Sharing Sounds: March 6, 2019
This week’s ‘Sharing Sounds’ collection includes new music that I’ve played several times over the weekend. It has been a while since I’ve made a ‘Sharing Sounds’ article, so I wanted to take the time to share some world music that I’ve been personally listening to when I am not playing submissions from new artists, record labels, managers, or publicists.
First up is ‘Jogodo’ by Tekno, who made one of my favourite songs of all genres, ‘Pana’. He is one of my all-time favourite Africa-based artists, period. He knows how to say the right things on record over an undeniable dance-influenced production. I grew up listening to all sorts of music. Being of West African descent, I’ve had the privilege to hear the progression of our music—spanning three decades. Without a doubt, it is the biggest it has ever been. I am proud to be alive to witness it.
Tekno – Jogodo (Personal)
‘Kom Kom’ is a spicy remake of Chaka Demus & Pliers’ ‘Murder She Wrote’. I enjoy the way the three artists brought it together. The music video features the female anatomy, of course. I mean, what else will drive a straight man crazy?
Timaya, King Perryy & Patoranking – Kom Kom (Personal)
Burna Boy is coming to New York City to perform at the Apollo in April on the fifth. It’s going to be a movie. Learn the words to ‘Dangote’ by watching the official music video.
Burna Boy – Dangote (Personal)
And who doesn’t like money and great-looking young people with beautiful brown skin in any given space? The funniest part of the video is when Timaya rejects the lesbian sex in the bathroom.
Timaya – Balance (Personal)
Latin music is mainstream, so we’re in a time where we’re blessed to access music from more artists than previously. Also, Trap/Hip-Hop is the number one genre in the world, so there’s no question how or why the two have gelled so well. Melymel, known as the most respected female rapper in the Dominican Republic, teamed up with Ivy Queen for ‘Se Te Apago La Luz’. Rolling Stone premiered it back in January. It now has over 1.5 million views on YouTube.
I thought Ivy Queen brought a surge of energy to the record with her hard, rapid-fire spitting.
Melymel & Ivy Queen – Se Te Apago La Luz (Submission)
‘Case’ is incredible. It is a funny love song that details what she would do for someone’s love. I thought Teni—real name: Teniola Apata—was a guy when I first heard the song, but she is not. She is the beautiful musician who helped to wrote ‘Like Dat’ for Davido. She excites me. I cannot wait to see/hear more!
Teni – Case (Personal)
There’s not a song that I’ve heard Pataronking on that I haven’t liked. Whenever I’ve listened to ‘Jama’ by DJ Mic Smith, it put me in a good mood. I like Shaker‘s verse on the record, too. It’s cute and funny.
DJ Mic Smith – Jama featuring Patoranking & Shaker (Personal)
Sarkodie is a skilled vocalist, as I’ve pointed out in the past. So, on ‘All Die Be Die’ featuring Akan, he keeps up the quality and entertainment. Whenever he is in the States; I am around, I would like to see him perform.