Demola Teams Up Davido For AfroPop Single, ‘Gbedu’

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I was privilege enough to be one of the first to hear DEMOLA‘s collaborative track with Afrobeat sensation Davido at the launch party on Monday…and let me tell you, this banger will have your hips swinging in no time.

Meaning ‘big drum’ the self-produced, infectious slice of Afropop is packed to the rafters with instrumentation as DEMOLA’s violin solo sings, trumpets and horns blow, and the ‘Gbedu’ thuds like a heartbeat throughout, making the record a celebration of culture, dance and the very sound that has become synonymous with the sweet and catchy Afrobeats sounds that have become one of the worlds most loved.

With a snappy, smooth and uplifting delivery, DEMOLA sets the tone and pace for this insanely catchy record, which encompasses every traditional element of Afrobeats and mixes it with genuine originality. The addition of Afrobeats star Davido, who lays down the perfect verse for this number only lends to further accentuate the radiance of the record.

Having already been associated with Mathew Knowles’ Music World Entertainment, DEMOLA released a previous collaboration on the label, ‘Light Up’ featuring Wande Coal.

Now making his global debut with UK based Track Record Entertainment (TRE), DEMOLA is thumping out his music to the sound of his ‘Gbedu’…check out the video below…

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A1 Teams Up With Krystal Rose For Remix Of ‘Playing Games’

A1 is back, starting the week on a smooth note, with a makeover on Summer Walker’s single, ‘Playing Games’, enlisting up and coming R&B singer Krystal Kose to add some silky smooth vibes to the afterhours banger.

This could be one of his best freestyles yet…have a sample below…

 

Alternative R&B Artist Zandra Vibes Returns With Single ’Wide Awake’

Having shared the stage with CeeLo Green and opened for the WBLS Summer Stage show in New York City, Alternative R&B Artist ZANDRA VIBES returns with single ‘Wide Awake’.

The New Yorker is no stranger to the music industry. Previously performing as Alex Young, she shocked the music scene with the release of her debut album, ‘Amazing’.

Now, pulling away from the world of Pop, Zandra fuses R&B with trap elements, layered over cosmic atmospheres and effects, her music has a dark ambiance sprinkled with light vocals.

ZANDRA VIBES has proven that she is a true entertainer. Her commanding presence exploded onstage with her opening for CeeLo Green at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was also featured as an opening act on at the WBLS Summer Stage show in New York City as part of her summer tour. Zandra’s love of music and strong work ethic, coupled with A-list production teams and choreography is a proven formula for success.

Check out the video for ‘Wide Awake’ below…

 

 

 

 

 

Rocky Questions The Ups And Downs Of Relationships With Debut Single, ‘How Will I Know’

Drawing comparisons with greats such as Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, and Billie Holiday, as well as future legends like Janelle Monae and Macy Gray, South Korea-based songstress, ROCKY has released her exquisite new offering ‘How Will I Know’, the first taste of her anticipated debut project – set for release early 2020 – with a second single coming next month.

Produced by Defnelson and written by ROCKY herself, the single tackles the common question “are they into me?” as it explores the good and the bad of relationships and situationships, the song lets you know when to cut the person you’re dating off. ROCKY’s raspy jazz vocals are offset by dark hip hop instrumentals, creating the perfect mood for a song about love in the dating apocalypse.

Alongside her exciting new music, ROCKY recently published her first poetry book titled ‘Blue Bird’, which saw the Montreal native exploring themes around blackness, womanhood, freedom, self-love, and their intersectionalities, to rave reviews. However her creative outlets don’t end there, she also appeared in Korean TV drama series WWW earlier this summer, and has performed in three burlesque plays, produced by Starlight Burlesque, including last year’s WWC Superstars and Open Letters, and last month’s acclaimed P.U.S.S.I Whipped.

You don’t want to miss this one…Have a listen to ‘How Will I Know’ below…

C BOY Releases New Single ‘Off Di Light’ Alongside Impeccable Fashion Short

London based Nu-African artist C BOY drops off his brand new single ‘Off Di Light’, alongside short fashion film celebrating the true essence of black beauty through sound, movement and art.

C BOY’s passion for the arts and fashion tug at the heartstrings of Nu Africa in this new single. Premiered by Wonderland ‘Off Di Light’ is a smooth, indulgent track giving nods towards contemporary afro-swing but truly in a class of its own. The track and fashion short alike celebrate the beauty of black culture with C BOY opening the film with “Black is beautiful”. Black is forever”. It is truly a work of perfection while also paying homage to the world’s universal language and the art cemented into his roots, music.

With the short fashion film in collaboration with creative content agency THRDS who specialise in weaving digital content and subcultures together, the imagery is glossy, hypnotic and polished giving us a look at the scene through auburn-tinted lenses. The spellbinding film is a stunning execution of black beauty and Nu-Africa and an excellent representation of C BOY ’s musical trajectory.

Alongside his musical feats and interest in the arts, C BOY also runs his own independent brand TWALE Records which puts an emphasis on celebrating Nu-Africa. Twale Records pays tribute to its origins and hones-in on the beauty of life through fashion, music and movement while completely encapsulating creativity.

“In a time where their world was being turned upside down, music has served as an escape and form of communication/expression for early black communities. The ability of music to act as a binding factor provides all cultures with a strong sense of connectivity.”C BOY, Twale Records

This is a truly outstanding first release from C BOY and with a strong and solid team around him, an incredible eye for art and sound as well as unshakeable drive to create a life for his family – we can only dream of what’s to come next.

Check out the video for ‘Off Di Light’ below…