Down memory lane with Ricky Tyler

Ricky Tyler provides some retrospection in his new video for Deja Vu. The video chronicles the shooting of one his friends on the side of the road. Faced by the trauma, Tyler melancholically performs the song while his friend receives medical attention.

The music video is simple but absolutely heartbreaking as in the end, Tyler memoralises friends who left the earth too soon.

Fire 🔥 line up! Reinhard Tega ft. Funbi, Jeremy Loops, Ricky Tyler, Tito Da, Fire, Yung Swiss, Big Star and Zoocci Coke Dope

Nothing gets our musical hearts going like the sounds of celebration for the African Woman!

Crazy full with talent, A-List producer Reinhard Tega works with powerful vocalist Funbi, famous for his hit single Hallelujah – in this dedication to the confident, strong, talented, funny, beautiful and all round amazing African woman; ‘Arewa‘.

Arewa is not only lyrically qualified to get you in a good mood, the sonic dance feel to the single gives it a melodious ring that only reminds us why we love Reinhard.

So click below, listen, love and share this!

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Sauti Sol ft Burna Boy, Ruby Gyang, Yung Swiss ft. KO, Big Star, Serati, Ganja Beatz ft Youngsta x J Molley, PatrickxxLee & More

Third is a charm, and this one is right on the mark.

Keeping to their mandate for most of the year, Kenya’s #1 band Sauti Sol teams up with the Soke crooner and boundary breaker; Burna Boy for what is fast becoming another anthem in celebration of the Afrikan woman.

Taken also off their incoming LP ‘Afrikan Sauce’ due at the end of the year, ‘Afrikan Star‘ is a melodic love song that takes its glorious rhythm from careful string work of Fancy Fingers and the mellow heartwarming vocals of the band and Burna Boy.

We wouldn’t be finishing this African Love story right if we didn’t tell you that the visual are made for your eyes with cozy dark rooms, harmonizing men and sexy melanin reading women.

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NewMusicAfrica -MI Abaga ft Dice Ailes, CKay, Jazz Prosper, Sat B, Tia Black, Yung Swiss & More

Nigerian star rapper MI Abaga teams up with Dice Ailes in his latest single ‘Your Father‘. Produced by C Kay, the track is daring in it’s lyrics and MI once again reiterates his place in the Nigerian hip-hop scene as the one to look up to and the one to be respected.

Probably not a good idea to send this to your father. But most certainly vibe to this with your gang!

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NewMusicAfrica – Sauti Sol ft. Patoranking, Astryd Brown ft. Yung Swiss, Kebby Boy x Bruce Melodie, LH ft NewAgeMuzik & Eegun ft Modenine

Here’s another one for the ‘brown skinned’ ladies. Jewels of East Africa Sauti Sol team up with award winning Nigerian dancehall & reggae act Patoranking in “Melanin“.

In no uncertain terms, the lyrics celebrate the ups and downs of love and the beautiful queens filled with all the melanin there is! Bringing the melodic blend of Patoranking’s delivery with the unmatched vocals of the award winning East African band.

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NewMusicAfrica – Silvastone, Nadia Nakai ft Cassper Nyovest, Yung Swiss, Tito Da Fire, Tebogo and Rico & Gaffar

Off the just released chart topping movie ‘Boo2’, UK based Afrobeats act Silvastone shares ‘Full Moon Tonight‘ alongside singer-songwriter, actress and author Kelli Wakili.

Full Moon Tonight is the official soundtrack for the Halloween themed movie.

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New Releases: Sean Tizzle, Nadia Nakai, Sauti Sol, Victoria Kimani

Sean Tizzle x Tory Lanez – Hit N run

Sean Tizzle teams up with Canadian heavy weight Tory Lanez to produce one of the finest collaborations of 2016. ‘Hit N Run’ dropped out of nowhere via Tizzle Nation, and has since received heavy support from BBC1 Xtra and DJ Edu amongst others. Be sure to cop it whilst its hot!

