Compozers Encore Sessions – 2017 Afrobeats Edition

Compozers Encore 2017 Afrobeats Editions
You know the year is coming to an end when the Compozers drop an Afrobeats Edition. I absolutely love these guys and look forward to seeing them in December as they add a dope spin to all the biggest songs of the year. The added gospel influence that resonates in every one of their mixes just keeps them above the rest.
Check out their 2017 Live recorded Mix that features, Burna Boy, Maleek Berry and Wade Coal and many more influential Afrobeat artists that have influenced the sound of 2017.

A Night with the Compozers 5 is on Wednesday 20th December 2017 at the Roundhouse.

Music: Okenyo – ‘Woman’s World’

“Don’t look down on me” the track opening sample.

1.) File under inspirational and motivational anthems

2.) Play straight after Laura Mvula’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’.

Kenyan, Australian all round dope singer Okenyo released the visuals of her latest single ‘Woman’s World’ and we are hooked, absolutely loving the cool, calm, collected soulful sound and inspirational lyrics with great affirmation. It is indeed a woman’s world.

From the styling by Benjamin Joseph, to choreography and all round feature of beautiful women including the amazing singer Thando.

We look forward to see what is next for Okenyo it is only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches on and starts raving about her and with her.

Watch the official video below:

Music: NEWish Music Videos

Azekel – New Romance

Azekel is part of a unique group in the music industry the soulful male artist sits side to side with the likes of Kwabs, Angel and a recent addition, Raheem singer/songwriters who offer depth and pure artistry, his first video till today tops my favourite visual film and this is his latest release.

Sarkodie ft Castro – Adonai

Anyone who knows me has had to endure constant replays of this song, aside from Sarkodie being the only African rapper who delivers unique songs and has curved out a niche that leaves others eating dust, Catro’s feature adds volumes and depth to the deliverance and overall message  of the song. The video does lack great direction although working to tell of the tries and tribulations faced it mimic Kendricks Lamar “Bitch Don’t Kill My Video” within wardrobe choices.

FKA Twigs -Two Weeks 

Directed by Nabil Elderkin the super photographer and music video director that has for many years created the videos that match some of our favourite artists song, last year after reading and interesting interview I was opened up to his cleaver and slick tactics that introduced the world to both his talents and also Kanye West, having heard of the buzz of a raising star in both his and Kanye’s hometown Chicago Nabil purcharced Kanye’s domain name of which his management reached out to purchase from him, long story short this lead to him taking West’s most recognised images with LV bags and directing a number of his videos. This is his latest masterpiece and it speaks for itself drawing most notably from ‘Queen of the Dame’ staring Aaliyah and West’s ‘Power’ Nabil presents visuals that stick true to FKA Twings strong and sensual style.

Maureen Muthoni

@MISMUSO

MUSIC: #MCM No.1

So I’ve decided to launch something new wait for it….. #MusicCrushMonday yes it come to me clear and straight, well most of my #MCM’s tend to be musician so why not mix it up and also get to share some of the fantastic music am currently listening to …. I hope this segment works beyond today, so the first official Music, Power and Politics #MCM isssss drum rollll…… Blitz The Ambassador.

Time away is always a great time to finally think evaluate, explore some of my fears and get to amerce myself in fantastic music my current listen is Blitz The Ambassador I can’t place when I first come across his music but his name was always circulating among the blogs I follow so this was a long overdue clear listen his mix in visual media commands your full attention, (as a side note I would be interested to see what him and John Akomfrah can cook up) but yup to the main point he has so far been the newest music addition and without aiming to sound cheesy he’s  a breeze, his smooth conscious and one artist that can actually pull me to explore my own musical desires but I digress once again press play enjoy the vibes and visuals for his album ‘Native Sun

Maureen Muthoni 

@MISSMUSO 

Music: Kwame – 'Mapenzi Yako'

Mapenzi Yako Kwame

‘Mapenzi Yako’ is the second release from Kwame’s upcoming EP, here he talks about God’s love being more than sufficient to him, Mapenzi Yako meaning (Your Love). Kwame delivers his lyrics in both Kiswahili and Kikuyu dialects spoke in Kenya the song is smooth and draws you close to his message, Kwame is a conscious artist with a strong message for his listeners from his collaboration with Nyach ‘Holela’ that advised individuals on safe sexual practices he boasts a fast growning achieve that uplifts his community and its people. You can download the single on Soundcloud and also view the visuals to the song below.