Press ‘play’ and the soulful notes of Basil ‘Mannenberg’ Coetzee’s saxophone tell you two things. First, Night Express is great music. But, second, the sound doesn’t fit neatly into any of the mid-70s South African musical genre boxes. This was an era when Abdullah Ibrahim’s music spoke to popular audiences as well as jazz fundis, […]
Mr. Bongo is proud to present ‘The Original Sound of Mali’, compiled by Vik Sohonie & David Buttle. Malian music is arguably deeper, more sophisticated and lyrical than any other form of African music. Those of us deeply entranced by Malian culture, and, in particular, the immense hypnotic beauty of Malian music, have put together […]
This is the EP of the year! UK Afrobeats sensation, Stunnah Gee off his last afrobeat hit, Dengeme featuring Davido, teams up with Nigeria’s king of RnB, Kymo Kingin for this amazing body of work titled Nipples. The 6-track EP produced by T-izze the beat maker took a nuclear approach and the duo unleashed an arsenal […]
Aristokrat Records Presents Ozone X Tey Chaplin “LAST NIGHT IN LAGOS” After a brief hiatus, Ozone comes back to back with a powerful collaborative project with Tey chaplin. The EP “LAST NIGHT IN LAGOS” is an introspective reflective project that sees Ozone discussing his journey in the industry so far, and what is coming next.
MYX QUEST RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘ESCAPE FROM THE HARD DRIVE’. After a string of singles, accomplished West London based Record Producer, Writer and Musician Myx Quest is finally set to release the full body of work entitled Escape From The Hard Drive. Record Producer, Writer and Musician Myx Quest is finally set to release the full body of work entitled Escape From The Hard Drive. The album, which was produced and cowritten by Myx is broadly mid tempo and touches on various related genres including R&B, Neo Soul, Gospel, AfroHip Hop with a hint of Pop. Accompanying the array of genres are a selection of popular and talented artists from UK, Ghana, USA and Nigeria including Yaa Pono, Irene Logan, Zalon and Jayso to name a few. Previous singles from the project were all well received and supported by specialist radio, including Hopeless Situation (featuring Haidara) which was supported by radio stations including Capital Xtra, MiSoul, Westside, OnTop FM and Pulse 88.0 FM where it peaked at No.1 on Pulse FM presenter Neha’s RnB Chart in 2016. This led to live interviews on Pulse FM (London), Time FM (Essex), Radio Cardiff and airplay across the Midlands to Newcastle and Belfast.