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WHY I THINK STEPH KAPELA SHOULD’VE STAYED WITH ATWAL MUSIC

I think Steph Kapela should have stuck with Atwal Music. I’m at the airport and I’ve just missed my flight., so I have some time to pass till the next one. My mind is always quick to entertain me with cynical thoughts and random guesses about the lives of the strangers around me, but only thing is on my mind at this point, that post that Steph Kapela made announcing his split from Atwal Music.

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TOP 5 #NUNAIROBI SONGS FROM THE LAST 7 DAYS

Well, I heard someone say #nunairobi is dead. Luckily, it’s only the hashtag that died. The movement that it represented is still alive and kicking. Here’s some proof: Continue reading TOP 5 #NUNAIROBI SONGS FROM THE LAST 7 DAYS

SONG REVIEW:  “Wess(Bounce)” by Muddah

There’s something missing in the underground scene and I’m not sure if you’ve noticed. Let’s face it, it’s the producers that made the scene start popping. People were laying vocals on internet beats long before the likes of Quassa, EA Wave, Mars Maasai etc started uploading beats on Soundcloud. So as the scene started to gather more attention, it is the producers that are still at centre stage, and rightfully so, because they put in work.

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TOP 5 SONGS FROM #NUNAIROBI THIS PAST WEEK

Where to begin! It’s been such a buzzing week for the scene. We got some gems from accross the board with a smooth piece from Tetu Shani to some fire bars from Quassa on a BNRD track. Here’s the TOP 5 songs from the scene last week, indulge!

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TOP 5 KENYAN SONGS TO DROP ON ELECTION WEEK

Last week was hectic to say the least, everybody was indoors. The whole country was on the edge of their seat, we wanted to know who the next president will be. I mean, we wall knew who was going to win, but somehow there was still a level of suspense. Well, the art lives on no matter the state of the nation. Here are the artistes who were not phased by the state of the nation and dropped songs anyways, amazing songs btw.

TOP 5 KENYAN SONGS FROM LAST WEEK (7th Aug)

TKR comes through with the top 5 jams every week. Carefully curated by a group of specially selected Music Enthusiasts. Here is the list:

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TOP 5 SONGS FROM NAIROBI THIS PAST WEEK

It’s the 31st day of July, eight days from the 2017 general elections. Nairobi is at a partial standstill business-wise, but the music keeps flowing. And it’s better than ever. Continue reading TOP 5 SONGS FROM NAIROBI THIS PAST WEEK

3 KENYAN PODCASTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW

I’m assuming you’re a music enthusiast constantly looking for new sounds and vibrations. You haven’t listened to a radio show in over 3 months, but you’re not out of touch with the current renaissance. You have a SoundCloud account and possibly a Spotify subscription. You’ve come across the #hashtags, you know, #nunairobi #playkemusic #boycottradio #thekenyanrenaissance and a new one that may come up soon #nufiveflow . Okay I know just saying the term NuNairobi may get some of your panties in a bunch but stay with me here. Continue reading 3 KENYAN PODCASTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW

We’ve Discovered Sichangi’s Secret

IMG-20170616-WA0032Sichangi is a bad man. A superhero. A gem that everyone discovered at the same time and there was an immediate consensus that he is on his own lane. We all discovered him when he dropped his EP “Hold On”. All your favorite producers were on it, links were shared and articles were written. My favorite jam was “I don’t wanna give up” because of the naija sample that kept saying I believe in juju . Continue reading We’ve Discovered Sichangi’s Secret

Song Review: “Neptune – Take It Slow”

A groovy bassline, a psychedelic vocal sample and the most beautiful guitar chords you’ve heard in a while. That’s what will make you listen to “Take it Slow” by Neptune, on repeat for about three hours, say goodbye to bundles.

When boom pap kicks meet jazz influenced grooves, it’s a love that was meant to be. They’re kindred spirits, ready for an O-B-E. The beat, is what drew me to the song first and I thought it couldn’t get better until Neptune started flowing on it. Continue reading Song Review: “Neptune – Take It Slow”