DJ Mura shares first track off Trap Safari EP

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African Kid, DJ Mura shared the visuals for his first track off his upcoming EP, Trap Safari.

Featuring Kuiyu, ‘Shauri Yako’ is a perfect blend of New Skul Benga, House & Sassy Soul with Swahili which complements the Nairobi based Legendary Congolese Singer Nguashi N’timbo. It is, after all, Nguashi who first popularized the term ‘Shauri Yako’ in his 1983 smash hit by the same name.

‘Shauri Yako’ anchors the listener into the trauma of a love gone sour as Kuiyu pens of his new found freedom. Accompanying the narrative to the beat with impeccable production skill and finesse, Mura complements every note with energetic elements.


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Debut EP

‘Shauri Yako’ is the first single off Mura’s upcoming debut E.P dubbed “Trap Safari”.  If ‘Shauri Yako’ is anything to go by, the EP will be a sound thrill journey detouring into benga, pop, trap, house among other musical genres. It also doubles up as the first coming together collaboration for both artists under Bengatronics.

[Read: Benga Kaleidoscope Kenyan – a collection of essays touching upon various issues related to the evolution of a traditional music genre.]

Bengatronics is an artist collective seeking to accelerate the socio-economic potential of cultural and creative products. ‘Shauri Yako’ is destined to be an urban Kenyan Classic as it features a beautiful coming together of fond familiarity, urban edge and catchy phrased melodies.

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Mura K.E is a professional D.J. and a Music producer based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has worked with international Deejays and artists from Africa, U.K and the Caribbean. A 2017 AFRIMA awards nominee for Best Male Eastern Africa (regional) & Best Artist African Electro (continental).

Kuiyu is a soulful singer, songwriter also based in Nairobi, Kenya. He pens his songs for ‘the boy without a voice’. He has toured the Americas as a performing artist and is renowned for his debut album; Kionjo. He is currently working on his Sophomore E.P dubbed ‘Flower Boy’.

Miss Magero

Listen: Miss Magero – Oh Na Na Na

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Listen to what browsing the #PlayKEMusic hashtag on twitter got us. The beautiful voice of Miss Magero over sublime dancehall beat.

Elizabeth Magero is a Reggae/Ragga, contemporary, urban singer/songwriter based in Nairobi. Although she has been singing professionally since 2016, “Oh na na na” is her first release .

This track was produced by Lematross, who together with Producer Jay, are working with Miss Magero on her upcoming album.

Angie Wira reminisces campus vibes of “exiling” roommates

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Rada ni safi babe kamu hivi
Lenga hio daro kam saa hizi
Opportunity Utachizi
Raundi hii si bahatishi

As I was going through my Instagram feed, I came across a snippet of a sweet reggae tune and I liked it and sought to hear the full song. Wira sings of an experience which most of us have been in. A blossoming campus love but the hostel rooms are shared, so someone has to be exiled.

This is Angie Wira’s second track of her debut EP after releasing “Vitisho” featuring Manio. It is a track that’s based on a flashback that illustrates “exiling” a roommate in campus, in a bid to enjoy some private time with a new lover.

ira is a singer, song writer, performer and a young entrepreneur.

Wangechi X Scar

Wangechi shares music video for “Sana Sana”

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In November 2018, Wangechi shared “Sana Sana” as part of her #SoundcloudSundays series. The track features Scar Mkadinali and was produced by multitalented B3NZ.ON.1T.

Shot by Mike Lolly P, the video is said to have cost to the excess of Ksh 200,000. When the video was released, Sana Sana shot up to the number one spot on #TheJumpOffHBR charts. It toppled heavyweights Khaligraph Jones and veteran rapper Abbas Doobiez.

 

Writing on instagram, Wangechi announced that she would be releasing a track every sunday for a month. She noted that this project had been easy to work on as she did not have to worry about producing a hit song. Produciton for the #SoundCloudSundays series was handled by Benz.On.IT and Zenchkiid.

Scar

During an interview with Kenyanvibe.com, Scar spoke more about his desire to work with Wangechi. Constantly sending his music to Wangechi, Scar decided to rap about it on the Khaligraph Jones Cypher in 2016. This increased the push for a collaboration between the two artists as fans too started demanding. At first, Wangechi did not give it much thought as she did not know Scar but once she got to understand the lyrics better, she reached out.

“Ambia Wangechi kuna venye naeza taka kumjua” – Scar, Khaligraph Jones Cypher, 2016.

Scar is part of rapping duo Wakadinali together with Domani Munga. They linked around 2003/5 and started rapping as friends. Together they have released several singles and 2 mixtapes, Ndani ya Cockpit 1 & 2.

 

Last updated 12-03-2019: More information regarding the collaboration