My haphazard explorations of Maskandi and Afro Soul and Amapiano and thereabouts have taken me into various other corners I didn't know about, and my latest fascination is with Tsa Manyalo, which is Limpopo wedding/party music. There's not quite enough of just that on Spotify to reach our genre thresholds, so I widened the scope out a little to "Sepedi Pop", but the extra variety does the experience no harm!
― glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 4 April 2023 13:49 (five months ago) link
― the forces of darkness making making us laugh ourselves into DEATH?? (dog latin), Tuesday, 4 April 2023 13:53 (five months ago) link
ooh "koko" is real fun
― ufo, Tuesday, 4 April 2023 22:37 (five months ago) link
It's mad as a box of frogs and I love it
Enjoying glenn's playlist too
― the forces of darkness making making us laugh ourselves into DEATH?? (dog latin), Wednesday, 5 April 2023 08:25 (five months ago) link
I have nothing much else to contribute to this thread ATM other than I'm convinced coupe decale is quite the thing
― Do I look like I know what a jpeg is? (dog latin), Friday, 21 April 2023 01:49 (five months ago) link
I love this lowkey, as the man puts it, bordering on melancholy but also def horny track from Olamide & Ckay:
― rob, Friday, 21 April 2023 13:25 (five months ago) link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fhtbd5NxW0Buju, Kiss Daniel & Seyi Vibez - Gwagwalada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM8ULpYAX8MFalz & Vector - Yakubu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjCg3jFLBuwGyakie & JBEE - Scar
And special for rob:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdo1E-qsCoQZinoleesky - Many Things
― Nabozo, Saturday, 6 May 2023 19:59 (four months ago) link
Nothing that really lifts me off my feet here I must say
― Nabozo, Saturday, 6 May 2023 20:09 (four months ago) link
I don't know how my esteemed colleagues feel about them, but there's a bunch of new naijapiano songs (Asake's 2:30, Joeboy's Body & Soul, Young Jonn's Aquafina) that sound rather messy.
― Nabozo, Sunday, 7 May 2023 13:52 (four months ago) link
And special for rob
lol, but I agree it's not that remarkable -- I guess the thrill is gone
― rob, Sunday, 7 May 2023 16:09 (four months ago) link
fyi the current Zinoleesky banger is party No Dey Stop with Adekunle Gold:
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 7 May 2023 17:51 (four months ago) link
Jonz with last year #1 boyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsEjqV7kZdMRuger - Jonzing Boy
He also has a more upbeat (though maybe less personal) single out called Bun Bun with Jugglerzhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n22O3NR1yRIRuger & Jugglerz - Bun Bun
and I guess Shu-Peru is the song of the momenthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1NPXKoTGy0Kizz Daniel - Shu-Peru
― Nabozo, Friday, 19 May 2023 07:58 (four months ago) link
I've heard worse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_-v1fNdSHsAsake & Olamide - Amapiano
― Nabozo, Sunday, 28 May 2023 09:30 (four months ago) link
The new Burna is... lazy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxnu4MmAF68Burna Boy - Sittin On Top of the World
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 2 June 2023 09:39 (three months ago) link
For @pitchfork I wrote about @asakemusik’s new album Work of Art, which is phenomenal. Asake’s one of the best artists right now, just the most unimpeachable in the Afropiano / Street Pop zone rn. He had the best Nigerian pop album of 2022 and now 2023!!https://t.co/QSQ3CdmBGe— Joshua Minsoo Kim (@misterminsoo) June 16, 2023
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 22 June 2023 00:51 (three months ago) link
Since Chale was posted her, why not Mnike? Oozes coolness, and the chorus seeps through directly to hook onto your brain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_hgm2Mf6AgTyler ICU & Tumelo.za feat. DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha808, Ceeka RSA & Tyron Dee - Mnike
― Nabozo, Tuesday, 27 June 2023 13:08 (three months ago) link
― Nabozo, Tuesday, 27 June 2023 13:09 (three months ago) link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyaVNggovdMIyanya & Buju - Sinner
― Nabozo, Tuesday, 4 July 2023 07:40 (two months ago) link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmytMK1ZjcYOmah Lay - Reason
― Nabozo, Tuesday, 4 July 2023 07:42 (two months ago) link
That's a very good one and Tom London's career introduction after being Soweto's Finest lead choregrapher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-oVLcko1cETom London feat. Optimist Musicza and Soweto's Finest - Tom London
― Nabozo, Friday, 14 July 2023 09:32 (two months ago) link
Fast review: Dreamlike song. Floating, dense, smooth. The fast delivery and overdubbing on the chorus is serpentine, the keys are like soulful high notes in a prog song, and the whole production slays.
