Posts Tagged ‘Ogopa DJs’

Colonel Mustafa – Dodoma Singida (FREE DOWNLOAD)

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This is new audio from Colonel Mustapha called “Dodoma Singida”. I don’t really keep up with the whole social trends and what’s going on but my sources tell me that the video had some controversy as to the content. However in today’s music world controversy sells. Only time will tell if it helps in this case.

This is one of those “Love or Hate” songs. There is no in between. The video will definitely get it’s viewers. When you separate the music and video, it’s an average record….

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DJ Wesley – E.Sir Tribute

I woke up feeling like E-sir today and thats just what i did, I went fishing into my archives and found some of Wesley’s classics. Enjoy – There should be 3 solid sets here for your musical enjoyment.

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Lexx – Wanjiru (GetMziki Exclusive******)

Having tasted stardom and the highs and lows of the music industry when he was a member of the group XYZee, you can probably guess how Lexx’s approaches his music writing process and making hit records. He’s recently released a few records but they never made any impact in the music scene.

Wanjiru is a single that I see moving places with the right push and promotion. This could be the ‘it” single for Lexx. We’ll just have to see how they do the marketing of the song. Lexx’s managers, booking agents and publicists should be working overtime to push the record. Those days of just releasing music and hoping the record to naturally get to the masses is long gone.

Good production by Ogopa Djs. This joint is not linked to any upcoming projects, but fans can of course, keep locked to GetMziki for all the latest. The official video should be released this week. A big thanks to our street connect for all the new music. For all those wanting the instrumental, leave a comment and we will make it happen.

Tip 3 for artists: No Knowledge of the Music Industry

The industry is changing almost everyday. Still, there are certain elements that remain the same. You need to understand this game and what drives it. It’s easy to be an outsider looking in, watching your favorite artist on media and thinking that you’ll put your video on YouTube, get a million views, start touring, and become rich. Do you know what actually happens behind closed doors for that “magic” to take place? Do you know anything about marketing and promotion? Do you know the roles managers, booking agents, publicists, accountants, and lawyers play in an artist’s life? Do you know licensing and collecting royalties for your music? Have you ever participated in a business meeting or negotiated deals with industry execs? Many of them say that the music business is 20% music, 80% business. Get educated.

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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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Jaguar – Kigegeu (***GetMziki Exclusive)

We have featured Jaguar On GetMziki before with Nikuskize and Tayari and his camp just sent us this new single “Kigeugeu” off his upcoming album.

One thing I admire about Jaguar is his humble persona and also the fact that he’s so heavy on the streets and really building his musical catalog by staying relevant in the Kenyan music scene. It’s so funny that just the other day we were having this discussion among the GetMziki team about how artists mature and become megastars after being consistently on the grind with the average consumer not really knowing that they have paid their dues. A good example is everybody now is bumping to Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” crossover hit and thinking he’s a “new artist” while in fact Wiz has been grinding for the last ten years with his music catalog spanning hundreds of songs. Jaguar is one of those artists who’s really maturing positively and expanding his fan base.

I can definitely see this track being a dance floor packer in the next coming months. It’s one of those songs that just wanna make you start nodding your head to the beat. I’m sure most dj’s will be adding this track on their crates and playlists. On the flip side, I’d really like to hear Jaguar on a Musyoka 2010 beat, since although record companies especially In Africa like keeping everything in-house in terms of beat selection, producers, mixing and mastering, it somewhat limits them on experimenting with different sounds and song BPM ranges.

Listen to the lyrics too, since I’m sure everybody here will relate to the things Jaguar is talking about.

Enjoy!!!

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Lexx – Pretender


We want to apologize to everyone, for the slow updates in the last week or so. As you might have noticed, we are in the process of updating the website so we can better serve the readers, djs and media outlets out there. If you notice any issues with the music streaming or downloads please let us know. Everything should be complete in the next few days and once again, thanks for your patience.

I’ve had this song for the last couple of months and with everything else on board was slow to post it.

Lexx who was once a member of the group XYZee and known for hits like “Panda” “Juu yako” and ‘Tafuta Tafuta” is currently recording with Ogopa djs and his management team slid me this single a while back.

Currently based in Dallas, Lexx has been busy working on his album and with this single, he’s definitely on the right track in terms of music growth and vocal strength. The single “Pretender” is a great track that with the necessary push and promo will be a club banger. Ogopa djs did a great job on the video too. Iko !!!!!

Enjoy!!!

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E-Sir : Moss Moss (GetMziki Tribute ****)

Today’s marks 7 years since the untimely passing of Kenya musical great E-Sir. He represented all the qualities of a mega star and his musical catalog is filled with hits that still bump in the club. Upcoming artists should have him as a template of how to make good timeless music. As a tribute, get out your favorite E-Sir music and bump it heavy today.

E-Sir was born Issah Mmari, in May 20th 1981 in California, Nairobi, Kenya. He went through primary school at St Ann’s Junior Academy and later attended high school at Brook-House Senior School. It was during high school that E-Sir started rhyming and writing poetry initially for fun.

In 1998 E-Sir decided to take his music seriously and achieve his lifelong dream, of owning a recording studio. For two years he shopped around for the right producer without much success. Among the challenges that E-Sir had to face included “fake” managers, “fake”” producers, “fake” promoters and wanna-be MCs. He even recorded some songs, but was not happy with the final product. Eventually in late 1999 he met Dj Luke of the music production house Ogopa DJ’s. After the first recording E-Sir developed a working relation with Ogopa and as he once said, “Ogopa has made a very big impact on the music industry. This is because they respect the artiste wishes and at the same time direct the artiste into giving Kenyans what they want to hear” The debut single “Jo” featuring long time friend Big Pin got the industry talking about the “new kid on the block”. The song received massive positive response and E-Sir broke into mainstream radio.

After the success of the much acclaimed album Ogopa 1, Kenya Club Classics, Ogopa Djz released Ogopa 2, Strictly for the Hanye in you in 2002 and “leo ni leo”- another Esir song featured prominently. This song also received massive radio play and E-Sir was now not just a one hit wonder as previously thought. Towards the end of the year E-Sir released his much awaited debut album titled “Nimefika” Two years on, Nimefika has become the most popular urban contemporary album in East Africa. Virtually all the released singles from the album has topped East African charts.

Sadly, E-Sir passed away on Sunday, March 16th 2003 on his way home after a performance in Nakuru the previous evening. The album “Nimefika” is by far the most successful album by a local artiste in recent years. The music the lyrics and the style of the album was such that It reached out to people of all ages and touched every one in a special way. In character his humility touched many fans, especially the teenagers and small children who always lined up for his autograph after a performance, an appearance or even when he was up and about in his neighborhood.

Finally it is important to note that E-Sir believed in himself, his music and his abilities as a performing artiste. And to illustrate this in his own words he once said “Industry peeps are all up in my business claiming that I am changing the game. If that is so I think Kenyans have long been awaiting the change. I love my hood, my friends, my family and my fans. I love my life, live it or leave it. … Its your choice”

He died a Kenyan hip hop legend.

E-Sir, Rest in Peace
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Update: We decided to push the other E-Sir classics as we commemorate and celebrate his life.

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Deux Vultures – Mfupi (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

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Am getting into the habit of making small comments for big songs. This is one such song that doesn’t deserve so much hoopla and accolades from me. This is a TIGHT song period from Deux Vultures. I gotta admit I have been a Vultures fan for years, every time they go into the studio with OGOPA DJ’s something sweet comes off that synergy.

I like hilarious songs such as this one – the whole idea that a couple of short people gave birth to a tall baby that needs explanation is just hilarious. Coz it reminds me of mchongoano days – sitting by the “Shop ya Mkamba” chongoaing each other – this probably was a serios bomu between one of these dudes that they decided to make into a song. Either way this is a classic hit – its a feel good song, has no particular relevance in life but the sheer fact that it makes you smile and want to move your body is awesome. These are the types of songs that make Deux Vultures great entertainers. Big up Mustapha and Nasty Thomas… Mambo makubwa haya.

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Brand New: Tattu – Solophobia (GetMziki Exclusive)

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Ive been dying to post something from TATTU for the last few months but sadly they just never had anything coming out of the Kitchen. So when I got this song I was like SUPER – finally a TATTU song, and whats better than a song blessed by ULOPA ngoma. This track is sick… TRACKWISE – but the TATTU vocals seem slightly challenged (I’ve always thought they were good Jingle singing chics, the whole Ogopa camp at one point just churned out these artists that are good at singing jingles, proudly supported by their electrifying beats, I mean honestly if you took these vocals to a different producer would the track hold the same weight??). Thats just my opinion, either way its a good attempt at getting back at the game.

I have a knack for Kenyans or Africans in general supporting material just because its from their home country. I think its important to say that this track is whack or this track is good. Such brutal facts help build some artists vs encourage others who really shouldn’t be in the studio. There are so many tracks am struggling to publish because frankly they are BIN it tracks – but we will see how it goes. That said, this song to me is about ULOPA really, I don’t get the Solophobia bit nor the whole “Because of you” – its a good attempt but I think Tattu have always been good jingle composers (maybe its this whole English thing that doesnt pandisia me)… I really liked that TESO song (or Mateso) woii oiii para rapa rapa .. damn that was a good jingle… Even that Jua la nyesha song was dope… I liked it… Anyway listen in let me know what y’all think.

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