11 Sep EASY FREAK, Straffitti, Mercy Chinwo & more
Featuring; Caroline Leisegang, Bruce Loko, OBT and more.
Straffitti – “STRAFF FROM NIGERIA”
For months Straffitti has been building up to the release of his afrotape – a hybrid of Afro and hip hop – and the day that ‘STRAFF FROM NIGERIA‘ pulsates through the streets has arrived. The 5-track EP is a mirror that showcases his versatility as he weaves through a variety of sonics.
EASY FREAK – “More Love”
EASY FREAK began carving a new music direction for itself during the lockdown. The product of this will the duo’s EP, ‘More Love’.
The mini-album was put together while the pair were home-bound and is an exploration of their Jude and Dom’s musicality.
OBT – “Birdie”
In 2017, OBT dropped his debut single and since then, this musician has been refining his sound leading up to his first album, ‘Birdie‘. The 12 track body of work is a reflection of his travels across Africa over the past three years.
Bruce Loko – “When I Wonder”
In 2016 Stay True Sounds opened its doors with a drop from Bruce Loko. Four years on everything comes full circle as the incredible producer presents ‘When I Wonder’.
Cameroonian star, Sir Winz, tackles a host of social topics on his vibrant Afropop single ‘Panthere’. The term is local slang for women who use their assets to gain favours while also address the undertones of colourism often attached to the subject. The song features Salatiel.
Caroline Leisegang – “A Series of Moments”
South African classical composer, Caroline Leisegang, unveils her latest body of work in collaboration with William Earl titled ‘A Series of Moments’.
The Masekela All-Stars – “Thula Mina – The People’s Version”
The late Bra Hugh Masekela’s ‘Thuma Mina (Send Me)’ is a song that was used for a political campaign by now president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa. The song, which stems from a popular church chorus, highlights themes of individual responsibility as a force for group change. The challenges brought about by COVID-19 elevate the subject of the song. Hence, this icon song is covered by an all-star troupe of musicians as an anthem to mobilise people into action.
KwakuBs – “Live Free”
‘Live Free‘ is KwakuBs‘ statement of independence. With selective guest features, the Ghanaian star highlights his creative mastery. The mini-album is an embodiment of living life on your own terms and he encapsulates this on the promo track ‘Toi‘.
‘Live Free’ officially drops on the 2nd of October 2020.
FKA Mash – “Love Songs from Soweto”
FKA Mash dedicates an adoring letter to his hometown in a form of an EP titled ‘Love Songs from Soweto’. ‘Mntakwethu‘ is the second song from FKA Mash anthology of love songs. The track features the soulful vocals of Soulstar.
Soul Kulture – “uHambo”
SAMA-winning duo, Soul Kulture laid the foundations toward the release of their sophomore album with two previous singles. The duo which was discovered at a Cape Town taxi rank continues its musical journey with a third one titled ‘Ithembalam Nguwe‘.
The pair will unravel the full story on the 18th of September 2020.
RFKoncept, CrunchySweater and DaevMartian built a two-year friendship based on a mutual appreciation for each other. The new-age producers now come together as one in the form of NLite.
With their eyes firmly set on the drop of their self-titled debut album on the 25th of September, the trio continues to unravel some magic with ‘Thokoza‘.