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Tunji – Mat Za Ronga

July 13, 2017 |

Inkverse Music; 2016 Dir. Richie-G For first-timers, travelling to Ongata Rongai from the centre of Nairobi using public means tends to be a rather peculiar experience. As one of Nairobi’s much farther satellite towns and primarily accessed through the single-lane Magadi Road, the process of getting to Rongai can be nothing short of hellish during peak traffic […]Read More

Best Kenyan Music Videos of 2016

December 31, 2016 |

There seemed to be a saturation of ideas when it came to Kenyan music videos in 2016. With the current trend of having nearly every single an artist or band releases being accompanied by a music video, this was bound to happen. Not everyone has the time and budget to pull a Beyoncé. Perhaps it was […]Read More

Best Kenyan Songs of 2016 – Part 2

December 31, 2016 |

Continuing from where we left off in Part 1 of this feature, we’re counting down our 50 picks of the best Kenyan music had to offer in 2016. As has been mentioned before, the competitiveness in music circles is at an all-time high and these 50 tracks barely scratch the surface of the great content […]Read More

Best Kenyan Songs of 2016 – Part 1

December 29, 2016 | 1

Recent developments in the Kenyan music scene has made the task of compiling “Best Of” lists such as the one below very difficult indeed. It is becoming harder and harder to ignore new and upcoming talent. Barely a month passes by these days before stumbling upon awesome new stuff from someone you’ve never heard of. 2016 […]Read More

From the Rising of Sun to the Moonlight Bloom

November 20, 2016 |

By MremboSafi Shaash Entertainment; 2016 From Monitah’s eagerly awaited Sonnie Side Up EP, Moonlight Bloom is a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack to a lover’s play. Sonically crooned into light by the rising sun, the singer-songwriter and instrumentalist takes us on a journey through attraction and allure.  Reminiscent of the recent Supermoon, Midnight Bloom is a nostalgic lovers’ sonnet […]Read More

Athieno – IaM (Album Review)

October 19, 2016 | 1

Self-Released; 2016 Athieno is your quintessential African fusion artist. Numerous musical genres and influences ooze out of her songs, softly kneaded and layered together to leave just enough room for one final fundamental ingredient – a unique signature sound which combines her arresting vocals and her deceptively simple songwriting. The results of this two-pronged creative […]Read More

Nairobi Yetu – Kilio Cha Haki (Album Review)

June 5, 2016 | 2

UpToYouToo; 2004 “Rap is like manure from heaven. Our rhymes are meant to be revolutionary, coming down to change everything.” _ Kah Imagine the best rappers Kenya has to offer putting away their egos and petty rivalries for a moment, synchronizing their schedules and coming together to record a well-produced socially conscious collective album. Impossible, […]Read More

Victoria Kimani – All The Way ft. Khuli Chana

January 24, 2016 |

Chocolate City; 2016 The effect of sampling on a piece of music can be profound.  A carefully selected and well-executed sample can provide a relevant point of reference to something great, it brings us closer to the classics. It can also bring the ideas of artists past and present much closer and bring out the […]Read More

Best Kenyan Albums of 2015

December 31, 2015 | 6

2015 was a good year in terms of the number of good albums released with the best of the lot coming rather late in the year. Although Wangechi’s  anticipated debut album Art 19  once again proved elusive after the second year of baiting, the pleasant surprise was no doubt the quickfire release of Maisha Superstar Phy’s extremely […]Read More

Best Kenyan Music Videos of 2015

December 23, 2015 | 2

Music videos are being taken much more seriously around here, both as an art form in themselves and as a medium that adds some extra personality and flavour to music releases. Even Pulse Magazine saw the need to come up with some sort of (ghastly, badly thought through) awards event for local music videos. Our […]Read More