Feeling the love so deeply as the world burns into rubble right before our very eyes, 705 shows the tenderness when we needed it most and gets the slow dancing happening on the dance floor with the excellent Sade.
705 is a Tottenham, London-based indie afrobeats artist who makes smooth music vibrations that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Soaking our souls in so much more that what the world is currently offering, 705 has created a niche that is rather hard to dislike and has assembled a memorable single to treasure.
Sadefrom Tottenham, London-based indie afrobeats solo artist 705 is a fine release that has been made with so much endearing innocence. Brimming with quiet confidence and thriving with a vocal mastery that is second to none, this is a track that needs so much more love.
When you know who your ride-or-die is, your perspective shall change forever.
Listen up loud on Spotify and see more via the IG page.
Bringing the world into an illuminated groove that needs to be heard loud and with a few human bodies moving rather tightly together, Sons Of DestinyRecords spark our attention like those great songs always seem to do on ‘Alert‘ (feat. Don Bonya and Troy).
Sons Of Destiny Records is a UK-based record label which has that African groove from their roots in Ghana and Nigeria who soaks us deeply into Afrobeats.
”Sons Of Destiny Records Team are made up of songwriters, rappers, singers, renowned producers and music engineers.” ~ Sons Of Destiny Records
Showing us why they eat, sleep and drink their beloved African music 24/7, Sons Of Destiny Records have dropped an elevated release that will have your head nodding for days. Rich in quality and packed with an absolutely unforgettable bounce you can’t stop thinking about, which might cause an unexpected dance move while your work colleagues grin at your vibe.
‘Alert‘ (feat. Don Bonya and Troy) from UK-based, Africa-fused Afrobeats record label Sons Of Destiny Records is one of the nicest songs around right night now. This is a track which will wake you up from all previous slumbers, as we get our game up so we can find the special soul we have been searching for.
The time is always now if you believe you can succeed.
With a dance-filled music video that has you swaying around in such admiration for the prodigious artistic effect, Stefano wholeheartedly loves what she is doing to his shaking body as its suddenly feeling rather sprightly and ready for that much-needed action on ‘Lethal‘.
Dancer and Afrobeats artist Stefano aka Steffy Baby, is a wildly talented London, England-based singer-songwriter with Ghanaian heritage, who also blends in some tasty RnB to keep our lips licking in delight.
A new artist who has been craving to be more creative and push the boundaries on what is possible, he is in imperious form here and shows us what we have been missing out on.
This is the message that is easy to see, as he looks into her eyes and wonders what supernatural powers she has over him. Stefano is feeling urges that he has never felt before – as he smoothly takes off his stylish shirt – and shines brightly in the light with silky vocals, that has you reaching for the volume to hear it louder.
‘Lethal‘ from the London-based Afrobeats artists and well-known dancer Stefano, is the story of looking deeply into the striking eyes of a mystical woman who seems to have your heart in her soft hands, as she decides what to do with it. This is a sumptuously delivered single with so much oozing charm, from a singer on a mission to be more than just a dancer. He shows much class here – and gives us a remarkable debut to remember – that shows heaps of potential to turn into something rather special.
See this vibrant new music video on YouTube and see more from this stylist artist on IG.
Mixing a heavy patois from his native St. Andrew, Jamaica, with a harder, more urban UK-style rap, Kimo Jeepaz new track ‘Vaccine’ – a lockdown hip hop story of quarantine and Covid. There’s elements of Jamaican dancehall in here alongside Jeepaz’ melodic flow and R&B groove, a touch of Sean Paul and Beenie Man alongside the R&B grind and bounce.
Jeepaz has already performed alongside the likes of Mavado, Not3s, Shenseea, Aidonia, and Dexta Daps; on the basis of ‘Vaccine’, 2021 is going to be the year the lockdown is let out for Kimo Jeepaz.
Damola Davis returns with his charmingly pleasing style to get the party started, on the freshly-brewed bass sounds of ‘Oshomo‘.
Nigeria-raised, UK-born Afrobeats/Dancehall artist Adedamola Ogundipe aka Damola Davis, makes the type of music that gets you out of the corner of the club and into the limelight. With a voice that gets you smiling, he projects a vibe that you can’t help but like and you feel compelled to groove the whole night.
After spending most of his childhood in Ibadan, Nigeria-you can feel his pure love for making that true sound as music runs through his veins. This is a man with an inner knowledge of what the people want and he delivers here with a song that makes dancers out of novices.
A diverse artist who has been in bands before and tried out different genres, it feels like he is happy with this particular sound for now and is only going to get better like fine wine. His vocals are exciting like scoring a 89th minute free kick to win the World Cup and with a beat that is so hot you might get sunstroke in the blazing heat, this is a winner all the way.
