible reasons for this, either Gospel music in Kenya is on the uprise, or Gospel music in Kenya has changed its format and is now inclusive of many other styles and rhythms. I would really like to have a lengthy conversation with R-Kay and Kanji right about now.

That said one of my favorite tracks is a song called “Nime pendwa na Fundi wa Mbao” – which sadly doesnt feature on this mix, but DJ Dona slapped it on one of his old mixes.

As a company GetMziki has been contemplating and struggling internally to figure out where to classify these new tracks coming in from Kenya. A few months ago publishing one track from Chizi, or from Neema wasn’t a big deal – but we are talking about 50 to 100 new songs in less than 5 months. So you can imagine we have a real problem on our hands in terms of classifying this genre and group of artists. Because this music doesn’t really sound like your generic Gospel music – when you listen to half these songs you might as well be listening to Nonini, or JuaCali its only that the lyrical content is different.

So when Trixx sent me this mix today I was excited, at least someone was brave enough to compile a Gospel mix to help me table this dilemma. Am always looking forward to DJ Mista Trixx work – this is one mix thats completely different in terms of lyrical content. But in terms of BPM’s, tempo and production its just another Genge Mix 🙂 Am sorry but its the truth.

Either way you guys enjoy some Gospel – Get to go to church on GetMziki for a day or so – but lets talk about where and how we can classify these new sounds.

TrackList:

1. Not a Joke(Boda Boda Remix)- Holy Dave
2. Not a Joke- Holy Dave
3. Butu na Moyi- Makoma
4. Wi Afi Giddem- Gospel Fathers
5. Wi Afi Giddem(Haijalishi Remix)- Gospel Fathers
6. Haijalishi- Daddy Owen ft Mr. Googz
7. Fagia(Cinderella Remix)- Holy Batalion
8. Fagia- Holy Batalion
9. Knees and Toes- Sita
10. Upendo la Ajabu- Holy Batalion
11. Hekalu Lako- Wao
12. Nimeokoka remix- Votaries
13. Tumsifu Bwana- Rufftone and Po-Q-Pine
14. Nisaidie Bwana- Davie
15. Nampenda Bwana- JOGG-C
16. Usichoke- Henrie Mutuku and Rufftone
17. Wacha(Banjuka Remix)- SK Blue
18. Wacha- SK Blue
19. Sina Madeni- Gospel Fathers
20. Sina Madeni(Ngeli ya Genge remix)- Gospel fathers
21. Amka Kumekucha- Daddy Owen ft Grace
22. Nakuona- Zaidi ya Mziki
23. Shillingi Ya Kenya- Daddy Owen
24. Kiboko Yao- Robert Kamanzi
25. Bonus Track- Bring Down

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Brand New: Jaguar – Nikusikize (GetMziki Exclusive **)

Ogopa DJs is at it again, I’ve had this track for a few weeks now – I am not sure why i didnt share

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it but I was letting it sip into my blood streams more and more. If you spend your afternoons on this track you will slowly start liking it. But off the top if entered a car that was playing it, its not what you would call a instant hit.

That said – it’s a classic Ogopa beat and what we have now settled as the classic style called KAPUKA. That said Jaguar who was in the US a few years ago seems to be a very humble well composed artist. I am not sure how his career is doing right now but if the new material sounds like this then his sophomore album could be an interesting pick off the shelves.

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Brand New: Rabbit feat Oddinary – Jam Nakam (Get Mziki New Artists Review)

I think this track has been out for a while but we will profile it as if its a new joint. mainly because we have never featured any of these artists on GetMziki ever. It took me a while to figure out the title of the track when the track was sent to me. JAM NA KAM I think the track was supposed to be Niko kwa Jam na come (Am in traffic I am coming through). I think that has to be the worst title track ever.

Regardless its an interesting track, I am conflicted about the vocal prowess of the crew although one of the dudes sound like the guy from Crazy (walanguzi), but am not sure. Either way I think Its just an okay song, its not anything I would put on my ipod but I am sure there are some guys here who will actually break bread for this track. DJ Wise and Sneed are behind this production, enuff said from me before I maul this track totally… 🙂

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Brand New: Abbas – Get Down (GetMziki Exclusive***)

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I will never get over the fact that Abbas still remains one of the most under rated artists in Kenya. I wont even get into his lyrical capabilities and how he is always on the rise with verbal assault. What I will say though is this BEAT is fat – “Kama Blaze, ama kama sukuma wiki na Mayonasse, Ama kama Achieng Abura na Victor Seii wakiingia kwa dinga – heeiii eeeii” (Those Lyrics were coined by Bamboo not me)

Abbas drops a line on this track with that Auto Tune “sisi ni warui, tunawaroga kama wakamba wa kitui” That thing just put me on the floor.

ps. Rumor has it that Abbas is beefing with Jua Cali – can anyone confirm??

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Brand New: Nameless and Habida – Sunshine

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Am a little conflicted about this song, mainly because I fe Getting My Boyfriend Back el like Nameless has that signature feel and style on all his tracks. Nameless is inevitably going to be the Zouk, Kapuka or Classic AfroZouk – Rythmn and Zouk king of East Africa. My challenge is to completely accept that he will only be good in that box. My second challenge is to accept that he will make these kinds of songs and still be good at it because darn it this song has been growing on me and I dont understand why. Its like a bad Malaria flu. I remember I hated that Salari song, I sang it day in day out but I still hated it.. I still hate it today… but I can sing the whole hook.

Now this whole collabo with Habida threw me off initially, coz I know Habida personally and I thought she was still in Atlanta. It turns out shorty moved back home and has been working on boosting her musical career from digz. Habida tried to penetrate the US market relentlessly, I am not sure how far she got but you can tell from her vocal skills that she can handle her own. Plus the fact that she is a cake (supuuuu videdly). Either way why don’t I open this track to the floor and get some feedback… for now I am feeling the track, and a part of me doesn’t really want to like this song – I dont know why I am fighting it…

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Brand New: Kleptomaniacs – Magnetic

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So maybe this song is not that new coz its been sitting in my music folder for months now, but it was released this year and has gotten no love whatsoever online and in the video logs. Its an interesting attempt at the trio in trying something new. The sound is not the usual classic Ogopa sound or the traditional Kapuka beat… this is a ULOPA NGOMA (you know I kinda like these Ulopa guys.. their production style is interesting)

Either way here is Kleptomaniacs with Magnetic..

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