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Sample Sunday: Just A Band – Usinibore

May 15, 2016 |

Penya; 2009 Just A Band’s announcement that they’ll be going on a break this year is a perfect opportunity to take a step back and re-appreciate the material they’ve put out so far. The one song that defines their unrestricted and innovative creative process is definitely Usinibore off their 2009 sophomore album 82. While Ha-he resonated with the local masses by reviving […]Read More

New Music: Athieno, Just A Band, Kahvinya, TwennyEights, R.I.Z.E + MANU

April 28, 2016 |

It’s yet another day full of new, not-so-new and buzzing music releases from around and about the Kenyan scene. Let’s get right into it: Athieno – IaM (Album) Stop the presses! Athieno released an epic album earlier this month, entitled IaM. As the title suggests, this album represents a journey back to the self and embracing […]Read More

Future Sounds: Is The Next Wave of Kenya’s Musical Renaissance Nearly At Hand?

April 2, 2016 |

Does Kenyan music seem to be headed anywhere? Will the industry ever edge closer to the levels of international recognition and commercial success enjoyed by its counterparts in West Africa, Central Africa, South Africa and our Tanzanian neighbours any time soon? The quick and easy answer to these questions would be a resounding NO. A […]Read More

Just A Band To Launch Book & Open Visual Art Exhibition

March 10, 2016 |

Just A Band have lined up a triple treat of visual art, literature and music beginning this weekend. The collective will open their latest multi-media project called PERSPECTIVE  at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi on Friday 11 March 2016, starting at 8PM. This project is a single-channel video installation, focusing on telling stories through the first person perspective and […]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

New Music: Just A Band, Kaz, Liron, Silas Miami, Mankind + Suzziah

September 22, 2015 |

If you’re a sucker for love songs then the past couple of weeks have been more than satisfying. The amount and variety of new music releases around this theme has been pretty interesting as well. Let’s get right into it. Just A Band ft. Owuor Arunga – Winning In Life Just A Band’s first offering […]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

JAB Drop Fan-Created “Probably For Lovers” Video

July 9, 2014 |

True to their nature of  coming up with unique ideas for their video releases, Just A Band is back with the music video to Probably for Lovers  a track off their third album Sorry For The Delay. The infectious tune quickly became a fan favourite immediately Sorry For The Delay was released, and inspired a cool acapella cover by  AnnieSoul […]Read More

Just A Band, Wangechi & Anto NeoSoul Featured on CNN Inside Africa

May 13, 2014 |

CNN’s African current affairs program CNN Inside Africa was all about Kenyan music this week. Just A Band, Anto NeoSoul and rapper Wangechi each made their case to our very own Zain Verjee who was in Nairobi to have a feel of what’s popping in the local music scene. For those who cannot view the […]Read More

Sample Sunday: Camp Mulla ft Just A Band – Where Do You Come From?

October 27, 2013 |

Sub Sahara; 2012 They say change is inevitable and Camp Mulla is no longer the outfit it used to be, what with the exit of Karun to pursue her musical career in the USA and the entry of Tiri to handle the chief vocal duties. What remains constant however is the impact the group had […]Read More