On this week’s episode of Psst! New Stuff, we’ve got music from some of the most interesting projects that would grace the music scene in the year 2021. Here are our Top Picks from across the African continent this week.
Kamo Mphela gets some of the big guns in South African dance music to come together on this enthralling song titled ‘100 Shooter‘. It is a personal favourite on her freshly released EP titled ‘Nkulunkulu’.
On his highly anticipated album ‘Rum and Boogie‘ is this energetic song titled ‘Kalakuta’. He sings about how he doesn’t like starting trouble but can be brutal when triggered.
Emeka The Stallion got Buju and Amaarae on one song and it is nothing short of a big vibe! ‘Bling’ is a fresh release off his forthcoming album ‘Sex > Love‘ and on this song, he sings about his lavish lifestyle and how ladies can’t get enough of him.
Yinoluu on the beats, Riverays on the vocals. The perfect blend in smooth alternative R&B is delivered in their EP ‘Petal Scent‘. Nu Thang off the EP is a sensual song about communication and certain elements of uncertainty in relationships amidst the partners’ efforts to please each other.
Tresor teams up with Dj Maphorisa and Kabza De Small to create an impressive album titled ‘Rumble in the jungle‘ and on the album is this song on which he sings about perseverance and overcoming struggles. He mixes French and Swahili to create this beautiful Amapiano song.
Superboy Cheque works with his long time friend Fireboy DML on this trap / afro-fusion song where they sing about their journey and growth, all the while, staying focused on their grinds. Before its release, they shared a throwback picture of them before the fame that sparked up conversations about how far they’ve come.
The trio collaborated to create a cover of the popular musical “Notre-Dame de Paris”, released in 1997, “Belle”. In the video, they are in a futuristic and dark world and all three of them are attracted to the beautiful ‘Esmeralda’.
South African Dj and music producer, Judy Jay releases a new EDM album ‘After The Storm‘. On track 8 with rhythms to bop to and a kind of calm groove only deep house can bring , she features deep house producer China Charmeleon on an aptly named ‘For The Culture‘.
Ogranya has mastered 1000 ways to sit on a beat so comfortably that he takes up space yet leaves so much breathing room. On his latest release Creo, he’s sings preaching owing and loving yourself. Sharing assurance that everyone will eventually adjust and live to love you.
Congolese born singer Niska, has eyes only for his muse. Sensual and reassuring, his vocals deliver a melody that stays stuck on repeat from the first play.