Birth of an Electronic Dance Music Community in Ghana

It’s been barely two months since the debut of Electric Vibez Carnival was held at the popular Chale Wote festival (an annual street art festival). The organisers of this carnival in association with EdmVibez.com and Level 8 Lounge have come up with another event to strengthen the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) community here in Ghana. This event, Networking in the sky : Electronic Dance Music community, is an event designed to bring producers, artistes, record labels, entertainment bloggers, graphic artistes, festival lovers, edm enthusiasts, etc. together to network, get to know each other, share ideas, and discuss the best ways to promote our African values in the Electronic Dance Music spectrum.

EDM is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. EDM is generally produced for playback by disc jockeys (DJs) who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix, by segueing from one recording to another. EDM producers also perform their music live in a concert or festival setting.

The event will have Mr. Benjamin le Brave, founder off Akwaaba Music, and Mr. Green Gafacci (a renowned producer) as panelists to lead discussions on promoting EDM in our local music market and means to help develop the EDM community. Also representing will be the Excuse Our Music (EOM) Collective, with special performances from a number of talented artistes currently not publicised.

The list of guest appearances from the Ghanaian music industry and EDM industry as a whole is endless. In view of that this is a huge opportunity to network and build connections.

The event will be held at Level 8 lounge, located at the 8th floor of the Airport One Square Building, in Airport City on Wednesday, 4th October 2017, and it starts at 7 pm.

For more updates, stay glued to the social media accounts below:
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Review of Paapa’s “Technical Difficulties Vol. 1” EP by AlexRepGH

Paapa has not done any major work after releasing the highly acclaimed ‘Songs for Kukua’. All his fans were more than excited when he announced his new project, “Technical Difficulties” on his Twitter page.  I mean who wouldn’t be? In his new project, he releases them in installment, and the first one is a 5-track EP. Paapa does nothing but classical, soulful music, which touch the soul, reverb and leaves an everlasting impression. And I bet you, his new project is nothing different from his usual.

He starts off with a great love song. It’s very difficult, perhaps a technical difficulty, to find out who really loves you in today’s world, in which the clause ‘I love you’ means nothing anymore. On ‘How will I know’, Paapa tries to address this difficulty; he tries to solve it maybe. Today, love has turned to be mere lip service. This is what Paapa meant in the opening line of ‘How Will I Know’- ‘Oh I heard you say you love me.’ He goes further to warn that, those are very heavy words and that we should be ready to keep your words in difficult times. ‘Would you be ready to carry these heavy words when they start to hurt?’ This rhetorical sum up what real love is supposed to be. ‘How will I know’ addresses one difficulty. This is not the only difficulty Paapa addressed on his new project.

Another very popular one, which could be right in front of you, is also addressed. On ‘Infront Of You’, Paapa talks about how dreamers stay dreamers. Today’s world is made of millennials who keep wake, dreaming big enough to change the world. Some of them are kept busy with their dreams such that ‘their pillows have been kind to them, but their mind won’t let them be.’- They are sleepless, ‘anxiety [about the future] so loud’ that they ‘can’t hear GOD’s symphony’. This act of most millennials is changing the globe for the better, but Paapa warns the millennials, and all dreamers alike, that they should be careful of the dreams they dream. He implies the possibility of never achieving one’s dreams, probably due to lack of focus. The words of a wise man that ‘Don’t let dreams blind you’ ‘Cause you go miss what dey infront of you’, were just the perfect choice of words to get the warning across effectively.

Back in high school, there was a book which could literally solve all mathematics questions. On the third track of Technical Difficulties 1, Paapa wants someone to call Aki Ola to answer certain questions. The questions posed have nothing to do with mathematics however, but everything to do with broken homes resulting from wars. Domestic wars, civil wars have undoubtedly created more broken homes than fictional love has created broken hearts. For this, Paapa calls on Aki Ola, who’s the king that Paapa presumes knows everything to answer all his whys. Aki Ola could also be any father who leaves a mother helpless and a child fatherless. The latter is not uncommon in today’s world, and Paapa could technically be using Aki Ola to address this issue.

