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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

Abbas – Party Like A Moda ft. Victoria Kimani

April 12, 2016 |

Dir. Greg Macousi Even before this year passes its halfway mark, it is already becoming apparent that 2016 will be a big year for serious musical collaborations. We’ve witnessed a string of interesting pairings including Elani and Jose Chameleone, Akothee and Flavour, to even an unexpected one from Atemi and Khaligraph Jones. The one that has registered […]Read More

Akothee – Give It To Me ft. Flavour

March 30, 2016 | 2

Akothee Empire; 2016 If someone were to mention Akothee in your presence, it is highly likely that the first thing that would pop in your mind is her claim that she currently is Kenya’s richest musician. This could be a good thing, depending on how you look at it. After all, a viable music career […]Read More

ShappaMan – Love Wild (Mixtape Review)

March 12, 2016 |

Ex-Camp Mulla rap artist ShappaMan is back with Love Wild, a brand new mixtape following his first official mixtape Wild Life On Tape released in 2015. The new 11 track mixtape revolves around the theme of love in all its fearful and wonderful forms. As described by ShappaMan, the tape is ” about love of life and […]Read More

Amani – Bonbon ft. Washington

March 7, 2016 | 1

360 Music; 2016 Dir. Microd The past three weeks have witnessed Nazizi’s comeback single Wedding Ring with a visually stunning music video and a Nameless – Nyashinki collaboration, so one can be forgiven for feeling like it is 2008 all over again. The release of Bonbon by Amani over the weekend is much less of a surprise. The artist […]Read More

Visita – Elewa Lewa

March 2, 2016 | 1

Grandpa Records; 2016 The past two years or so have been particularly pivotal period to Visita’s musical career. He established himself as Grandpa Records’ producer-in-chief and was responsible for defining the label’s dominant sound through the success of hits such as Kamua Leo, Vile Kunaendaga and Chapa (Fimbo La Pili), a track with a beat so catchy that the […]Read More

Jezzem – Kelectro (EP Review)

February 22, 2016 |

PBJ; 2016 What a time to be alive! There’s so much activity in the Kenyan electronic and alternative music scene, one can hardly keep up. While some of the movers and shakers are sticking to the standards and sounds that have already been globally accepted, others are trying to figure out Kenya’s and East Africa’s place […]Read More

King Kaka – It’s The King (Mixtape Review)

February 12, 2016 |

Kaka Empire; 2016 The social media brouhaha and exchange of venom leading up to Juliani’s Who Is King concert set an excellent tone for two climaxes, the first being the relative success of the concert itself which ended up giving extra exposure to up and coming talent Kaa La Moto. The second was King Kaka’s […]Read More