Asalaam Aleikum y’all. It is Friday, not just Friday but the first one of this year. That should be something special for the TGIF. Here at AAA, Friday means that we get you that jam to dance to as you welcome the weekend. I had actually lined up a couple of new sounds from Angola, Kuduro to be specific but I got one email that changed that all. We have not featured many dancehall/ragga artists in here so I felt they deserve a wider space too. In Nairobi, I am meant to understand that ragga/riddims is all the raze and hype of the nightlife. I can’t concur or deny, I don’t rave but when I listen to a potential club banger, I immediately know one.
Donteh is a ragga/dancehall artists based in Kenya and produces his music under the label Hypemasters that has some of the best talent around town. The one thing that stands out about the artist working under this label is the amazing quality of their videos, they truly invest in that. So I played his new jam, which apparently is a promo video and all I had to say, there is all absolute freedom in art. It takes sheer confidence to put out a tune like this especially in Kenya, but I guess boundaries are no longer a thing amongst us. I won’t be surprised if the song transverses all the way to Kingston. If you are a dancehall enthusiast then this is here is your cup of tea, delivered to your bedroom. Do they call it breakfast in bed still? Watch and be the judge.
Music : SoundCloud
Twitter : Iamdonteh
Facebook : Donteh