Even though ‘Losers’ sounds like the result of all the difficulties addressed by Paapa so far, it has another theme on its own, which likewise addresses another difficulty the globe is facing. In a world where everyone thinks they are right, no human value- respect, honesty, obedience, and others, is left. Everyone is trying to win, in the end we will all be losers. He addresses scorn and pride on this track. You know, I know. We know we both would lose everything if we all try to win, but we try still. We can solve this, definitely by being together.

This brings us to the last track on the EP, ‘Together’. So let’s sing it together. Let’s dance together. ‘Let’s do this life together’, ‘Eat cake and have icing together’. Paapa suggests on the last track of the first instalment of his new project that, unity does the impossible. He admonishes everyone to forgive and forget and break bread together. He believes that if we do everything together, the world would be better- perhaps he would not need to address all the difficulties the world is facing, as he has done in the first four tracks. The best place on this earth is together!!!!

Without any doubt, the first instalment of Technical Difficulties is a masterpiece. Talk of JaySo’s mastering and that Adomaa’s mellifluous voice on ‘Infront Of You’ completes the work as nothing but a classic. Hope you enjoy it too.

Please make it a point to cop it when it drops!

Written by: Alexander Kwakye

Dennis O’mar Unleashes a Classic EP Titled “Rush Hour”

Dennis O’mar is a talented upcoming artiste from Kumasi and member of the CNLSU Music Group with Ice Box, Maco, YounGhanz, Kobe Norths, Guddi Genius. The mic has been his friend for a long time, as he has been slaying beats from time to time.

This EP was inspired by the first track, “Rush Hour.” Dennis has been doing a lot of collaborations, with his music crew mates. Finally, he has put together a body of work to make his listeners grab a full package and experience. in the form of an EP. And it was composed and recorded in a short time, thus, Rush Hour. Download and enjoy this beautiful piece of art.

 To download the full EP [CLICK HERE]

Vectrix And Co CEO Calls Out Kula Perry & MzGold Ahead of His Pop-Up Shop

In a recent interview with Live 91.9 FM while promoting his upcoming pop-up show, the CEO of Vectrix and Co (a fashion company), Sir Harrison III was put on the spot by the presenter Jayson to enlist his favourite fashionable artistes for both men and women, and after struggling to narrow it down because he’s worked with a lot of acts, he mentioned Kula Perry and MzGold, respectively.

Indeed these are truly fashionable artistes, and Sir Harrison III said it right because probably he has been watching them from afar and has actually worked with them in terms of fashion and style.

The Vectrix And Co Pop-Up Shop is to come off today (21st Sept) at Coco Vanilla. It is a bag exhibition with a lot of fun packages, such as guest performances by Dope Nation, Gemini, Kay-Ara, Offei, AYAT, YN, Yaaba Okani, Ansah Live, Ama Rae, Shay D and Kulla Perry, and many more. Other guests repping include social media enthusiast and comedian Jay Berete, famous actress and presenter Ama K. Abebrese and a lot more.

The show is absolutely free!!!

There shall be a discount on exhibited bags from Vectrix And Co’s “Back to School Promo.”
Other Activities to lighten up the occasion involve:

• Walk the runway with VECTRIX AND CO bags,
• Free photoshoot for all,
• Wine Tasting,

• Karaoke

Don’t miss out!

 

Twenty-One C Events to Provide Memorable Enjoyment with History Making “In-Glow Party”

Twenty One C Events to Provide Memorable Enjoyment with History Making “In-Glow Party”
Twenty One C (21C) Event House collaborates with Mac-Dic Royal Plaza to organize the maiden edition of a party experience dubbed In-Glow Party. Twenty One C is an event house which is aimed at bringing quality entertainment to the youth. They believe to live a balanced life, there has to be exhilirating fun as you work hard. Hence, they organized Aced House Party in 2016 at Ages Lodge in Koforidua, and the event was an eyesaw.

This time, they’ve joined forces with Mac-Dic Royal Plaza, a 3-star deluxe and one stop facility is located in Koforidua, 80km drive from Accra, spefically found at Korle Medical Staff Village. The event which is promised to be one of a kind shall be held at Akyempem Night Club (in Koforidua) which is a facility inside the Mac-Dic Royal Plaza Hotel.

