Posts Tagged ‘Mixtapes’

GetMziki – Promo Only November 2015 Edition

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It’s that time of the month again. It’s the promo only November 2015 edition. Yes, it December, but we had some server issues and now just getting to uplaod the records. So Enjoy this November promo only In December 🙂

This Month we feature 22 records……

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 November 2015 Edition Playlist

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GetMziki – Promo Only October 2015 Edition

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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
Mbuvi- Nzukulu
Eddy kenzo – Freestyle
Dee Bouwy Feat – NakupendaDarasa- Heya Aee
Dufla Diligon – Tempo
Nessa Feat femi one- MSupa
Hamonizer- Aiyola
Muthoni DQ Feat Khaligrpah Jones and MI- Turn on the Light
Recho – Tua
Pinky- Usiogope

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Dj Lenny – Turudi Kwa Culture (Rhumba Vs Zilizopendwa Vol. 1)

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Creating a noteworthy dope mix is never an easy task. So many djs out there are so talented but fail miserably in making timeless mixes that are listenable from start to finish. Dj’s have to find and keep that fine balance between seamless mixing, dropping exclusives or classics and above all differentiate themselves from everybody else out there and provide mixes that are listenable and appreciated by everyone. Dj Lenny’s Rhumba Vs Zilizopendwa Vol. 1 is a dope mix that is timeless and a must listen and favorite for any music lover.

Here is an excerpt on his inspiration for the mix.

One of my favorite shows in Kenya is on Saturday nights, a caller/soc media interactive show called ‘Rasha Rasha’. It’s basically a party set celebrating Rumba & Soukous music .. playing and discussing anything from the late great Franco & Tabu Ley to modern day superstars like Fally Ipupa & Ferre Gola .. while I had already contemplated making a rumba mix, the actual need or the cultural artistic importance of it dawned on me after catching a few episodes. My hope with this mix is that it educates as much as it entertains or brings back nostalgic memories from days when Rumba and Zilizopendwa music were mainstays on dancefloors from the Congo to East Africa .

The idea behind it was to make a mix that has a treasure kind of feel to it, a mix that someone will want to hold on to for years, hopefully, decades to come .. If it’s on a CD to make sure it never got scratched or an mp3 that would be copied and backed up several times to keep it safe .. a piece of art if you will
People don’t realize how important our culture is, how much it has shaped us as a people and for this mixes’ purpose ; the fact that we have to each play our part in celebrating it, documenting it and passing it on or forward to the future generations. . this is only VOL 1 so stay tuned.

This is fire. I loved the approach. Classics from Franco, Super Mazembe, Mbilia Bel, Tabu ley and many more are on the mix. That Bozi Boziana was and still is my jam…. Bump this heavy.


Dj Edu – Kigeugeu the remixes

Edu, left hes flash drive here in Nairobi, lucky for us we were able to get a few remixes off the drive before we sent it off to London,
first off we have the Kigeuge vs Cardiac bass remix. which i think will be just as big a hit as the original.
Deejay edu Kigeugeu Vs Cardiac Bass Riddim by getmziki

 

 

Second remix is on the Kigeuege vs Stronger by Suai and Akon.

Deejay Edu – Kigeugeu Vs Stronger by getmziki


A Touch Of Africa – Kabugi the DJ (GetMziki African Mixes ***)

I grew up in the same Hood/Mtaa as Kabugi, actually we went to the same church in Buru phase v/phase iv. It was called Catho – or Catholic Church of Buru Buru. We probably fkuzad the same chics and shared the same rounda festivities and ball sessions. Although if I think long and hard Kabugi lived in phase iv which was okay but it just wasnt phase v. He he he phase iv had all the nice chiles, actually phase iv and phase iii or phase ii had all the chiles in Buru. Phase v had all the hot jamas (evidently).

Anyway I digress! My point here is that I’ve known this cat for a long time. Kabugi was one of my first Mlevi.com users and contributors when we were on version 1.3. Its amazing how time flies since 2001 to date thats almost 9 years ago when we were building our first Kenyan social network homie. But real talk am proud to know that the Internet has really lived up to its promise – ensuring people always stay in touch and in communication. Kabugi and I don’t talk much but when we do he will always drop a mix here and there – Personally I am never really fascinated by new school mixes… its the old stuff that he did that always has me locked in.

