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DOUBLE TROUBLE VOLUME 22

dtv22Dj Joe Mfalme presents Double Trouble Volume 22, the last mixxtape of the year and it also marks two years of this mix series that has become a favourite among many.

Double Trouble volume 22 will get you into the festive mood as it comprises of the best hits of 2017 across all genres globally. If it came out this year and you loved it, Dj Joe Mfalme has got it for you on this mixxtape. Therefore, you are bound to get up on your feet and dance the rest of December away.

The mix as always can be downloaded directly from this site no hassles, it’s also available in both audio and video depending on your preference. This mix is a gift from Dj Joe Mfalme to his fans who have given him nothing but their unconditional support. For the last two years your favourite mixmaster has created a new mixxtape every month inspired by a different styles and genres.

Download, listen and enjoy Double Trouble volume 22. Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

MAPENZI BY GILAD

Gilad2017dFresh off the Afrima awards where he won 2 awards in Lagos, Nigeria, Israeli born Kenyan musician, Gilad Milo has just released a feel good positive song entitled Mapenzi, Swahili for love .

The song, off his album Asante Swahili for Thank you, shows Gilad at work; on stage in front of thousands of fans, giving back to children and interacting with people all with love.

Love ballads seem to be Gilad's speciality and he has since mastrred the art of churning out hit songs over the last two years that he has been in the music industry. The video has been directed by Mushking and audio produced by the talented Fancy Fingers of the award winning Kenyan boy band, Sauti Sol.

The video, a collaborative effort, features musicians, media celebrities and snapshots of everyday life in Kenya has received warm reviews from viewers in the first few hours since its release.

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READY TO POP BY STELLA MWANGI

stlreadyKenyan-Norwegian artiste, Stella Mwangi, alias STL has been working on building her independent label in Norway: Badili Akili Music, and has finally released the first song off her own imprint Ready To Pop.

 

STL has been on a roll this year after the release of her self titled EP last year. Songs from the EP have hit hard internationally with features on TV Series like Being Mary Jane, Rosewood, Movies like Girls Trip, Tommy Hilfiger fashion show and Reebok Classics campaign.

 

The single is produced by Tom Rodger Rogstad and Kim Hoglund, and is an authentic hip hop record that will definitely be a treat for the hip hop lovers, while taking Stella Mwangi real fans back to her hard core hip hop roots.

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AMERICAN RAPPER JAY Z MAKES GRAMMY HISTORY

jay z2017Jay-Z has tied with Steve Wonder to become the third most-nominated artist in Grammys history.

The 47-year-old rapper whose real name is Shawn Carter has received a total of eight nods, giving him a total of 74 nominations and 21 wins.

The Encore hitmaker and the Superstition are joined by the late Sir Georg Solti, the award-winning Hungarian-born orchestral and operatic conductor to the title. The trio comes behind iconic producer Quincy Jones with 79 nods and Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartneys 74.

At the 2018 ceremony, Jay is up for the biggest accolades including Album of The Year, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance, for his 13th studio LP 4.44, as well as, Record of The Year and Best Rap Song for The Story of OJ.

Following shortly behind are Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars with seven and six nominations respectively.

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MANYA BY WIZKID

wizkid2017 The track Manya released to the public is like no other. Released by Nigeria's Starboy Wizkid, the track has been trending on YouTube. Its visuals were directed by renowned Director Q.

If it may seem reminiscent of Fela Kutis sound, that is because the track was shot at Felas New Afrikan Shine, the track is laid on a heavy African beat with Wizkids classic sound.

The concept sees Starboy deliver was seems to be an epic live performance much to the audiences delight. Backed by traditional dancers, it is difficult to deny this track is the epitome of an African celebration.

Davido who is Wizkid's music arch rival has been serving up some hot tracks over the past few months. With tracks such as FIA, If and more under his name in 2017 alone, it seems that there is no limit to Davidos talent.

The new release out of Davidos camp Like Dat offers a futuristic approach to Naija music. The videos unique lighting gives off vibez of Mases collaboration with Notorious B.I.G on the track More Money More Problems.

MELANIN BY SAUTI SOL & PATORANKING

Sauti Sol Ft. Patoranking MelaninThe first video off of their forthcoming LP #AfrikanSauce a continuation of the #LiveandDieinAfrika theme Kenyan group Sauti Sol released Melanin, on Tuesday.

The LP will feature the biggest names in African music and the Kenyan group will be making a release monthly for the next 12 months.

