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Jim Chuchu Archives · Bottom Line Kenya

Mayonde – Magic in the Air (Album Review)

December 14, 2015 | 1

Mayonde Music; 2015 Mayonde’s voice has always been quite a force to reckon with right from the moment she burst into Kenya’s soul and alternative music scene as Diana Nduba. In addition to her amazing set of pipes, the Coke Studio Africa regular also has a way with songwriting that results in beautiful, soul-massaging music. Her most […]Read More

New Music: Jim Chuchu, Wanja Wohoro, Athieno, M³, Kahvinya, Inami + Jinku

December 9, 2015 |

Another day, another batch of awesome new music from around and about. Let’s head right into it: Athieno – Trouble Medley Who else other than Athieno (formerly known as Anniesoul) can bless us with a legit Fela Kuti – Bob Marley medley? Yup, in her usual acapella fashion, she’s mashed up Fela Kuti’s Trouble Sleep Yanga […]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

New Music: Accurate, Wangechi, Valentine Ziki, Jarel + J_Kali

September 8, 2014 |

Accurate – Throwback Hip-hop collective  The Switch Up are gearing up for the release of their TSU mixtape set for early October. To add to the tracks from the mixtape that are already out is Throwback by Crew Teflon’s BV Accurate. He hops on beats from Joey Bada$$’ Waves  off his 1999 mixtape with some entertaining Kenyan-centric lyrics covering everything from […]Read More

Lisa Oduor-Noah – Ndai (Legacy Project Cover)

January 20, 2014 |

The NEST; 2013 Dir. Abstract Omega We all remember the Legacy project by the good folks at The NEST, right? The one where they brought in a bunch of talented singers to re-work and re-imagine eight Kenyan classics from Swahili Nation’s Hakuna Matata to  Nameless and Amani’s Ninanoki? If you have no idea what we are talking about hop over […]Read More

Adeiyu – Imaginary Chains (EP Review)

August 28, 2013 | 1

Adeiyu; 2013 Once in a while, if you roll up your sleeves and do some messy digging a few inches beneath the surface of the usual (and very predictable) web presence of our local music scene, you are bound to stumble upon a HUGE discovery . Yes, there are quite a number of musicians involved […]Read More