PYRONAIRO: THE BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT

In the past year alone, the underground music scene in Nairobi has been bursting with so much talent and ingenuity. It has many hidden gems  who you may not necessarily hear on the radio or see on television. You just need to know where to look.

PyroNairo might be a hashtag you’ve seen one someone’s Facebook presumptuously as they post a link to a song, but do you really know what it means? The term “Pyro” itself means something related to fire. I know it sounds corny but when you listen to music being put out you can be assured that it’s nothing less than flames.

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NEW MUSIC : TETU SHANI – CHEMISTRY FT MAYONDE

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Tetu Shani just released a new song and I’m excited as hell! When he first told me he was working on new stuff with Jinku, a producer associated more with electronic music, I was a bit surprised but also eager to hear how they would blend their sounds together. “Chemistry” is the result of this collaboration and it  features the beautiful songstress, Mayonde, who lends her soulful vocals to the track.  The sweet, steady-building love song is calming with it’s romantic guitar notes and soul-baring lyrics. Continue reading

CURATED BY CAMILLE PLAYLIST 005 NRBI EDITION

So much amazing music brewing from Nairobi right now ! I’ve compiled a little playlist just for you to get a taste of the scene out here! I love chilling with artists and seeing them do their thing in the studio, and I’ve witnessed the process of some of these songs being made. It’s truly inspiring to watch these young creatives do what they love with so much vigor and passion. Don’t rely on the radio to hear fresh , new and alternative Kenyan music. I always say, Soundcloud is the plug!

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ALBUM REVIEW: MOTHXR – CENTERFOLD

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I don’t know why I’ve taken so long to review this album yet it’s one I’ve been bumping on repeat for months now! Perhaps I thought this band is a little too indie for my blog , but it’s good music so why not! Mothxr (pronounced as Mother) is an indie rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. I’ve posted about them before but they released their debut album , Centerfold, in February.

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INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN SIMBA

I guess it’s finally time we put a spotlight on Tanzanian music on this godamn blog !Whenever you think about Tanzanian music honestly don’t you just think of that music that Ali Kiba , Diamond Platinumz and  the rest do? All that music is great, don’t get me wrong but during my usual rounds on Soundcloud I came across a rapper who gave me some new insight into Tanzanian music and especially Tanzanian hip-hop. Brian Simba is his name, and his mixtape “Masaki Theory”  carries such individualism (something a lot of East African artists lack by the way) , and it’s of such stellar quality that I was actually disappointed in myself for not discovering him sooner.

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