Tuesday, 16 January 2018
The Arewa Mafia: ClassiQ returns with a very strong trap single for 2018 and it features none other than Nigerian's foremost rapper/mogul MI Abaga and the track is titled 'Gudu.'
Produced by G-Plus Chano.
Check on it and let us know what you think.
The ace producer and recording/performing artist Maleek Berry who had an exceptional 2017 with back to back hit singles/features plus a MOBO nod just to mention a few. Maleek Berry tipped his fans of an EP to be released in 2018 titled First Daze of Winter: EP and with not doubt this talented artiste delivered on his promise with the release of this EP on the 11th of January, 2018.
Check on it below!
Saturday, 6 January 2018
''To mark the start of another year, SDC x Ladipoe x Ikon release 'More To Life' A song reflecting on some of the lessons they picked up over the past year and their mind state for the year ahead
More To Life follows on from a successful 2017, which saw Ladipoe signing to Mavin records, Ikon completing his debut album 'Hungry 2 Live" and SDC releasing their popular Palmwine Music EP and rounding off the year with the Palmwine Music festival.
More To Life is produced by Spax who was responsible for SDC's Palmwine Music.''
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
This is a joint effort of two brilliant artist who have both worked together in the past on Tito Brown's first body of work released in 2016 titled Urban Stereo Sounds (USS) and if you have had records that both artist had previously collaborated on in the Urban Stereo Sounds (USS) project, it is only right and timely that Toyenero and Tito Brown graced our airwaves with this extended play titled H.E.R Tape Vol.1. The EP was released on the 24th November, 2017 and consist of Seven (7) tracks and since this is titled a volume One (1) we can only expect more smoking records from this duo....
How We Do: This EP was opened with a brilliant introduction of a chilled lifestyle of the 80s relived in the present day time with a superb narrative from the rapper Tito Brown and Toyenero who did nothing less than keep the vibe upbeat with his vocal prowess that gave the track that freshness with an old-school kick to it. This is a good way to welcome listener into the world of H.E.R Tape Vol.1.
Dandy: The producer Tubase did a great job with this sample from a Jesse Jagz classic giving birth to Dandy which seems to be part of the crux of this EP, well at least for the concept of the artwork which was named Dandy. On this record we see Tito Brown lead the way with his heavy bars of wordplay and with an ace vocal assistance from Toyenero proving totally that Rap and R&B can't be separable in the world that we live in.
Tonight: This is the lead single off this project and it is arguably the best track thus far. We see both Toyenero and producer Tubase and Zee Bass give us a record that has that Jon B 90s R&B vibe to the baseline accompanied with a beautiful style of delivery by Toyenero and of course rap compliment by none other than Tito Brown. My only frown about this record is that it should have been longer than just 2 minutes :40 seconds.
Forever Feat. Douglas : This slow sensual record is one to die for because it's easy to overlook but at the same time one that grows on you and you eventually can't let go. Forever is one of my favorites off this EP because everyone on this track brought on their A game and this record also revealed the versatility and good choice of feature by Douglas.
Mash Up: The T.U.C produced track Mash Up is by far the best record off the H.E.R Tape. Why? Because of the following ; it has that fresh pop sound mixed with retro samples that if well promoted can be a crossover hit, the synergy between Tito Brown and Toyenero is impeccable and the production arrangements is top notch making it a solid record of the tape.
Roll With You Feat. Cloud9Ne: This is a hip hop soul infested track and with the recuirtment of Cloud9Ne it added that extra ruffneck hip hop vibe and quality to the record. This love song is beautifully assembled by Toyenero and Tito Brown in the manner that both real hip hop heads and the lovers rock can relate from all aspect of the song therefore, making it one of the best of records off this project. And a well executed visual of this track will do justice to this record.
Tequila and Gin Feat. Joey Jam: Tequila and Gin wraps up this EP with Tito Brown owning this one with his swift style of flow and witty wordplay which makes it simply amazing to listen. However, we see Toyenero and Joey Jam hold their forth on the record and giving it that all roundedness to the record. The production effort on this track adds that mid-tempo vibe that has that alluring instrumentals and samplings that makes it a very likeable record.
