It has been quite a while anything new got released from the stables of yours humbly. I have been on a brief creative hiatus, but it certainly doesn't mean I haven't been working on new material, it just means I've been working on making sure the new material is up to standard with what I expect of myself and what I intend to deliver to you, the faithful listeners.
Nonetheless, there are new performances coming up, preceding the release of the album, starting with March 31st at Gothenburg's Musikens Hus, headlined by Patoranking and Lani Mo. You will definitely be kept aware of the details of the album when they're available and of new happenings. Until then, Live free and love freely!
To those of you who have been most patient, the video is finally here. Directed by Freddie Hagman and Amanuel Mehari, this afrocentric video of what seems to a dreamy tale of fated lovers celebrates culture, romance history and the avenue at which they collide. The song is from 'The Ring Of Blue Fire' album, and is produced by DixieHype of Berkeley, California, we hope you enjoy.
NB: 'Na Tondi Wa' means 'I love you' in the Duala/Bakweri languages of the Sawa people of Cameroon.
The extended EP is officially out featuring productions from a host of talent including Dakey, Quik D, InspektahMorze , Johan Tull and GB among others. The 19 track release is set to be as diverse and yet engaging. This could be the sound of the unseen summer.hah! Without much talk , here are spotify and bandcamp links as well as coverart, designed as always by William Takor ,and track list. For free downloadclick here
So, This is officially my first blog update of the year! I guess the year really did start for me two days ago on my birthday! No need to say I'm taking on a new, more enthusiastic start and no matter the odds, I choose to stay 'Feeling Good'. Reason why I decided to release this song, though it is not an official release. Call it my little reminder to you - This earth cycle is what you make it. Click to listen and leave comments! Read More Below!
UNEXPECTED SURPRISE.. shh! its a secret!
Well, I initially did not plan to, since it was already available on Itunes, Spotify and a host of other online distribution media, but the last album/mixtape: 'Rider on The Red Horse: Illuminus' is available for free download under the music section of our site! It's a quiet release for those who wanted to have it, and read from us regularly. Others will find it where ever they wan it! yup!. The linked page might look awkward, but it is Mediafire, so trust it. Just ignore the commercials and find the download button!
PROJECTS - benzene creative , Detroit, Mi
Finally, closing our little news bulletin, I started working on new projects for great artistically executed videos with my new partners, led by my childhood friend from Detroit , Michigan the Motor city, MT Muna, Benzene Creative. You can visit their web page and check out their work. For a young company, their artistic talent is undeniable. Colors are vivid, images crisp, and technology cutting edge! We may be seeing the first fruit of this union --yes , I said that, by the closing of this month, April. Until then, stay following our work, read from us, get updates on our musical journey, check us out on spotify and Itunes, share the music and love and in the words of the gorvernator -'Hasta la vista, Baby!!'.
Check out this Dre P video directed by benzene creative!
That new song we been talking about , Produced by Dakey and Featuring Dakey, Mehari and I- the one intended to remind us to appreciate and savor the simple moments in life, is going to be released tomorrow. We did not choose the feast of thanksgiving for any particular reason, nor do we condone what it subliminally stands for; (we will avoid getting historically correct here) but we do accept the fact that it is the start of the greatest human festive season, so we are definitely taking advantage of that! The release is set for 20.00 , November 22, Stockholm time. Lets all take some time out to celebrate life... the part about making babies - that's entirely up to you! See you tomorrow at the 20th Hour.
By The Way, want to help us choose an artwork for the song? See the possibilities below... and drop a comment or two...
So here we go, the mixtape just got done - well , it got done a while ago, but my 'team' and I took some time out to shoot a few videos to our favorites, so we can hit you with a double 'music' , 'video' combo!! - you get it? Music Video--? well, bad sense of humor, I guess! So in effect I would like to say a hearty -Amen! to every one who aided on this project, my producers Quik Ivanov D and Dakey, FM, Gbeatz And Canvas Demaret, the talented UK cat who produced -The Free featuring Anna Norlin, which is a personal favorite! My video directors Alex Cleveland and The Amazing Suzan Arslan, A.S.A! whom we named after the amazing spiderman, yes - she's earned the right to be called a bro - and not because she let me sleep with her friends, --well, she wouldn't , not even if I asked nicely....maybe this was uncalled for! a thought to my team mates Mehari, who by a stroke of ill-luck and a hungry producer(dakey) couldn't appear on the mixtape...the word up crew...deli basis, graniit , zing and isyankar!
The videos are done and are coming at you ASAP! so stay posted like flags!
making faces with the Amazing Spider---sorry , Suzan Arslan! Heroine and activist, nah...she spretty evil!
video shoot for - THE FREE with Anna Norlin
video to -- THE MESAGE directed by Alex Cleveland
Team mates...Mehari in the Back and Dakey in the fore ground!
Acting like my initial confusion was not enough, William Takor graced my boards with yet another prolific creation for a mixtape cover. When it comes down to one, the choice is always simple because there is none, but throw in a multitude and people start to make the wrong ones! well enough talk here's the impressively powerful cover, in which the rider is neither a demon from the entrails of hell, nor a medieval European knight, which considering my lyrical perspective is quite appropriate, and I mean it, but a rather overwhelming Samurai, whose Horse is only more demonic than the murderous looking fellow himself! Witness the power!
Music is our common language and like numbers , it is spoken by all. We are nothing more than free spirits with a desire to make the World resonate to the frequencies of Mother earth's heartbeat and sway frantically in the glow of the moonlight.