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No More Struggle: Nana Motobi drops party-filled new single ‘Mic and Beat’

With the first track of his new 14-track album, Nana Motobi is in sizzling form as he checks the line and keeps it styling with much fire on the steamy single ‘Mic and Beat‘.

Nana Kofi Osei aka Nana Motobi, is a music producer, sound engineer, promoter, songwriter and Afro-Dance rapper from Ghana who is now based in ski-filled Trento, Italy.

There is much to dance with here on an African-inspired beat that is mixed so nicely with that European influence, packed with an exciting atmosphere that is perfect for those summer festivals. The bars are lit up like a bright fuse ready for the night, fueled with a confidence that has your feet tapping and your body grooving in utter delight.

Mic and Beat‘ from the Ghana-born, Italy-based indie Afro-Dance artist and music producer Nana Motobi, is the well-executed story about breaking in just the way you like it. After much struggle and sleeping way too deep in a coma, it feels like this anthem signals his compass-driven journey to the top of the Italian scene and beyond. With solid flows and a catchy beat that captures your attention like a flashy camera ready for action no matter what the weather, you can’t help but enjoy this quality track.

When you want it enough, anything really is possible.

Get wrapped into this fast-flowing tune on YouTube and see more news on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Larizzle freshens up the UK’s Tribal House Scene with the multi-layered masterstroke release ‘Ama Chill’

Ten years of DJ’ing at the forefront of the UK’s Tribal House and UK Funky scene, with a sound he describes as UK Afro House – taking in South African Amapiano along the way – Larizzle is already no stranger to the limelight. Performing in some of the biggest venues in the UK and Europe, providing guest mixes to the likes of BBC Radio 1Xtra, Kiss Fresh, and Capital Xtra, and supporting big names such as Nas, Stormzy, Skepta, and Mark Ronson, might be enough for most people – not to mention twice winning the UK Official Mixtape Awards in 2012 and 2013, of course.

However, Larizzle is definitely not one to rest on his already sizeable laurels. ‘Ama Chill’ is his second personal music release, the follow up to October’s debut ‘Ama Play’, and it bears mention here the second release on his own ‘Larah Records’ label, founded in memory of Larizzle’s late daughter. Chilled yet funky from the first beat, ‘Ama Chill’ kicks in with irresistible afro drum beats and sonorous chants of ‘hey’, before melodic pipes build a repeating ariose mantra intensifying to a thumping drum-and-bassline climax. The whole track develops, piece by piece, into a multi-layered masterstroke, each section augmenting the previous parts whilst all carrying their own individual identities, that central repeated melody sticking in your head long after the final beat has echoed away.

You can check out ‘Ama Chill’ on Larizzle’s website, and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

Barking native Femi Jaye climbs up high with ‘Tree Man’ ft Habeeb

British-born Femi Jaye is always pushing the UK Afro-fusion envelope and he impresses yet again with the new single ‘Tree Man‘.

Barking in East London is where we find this incredible talent in the UK. After being in the game since 2014, Femi Jaye is a name that is well-known and he impresses yet again on his latest track. Always an innovator and creative, we find a mellow soul on this one as he is joined skillfully by Habeeb.

This is a young artist that has been growing to this point and now is now truly reaping the rewards. From a family of musicians, this UK-born musician is in a joyful mood here. This is a happy track that shows where he is in his life. The will to make quality music is there and inside, he is feeling really good. ‘Tree Man‘ is a 420 friendly track that smokes in with an ambiance that is welcome in 2020. Femi Jaye is here to stay.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Kyle Sherren has released his latest single ‘Signals’

Kyle Sherren has dropped his single ‘Signals’ combining R&B and Soul to create this energetic yet smooth piece.

It’s one that as soon as you listen your mood is lifted and it’s definitely one of them songs that will go down a treat for the Summer, really fusing this uplifting and happy energy that pours through, whether that’s in the incredibly beat melody or the high-pitched soft vocal ranges, everything about this track keeps this high energy running through.

You can tell as you listen that a lot of hard work has gone into the production of this piece and considering Kyle is pretty new to the music scene, it’s impressive to see just how well he can make music and how he does it in his own way.

The way in which the beat is this super fast pace non stop flowing through and the vocals are more on the mellow side so it’s like combining something really upbeat and then adding in a more calming sound with the vocals and it’s a perfect mix.

After listening to this, it’s safe to say we can’t wait to see what Kyle gets up to next.

Listen to Kyle Sherran’s track Signals by heading on over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall