It’s hard for us to write about this song. Murlo is incredibly talented and the way he works is unlike any other producer. We sometimes get the privilege to listen to sketches occasionally and sometimes we hear stuff fully formed. We have close to 70 songs of his that he has made over the years.
This one is a track that we love, from the initial sketches, to it being fully formed. I remember where I heard it the first time, I remember begging him to play it at raves (if only to somehow try and lift it from him). All the trials and tribulations only add to a song that I hope will be adding to his defining work. A song that we hope connects with people in the same way that other songs do.
As the world waits for R8 (Rihanna’s 8th lp, which is gonna be funny for uk folks) Chudney J is filling that bad gyal void in our lives. Mixture of Tifa, Trina and La Chat over a simple but catchy beat is pretty great or GR8. Video is a tad NSFW.
More goodness from Angola, i can’t say much about it apart from the fact it’s produced by C4Pedro and is a light and breezy pop kizomba jam.
Song of the Summer alert. Timaya rides this simple afropop meets 90’s dancehall vibe in proper singjay style. The xylophone touches are what make you keep coming back to this gem.
This is essential because sometimes it’s easy to just think of the current wave of Afro-pop being all that there is. Instead, this video created by Senegal’s first Urban Dance studio captures a lot of why Africa is great. All while the exceptional instrumental to Skelewu is playing. Dancing, we have felt has always been essential to music and in the grand rush to create festivals and events it often gets overlooked. The Dance Hall is meant for dancing, let this be your guide.
Continuing his streak of covering house tracks, Terry is back this time covering DJ CNDO’s Terminator. When he’s on a roll he’s on a roll i guess.