Hopefully when we finish 9mixtapes I will get the opportunity to share a lot of stuff he has done but today i am compelled to share this Touch of Africa mix that I have been playing in my car over and over and over again. Funny enough he did this in 2006 which is just amazing in itself. Thats why I feel like a lot of these African songs and sounds are so timeless. You cant listen to a 2006 Genge mix today and tell me it sounds as fresh today!

This mix has it all, it has your daily dose of Lingala, Magic System, Coupe De cale back in the day… Anyway real talk Kabugi this mix is official. Thanks for sharing/ Keep doing what you do!

listen to Touch of Africa here:

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African Remixes – Gyptian "Hold Yuh"


Gyptian’s “Hold Yuh” track has been a banger everywhere for a while now and various artists across the world have been jumping on the track and creating thier own versions. It’s a trend that has been there for a while and will always be a medium for artists to create remixes.

Many East African artists have still not caught up on the “Jumping on other people beats” trend while on the flip side artists especially from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa have been doing unofficial remixes using tracks from tons of artists including Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Rihanna, Movado and many more.

I’ve always told artists that “Jumping on other people beats” for unofficial remixes opens up tons of doors in terms of writing skills, song arrangement and overall song composition. Most artists use the tracks as promotional material for thier street albums and mixtapes and creates that street buzz, since you are jumping on a song that is already hot.

A good example I always give is when Vybz Kartel voiced over Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent” instrumental for his “Romping Shop” version. When “Romping Shop” came out,  Ne-Yo’s publishing company wrote to Vybz’s team stating that Rompin Shop was infringing on the copyright license of the “Miss Independent” record. Ne-Yo’s record label even forced the song to be pulled from all radio stations, television stations plus you-tube.  After thinking about it again, Ne-Yo’s record company reversed its decision to yank the song since it saw the win-win situation in the matter since “Romping Shop” was also a club banger, which meant it gave more “free” marketing for “Miss independent”.  Record companies have now caught up to the trend and will purposely release instrumentals with just one verse and chorus for other artists to jump on.

Anyways, here are some “unofficial” remixes to Gyptians ‘Hold Yuh” done by Grip Boyz from Nigeria and Klu Boboo and Kevin Nash from Ghana. I believe I have one from Dafari From Kenya and will post later on today.

Enjoy!!!

Listen to the tracks below:

Grip Boyz – Hold Ya

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Klu Boboo and Kevin Nash – Hold Ya

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A.Y – Leo (Remixes) Feat Avril and Wahu (GetMziki Exclusive)

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I’m really excited to showcase this song for a number of reasons. One is the addition of Alvin as part of the GetMziki team (Karibu sana!!!!!!) and two is the positive responses we have been getting from artists and fans across the globe on the promotion of African music on an international level.
You might have noticed the slow but positive changes we have been making on the site and the addition of various sections which we will be presenting to everyone in the next few weeks.

Like I said before, Alvin now part of the team has tons of musical experience and connections in the Tanzanian music scene and you will slowly but surely see a jump in the number of exclusive songs we showcase from Tanzania. Consider this post as the first one of the many more to come.

On this song “Leo”, A.Y enlists the help of Avril and Wahu for 2 separate remixes to the original which we had showcased on GetMziki before. Avril, as you all know is signed to Ogopa Djs and apparently is the new hot sensation that is driving the streets crazy. On the other ‘Leo” reggae remix, Wahu does her thing for a classic Tanzania/Kenya Collabo. The video for The remix featuring Avril was done by Ogopa Djs, who are really doing great things on thier video productions. I wanna see what people out there thing of the collabos. Enjoy!!

Listen to the Songs Below:

Ay Feat Avril – Leo (Remix)

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Ay Feat Wahu – Leo (Remix)

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DJ Week – DJ Wesley : Dallas Promo Mixtape

DJ Wesley is slated to be in the US at some point this year starting his tour in Dallas – the details are still vague at this point as plans are still being made, but from the mixes being submitted each week between Wesley and his team in Dallas its safe to say Memorial Weekend might be an interesting event this year.

