Berlin Group, KitschKrieg, Enlists Brooklyn’s Own DUSTY LOCANE For New Banger, “Ratchets”

A mysterious collective with a black-and-white aesthetic and a militaristic dedication to the cool, Berlin’s KitschKrieg are ready to remake the American music scene in their own image. Their first stop: Brooklyn, one of the chief outposts in the global ascension of drill music.

Combining the sliding 808s of NYC/UK drill with insistent house kick drums and horror movie strings, “Ratchets” strives to create the kind of banger that can shutdown clubs across the globe. DUSTY LOCANE attacks the instrumental with his trademark snarling basso voice, switching up his flow, turning to rapidfire triplets, lockstep rolls, and invigorating chants as the beat shifts from BK drill to Jersey club and back. 

Stream: https://KitschKrieg.lnk.to/RatchetsPR

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80purppp Shares New 007-Inspired Video “Feel Like / C Royale”

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Rising rapper and singer 80purppp has released a new video titled “Feel Like / C Royale,” today. The track is from his latest EP If Anything, out now via amuse, and beckons its listeners into a trance with its hazy groove and jazz elements. The video opens with a mysterious tragedy that channels 007-esque vibes as viewers see how a serene day takes a gory turn at night. 

Watch Gibrilville’s live performance of ‘Kilodey’ and ‘Dididaada’ on Glitch Africa

Gibrilville is the latest African artist to make his debut on the live music exhibition platform with a performance of his recent smash hits; ‘Kilodey’ and ‘Dididaada’.

Ever wondered what ‘Kilodey’ and ‘Dididaada’ would sound like live? Yes? Well, you’re in luck! Glitch Africa just turned yet another dream of Gibrilville’s sprawling fanbase into a beautiful reality; one that sees the artist alongside the platform’s team of near-perfect musicians, doing what they do best; entertain.

Gibrilville – who took center stage in shades and an eye-catching leopard print – owned the moment with his sweet voice and magnetic energy. In this performance Gibrilville against a misty backdrop of neon lights smoothly captivates viewers with acoustic versions of ‘Kilodey’ and ‘Dididaada’.

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D Jay is back in the spotlight with spanking new song ‘Balance It’

Versatile Ghanaian singer, D Jay registers his first song of the year and we are happy to report there are no misses in sight. ‘Balance It’ is available on all digital streaming platforms globally here: https://djay.lnk.to/balanceit

‘Balance It’ is D Jay’s new standalone song. Its vocal allure alone is steady in delivering an experience that’s sonically intense. There are some nice lyrics aboard too, each sweetly bouncing off the bass-rich production from D Jay’s go-to producer Samsney and it’s lit. 

Getting your crush to kick it with you can be a quite frustrating affair. But not if you are D Jay. The Afrobeat star simply has his way with words and ‘Balance It’ puts his charisma to full effect. D Jay wants one Abena to know they are the perfect match – which he does in all confidence – occasionally revealing his vulnerable side. 

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Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising artist is Afrobeats singer, Victony

Apple Music announced the latest featured artist in its Africa Rising artist development program as 20-year-old Nigerian-born singer, songwriter and rapper Victony (real name Anthony Ebuka Victor).

“Apple Music is opening the world to the beauty of African music and I’m glad to be one of the select few that are championing the new school sound and breaking boundaries in these exciting times. Love!” Victony tells Apple Music.

Born in Orsu, Imo in Nigeria, Victony’s foray into music started with his Soundcloud mixtape called, The Outlaw King (2017), and although he started out primarily rapping, he began to incorporate elements of trap, R&B and Afropop into his music showcasing his versatility, and experimenting with his sound. 

After being in a car accident that almost claimed his life and the use of his legs, Victony was confined to a wheelchair for months during his recovery. But he didn’t let that deter him from making music, releasing several hit singles like the introspective “Pray”, and the upbeat collaboration with Mayorkun called “Holy Father”, as well as working with Grammy-winning producer Rexxie to release the two-single EP Nataraja (2021). 

His latest EP, OUTLAW (2022), available to stream now on Apple Music in Spatial Audio, is a showcase of his meticulous musical arsenal. Spearheaded by single “Apollo” (that features a sample of the DJ Clock and Beatenberg smash hit “Pluto”), the EP is a tour de force of melodic elements, from the Afropop anthem “Chop and Slide featuring Burna Boy” to the slower, sensual beat of “Kolomental”.  

