Dix is Hot Volume 34 is a curation of up next artists. Following our gut, haunch and good energy we’ve gathered 10 artists and songs from Africa you should pay attention to in this playlist.
KWESI SOUL – HARMATTAN FT JUMA MUFASA, MEALZ 7 TONY DICKSON
Ghanaian rapper Kwesi Soul really brings the soul on Harmattan.
The single left us mindblown. We can’t tell if it’s the smooth baritone or the ryhthmic Ewe flow on this single that did it, but Kwesi Soul caught our attention. With supporting features from Juma Mufasa Mealz, and Tony Dickson, Harmattan is a hot number.
L.O.S MUSIC – LANGUAGE
The return of LOS is one of the bet things to happen during this period. The Nigerian group of rappers (King Zamir, BrisB, Bridge and singer Tomi Thomas) dropped their EP Tribe earlier this year.
‘Language’, the 3rd track off the project, is a rap-filled, bass-heavy reminder of why L.O.S led the revolution towards new, dynamic music.
GJTHECAESAR – What’s the passcode? ft sgawd
Nigerian musician GJtheCaesar is abuzz with sensual energy on ‘What’s the Passcode?’
The nastier this song gets, the better it becomes as he makes consent sexy on every chorus. Featuring the dynamic SGawD, the two exchange lyrics that paint a sexual fantasy.
SGAWD – ARE YOU DUMB (WMF)
SGawD possesses the confident energy necessary to deliver a fiery and daring freestyle like Are you Dumb.
The presence of a female rapper about her business, demanding her due and not belittling herself on an insanely bopping trap beat, is everything we wanted in SGawD.
The Nigerian musician proves she’s got it all and a bag of chips.
TEMBISILE- LOVE DON’T COST A THING
For South African rapper, Tembisile, the art of storytelling comes as easy as breathing.
From his 3-track EP, ‘Could not clear the Samples’, Tembisile comes correct on the Snoop Dogg sampled ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ featuring Jordan Baker.
Tonero – Hennessey
Describing a love that feels inebriated, Nigerian musician Tonero on Hennessey delivers a lyrical love sonnet even Shakespeare would quake to hear.
With a supporting feature from Abuja based rapper Tomi, afropop song Hennessy makes Tonero one to watch.
DWAYNE$TUNNA – DA$H
Da$h is an easy breezy trap song that is likely to get your heart beating a little quicker and your fingers feeling a slight tingle.
This energy-packed tune from Nigerian rapper Dwayne$tunna will capture your attention and beg you to turn it up.
RIVERAYS – 4
Riverays is a Nigerian duo based in Ukraine – a diverse team who refuse to be put in a box.
‘4’, a single from their recent EP, ‘Peek’, is a thrill filled 1:12 minute track. Armed with a musical style you can’t confine with a description, Riverays is a duo we’d love o hear more from.
MARINCE OMARIO – THE COAST
Off his debut tape Oblitey, Ghanaian musician Marince Omario has set himself on a definitive path towards success.
The Coast, a smooth single performed in his native Ga language, showcases Marince Omario’s broad skill and ingenuity.
EDWVN – OVER DRINKS IN ANDROMEDA FT DOTSE
Ghanaian producer EDWVN nurses his heartbreak on this dreamy single.
EDWVN’s music has often charted a minimal experimental course, paying attention to the use of vocals as a piece in finely orchestrated tracks.