This Project marks the coming together of iconic musicians who have joined forces and share a stage for the development of the music sector and shine the light on the much needed aspects of mentorship. Multiple Award winning Guitarist and producer Kunle Ayo and his friends have dedicated their time and act of goodwill to embark on a series of benefit concerts as they raise funds for the sustainability of the Beam the Light Intensive Development program for instrumentalists . The inaugural concert is on the 25th May 2018, in spite of a wild beast schedule associated with their statuses.
Watch South African rock band, Southern Wild, perform “Darkness At My Heels” live for Deezer NEXT - a new programme supporting the next generation of great music and helping you find your next favorite artist. Deezer is a music streaming/curating company helping independent and established artists reach new audiences around the world.
South Africa has always produced some of the most prolific talents in Africa and Dilaman Watts (real name: Kunda Watts Mtonga) is no different. Founder and CEO of Flatline Music Digital Publishing, Dilaman is a graduate from South Africa's Sound Engineering Academy and a phenomenal rap-guru. Dilaman Watts' rap style involves a consciously diverse collage of Pan-African art forms and catchy vibes that fans can easily sing along to. His latest single "It's Time" premiered at #1 on MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's #Top40Africa playlist-chart a couple of weeks ago and is still going strong on our Pan-African music playlist-chart.
Multi-award winning, certified platinum selling, Mr. Cashtime, K.O. has embarked on a new era which sees him joining forces with the Sony Music Entertainment Africa family. K.O's new signing coincides with the release of his new single "No Feelings" which is available on all digital music platforms.
After much chart-topping success with international artists and headlining flagship shows, one would think DJ Whisky has reached the pinnacle of his stellar career as an influentially recognized House DJ, Producer and Label Manager; but there's more! Taken from his much anticipated forthcoming EP, DJ Whisky teams up with South African Music Awards Nominated songstress Thiwe Mbola to bring you this soulful Afro House jam titled 'All Mine'.
Straight Outta South Africa! Fresh 2 Def (most popularly known as F2D) release a surprise album titled "F2D Presents: Hall of Fame"; and not just that, this album is totally FRESH 2 DEF! The hip hop group which features stars like Da L.E.S, Gemini Major, Yanga, Stunt Double and G Baby Da Silva (a producer, singer and rapper from Angola). They feature the likes of L-Tido, DJ Double D and some really incredible talents on "Hall Of Fame". The group are getting set to tour Southern Africa in April 2017 to promote their dope album. It's sure going to be an exciting series of events this Easter in South Africa. Get ready for it! Download F2D Presents: Hall of Fame on iTunes in support of these Pan-African rising greats.
March 2017 has brought with it a new star that we’ve just discovered for African Hip-Hop. If you think the name Cain Avey sounds cool, wait until you hear his music. Cain Avey is an unassuming Hip-Hop artist and producer from South Africa whose creativity has shaped his talent to take a life of its own – a rare case in music. His new single sits perfectly as a beguiling tailpiece of how exciting the Hip-Hop music scene is right now, especially in Africa. Titled “Mlungu”, the song embodies what cool energy is; a feeling we suspect Cain Avey carries in his stage performances. “Mlungu” is now available for download below.
South African hip hop icon, Da L.E.S gifts fans with a new single this Christmas titled "Saucing". This Afro-Trap song features SA's rising greats; Gemini Major, Yanga and Efelow. Hypnotic, groovy and melodic, this song will have you nodding your head at every BBQ party and neighborhood cookouts across the Motherland.
What's going on in Africa? Our music seems to be at an all-time high and our young artistes are maturing really quickly with uniquely diverse sounds which fuse culture, youth and fashion into a globally recognized brand/trade. South African musicians especially, are taking continental music global with unique sounds and hypnotizing lyrics; a growing addiction to music lovers and fans around the world. Namatshego Letshego Tlholoe is no exception to this great 'gush of wind' influencing Africa's music industry. Better known by his stage name, 'NAMA' is a 20-year old South African artiste and producer from the Pimville Soweto in Johannesburg Gauteng. His futuristic sounds and musical prowess are fresh, energetic and really just super-duper dope!
