Dr Sid on the vocals and Don Jazzy on the buttons, bringing feel good vibes on this one. This one will probably be big at functions over the festive period.
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The Mavins are very interesting in the sense that teaming up together makes the weaker members bigger and have a bigger platform. If you look at it as a football team with Don Jazzy the manager, Tiwa the star player and the others a mixture of veterans and Newbies. Adaboi continues where Dorobucci left off, vibey, highlifey and fun. Something you can play and your gran would skank to. If your Gran doesn’t skank we feel bad for you.
We have seen Lagos’ Tiwa Savage before on the remix of Flavour’s Oyi, she is on to a winner here with her latest single Without My Heart. The tune uses the Diwali Riddim claps and features D’Banj’s former producer Don Jazzy on the verse. The video is simple but classy giving both Tiwa and Don Jazzy the shine they deserve.
After the fallout of Nigeria’s Lennon and Mccartney (DBanj and Don Dazzy) we now find ourselves in a curious position of seeing the b listers be elevated to a listers. The first person to do so is Wande Coal and on this lead single Go Low he hits on the right notes. It’s catchy as hell, has a weird auto tune fuzz which is new, dancing in the rain (very classic 90’s hip hop/ r and b move but new in the afro-pop scene). It also features a guy rollerblade dancing in the rain, try and tell me another 2012 video that does that? Mavin records has a hit on it’s hands here.
Dbanj is back with his new single, not counting the reference track that came out a couple of weeks, and he is ready to take over the world. It’s Ok, and normally I (Hootie Who) wouldnt comment on it if it wasn’t for three things.
1) He has brought back the harmonica. Why? God knows, he can play it but when was the last time you heard a wicked harmonica solo? Let alone in a 2012 pop song?
2) I have made the case on twitter many times that now that Dbanj has the ears of the British public (this performance at the recent BBC Radio 1 festival being the pinnacle of his recent hard work) he could have released a package of his best songs. A 4 track ep with Scapegoat, Fall In Love, Mr Endowed (not a fan but the Snoop Dogg on the remix would have done something) and Suddenly would have been amazing. Tracks that works incredibly in a carnival, trust me I know. Calabar Carnival 2010 was all Fall In Love all the time.
3) This is Dbanj’s first song post his split with producer Don Jazzy, this is him stepping out of the hit making machine that was Mo Hits (Don Jazzy and Dbanj’s record label). This single needed to be big, who knows if he will even end up on the G.O.O.D. music LP Cruel Summer later this summer? All his talk of getting a Def Jam Africa record label was no more than Naija Boys talking.
At the end of the day we see a man with the world at his feet and the talent to take it, we hope that he can.