Video: Joe Mettle – Onwanwani (Dir. by Asihene)

I was surprised upon realizing that this song now has a video. At the same time I had a big smile knowing that I’m going to be blessed watching it for the first time. The song that put Joe Mettle at the top, making him the 2017 VGMA Artiste of the Year. “Onwanwani” is a Holy spirit inspired song, and the video carries the message very well. A lady who happens to be troubled with sickness, and is in dire need of employment is overwhelmed with a heavy heart to a point where she pens a prayer letter to God. Upon finishing, a miraculous thing happens. The next time the lady comes home she finds at her door step an envelope. She opens it up to find out it’s a letter of employment and her medical laboratory results. Guess what the results were? The locations for the visuals were carefully chosen. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it and be blessed as well.

Pope NST – Abi U Barb (Mixed by iPappi)

“Call me the new Osibisa”, raps Pope NST on his latest single “Abi U Barb.” Pope NST is an uprising musician who started rapping in 2011 when he was in senior high school. With his pure delivery and lyricism, he ended up being crowned as the first runner up at the 2014 edition of Solid FM Freestyle Saturday. Since then he has released songs like “Replay”, “No Turning Back”, just to mention a few.

On this new one Pope NST raps about his wishes, heart desires, and aspirations he craves for as a musician. Listen and enjoy the vibes! Abi U Barb!!

 

Stonebwoy – Hero (Prod. by Streetbeat)

After a successful Ashaiman to the World concert, Stonebwoy is here with another banging track titled “Hero.” One thing I love about Stonebwoy’s tracks is that it’s always inspirational. He shares his wins and successes so well that you perceive yourself as a winner. That’s exactly what he does on the StreetBeat produced jam. I won’t be surprised if this song makes it to the charts.

 

KiDi – Odo (Remix) (Ft. Mayorkun & Davido)

If I’m to mention one song which has become very successful, I’d definitely mention “Odo” by KiDi. The Lynx Entertainment signed artiste has soared through the heights to become a well-known star, who’s steady stacking hits. He has taken a major step by featuring two of Africa’s great musicians on the remix of “Odo”. These African kings are Mayorkun and the “Fall” hitmaker, Davido. What else?

This is an interesting song, because 2 don’t have a thirty billion whilst one does. LOL.. Davido and Mayorkun’s new verses are interesting and a must listen. Beautiful piece!

Adina Ft. KiDi – Timeless Love (Prod. by Richie)

Immediately I saw these two names on one song I needed no Baba Fakunle to tell me this song is going to be beautiful. The creatives lay this wonderful on a Richie produced beat. Adina and KiDi sing a duet about “Timeless Love”. Music at its best!

Watch Akan’s Mini Documentary Ahead of His Album “Onipa Akoma”

Ahead of his album release, the distinguished twi rapper, Akan has dropped a 15-minute documentary to give more insight to his yet-to-be-released album, “Onipa Akoma”, which directly translates to English as “human heart.” The video features short interviews with producers who worked project including MikeMillzOnEm, Yung Fly, Jayso, and other industry creatives who brought life to the album.

“Some two years after gaining ground with Akan EP, Akan is set to quench fans’ restless anticipation with the release of his debut album, ONIPA AKOMA. Akan’s continual growth and maturity is very evident on ONIPA AKOMA; which makes the music all the more enriching. This is food for thought; and more, food for the soul. Listen up!”

This documentary is brought to you by courtesy of Yoyotinz.

Paapa Releases Soulful “Technical Difficulties Vol. 1” EP

Paapa, has been off our update list for a while after dropping Songs for Kuukua some years back. Paapa is well known for his great artistry and creativity. I mean, who makes a beautiful song out of the term “pure water?” His new instalment proves nothing but a classic as Alexander Kwakye details it in this review.

Read Alexander Kwakye’s Review of “Technical Difficulties Vol. 1”

In Paapa’s own words, he utters “this is a 5-track project with sober, minimal but hopeful songs recorded in the comfort (and inconvenience) of my bedroom. Production by Paapa, mixing and mastering by Jayso, powered by Skillions Records.” He shares emotionally, “I’m glad this is now in your hands and ears. I hope you listen to it closely, feel deeply, and share freely. Stay tuned for Vol. 2, and make sure you’re on my mailing list – you don’t want to miss out on new music and exclusives! I appreciate you.”

Cop this piece yourself and experience the true blessings and heavenly experience that comes with it.

Stream/Buy “Technical Difficulties Vol. 1” 

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:
EDM Vibez:
Twitter : Edm_vibez
Instagram: Edmvibezofficial
Facebook: Edmvibezofficial

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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]