‘Oshomo‘ from the exciting talent Damola Davis is that Dancehall fused sound that blends rather smoothly with a taste of Afrobeats, to get you in the mood to up your confidence level. He has an illuminating personality that makes him stand out from the rest and this is the song you turn on if everyone is bored with the DJ, as you know the audience will be dancing again thanks to this gem of a single.
Stream this bouncy party track on Spotify and see more on his IG.
Born in London, raised in France, and schooled in the USA, bi-national musician/rapper/producer Lo-Ke brings the summertime party with this upbeat-but-low-key (pun very much intended) electronic/reggaeton crossover track with producer Shadow Kyd.
Upfront hip-hop vocals meet Latin bachata-style rhythms, sparkling keys, and chilled out, Daddy Yankee-style 125 BPM.
It swings, in a dembow kind of way, under Lo-Ke’s tale of hot summer nights, Hennessy, missed flights, and waking up ‘with a cute girl on my right’, perfectly capturing those living for the moment, fairy-lighted steamy dancehall nights and hot, Latin, grooves.
Mowille is a UK-based Nigerian rapper known for recording in both English and his native Yoruba; for his latest, he’s partnered up with Damola Davis and Uchay to bring us the tongue-in-cheek ‘Sugar Daddy’. The track skirts around the boundaries of Afrobeat, hip-hop, and R&B whilst maintaining something playful and unique, all the while showcasing Mowille’s (occasionally on-the-line) humour.
Yeah, it’s probably not going to win any awards from the PC-brigade, but with a chorus this stormingly catchy, who cares? The lyrics are fun with a great hook, there’s some serious stylistic versatility across Mowille, Davis, and Uchay, and musically the track is bouncy, chilled, and uplifting all at the same time. Watch out for this one, it’s distinctive, frisky, and summery as hell, with a chorus that will stick in your head for days.
East London’s DJ & Producer duo 633 combine R&B, Afrobeats, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic, and Dancehall influences to bring out their latest track ”Run Around”. They have brought in the skills of Drowze and Dan Onkar for this summer banger with lots of dance appeal.
The duo 633 consists of long-term friends Jevanni Letford and Eugene Diabour who formed a musical partnership following their initial signing to Sony Music.
This is a reflective song and one about a girl that they know that always comes back even though she know it will not work out. A very sad story actually but one that is far too common these days. The beat is good and the song is quite consistent with the features also impressive. This is going to be a popular song on the dance floor and you can hear the Dancehall style which is massive in the world currently. 633 are on the rise and seem to have a path for the top. Look for more tracks from this new duo who are close to their faith and you should see them on the biggest music channels soon.
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If asked for sane, measured advice as to which songs one must listen to in a pandemic, ‘Let’s Get It On’ by Marvin Gaye, would be way, way, way down there near the end of the list. If you live alone, it’s the song you play when you finally grieve your genitals as they have to turned to dust and ashes and you are ready to send them off with tears and a service. ‘Let’s Get It On’……ah the good old days!
So it behooves one to amend the isolation list with this new release from Doyle. He has remixed the heck out of this classic, brought it to the top of my list and, where once it was a beautiful dirge that reminded me of the slow disintegration of my bits and the unchecked growth of leg hair, Doyle has waved his wand and magically turned it into a Celebration of Life. His head must be chocked full of grand influences like Reggeaton, Afrobeats, Trance and Dance. I say that because he has turned a masterpiece into an anthem. A dreamy interpretation of an old favourite; the unadulterated sexy growl of Gaye combined with the hopeful, eye-closed, dancing around the kitchen in your knickers, inspired funk-fest.
Listen to The Doyle Remix of ‘Lets get it on’ on Soundcloud. I think it deserves a deep curtsy!
With the quarantine transforming our lives into a coerced 24/7 indoor lifestyle, keeping us isolated and apart from family, friends and lovers, it often feels as if this Corona Virus pandemic is turning into a pointless battle. However, according to Nigerian artist Evih, hope must not be lost and love can still be held tight.
To contrast this worldwide suffering, Evih released his new project ‘Love Stream’ on April 10th 2020.
‘Love Stream’ is a chill blend of afrobeats and pop, characterised by soft percussion and a melancholic sax melody that permeates the background, lending a characteristically smooth sound to his vocals and beats and making this song a must-have track in your chillout playlist.
”I’ve been waiting for you a long time”, “I can’t live without you”, are amongst the lines Evih sings to express the strains of the separation from loved ones, an almost eternal wait for this quarantine to end. You can tell that Evih believes in how love can heal, even in the most daunting circumstances.
Maybe, we all should keep believing.
You can listen to Love Stream for yourself on SoundCloud.