So much talent goes unnoticed or under-appreciated in Kenya and I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t listen to local music as much as I probably should but quality stuff always catches my ear . Lately I’ve been hearing incredible music that only proves how promising our industry is. I’m writing this because I’m pretty much fed up of our artists being slept on! Like is that still a thing? If you get on soundcloud and listen to what some of these guys are creating, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Here’s a few of the Kenyan artists who I think you should be listening to right now.
Personal favorite from his 2015 album “Lustmore” . What a piece of stunning music, so much feeling in this song !
I posted about this guy a few months ago but I didn’t really dive into detail. Well, I realized I should probably write a full review since I actually can’t go a day without listening to his music. From his original tracks to his remixes to his dj sets, I’m in love with everything Pomo touches. I randomly discovered him on a Spotify playlist , had a “hallelujah” moment and I’ve been hooked ever since. The producer from Montreal makes a colorful, and groovy sound that combines upbeat drums and luscious synths with softer, more soulful elements.
So Disclosure released their sophomore album last week and I couldn’t wait to cop it. Being a huge fan of EDM and UK garage music, Caracal has been one of my most anticipated albums of the year. The brothers, Guy and Howard Lawrence, burst on the scene with their hit song “Latch” featuring Sam Smith back in 2012. They definitely caught my attention back then and ever since I’ve been an avid fan of their music.