East African Information shares new releases

The brand new music consists of experimental gqom, Ugandan entice and a skanking roots tune from C Wyne Nalukalala and veteran DJ Vadim, who will carry out at Kalabash Pageant in Kampala on 25 Might.

Give Thanks by DJ Vadim & C Wyne Nalukalala

‘Give Thanks’ is an uplifting roots reggae tune from Ugandan dancehall artist C Wyne Nalukalala and Grammy-nominated UK producer DJ Vadim who was was previously signed to Ninja Tunes. C Wyne chants the praises of Jah Rastafari over Vadim’s fats, bouncy instrumental, which harks again to traditional Nineteen Seventies manufacturing. The video for this collaboration drops on 17 Might on C Wyne’s YouTube channel.

Stream Give Thanks right here.

Um’khonto by Phelimuncasi & Alameda 5

‘Um’khonto’, which means spear, brings collectively South African gqom group Phelimuncasi and certainly one of Poland’s main experimental digital acts Alameda 5. Phelimuncasi’s uncompromising fashion is given a soulful twist with varied percussion, winding synthesisers and turntable scratches. The dynamic rivalry of the MCs offsets the multicoloured maximalism of the Poles, beautifully accentuated by the rhythmic qualities of the Zulu language. Phelimuncasi is among the most profitable gqom acts internationally, with performances on the Roskilde Pageant in 2023 and Unsound Pageant in Poland in 2022.

Stream um’khonto right here.

Kisasi Kimu by Blaq Bandana

‘Kisasi Kimu (One Shot Gun)’ is a return to the scene for Uganda’s “most infamous MC” Blaq Bandana, who’s been on enforced depart on the president’s pleasure for 2 years. The ‘one-shots’ are acquainted to East African residents because the rusty outdated rifles from the bush struggle, that are handed out to guards at banks. Bandana’s lyrics all the time combine comedy with menace – “All I have to slay your crew is a kisasi kimu.” With beautifully sinister trap-style manufacturing by Amani Greene, that is “East African gangster enterprise at its best.” Blaq Bandana has carried out on the primary stage at prestigious festivals in Uganda, together with Fête de la Musique and Nyege Nyege. Bandana has launched tracks on the cream of African underground labels, together with Flo$$ on Nyege Tapes (with Chrisman) and Nkwaata on PAN Information (with Nonetheless).

Stream Kisasi Kimu right here.

Encore Encore by thii

A slow-burning, menacing home throbber from thii, ‘Encore’ layers spoken phrase over acid traces and insistent bass. thii has a rising regional and worldwide fanbase for his epic reside and DJ units. He excursions underground golf equipment in France each summer season and manages The Room Residente occasions in Kampala, which have already gained cult standing. thii has performed at quite a few digital festivals round East Africa together with Nyege Nyege (Uganda), Beneath the Baobabs (Kenya) and Kaleidoscope (Kenya).

Stream Encore right here.

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