There are undeniable similarities, shared lineage and parallels to be drawn between contemporary pop music from our continent and the one produced by our counterparts in the Carribean. We’ve alluded to it before. We’ve also hinted at the constant exchange and meld of flavors, patterns, sounds, and techniques between them. We love it, we’d love...Continue reading
There are so many things I could say to lead you into this playlist. Like how the last track was the first track when I started the process of putting it together…last year! Like how Jeff Obeng’s and CT Moody’s viral IG video (as the jovial Mufasa and the exhuberant Hypeman) gave the whole playlist a new...Continue reading
We’re coming through with the latest “Teintée Africaine” update for a couple of reasons. First, the weekend is fast approaching –some would say it is already here! Then, we believe at this point that we’ve tinkered enough with it — we’ve been sitting on it for a month ! As expected the usual suspects (artists...Continue reading
A rough year has come and finally gone. We’re still in the middle of the pandemic, but we’re more hopeful than ever that things will get better. If I’ve learned anything from 2020, it was that we should savour any moment of reprieve and even celebrate the little things. Today is my birthday, and I...Continue reading
I am quite fond of the Pure Lounge 4 and I was pleased with the positive feedback that the playlist had garnered. I also liked that we dug into our personal pictures to capture the feeling I wanted to convey. It proved a winning and fulfilling combo. So why not do the same again?
There’s strength in numbers. That’s the running theme behind most of the videos in this week’s Roll and Coasters. From one-two punch combinations (Bas with Cozz, Juicy J with Kanye, Pryse with Eva Alordiah) to massive posse cuts (DJ Juls, DJ Khaled, Khuli Chana), it’s all here.
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.
In introducing his music directorial debut for his Laleh-penned single, Adam Lambert wrote the following: “‘Welcome to the Show’ is an anthem about facing exactly who you are and owning it. It’s intended as a mantra to inspire strength and pride.” And today’s selection reflects those ideals whether in song lyrical content or video treatment....Continue reading
The West Coast has pretty much been hot all year long. Whether it’s the current chart toppers like YG (whose “Slay” leads this playlist), the underground heroes like Mozzy, the newcomers like Blueface or the vets like Ice Cube. There’s no dearth of excellence on the Westside. If you ask me, I look forward to...Continue reading
Mon coup de coeur de la semaine est, sans surprise, en relation avec mon séjour au Nigeria. Il s’agit de “Bana”, le dernier titre de Niniola, une chanteuse que j’affectionne particulièrement. Le clip est aussi rythmé que le morceau et il y a fort à parier qu’on entendra pas mal cette chanson lors des fêtes...Continue reading