We shouldn’t have been out for this long; it’s been a rough month trying to process and adapt to the current pandemic we’re enduring. What I’ve taken away so far is that, in dull moments when we lean to catastrophizing, music provides a much needed respite from the avalanche of news updates that have so...Continue reading
After an extended break, ‘Smoke x Mirrors‘ are back just in time to wave goodbye to the first month of 2019. One of our objectives, here at The Buck Stop, is to foster music discovery and its resonance to the African ear. Here, I included some teasers from some of this month’s standout project (Boogie,...Continue reading
Joyeux Noël ! 🎄🎄🎄 Je sais, vous avez autre chose à faire en ce moment que de me lire… et vous avez bien raison. Profitez de vos proches, de votre temps libre, des quelques heures de sommeil que vous pouvez rattraper pour les plus “workaholic” d’entre nous.
I got Ghana all over this one! The lead is another excellent offering from Mr Eazi, a Nigerian who made his bones in Ghana before breaking through on the continental stage. “Dabebi” also features King Promise, a Ghanaian. His country mate, Kuami Eugene, the self-proclaimed rock star has just released an album to back his...Continue reading
Better late than never. Let me talk some more after a little time. Enjoy this for now!
I don’t know about you, but I never feared that 6LACK, yet another undeniable supreme talent from Atlanta, would succumb to a sophomore slump. In less than a couple of years after Free 6LACK (2016), he delivered in East Atlanta Love Letter an opus that amazed the critics and delighted the fans. “Pretty Little Fears”...Continue reading
It’s crazy to think that we’re almost half way through the year! I don’t know about you but it’s been a good journey for me so far, and with a little bit more resilience and luck (!) we can make it great. If you’re like me, you need good energy and vibes to carry out...Continue reading
Let’s get this on, shall we? There’s a lot of albums I’ve been anticipating and you should see some of my fave cuts trickle in the upcoming editions. I also want to use this platform a little bit more to give you a taste of the better vibes in my home country Ghana.Continue reading
We all need music most times. Personally, I can’t think of a better time to listen to good music than during the commute. Therein lies the premise for “Smoke & Mirrors.” There’s nothing wrong with tuning into the radio. But, these are songs that have staying power!
With “Teintée Africaine 3“, we leaned on our choices to convey certain moods, vibes and ambiances. As such, ‘Soirée‘ brings to mind wafts of hickory smoke at a late BBQ or sounds like the perfect sonic backdrop to sparkling convos over cocktails at an airy lounge. ‘Nights‘ oozes body-shaking energies and leads you to the...Continue reading