Song of the Day: Goldress – YellowStraps (ft. YVNK)

Consisting of Rwandan-born brothers Alban and Yvan Murenzi, Brussels-based alternative R&B/ soul duo YELLOWSTRAPS’ latest single ‘Goldress’, embodies an immediately addictive vibe that’s gets a big thumbs up from the likes of Earmilk, Indie Shuffle and Complex.

Operating in a smooth, soulful groove, ‘Goldress’ pushes against the borders of convention both lyrically and sonically while marking a path for a complex of jazzy references to shine through. From the get-go, the single is an ingenious blend of soulful tunes and undeniable technique, held together effortlessly by the charismatic Murenzi brothers.

The video for the track takes place in a cinema, between a young man and a woman in a gold dress. The panning of the camera between the two characters creates complex dynamics from simple actions, while the visuals of the “lady in the gold dress” complement the inherent surrealism, while at the same time adding a literal element to the cinematography.

The track features VYNK who has releases on renowned labels Kitsuné and Majestic Casual and has shared stages with notable acts such as Ghostface Killah and Killah Priest.

Out now via Haliblue Records, ‘Goldress’ is the title track from their upcoming EP ‘Goldress’, slated to drop on 7th February 2020.

Check out the video below…

Song of the Day: Catfish – Showtime Shegz

Hailing from Nigeria, East London-based conscious rapper SHOWTIME SHEGZ makes his entry onto the blog’s hotspot with a pretty strong message to the ladies who goes to extraordinary lengths for perfection in the beauty department.

With rhythmic drums and the menacing piano keys providing the platform for SHOWTIME SHEGZ‘s spoken word delivery, ‘Catfish’ is from his latest album, ‘Imperfect Ar(tist)’

It’s time to check out the hilarious video for the track below:

New Music Video: Freedom – Lady Jay

LADY JAY has recently unveiled a rather classy video for her latest heartfelt single, ‘Freedom’, which serves as a source of inspiration for everyone going through the dark times.

The video was shot by Wahala Entertainment in the eastern region of Ghana in a picturesque setting. The video has a beautiful message that can be seen through different symbolism and can be related to many events in Ghana and across the globe.

Absolutely beautiful…check it the video for ‘Freedom’ below:

Song of the Day: Let Me – Lady Jay (ft. SSue)

Following the release of her soul-packed single ‘We Tried’, ft. Ria Boss back in January, Wahala Entertainment recruit, LADY JAY graces the hotspot with sultry single ‘Let Me’, featuring fellow vocalist SSUE.

The MoBeatz BANGR-produced banger sees the Ghanaian singer/songwriter take a different direction, fusing her R&B/soul trademark with a sassy club-filling vibe.

Check out the video to the swinging joint below:

Song of the Day: Careless – OlaJuwon

After a break since releasing his first EP ‘For the Weekend’, OLAJUWON returns  with his first official single of the year entitled ‘Careless’.

Produced by MideBeatz of thegreyroom, ‘Careless’ is the first installment of a six-track project that OLAJUWON and Synth Records Africa have planned for the year.

Before you head off, check it the smooth joint below: