Nigerian rising star and afropiano trailblazer ZINOLEESKY is back with the ultimate summer jam titled ‘CALL OF DUTY’. Produced by Niphkeys, who has recently worked with the likes of Omah Lay, Naira Marley, Asake, and Reekado Banks, ‘Call Of Duty’ continues the hot streak that Zinoleesky has been on all year, as he gears towards the release of his sophomore EP coming this autumn.
The sun-kissed dance floor filler is a glorious fusion of afrobeats, amapiano, and electronic dance music, in a way that only Zinoleesky can deliver, which is why the Lagos-based artist and musician is revered as one of the frontrunners and trailblazers of the exciting new afropiano subgenre that is taking over the continent with its lush mix of afrobeats and amapiano. As the ‘Call Of Duty’ song title suggests, Zinoleesky has fused his passion for gaming and women together on one record, and as the fast-rising Gen Z talent puts it, “I like girls, I like gaming so I made a song about what I like”.
Emerging as one of the rising stars of afrobeats new class of 2022, Zinoleesky first burst onto the scene as a fresh-faced teenager with a series of viral freestyles that caught the attention of afrobeats royalty including Davido, Kizz Daniels, and Naira Marley, before eventually signing to Naira Marley’s record label, Marlian Music, in 2019, and releasing his acclaimed debut EP in 2020. Now with over 300 million plays online, three Billboard-charting singles, UK support from BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, and KISS Fresh, sold-out shows at the world-renowned Scala in London, and a Headies ‘Next Rated’ award nomination all under his belt, Zinoleesky is staking his claim as one to watch on the global music landscape.
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Ki Storii shines on new single, “Shawty Lo” (ft. Cheek the Profit)
Bronx artist Ki Storii came onto our radar for her recent single, “Shawty Lo”, which features fellow Renaissance Music member Cheek the Profit of New Jersey. An electrifying, catchy single that could rattle any track or provide an apt soundtrack to any night of clubbing and partying, “Shawty Lo”‘s infectious bounce and sharply-crafted vocals demand the listener’s attention immediately. Containing raw, hard-hitting percussion, catchy key riffs, and heavy 808s, “Shawty Lo” is a powerful, and simultaneously sensual, song that provides truly engaging energy.
Talking about “Shawty Lo”, Ki Storii says, “Shawty Lo is about being the life of the party and how the guys love being around her.” This quote rings true from the opening remarks where she states “m*f*ckers out here asking for an only fans page… HA”.
Listen to “Shawty Lo” here and familiarize yourself with the rising Bronx artist:
AVX shares infectious album, ‘Highs & Lows’
New Jersey artist AVX has shared a new album called Highs & Lows. The album follows up several singles that built momentum within AVX’s fast-growing fanbase. Highs & Lows fully meets their anticipation with poignant, dynamic tracks that remain memorable. Providing examples of AVX’s songwriting skill and ear for sleek, stylish production, Highs & Lows is an exciting and emotive new offering.
Highs & Lows opens with the sharply-crafted “Manifest,” and opens the album in a focused manner with its atmospheric sound and potent message. “OMW” follows with an elegant cut of gorgeous strings contrasting neatly with a grooving, immersive rhythm section. Album highlight “DEMONS” contains ethereal vocal samples and drifting keys that make for, as clean drums knock beneath, setting the tone for AVX’s dynamic vocal performance. The album closes with the emotionally dense “DEEP END,” which vividly describes AVX’s inner world and draws the listener into it, finishing the project strongly and in a memorable fashion.
The latest from AVX, Highs & Lows, makes for a strong release with its sleek sound and smart, focused songwriting.
Listen to Highs & Lows here:
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