Toyenero and Tito Brown who are both members of the Purple Street Movement (PSM) that also includes a great lineup of other great and talented artist from the Tin City of Jos have indeed delivered a great joint project (H.E.R Tape Vol.1) and with such quality of work on the Vol.1 this can only mean better growth and improvement on subsequent volumes. The EP had a great balance of features by (Joey Jam, Cloud9ne and Douglas) that didn't distract listener's from the main aim of the project which is that it is a joint effort of a duo and the essence should be felt by both. I also like the fact that the kept their production lineup between Tubase, T.U.C, and Zeek Bass who all had unique flavor and vibe to the tape. Therefore, I would like to rate this Extended Play a 7/10 this could have been higher but due to the fact the song arrangement (track listing) was poor because the EP got better by each track with the better tracks at the later part of the EP. This can be a great disadvantage to the project because if an artist cannot give a good impression at the start of any project released, the chances that listeners/audience would be patient to keep listening to the project to the end where the goldmine is hidden is usually very slim. so my advice is always put your best foot forward because that might be the only chance you got. But overall this a brilliant work I enjoyed listening to it and look forward to more collaborations from both artist.in case you haven't listened or downloaded Toyenero and TitoBrown : H.E.R TAPE - (EP Vol.1) please download it here:
''Neptune Records / Entertainment presents the yearly #DecemberInLagos mixtape hosted by the baddest international Disc Jockey, DJ Neptune. This is 5th volume of the #DecemberInLagos mix, and it is well spiced with all your favourite afrobeat songs of the year 2017.
Download, sit back and enjoy the mix and from all of us at Neptune Entertainment we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Please note that this mix is strictly for promotion and not to be sold.''
Friday, 22 December 2017
''Prior to the release of his EP, Ayo Jay serves us with a Dapiano produced bonafide banger ‘Correct G’ featuring Afrobeats heavyweights Davido and Olamide. Turn up your speakers to the maximum as Ayo Jay, Davido and Olamide wax lyrical about what makes each of them a Correct G!''
Mavin Records delectable recording/performing artist Di'ja finally closes 2017 with this beautiful EP titled Aphrodija which was released on the 15th of December and it consist of Seven (7) tracks with features from label mates; Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks and production credits by Don Jazzy, Baby Fresh, Altims and Egar Boi.
Check on it and update your Christmas playlist.
Afrofusion front liner Phantom is back with a new single to close up 2017 in a grand style and it is titled Rude Girl Rock Produced by Lightbaetz.
Check on it and update your playlist for the Christmas.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Toyenero and Tito Brown who have both worked together on Tito Brown's 2016 mixtape Urban Stereo Sounds have returned in 2017 with a combined effort to deliver this beautiful extended play (EP) titled H.E.R Tape EP Vol.1 which stands for (History In Every Record).
This EP consist of seven (7) tracks and has a line up of features which include: Joey Jam, Cloud9ne, and Douglas. Click on the download button below and have a feel of the H.E.R Tape EP Vol.1.
Friday, 24 November 2017
The Multi - talented artist Victor Velmo who is a renowned On Air Personality (OAP) based in Abuja and former member of the trio 'Gransonz' has just signed a multimillion Naria record contract deal with Sound Factory Entertainment.
This was confirmed on his official facebook and instagram page yesterday when the signing took place and this is what he had to say below:
''It's official mans just got signed, say hello to my new Family - Sound Factory Entertainment. @soundfactory_entertainment
Happy to be a part of the team, thanks for seeing the potentials & believing in my Sound/Style/Brand it's time to take the music to a whole new level.
To all my Vellians (fans), colleague Dj's, show promoters, & well wishers your support got me this deal. It's now time to take the industry by storm & Your support is needed even more to do this.
Thanks to Jah' for making this possible. Now congratulate me lol 😂👏🏾''
- Victor Velmo.
Victor Velmo and new team.
Victor Velmo who also released a buzzing EP this year titled The Sprout EP with hit songs like Quietly featuring Yung6ix certainly deserves this break and we cant wait to see the outcome of these two merger.
Congratulations Victor Velmo!!!