In an exclusive interview with the major organizer of the event who is also the CEO of Twenty One C Event House, Alan Rahim disclosed that the event is meant to serve as a welcome party for all freshers and continuing students of all tertiary institutions, especially the ones located in Eastern region. It shall also be a wild experience for all students in general as it will be a huge platform for socialization. He also added that the concept of the event is the use of ultraviolet and neon lights to cause ultra-illumination, hence the name “In-Glow Party.”

Famous social groups which its members are both tertiary and workers, such as BBF Perception GH, Bad Hauz Crew, among others have endorsed In-Glow Party and declared it as their official outing event. In-Glow Party has gained media attention so much that it was covered in last week’s edition of the Weekend Today newspaper.

Mark Friday, 22nd September on your calendar to be a day of extreme happiness. Artistes that are billed to set the party ablaze are Offei and Daylix from University of Ghana, Legon, Kasiebo repping African University College of Communication, Acydik from Kwahu Teachers’ Training College, and Kundabwoy. DJs who’ll keep the dancefloor busy and on fire include DJaymatic, Alonso of Kingdom FM, Tyma and Romeo of Radio 1. MCs that’ll keep the show rolling and make sure the night is never a bore are Aqweci Steeze, founder of SteezeHub.com and the sexy Ms Genni.

The party starts at 10pm, and the rate goes for a cool 20 cedis. Meet us at the Mac-Dic Night Club as we have ‘mad’ fun. You’re surely not missing this.

Paq Ft. Offei – Communication (Prod. by Paq)

Analysis of the Christian account of creation by some scholars reveal that Adam failed to communicate well with his rib-created partner, Eve, when she convinced him to take the fruit. Great communication makes kings. Poor communication exterminates prosperity. A lot of great inventions that have been made since civilization are geared towards enhancement of communication — petroglyphs, pictograms, hieroglyphs, down to phone calls, Skype, WhatsApp, and reducing chats to 6 seconds snaps. This shows the power in communication. A great deal of relationships have ended up on rocks due to poor communication, but who’s counting?

Virtuosic singer and songwriter, Offei chooses to discuss this topic in his next single “Communication”. In two verses interspersed with a chorus, the “Let It Go” composer paints the picture of a modern day relationship in which a partner doesn’t see the need to freely discuss certain issues such as dislikes and wants, but expects the other to know. Offei believes that inasmuch as one is able to read minds, conversations about these issues are key in making a relationship as firm as igneous. Ace music producer, Paq provides an impeccable instrumentation for this mid-tempo Afropop classic, with heavy bass, melodic keys and refreshing guitar fills. Offei’s musical imagery is solidified with “Communication.” Good music has come to stay!

[Words by Joseph ‘Aqweci’ Ofori]

Wofa Yaw Ft. Eddy Melody – Ohemaa (Prod. by TubhaniMuzik)

After resurfacing after his long break, Wofa Yaw drops his sophomore single which features Eddy Melody. Wofa Yaw composes a beautiful song on love, telling his bae all the great things about her that’s driving him crazy, dropping some puns to solidify his verses as dope. Melody’s vocal is melodic. The beautiful piece was produced by TubhaniMuzik. Download, enjoy and share…

 

Lixil – GoGoGaGa (Remix) (Ft. Abuasuapanin Chicki & J Bixil) (Prod. by JB)

De1 Records’ very own artist Lixil brings us the remix of a track which was quite popular in various circles in 2016 “GoGoGaGa.”
The track was produced by one of the youngest producers in Ghana, JB and it features Abusuapanin Chiki of MTN Project Fame and J Bixil. Download and share to keep the spirit of afromusic up.

Mr Eazi & Major Lazer – Leg Over (Remix) (Ft. French Montana & Ty Dolla $ign)

Did we see this coming? WOW! Mr Eazi surprises us all with a groundbreaking record which has a global reach, featuring foreign artistes, Major Lazer, French Montana and Ty Dolla Sign. Kindly purchase or stream the single below…

[CLICK HERE TO STREAM/PURCHASE]

Dhat Gyal – My Own Sponsor (Prod. by Trino)

This 17-year old singer goes by the name of Afare Ernestina better known as Dhat Girl. Currently managed by Holiday Africa, she demonstrates her singing prowess with this mashup of Samini’s My Own and Ebony’s Sponsor which she calls “My Own Sponsor.” The sensational piece was laced together by Trino. Her future looks really bright with such talent and creativity.