New Signings

Some may get to 10, 20 or maybe 30, not many get to their 67th Album at the age of 65! Legendary African Act; Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi stuns us all with another fresh body of work; 'Hany’ga' which means Concern when translated to English. With his very rich and  thrilling vocals, Dr Mtukudzi brings to life sounds that can only be described as animating, with beautiful instrumentals; outstanding string work and soothing backing vocals all blended to showcase a rich African musical delivery. This maestro has poured his heart out in words and music with the assistance of the various musicians who came into the studio and contribute musically to the final collection of songs we now have and call Hany’ga “Concern” in English.

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.

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.

Lucky Dube - "The Times We've Shared"(Commemorative Limited Edition)
10 years down the line, the impact of this legend still feels like yesterday. In commemoration of his life's legacy Gallo Records releases a limited edition of his work. 'The Times We've Shared' features three unreleased tracks from Lucky Dubeand digitally re mastered famous hits from the man who reached the hearts of many around the world. Together we share in his life's work and celebrate his legacy!

Jesse Jagz - "Odysseus"
It's been a while in the making but hip-hop/rap legend from Nigeria; Jesse Jagz finally releases a 10 tracked album to the relieve of fans who and what can only be termed as a celebration from fans of a long time hardcore lyricist. Featuring well-known acts like Victoria Kimani, Cynthia Morgan, Styl-Plus andBurna Boy while giving the spotlight to less-known acts like Hot Ice on Dirty, Odysseus is a project that not only gives the audience a taste of Jagz depth with lyrics but also an insight into his creative spirit and his love for featuring sounds that have stood the test of time in fusion with his.

Pappy Kojo ft Joey B - "M'akoma"
First single of the year and it is certainly worth the wait! Pappy Kojo teams up yet again with Joey B and as with all their previous collaborations, this is one for the repeat button. Off his upcoming unnamed EP, Pappy offers this ‘Jama(5-note rhythm)’ inspired tune'M'akoma' which means 'My Heart' and as the tittle suggests, this is Pappy's offering of his love. Produced by Kuvie who is responsible for Pappy’s previous hits, Ay3 Late and Awo’a, M'akoma, with Joey's stand out vocals that get you hooked and Pappy's ability to take your on a a musical trip as he tells you a story, is a must listen.

 
Dj Lambo - "Bebe" ft. Skales & Victoria Kimani
Nigeria's foremost female Dj; Dj Lambo, who is also the first female president of Choc Boi Nation (an imprint label of Chocolate City Music) teams up with Skales and Victoria Kimani for a fresh party anthem! Produced by C-Kay, Bebe is a summer anthem perfect also for the cold nights; dance the frost away.