DIX IS HOT VOLUME 36 HIGHLIGHTS THE VAST DIVERSITY OF AFRICAN SOUND
This volume of Dix is Hot is an affirmation of the fact that Africa is more than Afrobeat. In a melting pot of sound and culture, Dix is Hot Volume 36 features 10 of our favourite songs for the month. From Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana, Dix is Hot Volume 36 is blend of exciting new music from Africa.
Discover more about our featured artists below:
RVDICAL THE KID – NASA FT AMAARAE
Ghana-based Nigerian producer Rvdical, debuts his EP Little World with a plethora of sonic fusions. “NASA”, the second single off the project, features Ghanaian musician Amaarae and is the intergalactic stripper bop for your playlists.
TH&O. – BODY LIKE A GUN ft. SARAH JACKSON
Th&o. (pronounced Thando) is a South African based record producer, musician, songwriter, and recording artist.
His single “Body Like a Gun” from his upcoming album Ebusuku explores the expanses of his sonic range – a unique genre called Afrotronic (a combination of electronic funk music, afrobeat, synth-pop, and Alternative R&B).
Body Like a Gun features Sarah Jackson, and is an instant head bop.
RICKY TYLER – PEACHNUT FT ALPHA P
South African musician Ricky Tyler is earning his place at the top with his unique blend of hip hop, rap and R&B. His debut, Small World is a clear indication of the bright future ahead of him.
On Peachnut, he collaborates with upcoming Nigerian musician Alpha P, to tell the story of unmet expectations of the morning after.
KAY-T -OBI NE YEM FT MEDIKAL, OKESE1
Ghanaian rapper Kay-T is easily earning his stripes bar after bar as one of the hottest rappers in Ghana. Following a heavy single with Kirani Ayat and RJZ, Kay-T knocks it out the park with Obi Ne Yem.
This trap heavy single featuring Medikal and Okese1 has Kay-T flexing his rap muscles as he holds his own with superstars like Medikal.
Draped in confidence and cocky lyricism, Kay T will make you pay attention.
SNOR – LALALA
Moroccan rapper Snor is, at this point, on superstar level. Less than a week after the release of Lalala, the North African rapper gained 1 million views on YouTube.
Lalala is a fun, catchy rap song performed in Arabic. With stunning visuals to match his dope lyrics, as per usual, Snor is a North African gem to get acquinted with.
WIT. RESET FT MADD
When it comes to spitting heat on the track, Moroccan rapper Wit does not hold back.
On his apocalypse-inspired project, “No Future”, the emerging rapper displays the diversity in his delivery.
On Reset featuring Madd, the two drift between French and Arabic, spewing rhymes that motivate and talk their shit.
POP BOYS &HVRRY – DONE DID IT FT PSYCHOYP
Based in the UK and influenced by Africa, Pop Boys is a collective of African music creatives creating community through music and fashion.
Done Did It, featuring Abuja based prince of rap PsyhoYP and producer Hvrry, is an extension of their unique craft and stance on individuality.
PyschoYP cruises over the guitar strings on this single making it an instant add.
CONTRAST – QUEEN OF THE PARTY
As the Nigerian alté scene grows into its own, we observe a rise of younger artists influenced by this new genre. One of whom in Nigerian musician Contrast.
Queen of the Party, the single off his two part EP, 2 is sonically influenced by early days Santi (formerly Ozzy B, currently Cruel Santino).
The chill rap boasts of a slow bounce and faded 808s that creates a lovely tone.
JAY CLIFF – CROSSFADED FT $PACELY, WHOISAKIN, MOORSOUND
On this afro-infused song, Ghanaian musician teams up with La Meme Gang’s $pacely, producer Moorsound and Empawa Africa’s new poster boy, Whoisakin.
Crossfaded is a simple love story from the perspective of a young man, drizzled with the strings and drums peculiar to afropop and a rhythm common in rap songs.
Its an exclusive blend ready to be soaked up.
FOREVATIRED – DEVIL FRUIT
What happens when you put together 15 wildly imaginative young adults together? Forevatired. The genre bending unit of musicians, released their sophomore project, Those Kids Next Door, in July 2020 and have easily pulled us in with the crazy ideas and trippy vibes.
Each lyric translates a teen moment, wrapped in sonic madness and presented as the perfect burrito for your consuming pleasure.