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Kyrian Asher’s Artistic Depth Is Undeniable On Noctem Drive Neon And Jokers & Joyrides

Abuja based act, Kyrian Asher has proven himself time and again as an act to look out for. With his artistic depth and distinct style, experimenting with different sounds,  the multi-talented act has been steady with his delivery of premium quality releases over the years. The singer, songwriter, and producer is one to wear his heart on his sleeves, coating his stories and experiences in piercing melodies that are easy to sink to.

 

His 2018 releases Noctem Drive Neon and Jokers & Joyrides are the latest testaments to his undeniable talent and artistry.

 

On ‘Jokers & Joyrides’, Kyrian turns his romance with his demons into poetry. He is clouded by his thoughts and he sinks into it with his greens to help him fly and enjoy the night. Later in the song, Kyrian acknowledges his hiatus but assures us that he is nowhere to stay.

 

Opening with auto-tuned hums, ‘Noctem Drive Neon’ is an anthem of resilience. On the record, he is relaxed but assertive and abrasive as he openly declares his refusal to succumb to industry pressures for mainstream acceptance. With his chest-thumping affirmations, this record feels like a soundtrack to the current state of our creative industry where creatives are refusing to cave into the laid down structures and patterns but staying true to their art to produce something genuine.

 

Given the industry climate at the moment, these records might not be necessarily set up for radio or commercial success, but they come highly recommended from us PGM Club as a sound that will leave you awestruck. If you love good music, you’d definitely love these songs.

Noctem Drive Neon

 

Jokers & Joyrides

 

 

Eri Ife Teams Up With Wapo In ‘Let Me’

Burgeoning alternative sensation, Eri Ife has released a new single titled ‘Let Me‘ featuring Wapo.  This is his first offering since the double release “November” which surfaced on the last day of the month it was titled after last year.

This record is produced and engineered by JayTrix  (PsychoTerror) who provides a smooth blend of Afro-pop, folk and Congolese  Rumba.

‘Let Me’ is a groovy tune which is rich in both Western and African instrumentation, with cool percussions, a stifling bassline, and piercing guitar riffs. Over the scintillating production, Eri Ife and WaPo provide a love number, professing love and affection to a lady who they hope to deliver from the effects of the toxic relationship she is currently in. The pair both promise to treat the scarred lady way better if allowed to.

This is indeed a very lovable tune that reinforces Eri Ife’ s position as one of the acts to look out for this year.

Enjoy Sigag Lauren’s EDM Remix of ‘Able God’

Fast-rising Electronic Dance Music (EDM) producer, Sigag Lauren, has released yet another noteworthy remix and this time it’s from Chinko Ekun’s smash hit, “Able God.”

Have You Heard Of Tychi?

Meet burgeoning singer and songwriter Tychi Phibz in her new single titled ‘Open Spaces’. And on this record, she enlists the brilliance of Eskeezondbeat as the producer.  

Listen To BarelyAnyHook’s Trippy Tune ‘Line Up’

BarelyAnyHook has kicked off the year with a fresh single titled ‘Line Up’. He premiered this record on the PGM Radio show with Douglas Jekan, CityMonsta and D-Truce on Wednesday, January 30. On the show, he revealed that he actually started out as a…

Looku Looku – Tems

Last year, Tems popped on the radar; a very hard-to-ignore presence with her single Mr RebelHer distinct vocals put her on our watchlist. The singer finished last year with a flourish featuring on The Collectiv3’s second compilation Live. Create. Repeat. and amazing live performances including the Aux Live Concert.

Tems’ new single Looku Looku produced by Oddio is another very emotive track. Looku Looku  is a dedication to the discontent man: ‘what are you always looking for outside when I’m right here?’ after which she voices her need for his attention and validation.

We’re definitely looking forward to more from this amazingly talented woman.

 

Here For You – AUSTIIN ft Tieno

Hip-Hop/Soul Singer, AUSTIIN, is a budding Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and producer.

His initial releases include tracks Trouble (featuring Buju and Essienwhich he only has credits for as a producer.

His debut Single Here For You (featuring Tieno) was released in December 2017 and it quickly became a fan fave.

AUSTIIN has been consistent with his craft in 2018 releasing Thrills, originally a prelude to his 2019 project titled WRATH OF AUGUST. The track was produced and engineered by producer and frequent collaborator, Trill Xoe.

Thrills sees AUSTIIN stay true to his experimental trap sound as he delivers dreamy vocals over Xoe’s harrowing chords and hard-hitting subs. The dolorous shadow cast over the entire track by the production is the perfect backdrop for AUSTIIN’s emotive tale-telling of the struggle to make it in his city, Lagos. He sings of his plan to “make a milli off a sick deal” and how far he is willing to go to get through the struggle and achieve success in a difficult terrain.

Thrills is yet another testament to his remarkable chemistry with Trill Xoe. 

Listen to Here For You and other projects from AUSTIIN here.

Popular Demand – Sabi Boy

Reggie aka Sabi Boy who is a budding Rap & Afro-Fusion Recording and Performing Artist who has been consistently putting out music since 2015, with songs like Bad Girl, Sabi Boy, Anybody and his 2018 single Fire Dancer. 

The 22-year-old Nigerian artiste put out his debut project City Of Gold in 2017 and has since decided to take the professional route with music.

A graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science  & Technology – Ghana, Sabi Boy’s sound is a blend of Rap, Afro-Pop, and Reggae fusion,  submerged in a variation of urban Nigerian and Ghanaian music

He has finally put out his overly anticipated sophomore project. Popular Demand which is a 4-track Afro-fusion project features Ghanaian based artiste Chika Blaze & Producer extraordinaire O’giver. 

MXRE – Stiques the god

Stiques, also known as Stiques the god, is a Nigerian vocalist/producer/songwriter/audio engineer. He teamed up with a multi Grammy-award winning engineer from Solange’s team, to bring us his debut single Lamba (The Engine) last year.

This year, he and his eclectic band, The Dark Assassins are currently working on his first solo body of work Dirty Street Music (DxSxM). They take us through their creative process, creating the track Mxre on the project.

Linksters – La Même Gang

Another wing of the New Age movement; La Même Gang is a creative collective from Ghana doing their part to redefine what it means to create music in 21st Century Africa.

The collective is a group of six creatives: Darkovibes, Kiddblack, Nxwrth, RJZ, $pacely and Kwaku BS; all individually full of epic talent. They released their debut mixtape La Même Tape in 2017. The ten-track chart-topper solidified the strong organic following they’d already garnered.

La Même Gang has just released their second project Linksters. The compilation is an effortless blend of genres from Hip-Hop to Trap to Afro-Pop. Stone Island, the lead single gave their audience an insight into the bond they share as friends.

Linksters has production from Nova, Kuvie, Zodiac, Killmatic, Eargasm and of course Nxwrth—who is leading Ghana’s burgeoning Trap scene at the moment. The album also features more great talent from Sarkodie, King Promise, Medikal, Kobla Jnr, Pappy Kojo, Odartie and Nigeria’s Odunsi the Engine.
Linksters shows off the growth and versatility of each individual member of La Même Gang and is a delightful listen for both old and new fans.

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