Nigerian Afro Fusion Artist/Producer Daniel Bliss Taps Inart & Lil 5ive For EP Vendetta

Prolific Nigerian Producer/artist DANIEL BLISS puts together a four track EP ‘Vendetta’, which features Afro fusion artists Inart & Lil 5ive, who played a crucial role in creating a new sound coming out of southern Nigerian. Out now via RawLL, the mini set to further solidify the organic synergy Daniel shares with both artists.

‘Vendetta’ is a testament to how constantly evolving and exciting a producer can develop sonic relationship with an artist or group of artists, and still maintain individuality as well as togetherness whenever needed. The high energy and affirmative rap tape portrays the yearnings of ambitious young Creatives who are conscious of their efforts and sure of the results they expect from it.

Why not check out ‘Vendetta’ below…

Must Listens: O.G (Know Me), Loud

Blaq Jerzee Drops Latest Single, ‘6AM’ From Upcoming Album ‘East Meets West’

A vitalising release from the West African Blaq Jerzee as he meets the Eastern side once again for the ground-breaking upcoming album ‘East Meets West’. Teaming up with Tanzanian hit maker Blackbeat, it’s a relaxing and emotionally rich track assisting the build-up to the long-awaited project.

Previously a top producer in the scene, Blaq Jerzee has switched roles displaying his astonishing talent as a front man and vocalist. As this album is accumulating, we recently were gifted the release of ‘Sokoma’ and ‘Falling for you’, which has achieved 2 million streams on Spotify alone. Gaining recognition across editorial playlists such as ‘African Heat’.

With the switch to artist, Blaq Jerzee is collaborating with chief beatmaker Blackbeat for ‘6am’. A clear display of the East meeting the West, Blackbeat from Tanzania brings his native and trademark ‘Bongo Flava’ sound to the ‘Afrobeat’ sound of the West. This hybrid is what the album is all about and a truly pioneering step for the scene.

Lush on the ears, ‘6am’ has lots of movement whilst also remaining effortless and seductive. An eclectic arrangement of sounds and instruments, sophisticated saxophones and dreamy synthetic melodies. Combined with Blaq Jerzee’s smooth and signature vocals that are entirely cohesive with the summery track.

Have a listen to ‘6AM’ below…

Shinx FatCat Drops Track ‘This Weekend’ Featuring Dara Svuce

Following the release of their track ‘NuNu’, Lagos based Rapper SHINX FATCAT continues his burgeoning  collaboration with  Dara Svuce through track, ‘This Weekend’. The new effort shows the pair working the perfect blend of Afrobeats melodies with a UK AfroSwing vibe.

Taking a wide range of influences from multiple genres including hip-hop, Afrobeats, R&B and Dancehall, Shinx FatCat – whose real name is Nwafor Abuchi – started his musical journey in 2012 and has pushed out two projects: joint mixtape, ‘TTO (Tha TakeOver’) in 2014 and solo project ‘Love N Trap EP’ in 2016. The indie rapper was recently featured on UKs 89.6fm Afronation Show’s Unsigned Artist.

‘This Weekend’ rolls off a collab mixtape with Dara Svuce, set for release in 2021. ‘This Weekend’ was recorded in Lagos and sound engineered by Tobby Bada$$, written by Nwafor Abuchi and Dara Adedayo. Check it out below…

Afro-Pop Star Oxlade Releases Lyric Video For New Single ‘DKT’

Following on from his EP ‘Oxygene’ – which amassed over 25 million streams across all platforms – three million streams in its first week – and his feature on Skip Marley’s single ‘Slow Down (alongside H.E.R and Davido), Afro-pop sensation OXLADE drops the lyric video for his sassy number, ‘DKT (Dis Kind Thing)’.

Starting out by dishing up music on Soundcloud in 2017, Lagos-based Oxlade released his first official single ‘Shugar’ the following year, which instantly caught the attention of hordes of music fans. Also known for the hit song ‘Sing’ with Fireboy DML and collaborations with acts such as Reekado Banks and DJ Tunez, another breakthrough moment for Oxlade was his feature on the Blaqbonez track ‘Mamiwota’ last year. Also in 2019, Oxlade featured alongside Sneakbo on Skengdo’s UK underground track ‘Brixton Boy’ and he performed to a 20,000-strong audience at the world famous O2 Arena in London at Wizkid’s Starboy Fest.

So you know you’re in good company here…check out the lyric video for ‘DKT’ below…

EP Review: This is Korie – Korie

With KORIE‘s EP, ‘This is Korie’, personally I feel there are subtle influences of the once-popularised Yo pop – a mixture of jazz, funk, reggae and Afrobeats – fused with acoustic, almost stripped -back performances led by the guitar. When you listen to each track in this set, it feels like this young Nigerian singer/songwriter is performing right in front of you in an intense, intimate setting of an underground jazz club.

Her pronounced Motherland-esque vocals, which holds so much passion, paints a vivid storytelling of her fears in life, the pursuit to find true love and the determination in becoming a better person. It’s very clear that from the EP that Korie lives and breathes music…and it’s very rare I come across any material of music, where you can actually feel the musician’s love for music.

So ladies and gents, let me introduce you to the very talented Miss Korie in her purest and rawest form…

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