 

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Nadia Nakai – Bragga

Nadia returns to the Family Tree massive with five weapons strapped and loaded. ‘Bragga‘ is the next chapter, the five track EP includes major collabo’s with Gemini Major, Tshego, Yung Swiss and Label head Cassper Nyovest. “The Man‘ and ‘Paying‘ stand out as the club bangers from the EP, which as a collection of South African trap songs they remain diverse in the sounds, spaces and tempo’s used.

 

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Sauti Sol – Kuliko Jana

As you might of heard Sauti Sol broke the internet back in July, by uploading an impromptu rendition of ‘Kuliko Jana’ accompanied by the beautiful voices of RedFourth Chorus. The Facebook video received over 6.5 million views and gathered support from Celebrities nationwide, from the likes of Amber Riley to Master P. It was strategic but it made logical sense to re-record ‘Kuliko Jana’ with the young & talented RedFourth Chorus, listen to the finished product below.

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Victoria Kimani – GOTA

Victoria Kimani shares her latest single ‘GOTA‘ the debut single from her forthcoming album Safari. Its the first time the American born Kenyan singer sings in Swahili her native language. ‘GOTA’ features the congolese band Airline, and was produced by Chocolate City producer Reinhard Tega.

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DJ Roxxi features hip-hop heavyweights on her latest single ‘Like Whoo!’

Durban-based award winning DJ and producer, DJ Roxxi has teamed up with some of the heavyweights of the Hip-hop scene to create the ultimate trap club banger. Like Whoo! was released earlier this month and features the first lady of South Africa hip-hop, Nadia Nakai, lyrical master, Reason and the incredibly talented Yung Swiss on the hook. Having worked with artists such as Vinny Da Vinci, Rodger Goode and Akon, DJ Roxxi has made quite a name for herself in the industry and she continues to rise to the top with her amazing production skills.

The track made it’s debut on DJ Fresh’s morning show on 5fm and was instantly trending due to it’s major bass, electrifying sound, catchy chorus and dope bars from Nadia Nakai and Reason. A killer combination giving birth to a killer track.

Having already been dubbed one of 2015’s hottest tracks, keep your eyes and ears peeled for a possible star-studded remix.

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This Week’s New Releases

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Dj Roxxi has teamed up with the first lady of South African hip-hop Nadia Nakai, lyrical master, Reason and the incredibly talented Yung Swiss to create Like Whoo! The track instantly trended on Twitter when it was initially released and is set to light up the club scene and we can’t complain, it is a banger!

Listen on: iTunes// Deezer // Spinlet

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Popular Hip Hop artist Sean Pages has teamed up with some of the biggest names in the game for the Remix of his popular hit Blind. The track features Kid X, L-Tido, DJ Dimplez, Kwesta & Towdeemac! The single has received a stunning reaction from many famous hip-hop producers and artists and the tracks soft melody and catchy lyrics have made it a big hit with the fans.

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Reggae act Docta Bruce releases his latest single I Want! featuring Denzel Fante. The single leans more towards the commercial side and Docta Bruce delivers it particularly well. His voice and flow give the single a professional feel and Denzel Fante brings his own touch to expand the song further.

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Award winning Nigerian vocalist Sean Tizzle presents his latest single Abiamo, a warm dedication to his mother and all the good mothers in the world. Produced by D’Tunes, Abiamo features his distinctive sound, a modern fusion of Afro-beats, Yoruba High-life and Afro-pop.

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Vector and Sarkodie team up for a remix of one of the biggest hits from Nigeria so far, King Kong has created a massive buzz in the music scene. Vector is well known for creating artistic masterpieces and he has collaborated with some huge artists like 2 Face, Wizkid & Ice Prince. Sarkodie is another name he can add to his affiliations.

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Pop queen Eazzy presents her latest single, Kpakposhito, a heavy tune with a raw beat and lyrics. The single is a complete switch of feel from her last release featuring 4X4 which was more soft. Kpakposhito holds the hard attitude Eazzy conveys and the single is set to be another one to watch out for in 2015.

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