Depending on how you look at it, DJs can be either gatekeepers or bridges. Instagram They can choose, simply, not to play a song. Or, through a beautiful array of techniques- the beatmatch, the mix, the remix, just to name a few- they can introduce new sounds to different markets. Nigeria’s DJ Spinall is one . . .
As people move, so does music, borrowing and blending to reflect the different pieces of our global identities. Music is dynamic. In Nigeria today, this is afrobeats, a broad term used to describe Nigeria’s pop music. Rooted in Fela Kuti’s afrobeat, afrobeats plays with a broad array of genres, including hip hop, dancehall, grime, highlife, . . .
“Little Monsters” is a single from Ghanaian producer Jayso‘s solo project, Making Tasha Proud. The accompanying animated visuals follow Men In Black-esque theme, as Jayso and guest artist Sarkodie have to set off to save Miss Hiplife. When I asked Jayso what hiplife was, and why it needed saving, he was quick to give credit to Reggie Rockstone as the . . .