This is not Sauti Sols first pan-African collaboration. They have successfully made collaborations with other African Music superstars including Yemi Alade from Nigeria, Bong star Ali Kiba and even mega-group Mi Casa from South Africa.

Sauti Sol are Known to work with various acts across the continent, their music has evolved and the collaborations have undoubtedly contributed to their growth in Africa.

Nigeria's Patoranking is known for huge hits including No Kissing Baby,his collabo with Bongo bigwig Diamond Platinumz titled Love you die took East Africa by storm. He is one of the Nigerias hitmakers whose music has been well received in Kenya and other African Countries,

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BOA ME BY FUSE ODG FT ED SHEERAN

boa The Shape Of You hitmaker has recorded a song in Ghanaian dialect Twi on Fuse ODGs new single Boa Me and the 28-year-old singer has revealed how Ed managed to fool locals in Ghana into thinking it was a real authentic High Life track.

Fuse said: This one Ed didnt speak a word of English in the song, just Twi and would only do it if he got it right. I showed all sorts of different types of music out there, he wanted to make a real authentic High Life track thats the old-school Afrobeats music my parents would play.

Ed is becoming a High Life legend because when I played it to people in Ghana they didnt even realise it was Ed, thats how much he sounded like the real thing. We did a test where people came to the house and the reaction was, This is crazy.'

And the Dangerous Love hitmaker who worked alongside Ed on his track Bibia Be Ye Ye, which forms part of his ‘÷’ album has revealed how the new track is about helping communities in Africa.

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BOUNCE BY VANESSA MDEE FT MAUA SAMA AND TOMMY FLAVA

bounce With Money Mondays in the pipeline theres no stopping Tanzanian Songstress Vanessa Mdee aka VeeMoney.

With 3 Pan-African features released within the past fortnight (IMARA Frederic Gassita (Gabon), Vitamin U Roberto (Zambia) and Cassper Nyovests Baby Girl (South Africa) which features VeeMoney in the visual as a special appearance).

Vanessa continues with this brand new Boy is Mine inspired collaboration with two of the baddest vocalists out of Tanzania Maua Sama and TommyFlava. Bounce samples Wayne Wonders Bounce Along and will have you doing exactly that as we gear up for her December album release.

Bounce is produced at BKej Studios (Tanzania) by Breezy, with sultry visuals shot by Justin Campos to accompany this immediate smash.

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SOUTH AFRICA'S FRESHLY GROUND TO HEADLINE THE 20TH EDITION OF KOROGA

koroga20thBack in 2014, South African group Freshlyground first delighted fans at the inaugural Koroga Festival.

Nineteen editions later, the Afro-fusion group will be making a triumphant return to the twentieth bi-monthly music festival, to be held on 25th-26th of November, 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya.

One of the most acclaimed and successful bands to emerge from South Africa in recent years, Freshlyground blends the infectious kwela style and musical traditions from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with elements of pop, jazz, blues and indie rock. In fact, even President Barack Obama has touted Freshlyground as an example of the contributions South Africa has made to the world.

The group is currently putting the final touches on their seventh studio album, which is set to be released in early 2018.

The Doo Be Doo hit makers will headline the event alongside Award winning Kenyan afro pop band boy group,Sauti Sol.

Advance tickets are on sale for KShs 2,000 on ticketsasa.com. Keep it here for more details about the event and line up.

POR FAVOR BY PITBULL FT FIFTH HARMONY

pitbull fifth harmonyAmerican rappers Armando Christian Perez popularly known as Pitbull or Mr. Worldwide and American girl group Fifth Harmony unite.

During the Latin American Music Awards late last month, Pitbull and Fifth Harmony debuted their Spanglish collaboration, “Por Favor,” (which means please in English) blends genres and languages.

The pop-leaning single kicks off with Pitbull’s trademark growl. “I already see mami needed TLC,” he raps. “I ain’t too proud to beg just like TLC.”

Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and Normani Kordei follow suit, singing infectious melodies in both Spanish and English throughout the bounce-driven production.

Latin music has experienced a rise in popularity this year with songs like Luis Fonsi's 'Despacito" (featuring Daddy Yankee) and J Balvin and Willy William's 'Mi Gente" (with Beyoncé).

The new Fifth Harmony track does not disappoint. Pitbull's fiery delivery blends nicely with Fifth Harmony's soaring, instantly singable melodies.

Pitbull is the latest rapper to join forces with Fifth Harmony, following French Montana, who recently linked up with the quartet for “He Like That (Remix).”

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