The following is lifted off thisiscreme.com, with no attempts whatsoever made at editing the passage.
Kenya’s award winning band Sauti Sol have released their self titled EP produced by South African Rapper/Producer Spoek Mathambo. With two extremely successful albums, Mwanzo (2008) and Sol Filosofia (2011), Sauti Sol has embarked on an exciting mission–to embrace their artistic versatility and blend their signature harmonies with the futuristic sounds of avant-garde South African rapper/producer Spoek Mathambo.
For months in between Johannesburg and Nairobi, in studios and through emails / Skype, Sauti Sol worked tirelessly with Spoek and his team. The end result is the much-anticipated edgy EP, whose diverse sounds / up-beat tempo reflects on the band’s mission to break musical stereotypes and borders.
Starting today, you can listen/download ‘Sauti Sol’ via http://penya.bandcamp.com/. In preparation for the big launch in Nairobi, Sauti Sol is also organizing a special trial EP launch at the MC theatre in Amsterdam.
Sauti Sol, always making Kenya proud.
Sidebar: My favourite off this EP thus far would have to be “Slow”. The track features Dela and Spoek Mathambo.
…have this as why they called themselves The Muffinz:
“We wanted a name that would be remembered, something catchy but a name that people would want to find out more about. Plus, we all come from different backgrounds musically and so we all bring different ingredients - as in the ingredients in a muffin.”
Breaking New Music: Jimmy Gait, “Ole” (ft. Holy Dave, Chuchu).
Now that Kambua is off the market, we have found ourselves a new obsession.
But first, the video.
Shot by the now well known Clarence Peters, we have for a while wondered why they did not drop the video at the same time they released the audio to the single. That little question sets the tone for the context of the launch.
Which was yesterday.
Which is the very day Daddy Owen set loose his equally new one, “Mbona.”
Moving right along.
There seems to have been a minimum standard for appearing on this video, going by the eye candy we’re exposed to.
Eye Candy 1.
Eye Candy 2.
But really, I won’t even pretend to be objective in this review. This post is all about Chuchu.
Who, it turns out, is quite the tease.
She gives me the wink…. [Classic hint.]
…leans in real close as I close my eyes…
…and she walks away. Well done.
Gerrability Index = 0.88.
[But why doesn’t she sing as much as I’d have liked. Why?]