South Africa's fast-rising rapper, Frank Casino releases his highly anticipated debut project titled "Something From Me". In this 16-track heavy-hitting LP, Frank Casino sheds detailed light on many sides and shades of his life growing up in South Africa. "Something From Me" features artistes such as; Parley, Priddy Ugly and Simone Soares. With superb delivery and in-depth use of lyricism, Frank Casino once again shows the world why he is highly regarded as one of the hottest and brightest emcees rising out of the Motherland; giving established rappers like Casper Nyovest, AKA and DA L.E.S a run for that #1 spot.
Taken from the Pan-African music album "Timhamba (Ancestral Rituals)", "Domba" by Mzee & Rafiki take pride in their cultural roots as they feature South African superstar, Uhuru in this Pan-African folk-visual. Don't forget to download the 25-track Pan-African music album "Timhamba (Ancestral Rituals)" on iTunes.
Frank Casino is no stranger to the Hip-Hop music scene - He’s had his fair stint of ‘mainstream’ hype and paid his dues along the way. When he dropped “Just Before Riches” in September 2015 and released real-life visuals you’d swear he knew what was to follow - The video premiered on MTV Base Africa and caught international media attention. Frank Casino released “Sauce” soon after that, making the video for “Just Before The Riches” a pilot. Many are convinced that this was far and away from a coincidental rookie drop because “Sauce” made it to radio charts just as fast and this collaborated the message behind “Just Before The Riches.” If the 23-year old rapper and producer planned this – and we are convinced he did – cards well-played.
Hip hop music has not lived up to it's reputation in recent times owing to the vast saturation of rap in today's music industry. Growing up to a rich hip hop culture in the 90's, it's hard to see what hip hop music has turned into. There's been so much garbage out there that it's been discouraging to find a creatively crafted hip hop album or song from the motherland that's worth noting. Now, don't get us wrong! African hip hop artistes have grown exponentially in terms of delivery, concepts, creativity and messages in their songs but that's not really been enough to convince true hip hop heads that the future of Pan-African music is in safe hands.
Music Is My High launches itself into 2016 with a release package consisting of 14 tracks offering a vast variety of reworks, remixes, instrumentals, dubs, radio-edits and also a re-release of the original mix. The blended sounds of deep house, vocal house, afro experimental, urban and even some indie pop influence contain much fun, groove and atmosphere ensuring a musical treat for every ear. The original track was the work of SoulSista and Sisco Umlambo in 2005 which made it onto the YFM airwaves. This 2016 release includes reworks from SoulSista and remixes from South African artists Dominox Latte and Lady M and Mexican electronic band No Somos Nadie Aun.
Coca-Cola, favorite beverage drink of Music Unites Africa have launched a brand new campaign fit for Africa's Kings 'n Queens. It's musical, it's classy and it's Coca-Cola! Submit your entry now for the #TasteTheFeelingNG cover challenge and stand a chance to win a trip to South Africa. Entries close on June 30th.
Catherine St Jude Pretorius, famously known by her artiste name; Dope Saint Jude, is a phenomenal female emcee and producer who uses her music and voice to speak up for gender equality and Women's Rights in South Africa. Born in the Cape Flats, Miss St Jude brings a fair amount of controversy and youthfulness to the Pan-African music scene. Apart from her tremendous rapping skills and production techniques, DSJ has taught on hip-hop as a social vehicle at a few of Cape Town’s top universities as a guest lecturer. Her latest self-produced compilation project Reimagine EP is a fantastic collage of a 21st Century female lyricist who doesn't hold back as she delivers fiery bars on this 6-track project. Her style is amazingly sublime and her art is incredibly pure. Vibe to Reimagine EP and download this Pan-African album project for free!
Multi platinum selling rapper, J. Cole tore the roof off at his epic performance on Saturday, the 18th of June 2016 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg - South Africa. The Castle Lite Unlock event was well attended by over 14,ooo people including South African rapper and hip-hop legend, HipHopPantsula.