Nigerian music producer, Stormatique, known for his works with Modenine and MCskill ThaPreacha has released a new album titled “Grains of Salt.”
This is a 10-track album that finds the producer- who also doubles as a sound engineer- exploring sounds stretching beyond the hip-hop genre he is particularly known for. And on this album, Stormatique brings along a wide range of artists including Payper Corleone, TenTik, Freeborn, Awal – a Ghanaian rapper, Hertz from Uganda as well as MCskill ThatPreacha who also executive produced the album.
Check out the album above.
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By The PGM Club — 4 years ago
It’s the 4th of July, 2016 and all I have been listening to since I woke at 4.30am is the new mixtape from Santi (Ozzy B) titled Suzie’s Funeral… Wait for it.
Before I go further about the mixtape, I would like to reintroduce this young cat to you.
Ozzy B or Santi as he is now called is an alternative rapper/singer from Nigeria who combines different genres of music to produce his unique sound. He grew up with a passion for music starting at an early age after listening to his dad’s old records. He started acting at the age of 10 and went into music professionally at the age of 16. He dropped a mixtape in July 2011, which welcomed a lot of buzz and reviews as one of the best Mixtapes ever in Nigeria. He was also one of the ambassadors for Nokia of the successful 2012 ‘Don’t break the beat’ campaign alongside rappers Phenom and Muna. Wizkid also referred to Ozzy B as one of the best artists in Nigeria. Nigerian Icon M.I is also fond of the rapper Ozzy B labelling him as simply talented. In 2013 Ozzy B released a 12 track EP called the Birth of Santi, which was labeled a pioneer in the new generation of Nigerian music and now he drops his third and highly anticipated project called Suzie’s funeral.
The third project titled Suzie’s Funeral fuses Santi’s unique sounds and different genres of music and ultimately creates his own sound.
In his words, Santi describes this project as a journey through joy, trials, hard work, sadness and peace which all came together to create “Suzie”. The beauty of this project is the fact that it represents a strong statement about the next generation of artists coming from Nigeria.
The bulk of the production was kept close to home and done by Santi’s Monster Boys including Bankyondbeatz, GMK, and Genio Bambino. The project, on the other hand, features many new school acts including Tomi Thomas, Bris B, Odunsi, Omagz, Bad Bridge and Tay.
For the lyrical content, production and feel good factor when listening to this great piece of art, we at thepgmclub.com rate this project solid 8/10.
Suzie’s Funeral by SANTI, is available for download right here.
You can also enjoy the Ep on the D’Playlist in the player below.Post Views: 1,182
By The PGM Club — 3 years ago
7 female musicians. 10 tracks. 1 crazy producer. When we first heard about Bankyondbeatz’s concept for Fuego Senoras, Spanish for Fire Ladies, we were intrigued by not only the gender equalizing theme but also the range and depth of talent featured on the EP.
It kicks off with “New Things” where Muna alternates between rapping and singing over a smooth and soothing piano and percussive beat. Eli’s soft and tender vocals are the perfect complement to the light instrumental on “Come Through”, a beautiful love song and one of the standout tracks off the project.
On “Fale Comigo”, Banky teams up with Lady Donli in creating a mid-tempo jazz styled groove with a light trap feel that is simply a brilliant fusion of so many different sounds.
“Hearts” Desire featuring DJ Yin is another instant favorite with its heavy pana-inspired snares and Yin’s mature and controlled vocals.
“Takeover” and ‘Ago Alago” featuring Deena O and Niniola respectively depart from the overall sound of the project up to now with Deena flowing off the Caribbean vibe on “Takeover” and Niniola telling a cautionary tale of patience on “Ago Alago”.
The penultimate track on the EP is “Pensive” featuring budding femcee A.T. Her fast paced patois-laced rap style and Banky’s production weave seamlessly into an intricate story that, although personal to A.T, can easily be the soundtrack to the mind state of the average Nigerian lost in a hustle.
Usually with this many features and guest appearances on a project it can be very difficult for a unique identity to be formed but the variety and interesting fusion of the Bankyondbeatz’s production matched by strong guest appearances from Lady Donli, DJ Yin, Eli and A.T elevate it and give it a cohesive mix that makes the EP more than just a sum of its parts.
This project has us very excited at the pgm club. We earnestly look forward to more music from Bankyondbeatz.Post Views: 486
By The PGM Club — 4 years ago
The PGM club would like to introduce you to Kingsley Nnadi, professionally known as ‘KING.’
Born in Houston, Texas, KING is a graduate of Biology from the Texas Southern University in Cleburne St, Houston.
KING recently started his music career and has collaborated with EME’s Shaydee and highlife sensation, Flavour.