Wesley currently holds down Homeboyz Radio – and if you pay close attention to his sets you will realize the kid is bad news – I once told my boy DJ Mista Prime to watch out for DJ Wesley or DJ Creme – Prime took my latter advice and signed up with DJ Creme de la Creme the “top Chef” who I hear kills it on the Decks in Kenya.

Needless to say this new breed of young gunnas is something to watch closely because they are changing the game slowly. I just wish they would dare to step out of the Genge realm for a day or two. This mix is interesting because its not really about Genge or Kapuka… Wesley put a little bit of everything in it.

listen to DJ Wesley Mixtape here:

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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…

listen to the Dymetime Radio here:

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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


New DJ Set: DJ Mista Trixx – Lokal Motives Vol III

I have a general bias for these Madness Crew guys, I am not sure why but I keep saying over and over – the Kenyan US market better watchout for these young cats coz I think they are going to be the next big thing. I am particularly intrigued by DJ Mista Trixx, I have worked with many DJs in my time and normally i can pick a few peculiar things about a DJ from their humble beginnings. I think Mista Trixx is onto something if he continues to remain relevant and consistent.

I don’t really like their website, it doesn’t say much about what their outfit does or their capabilities but for more info please check them out here – http://www.madnesscrew.com/home.html. What Trixx does is he compiles some of the great songs on GetMziki sometimes and makes a youthful blend of Genge vs Bongo – this set was submitted a few weeks back but I had to listen to it for days to see if its worthy… ha ha ha And why lie its a good mix to have for short trips to the 711 while listening to jamzs on your ipod.

ps. Message to all DJs, music is changing, music has been changing for the last few years, production tools are growing at a rapid rate – in the US currently anyone can put the acronym D.J in front of their name and automatically they feel they are entitled to throw parties and or play for a large crowd. The market is getting saturated and the quality of work has diminished for years. This Kenyan US industry is going to be dominated by a very small group of young, energetic and very versatile DJs, however many of these young guys are not good businessmen so the balance to find good entertainment and good services or ideas is going to continue being a challenge. The lack of originality will plague the market until such a point that the old and the new work together to make something unique… What am saying is that there is a lot of room for change and growth in this music industry in the US.

But for now just enjoy the NGOMA…

Listen to the DJ set here:

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DJ Dona – Ishike Radio Mixtape vol 9 [Brand New]

Dj Dona just completed the part 8 of this killer mixtape series. The Cover art should be updated soon but i thought it should be a must have. Download and bump to this on your way to work, in your house parties, in your cars, but don’t listen to this when making out. Because this … is not making out music. Mad respect to Lyrical Assassins with that Chini chini track – Dona put it on the mix too. And of course Mwana Falsafa Bado nipo nipo…

{Dj Dona} Brand New Ishike Radio Part 9

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Tracklisting
1. ISHIKE Radio Part 9 Intro
2. K-Nel – Mimi Ni Hustla
3. MwanaFalsafa – Bado Nipo
4. Berry Black and Ali Kiba – Utamu wa Penzi
5. Game – Dope Boyz
6. Ali Kiba – Mac Muga
7. Mad Traxx, Mejja and Jimwat – Roundi Hii
8. K-Nel – Free Style (Dj Dona Exclusive)
9. Bishop Lamont – Grow Up
10. Pasha – Ni Soo
11. Adili – Jawabu
12. K-Nel – Change The World
13. Frasha – Manze
14. Nameless – Party A
15. Q. Jay Feat Joe Makini – Sitorudi
16.Ngwea – Bwii
17. Indiginas – Got To Know
18. K-Nel Interlude
19. K-Nel Feat Tupac, Notorious BIG and Big L – Deadly Combination
20. Jua Cali and Mejja – Bongo La Biashara
21. Chameleon and MwanFalsfa- Bounce
22. KenRazy feat Kizo B called Napenda Unavyojitokeza
23. DNA – Kama Kawaida
24. Mejja Feat. Sheena –Asante Majengo
25. Juma Nature – Lakavunda
26. G-Solo – Wacha Party Ianze
27. Prof Jay – Nangatuka
28. Lyrical Assasins – Chini Chini
29. ISHIKE Radio Part 9 Outro