Burgeoning Abuja-based act, who is also a member of the Apex Village collective, Ayüü, has released his much-teased debut album, “Ayüüniverse.” This comes about a year after his 4-track “Mango Juice & Bad Decisions” EP which featured appearances from Andre Wolff and PsychoYP.
“Ayüüniverse” is a highly collaborative 15-track full length that features appearances from some of the most talented acts on the rise across the country. Across the project, he brings along a super cast of Lady Donli, Tay Iwar, Rukkay Yaiman, Wavy The Creator, EESkay, Famous Bobson, Kuddi Is Dead, GJthe Caesar, Oscariffic, Zilla Oaks, as well as frequent collaborators, Andre Wolff and PsychoYP.
The production is equally handled by an expansive young and gifted team of Jaylon, Trillxoe, Tobay, Tay Iwar, Molly1080, Le Mav, Don Ozi, Doz, Thabeatsmith, Prodlem, Fallofmicheal and The Hypractive Kid.
Enjoy the tape here.
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By The PGM Club — 4 years ago
Ever since the release of his debut mixtape VIV, talented producer, singer and songwriter Remy Baggins has featured heavily on our radar.
In this time, he has built up an impressive collection of diverse features and production credits that have imprinted his distinct sound on us. Simply put as both a producer and artist, he excels in experimenting with multiple genres and blending melodies to create an impressive signature sound.
So, when we heard that he was releasing a new EP, titled Eigengrau, we were so excited we asked for an advance copy and now we are pleased to present to you our review.
Eigengrau is a deeply personal project, one that Remy says he recorded at a time when he was depressed and confused about his next career and life choices with the latter serving as the theme to the project’s opening track “Tell Me”. Sounding like the soundtrack of a deep movie monologue, Remy expresses his frustrations about his growth in the music industry and also as a person. The track is the darkest reflection of the project’s theme and it serves as a not so subtle precursor for what comes next in “Why?”
“Why?” is one of the EP’s standout track. It sees Remy experimenting with a smooth blend of Afro-Pop and South African House with an intriguing storyline about a stalking ex. This is what good music sounds like with relatable lyrics and a wonderful melodious vibe on the instrumentals.
Next up is “Paranoid” which is kinda like a complement or inverse of “Why?” with Remy the one stalking a lover or ex. The track is slower and more laid back but the delivery is subtle and superb. In keeping with the project’s theme the song is somewhat reflective and sounds inspired by true events. Another stand out track.
On “Maybe…” co-written by the super talented Efe Oraka, Remy is back full and centered on his struggles but with a more upbeat, up tempo vibe. It’s at this moment that Remy begins to look past his pain and the track is yet another vibe on a project packed full of gems.
But perhaps more than any other, “STAYWOKE” is a reflection of Remy’s experimental style with him rapping over a heavy trap infused beat. Fully emerged from the darkness in “Tell Me”, Remy’s fighting back with fury but at the same he has created an anthem for the up and coming underdog.
In our opinion, this is the project’s stand out track.
Closing out with a very “trippy ass outro”, what is clear at the end of this project is that Remy definitely isn’t afraid to experiment with his production and song writing. He’s also progressed from VIV and his sound and songs are a lot more concise. The progress he’s making as a creator is evident and Eigengrau is already one of our favorite projects in what has been a stellar year for alternative Nigerian music.
We at the PGM club, highly recommend that you take the time out to listen to this project and we eagerly await Remy’s future projects.
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By Eseosa BeloOsagie — 3 years ago
We’ve all heard Mainland Cruise, but have you heard Mainland Cruise?
If you’re wondering, I’m talking about Jamal Swiss’ latest that dropped on Friday and there was a whole experience to go with it.
Jamal Swiss is a very talented singer/rapper I heard for the first time at the last GidiFest and to say I was impressed is putting it lightly; I was genuinely amazed at how well he held his performance of No Stress, produced by the equally talented Jay Blakez; his first single this year, and the track sounds just as good through headphones and so I ended up listening to everything he’s done including his 2017 EP Based On True Events.
This new track with KJ Sunmon (also produced by KJ) came with a treat for three lucky fans; Jamal and KJ treated these chosen ones to some good food; a PR move they called #RepYourHood. Unlike Sute Iwar, Jamal and KJ are mainland dudes and this new track has fun bars from both Jamal and KJ repping their hoods and letting them Island babes know how the ting go.
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By The PGM Club — 5 years ago
Falana. Until fairly recently this name was associated in the Nigerian psyche with activism and law courts, fights for social liberties and to correct injustice. The only thing music related about the name was Femi Falana representing the great Fela during his many brushes with the law. This, however, is slowly changing. First, there was Folarin Falana, Falz, whose combination of comedy and satirical lyrics has turned him into a BET award-winning superstar. And now we have a singer and multi-instrumentalist simply named Falana.
Born and raised in Canada to Nigerian parents her music is very reflective of her early influences, Lauren Hill and Fela Kuti, but that’s just half the story. Spending a year in Havana, Cuba helped her develop her musical personality, hone her stage craft and it was also where her debut EP “Things Fall Together” was recorded.
Things Fall Together is a combination of jazz, Rn’B, and soul. A blend that Falana likes to call Soul Fusion.
The EP’s major theme is love. The 5 tracks telling a love story of heartbreak, forgiveness, and redemption. Falana goes from rejecting the advances of an old lover in “Re-infiltrator”, to weighing up the decision on “Chances” and finally giving and starting anew on “Start Again”.
“To Benard” is the standout track on the EP. A retrospective look at the reasons for love failing and a relationship’s end.
The beauty of music is that it can transcend borders and language barriers. With “Angelistos Negros”, the Black Angles, Falana had me wishing I had a proper understanding of the Spanish language. A beautiful song.
Falana’s presentation of her music excites just as much as the music. Her pop-up series of concerts are intimate gatherings designed to introduce her to the Nigerian audience. It is highly recommended that you attend one of the concerts to fully appreciate her work. The best music is always live.
We at thePGMclub are very excited about Falana and eagerly await her forthcoming debut album.
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