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Falling – Odunsi

We heard rare. We’ve felt the 80s come back to life, now it’s time for the visuals.

Odunsi has released the first video of his debut album rare. and once again, we see how this artist is taking control of his aesthetics directing this video shot on location in Dubai with Ademola Falomo and co-directed by Santi. The official video for falling was released two days ago and it delivers greatly on the 80s Disco vibes complete with outer space background effects and glitter streamer; the lyrics are even included for more period accuracy.

There’s more where this came from. We know.

New From Nonso Amadi & Kida Kudz

Nonso Amadi has done some good work since releasing No Crime in June this year being featured on Santi’s Freaky and the Palmwine Music 2 hit System Fail. 

The lover boy has come back with his second release of the year with help from British-Nigerian rapper Kida Kudz. The song, released this morning does have a little deviation from the usual Nonso Amadi. With help from Kida Kudz, the singer drops a weekend jam that is also a sweet serenade. Kida Kudz’s verse also brings just the right sprinkle of hard guy to the track.

Listen to Dial Me here.

A rare. Debut – Odunsi’s First Album

Pulling off a debut project that will make history books is hard. Making music that is inter-generational is even harder, but Odunsi has done it. The singer’s debut album premiered on the PGM Live radio show last Wednesday, an amazing private listening party on Thursday and the official public release on all platforms finally came through on Friday.

rare. is Odunsi’s first debut and it’s taken this vanguard two years to come through with this project. While some fans were mad that it’s taken their fave so long to put out a compilation, one listen to this superstar quality debut and you’ll understand why. The project samples the Funk/Disco sounds of the 70s/80s and some spins on 90s Hip-Hop and this has to be the best spin on the sounds produced this year and with such a superb blend of sound, you can’t really hate Odunsi’s music. With rare. we see Odunsi take sole charge of his brand aesthetic, adding to the redefinition of what it is to be an African artist in this age.

 

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rare. is successfully inter-generational and will go down in history as one of the best things to happen to Nigerian music since Fela

 

The album boasts features from mainstream and New School heavyweights: Runtown, Davido, Nasty C, Zamir, Tay Iwar, Lady Donli, Santi, Duendita, Amaarae, Hamzaa, Solis and 234Jaydaa. All the tracks on rare. are produced by Odunsi (save for Alté Cruise which was produced by Yinoluu, Take Me There produced by Le Mav and Outcast produced by Genio Bambino) with help from GMK, DJ Yin, Nosapollo, and Davido.

We waited two years to receive this piece of heaven and it should not by any means be squandered. Listen to rare. here.

 

Skepta & Wizkid Are Alté Cruising – Bad Energy Video

We’ve seen a recent wave of videos pay homage to 90’s Nollywood with the VHS-style footage (the peak being Santi’s self-directed Freaky video); an aesthetic many would attribute to the Alté Movement.

Santi’s New Video Is Just That – Freaky

Check out his new video that just dropped today.  We’re sure you’d love it!

The video, directed by Santi himself is a psychedelic twist on generic 90s Nollywood horror with a special homage to Helen Ukpabio; Santi’s favorite director. Santi dons the mien of a crooked exorcist while Nonso Amadi and Bridge are being haunted by a soul-devouring woman (naturally).

A Peek Into Tay Iwar’s Upcoming Project: 1997

Since the release of Passport in his early days on the music scene, Tay Iwar has become a force to reckon with. With his unique vocals and production, Tay is nothing that isn’t special.

Santi’s new single is “Icy”

Santi finally drops his long-awaited first single of 2018 with a video.  The single titled Icy features his fellow Monster Boy group member Odunsi, and some new faces, Maison 2500 & Izzy.  The song was produced by GMK, Odunsi, Toye Aru and the video was directed by Santi and Edited by Chuka “otto” Okonjo.

Have a listen and let us know what you think.

 

 

Bridge – ‘Regular Trademark’ Tape Drops!

Bad Bridge of L.O.S has finally dropped the tape we’ve all been waiting for!

Since when we heard “Needy” for the first time and started bumping it in January of 2017, there’s has been great anticipation to what the full tape Regular Trademark will sound like.

Well, the tape is finally here and with features from Tomi Thomas, Santi and Wavy The Creator, plus production work from Odunsi, GMK, and Genio, we at the club can categorically say, the tape is a VIBE!

Listen and let us know your thoughts.

https://soundcloud.com/winner-forster/sets/regular-trademark

GMK drops new record ‘OTB’

GMK has finally dropped that summer record we’ve all been waiting for.

OTB, as the record is called, has a smooth vibe that puts you in that easy going feeling we all look forward to. The record reawakens a certain summer vibe reminiscent to the good ol’ days when hanging with the boys was all one looked forward to…

“OTB” is a mix of everything we’ve fallen in love with and more.  A simple song focused on GMK’s growth from the guy no one listened to or cared about, to his current growth and respect he is earning as a dope producer.

In the words of Ozzy B, who tweeted earlier, “New GMK for the summer” …the record is definitely a summer jam, even though it’s almost late.

We at the PGM Club highly recommend this record.

https://soundcloud.com/thatboygmk/otb

Genio Bambino drops the (EP) Virtuoso

This may come as a late post, but that is also because we couldn’t fully understand the meaning & purpose of the project Virtuoso.

So we asked a few internal questions; Does the project sound good? Hell yeah!

Does it sound fresh? Hell yeah!

So, we reached out to Genio and asked him a few questions;

What is the purpose of this album?

“The purpose of the album is basically to show how skilled and diverse I am, because on this project I sang, rapped, wrote, produced, mixed and mastered the whole project.”

Why did you put it out now?

“I decided to put it out now because I felt it was the right time to come out as Genio Bambino because a lot of people don’t know I have changed my name and have not noticed the growth and changes I have been through.”

What inspired the collaborations?

“Neo Africa inspired the features. All the people I featured are my friends and I wanted to show how dope they are and I also wanted to showcase Nigerian underground at the moment.”

Who is Genio Bambino?

“Genio Bambino is the youngest monster boy. He raps, sings, writes and produces. I was kinda feeling myself when I gave myself the name because it means “Boy Genius” in Italian and that’s how I feel.”

After all these questions were answered, we asked ourselves (internally) the last question;

Will we recommend it to others?

We certainly will! And we also hope you get to listen to it and perhaps share it with your friends.

Don’t forget to drop a comment and let us know what you think.

https://soundcloud.com/geniobambino/sets/virtuoso

 

 

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