The latest music from Victony along with that of Africa’s hottest new artists, is available now on the Apple Music Africa Rising Playlist.

GH Drill and Phrimpong Collaborate for Next-Level Drill Anthem ‘Dibi’

The Ghanaian Londoner’s new single ‘Dibi’ featuring Phrimpong is out now and it’s a song we simply can’t get enough of.

Drill (or Asakaa as we call it back home) is gradually becoming a sound to beat. Couple that with GH Drill’s ambition to whisk Ghanaian “drillers” to the next level and it’s only right for the drill umpire to “dibi” (eat some) out of the genre’s fast-rising success.

But that’s not what his new anthem is about. ‘Dibi’ like its genre peers is big on lifestyle. It hinges on the pursuit of pleasure and has GH Drill urge listeners to actively get a healthy dose of life on a variety of fronts: “Onua didi. Wo y3 adwuma ah didi/Drip nu 3ya gye bi/Sika nu 3ya ky3 bi. Cars nu 3ya twe bi/Nsa nu 3ya tswa bi’’, because balance is everything and a good mental health is of utmost importance.

Stream or download ‘Dibi’  https://songwhip.com/ghdrill/dibi

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Pheelz Signs To Warner Music and Drops The Colourfully Eye Gripping Visual for ‘Finesse’ Feat. BNXN

Exclusively revealing the thrilling visual on April 19, 2022, Nigerian artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning producer Pheelz (pronounced Feels) is asserting himself as an international force, sharing the colourfully eye gripping music video for his breakout global single “Finesse”, featuring BNXN (fka Buju). Additionally, Pheelz has announced his official signing to Warner Records, notably marking his first release for the label. 

Shot by Director K, the cinematic visual follows Pheelz in Nigeria cruising through the mall to an ATM machine. It ends up spitting out endless amounts of cash, so he tries to jam it into his backseat. In the ensuing scenes, he rocks a series of designer fits, hangs out by the pool with a group of ladies, and generally flexes and flosses. 

“Finesse” ft. BNXN out now: https://Pheelz.lnk.to/FinesseBNXN

Directed by – Director K PriorGold Pictures

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Apple Music’s Spirits Rejoice Campaign Returns With Africa’s Premiere Gospel Singers

Apple Music’s Spirits Rejoice campaign gathers the best and brightest gospel voices to amplify this time of joy through three exciting playlist takeovers by revered South African singer Dr Rebecca Malope (Spirits Rejoice), Nigerian singer Joe Praize (Worship Today) and Nigerian songstress Nosa (Gospel Flow), as well as an exclusive playlist from Nigerian worshipper, Dunsin Oyekan.

Spirits Rejoice aims to uplift and support the overarching message conveyed by these singers, with each playlist takeover and exclusive playlist highlighting and amplifying specific songs of encouragement and praise.   

As one of the top-selling genres in the world, gospel music is characterised by emotion, choral voices, and soulful sound that moves the listener with every note, and African gospel has become one of the most popular genres on the continent over the last few decades, specifically in South Africa and Nigeria. 

African gospel is uplifting, rhythmic, and spiritual and the lyrics reflect diverse worldviews, theologies, cultures, and experiences of Africans from all backgrounds.

Discover the Spirits Rejoice campaign here: http://apple.co/SpiritsRejoiceRoom  

Alonzo Fibonacci ft. Bay-C, 7xvetheGenius, GQ, Kieda Bordeaux “Dream” [Lyric Video]

International production duo Alonzo Fibonacci recruits dancehall legend Bay-C (T.O.K.) and critically acclaimed emcees 7xvethegenius (Drumwork Music),GQ (Jamla Records) and Kieda Bordeaux for the first single off their upcoming EP “3.”  “Dream” is a mid-tempo hip-hop record reminiscent of the late 90’s mixed with futuristic sounds.  Each of the artists float effortlessly over the spacey yet hard-hitting production, creating a motivational anthem for anyone with big aspirations.  

Stream: https://unitedmasters.com/m/AlonzoFibonacciDream

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