Discover 10 new favourites in DIX IS HOT VOL 33
On our 33rd Volume of Dix is Hot, we highlight 10 artists and songs that have got our editors melting.
Here are our favourite artists to watch this season.
MELVITTO & GABZY – 4 NOTHIN’
When UK based Nigerian producer Melvitto connected with singer Gabzy, it was a match made in sonic heaven. 4 Nothin’ is the honest heartbreak song from their EP Summers, released late 2019.
The producer has since racked another hit with Wande Coal, “Again”.
Keep Melvitto on your radar.
TØny Bryte – SUPPOSED 2
Ghanaian singer Tøny Bryte‘s heartfelt Supposed 2 caught our editors ears (and heart). The confusion and uncertainty of a just ended relationship makes for a beautiful song.
Tøny Bryte has been bubbling under the scene for awhile and 2019 may just be his year.
IDRISSI FT CNEBCE – WEEKEND
Moroccan producer Idrissi and singer Cnebce link up on this soothing selection, Weekend.
As Cnebce sings of prioritizing her bag over her man, over Idrissi’s mellow R&B bounce production, we are reminded of why great production and singer relationships are so important.
Although this song is over a year old, it’s a great introduction to the amazing talent coming out of Morocco.
MAFENI – FRIENDS
Nigerian rapper Mafeni rolled out of isolation with a 3-track EP which included this gem produced by Le Mav.
‘Friends’is a groovy tune which expanses the topic of fake friends, infatuations and making the best of situations.
Lasting only a minute and thirty eight seconds, Mafeni will have you begging for more.
skillz 8figure ft twitch – yawa
Ghanaian based Sierra Leonean musician Skillz 8Figure stood out on the Ground Up compilation tape, We Outside Vol 1. It’s no surprise his debut project, is filled with banger after banger.
Our editors’ favourite is ‘Yawa’ featuring another emerging talent from Ground Up, Twitch.
Keep an eye out for these two. They might just be the magic Ghanaian music is missing.
BLAQAD – ALRIGHT
For Ghanaian rapper BlaQad, switching between English, Pidgen and Ewe is as easy as breathing. He breathes inspiration on the sax laced production on ‘Alright’ making it an instant favourite.
BlaQad makes an astounding impression on this song making him one of artists for watch.
A-CLIPSE, CHIEF KELLZ, KOJO TRIP – CAME FROM
‘Came From‘ is a 6 minute lyrical torque powered by Ghanaian rappers A-clipse, Chief Kellz and Kojo Trip.
From the trios joint tape, ‘Far From Wavy’, the rappers swim between hard bars and lyrics, each pulling his own weight.