15 May Kid Fonque, Yinoluu, Marv OTM & more
Featuring; Spender, J Molley, Nosipho, and more.
Kid Fonque & Jonny Miller – “Somewhere” (ft. Jaidene Veda)
Three titans of the dance music scene meet to produce a track that can only be best described as a transcendent surrender. ‘Somewhere’ is a cut by Kid Fonque and Jonny Miller. The pair began working on an album together prior to the global lockdown. Now they present the first single from it, featuring Canadian house vocalist Jaidene Veda.
Yinoluu – “Lost Files”
A technical glitch may have been a bump in the road while Yinoluu was working on his EP. Alas as the saying goes “we move”. A couple of gems survived, hence, we have ‘Lost Files’.
Yinoluu enlists his frequent collaborators, including PsychoYP, Mafeni and Amaarae.
Capetonian beatmaker, Mateyu, invites us to a world of tranquil bops for his mini-album, ‘Down EP’. The producer who lives by the philosophy of not being genre-bound strings together a myriad of musical influences including lo-fi hip hop and jazz.
Marv OTM & Malik Bawa – “Way Up North”
For his debut body of work, MarvOTM, teams up with his long-time producer Malik Bawa to present ‘Way Up North’.
The joint effort consists of 5 tracks with features from the likes of Zilla Oaks, AYLØ &Lörd Isaac.
‘Way Up North’ serves a teaser towards a much bigger winter-themed project titled ‘Northpole’.
Spender reflects on his past relationships with women in his surprising collaboration with J Molley titled ‘Déjà vu’.
Nosipho – “Don’t Kill My Vibe”
South African Idols alumna, Nosipho, shows off her linguistic dexterity for the lyric video of ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe‘. The song is sung in three languages namely; English, isiZulu as well as Portuguese.
Florah Ritshuri – “Vulindlela” (ft. Team Mosha & Prince Benza)
Taking you to church and back.
Open Mic Productions presents its latest artist, Florah Ritsuri, who is on a pursuit to uplift the spirit with her church groove anthem, ‘Vulindlela’.
The song features Team Mosha and Prince Benza.
The west meets the south on Doug’s bodily pulsating jam ‘Online’. This jam, featuring T-Sleek, infuses elements of afrobeats and reggaeton for a vibey outcome.
It is a no-brainer to discover that internet dating services have seen a spike while the global population is grappling with living in self-isolation. Thus it makes sense that for his latest music video, Dibi dives into this subject to provide some perspective.
‘The Online Dating Interlude‘ is taken from Dibi’s 2019 mixtape, ‘Up Till Now’.
Various Artists – “Pungwe Sessions Vol. 2”
In 2014, platinum-selling producer, Rhymez, set his eyes on shaping and rightfully elevating the hip hop scene in Zimbabwe with the first ‘Pungwe Sessions’. Six years later, he follows up on that success with ‘Pungwe Sessions Vol. 2’.
The ‘twice as nice edition’ brings together more of Zimbabwe’s shining stars for 11 new joints.
To gear up for the full launch of the record on the 6th of June 2020, Rhymez presents ‘Prayer’ (ft. GZE) as well as ‘Problem’ (ft. Simba Tagz, Nutty O & Boss Pumacol)
Da Capo – “Genesys”
Da Capo launches his own label with the release of a new EP titled ‘Genesys’ named after the new the stable. Stacked up with 7 gems, including the highly talked about ‘Yehla Moya’ remix with Nduduzo Makhathini.
‘Genesys’ drops on the 29th of May 2020.
Steph Kapela – “Vikky Secrets”
Steph Kapela takes us on a love expedition that explores its highs and lows as well as taboos too. ‘Vikky Secrets‘ is stringed with some of the most seductive sounds around right now, but you’ll have to wait until the 29th of May 2020.
In the meantime, he provides an appetizer with a single aptly titled ‘Taste’.
Tim Lyre – “Senpai”
Tim Lyre returns from his hiatus with a 3-track EP called ‘Senpai’. On it, he flexes his versatility and steps into different style from dancehall to afrobeats and trap.
As we count down to ‘Senpai’, Tim Lyre provides fans with ‘Jobele’ a collaboration with MOJO.
‘Senpai’ is slated for the 22nd of May 2020.
Bongi Mvuyana – “Dopamine”
The feeling of joy.
Bongi Mvuyana is set to drop her debut album, ‘Dopamine’ digitally. The album which takes its name from the “happy hormone” is a passage through the state of feeling. On the 12-tracked album, Mvuyana crisscrosses through the soundscapes of folk, classical, maskandi and more. The first joint into this multi-dimensional world is ‘I Don’t Know Why’. The complete body of work drops next Friday on the 22nd of May.
Various Artists – “The World Pop Album”
Appietus is the sonic architect behind ‘The World Pop Album’ a compilation piece which seeks inspire and comfort in these seemingly gloomy days. As one of Ghana’s most decorated producers getting the best talents to hope onto the project wasn’t a tough ask. ‘The World Pop Album’ features the likes of Nero X who is on the first offering ‘Love Matter’.
The 10-track record officially drops on the 22nd of May 2020.