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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

New Music: Kiu, Fena & Wangechi, Blinky Bill, Sage, M^3 + Joy Gitau

July 20, 2015 |

Kiu – Aye (Davido Cover) Three-piece girl band Kiu are currently working with Jaaz Odongo’s Music Image Sound outfit after the relative success of their breakout track Mwanake. Their first offering under MIS is a glorious cover of Davido’s Aye. Check the video out above.  Fena & Wangechi – They Don’t Know Fena and Wangechi have finally […]Read More

New Music: Liron, The NEST, Andrew Wambua, Fena, Yellow Light Machine + Santuri/Sarabi

October 18, 2014 |

Here are some new and noteworthy audio releases from the past couple of weeks or so: Loneliness – Liron  This track comes off Liron’s new album Prodigal’s Diary, available digitally on Waabeh. It is a very timely release for those who haven’t heard her live. Her next gig dubbed Evenings With Liron – Chapter II  will […]Read More

Coke Studio Africa Season 2 Premiere Recap

September 19, 2014 |

Saturdays 8PM on NTV Kenya / 9 PM on QTV Kenya Re-runs via YouTube Coke Studio Africa made its return to TV screens across the continent on September 13 after a very successful first season late last year that captured audiences’ imaginations through unprecedented artist collaborations and live musical fusions, firmly placing itself at the top […]Read More

Lady Karun – Karun (Album Review)

August 18, 2013 | 4

Sound Mind; 2013 I’m finding it very difficult not to compare Lady Karun’s career progression with that of Justin Timberlake. Her identity as one of the main focal points of Camp Mulla,  a very successful musical group (by Kenyan standards) is difficult to shed off, like Justin’s was with ‘N Sync back in the day. […]Read More

Electrique DJs ft. Fena & Jaaz – Brikicho

July 7, 2013 | 2

Electrique Entertainment Records; 2013 Dir. Mushking One of Africa’s most unique afro-house/electric-fusion collectives, the Electrique DJs & The Beat Parade, have FINALLY decided to  pack some of their awesomeness into an album, The Journey: A Tirbe Called Africa. The first single (launched on Friday) is Brikicho and features Fena and Jaaz Odongo (the duo who […]Read More

News Wrap: A Mixtape + An Album

July 4, 2013 | 1

Two very significant compilations of music are set to be released very soon from local talent. Both of them have the potential of adding some new value to the Kenyan music scene. First up is femcee Wangechi who is making finishing touches to her debut mixtape called Consume: Chakula Ya Soul.We have already listened to […]Read More

Best Of: annieSoul’s Acapella Cover Series

May 28, 2013 | 7

Boston based afro-soul sensation Annette “annieSoul” Oduor has concluded an impressive nine month long series of covers in which she pays tribute to 15 Kenyan songs (mostly classics) with her own acapella versions on her SoundCloud page. Even better news – before she embarks on a new project, she has made all the covers available […]Read More