― Nabozo, Friday, 14 July 2023 10:05 (two months ago) link
very unengaged this year sadly, but wow "reason" is fantastic, I'll have to check out the whole deluxe edition
― rob, Friday, 14 July 2023 12:16 (two months ago) link
"Sinner" is nice too. I just really love BNXN's voice; I revisited Gwagwalada and loved it
― rob, Friday, 14 July 2023 12:20 (two months ago) link
Agreed, also he knows how to make music fun
Mid-year is when I start engaging usually. Doing it any earlier feels like you're alone to push the cart, but around June it's like abundance and let me do harvest season on this music.
― Nabozo, Friday, 14 July 2023 14:51 (two months ago) link
yeah I was very invested in being an early adopter / hit-spotter for my pet genres for a while, but this year I think that's finally left me
― rob, Friday, 14 July 2023 14:57 (two months ago) link
Watched just now this Tyla performance on DSCVR:
Hadn’t realized how attractive she is. She has the mannerisms of a popstar down to a T, a great voice and an excellent set of singles so far.
Hope she makes it big.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 4 August 2023 00:58 (one month ago) link
I had to google the lyrics of Fireboy DML's latest single YAWA because I had a doubt
― Nabozo, Monday, 14 August 2023 15:00 (one month ago) link
There is no word for how weird the coloured accent is (Tyla).
― Nabozo, Monday, 14 August 2023 15:04 (one month ago) link
I only found out today that A-Star is born and bred in London
― Stomp Jomperson (dog latin), Monday, 14 August 2023 19:33 (one month ago) link
Anyway his recent album King of Afrodance is good fun
― Stomp Jomperson (dog latin), Monday, 14 August 2023 19:34 (one month ago) link
Billboard's "best albums of 2023 so far" includes Davido and Spinall.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 August 2023 05:22 (one month ago) link
Enjoying Tom London upthread
― Stomp Jomperson (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 August 2023 10:13 (one month ago) link
2023 has been less insanely good for afropop than 2022 was, but isn't it always like that? You can't have Rema, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Asake all do albums every year - and the two we've got were a bit less good than last year. Highpoints for me were seeing Rema and Burna Boy live at Roskilde, my first afropop shows. They both brought down the house.
I loved In The Garden from the Davido album, which isn't the hit. But it's so good.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFStBh7AMZQ
And I think Adekunle Gold made his best album yet with Tequila Ever After? Opener Chasing Peace of Mind is incredible, combining the naija sound with amapiano rhythm as so many others do, but then getting Habib Koité from Mali to put some desert guitar on top of it, and taking the afrofusion to the next level.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDqaVLUvrvs
― Frederik B, Friday, 25 August 2023 20:15 (one month ago) link
Lojay is on the new French & Swae - Wish U Well
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 25 August 2023 21:24 (one month ago) link
Ayra Starr coming to DC in September
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 27 August 2023 16:58 (one month ago) link
Loved that track from Adekunle
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 27 August 2023 17:37 (one month ago) link
Yay! Ruger has a new album out called R U The World
― Stomp Jomperson (dog latin), Tuesday, 5 September 2023 11:10 (three weeks ago) link
MTV video awards nominees :
Best AfrobeatsAyra Starr – “Rush” – Mavin Global HoldingsBurna Boy – “It’s Plenty” – Atlantic Records / Spaceship Entertainment Ltd.Davido feat. Musa Keys – “UNAVAILABLE” – Sony Music U.K. / RCA RecordsFireboy DML & Asake – ”Bandana” – Empire DistributionLibianca – “People” – Sony Music U.K. / RCA RecordsRema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down” – Mavin Global Holdings Ltd / Jonzing World Entertainment / SMG Music / Interscope RecordsWizkid ft Ayra Starr– “2 Sugar” – Starboy / RCA Records
MTV winner was Rema and Selena Gomez
― curmudgeon, Friday, 15 September 2023 15:52 (two weeks ago) link
The stuff from this summer is very good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvO36ngj2P4Oxlade feat. Dave - Intoxycated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ1UyrBljgwReekado Banks & Adekunle Gold & Maleek Berry - Feel Different
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7CHVcjwpAgFireboy DML - Yawa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBNKFH7Xj70Qing Madi & BXNX - Ole
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2td9-16fscVictony - My Darling
― Nabozo, Sunday, 17 September 2023 08:04 (one week ago) link
Realizing we haven't posted Stamina
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pz7y8Sl0coTiwa Savage, Ayra Starr and Young Jonn - Stamina (produced by Magicsticks)
― Nabozo, Monday, 18 September 2023 09:17 (one week ago) link
Still Focalistic biggest fan on ILX, such baffling fun music, so creative
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g73VxMU8Rp8Focalistic feat. Ch'cco, Mawhoo, Eeque, Thama Tee - Wena my Dali
Ditto Chleyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2byDgJ8AyADiamond Platnumz feat Chley - Shu!
There are loads of piano-adjacent music from Tanzania, also newcomers:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhWQ2SXTO-YAbigail Chams x Marioo - Nani?
― Nabozo, Friday, 22 September 2023 13:31 (one week ago) link