EP Review: Naija-Ghana Tape Vol. 1 – DJ Boat x Kobi Jonz

‘Naija-Ghana Tape Vol.1’ is the birth of the burgeoning relationship between two forerunners of African Music – Ghanaian native DJ BOAT and Nigeria-born singer KOBI JONZ.

Starting out his career in New York, Houston-based DJ Boat – who has clocked up over 20 million streams through his mixtapes – has previously collaborated with Kobi Jonz for his breakthrough single ‘Conscious’, which received heavy support from the likes of MTV Base, Spotify and Dezzer.

Now these hot properties are making new waves, coming in the form of four tracks which roars with such vibrancy and carries flawless fusions of both worlds – Ghana and Nigeria.

‘Naija-Ghana Tape Vol.1’ will undoubtedly keep up the vibes in the cold months, right through to those blazing hot days…check it out below…

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Song of the Day: Hop Out – Kidnextdoor (ft. Skip Johnson)

Starting hitting the scene again, since his last track ‘Crash’, which generated over 90k views on SoundCloud, Philadelphia’s KIDNEXTDOOR gets right back into action and slams down a monster banger entitled ‘Hop Out’, produced and mastered by the man himself.

The track features San Diego’s rapper Skip Johnson hitting those bars in the infectious wavy trapsoul number.

I’m telling you again – this one’s a MONSTER track! Better check it out below before you head out…

Listen To Claire Ridgely’s Brand New Single, ‘Busy Body’

Having worked as a featured artist for many years, CLAIRE RIDGELY has since turned her energy towards her solo career, releasing four singles within the past year, which were all well-received on Billboard and Spotify.

Her fifth and newest single, ‘Busy Body’ is a melodic pop track that highlights the Northern Virginia born/Montreal-based artist’s fluttering vocals over intricate synth-pop flourishes.

This will brighten up your humpday…check it out below…

Song of the Day: I Wanna Dance/Lost Revisited – Heartstreets (ft. Karim Ouellet)

Montreal duo HEARTSTREETS (Gab Godon and Emma Beko) spent years perfecting their craft by releasing a string of critically acclaimed tracks.

The lead single off their 2016 debut You and I EP, ‘Cruising With You’, was an anthem that summer, garnering over 2.5 million streams. Following this success, Heartstreets shared the stage with the likes of Gallant, The Internet, Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Cardin, Busty and the Bass.

Their debut full length album, ‘Why Make Sense’ was released in February. Now, just a few months later, the duo have revamped some of the record’s key tracks on ‘Why Make Sense Revisited 2’.

The latest single/mashup, ‘I Wanna Dance/Lost, is a blend of the duo’s silky, smooth R&B sounds over hard-hitting beats, giving it somewhat a mainstream/likeable feel.

Check them out below…

Song of the Day: Cold Naan – R Choppa

The UK rap scene has never been such a hive of cultural influence as it is right now and R CHOPPA delves into his Asian heritage for the release of his latest joint, ‘Cold Naan’.

Bringing an alternative hip-hop flex to the wider mainstream, R CHOPPA delivers ‘Cold Naan’ with a carefree attitude and freestyle flows that feel almost completely created on the spot. His confidence and personality shine through in abundance as he delivers an eccentric, versatile and abstract rap record that is deep with choral chants, thumping drums and emblazoned with the vibrant sounds of India, whilst also managing to make an anthem from the subject of pizza and ‘Cold Naan’.

The record is taken from the recent release of his ‘Animal Behaviour LP’, which is a 17-track project laden with an array of influences making it a refreshing, alternative and interesting playlist that refuses to adhere to the simplicity of mainstream sounds. Blurring the conventional lines is exactly what R CHOPPA stands for whether it be with genre, lyricism or character – he’s not here to deliver a tried and tested recipe that has been here for generations but instead he finely weaves a multitude of flavour to cater to every taste with new, experimental energy.

Making his visual debut with the self-directed and idiosyncratic video, ‘Cold Naan’ is the perfect introduction to R CHOPPA. Packed with fun, character, quirk and everything that goes against the grain of the polished, mainstream, it retains clarity and is a bold statement for the rising young star….

Check out the the video for the ‘Cold Naan’ below…