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kasbeats

Meet KasBeats aka Kas Shobayo!

Hugely inspired by music legends such as Phil Collins, R.Kelly. Ray Charles and Timbaland, Kas Omo Yoruba prides the originality of his production and deliverance in music on its unique and futuristic composition and sound. An artist in the same league as other Nigerian giants such as 2face, Kasbeats matches his ambition with his talent, and is a household name in the African music industry, and is hailed as the Puff Daddy of Africa!


Kas is also a true entertainer – as you’d know, if you’ve seen him live! For everyone else, there’s always Youtube and other video streaming sites. It’s not quite the same but it’ll do for now – and there’s plenty of Kas videos to choose from across the internet!



After years of co-writing and producing songs with the likes of Sir Shino Peters, M.I, Nneka, Goldie, Naeto C, 2face, Dbanj, and Wande Coal to name a few, he released the hit Wind For Me, followed by the monstrous anthem Fi Mi Le in 2010. The latter was written and produced by Kas himself, and it became a hit instantly, selling over 1.2 million copies in Nigeria alone. It was this track that earned him many awards, including artist/song of the year!
AWARDS:
•Dynamix All Youth Awards – SONG OF THE YEAR
•BEST NEW ARTISTE in the September 2010 Holla Awards
•SSA (South South Awards) – Best Pop SOLO 2011
• Awarded recognition for outstanding musical performance & launch of of album on the 11-11-11
• Artist of the year (2012) MBGN

Kas is presently topping the African music charts, and from this single alone, receives boundless airplay from radio stations across Africa.

On August 30th 2010, KAS performed as one of the lead artists at the Notting Hill Carnival Music Festival 2010 in the heart of London City, to a crowd of over 2,900 screaming fans. In November 2011, he released his long anticipated debut album titled KAS FI MI LE in Nigeria and received rave reviews! It’s safe to say that he’s a cult classic.

In 2000 Kas had the privilege of producing and performing on a promotional campaign for the drink company Hennessey & Co (a brand which sells on average 50 million bottles a year Worldwide). The single and corresponding video for his song ‘Like A Bottle’ featured a series of A-list recording artists, and its popularity in Africa demonstrates Kas’ ability to not only produce hit single after hit single, but also to be able to produce a track specifically for a commercial product, something very few African producers have been able to achieve or even consider delving into!

Kas not only has the vision of musical greatness, but has also dabbled in movies! His work on the Nollywood blockbuster entitled Chronicles of the Twin Swords saw him working with some of the finest A-list actors Nollywood had to offer! You can read all about it by clicking on the movie’s title!
Kas is the complete package. A jack of all trades and a master of many, his talents and passion are not to be underestimated!
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Meet Dekumzy aka Derek Osonwa!

Derek Osonwa, professionally known as Dekumzy, is a Nigerian record producer with many talents beyond just that! He’s also a musician, a composer, a pianist, and a songwriter. His first major production was the album of the Duo “Resonance” titled “Chinweike” in 2006. Since then he has gone forth to work with the likes of Mr Raw, Flavour N’abania, Bracket, Dr Alban, Charly Boy among others. He’s been taking the world by storm in his own way, and Spotify is loving him for it in the same way as we are!

At the time of writing, his flagship song is unquestionably “Who Get That Thing”. With tens of thousands of plays across both Youtube and Spotify, this track has united tons of listeners across the internet and driven Dekumzy’s following that much further along! But that’s just one part of his library – yeah, his tunes run deep, both in volume and into your soul! You can feel them!


But with being a producer comes all sorts of other amazing milestones aside from just singing! His career led him to produce the theme song for the Nollywood Movie “A Million Tears” titled “Treasure” featuring Kate Henshaw. Other highs from his journey include the production of the music collaboration between Dr Alban and Charly Boy on the remix of “Carolina” in 2009, as well as the production of 8 tracks from the second album of Bracket “Cupid Stories” in 2011. He’s done far more than just this handfull, though, so be sure to check out his social media links to find out more, and we’ll see you there!

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Down3r and the Key Crashers making a buzz! Featured on Buzz Music!

We have some major news for all you DL Down3r and Key Crashers fans out there! Buzz Music has discovered Suga Boom Boom and have hopped fully onto the viral sensation! Can you blame them? Play this for five seconds and try not to get hooked – Down3r has a special kind of magic.


But so do the Key Crashers, for that matter! Last time, we gushed over how impressive the numbers of both Down3r and the Key Crashers are. Well, now you can see what you get when you combine the talents of titans like these – someone’s bound to take notice! And take notice they did… listen to the KC remixes of Suga Boom Boom as you read a glowing Buzz Music article about both Down3r and the Key Crashers – two sides of the same coin, that coin being SUGA BOOM BOOM!




‘The soundscape DL Down3r has created on “Suga Boom Boom” provides the listener a dance hall effect; you can’t help but sway your hips along to. The lyrics, however, tell a story of addiction and redemption and that “dragon” DL Down3r was chasing was a way of life, riding the ups and downs of a life plagued by substance abuse. Gliding high above the downward spiral, DL Down3r highlights his path to redemption and his arrival on solid ground.’

– Buzz Music

Well, safe to say that they get it! That’s exactly the message Down3r wants to convey, and some of his fans don’t even know that yet! If you listen closely, what appears to be a catchy and cheerful track reveals the pain that he’s been carrying. Even though the Key Crashers ramped that catchiness up to 11 and made you really wanna dance to it even more, they still respected Down3r’s original message. Can you hear it?

If you want to read the article in full, click here:

www.buzz-music.com/post/dl-down3r-lays-it-all-out-on-latest-release-suga-boom-boom-the-remixes

It gives a bit more insight into everyone’s favourite modern hip hop classic from the West Coast! Deeper meaning, surface catchiness, and all!

Or if you’re more in the mood to sit back and relax, Down3r’s two youtube channels have you covered there. Maybe you’ll be the next one writing an article – yes, personal blogs count! Send us your opinions, we’d love to see them!


We’re pretty happy about all this, not just because the artists we love are being celebrated in the larger public eye, but because it also means that more crazy Tik Toks are sure to result, just as they have before! We say again: hold onto your seatbelts, it’s gonna get wild

So for the few of you in the readerbase who are STILL unlucky enough to have not heard of Down3r after all this time and aren’t sure where to start, consider this an introduction to the rest of your hip hop life! Join the craze and keep reading about this superstar and the musical geniuses who remixed him!


Check out DL Down3r at the following official links:

And be sure to visit the Key Crashers on Social Media!

vtek

Get Teknical and meet Vtek!

Vtek goes by many names, but whether you know him as Vtek, Victor Tareware Enakheme Kpoudosu, or VTEKDAWESOME, we all know the man behind these monikers is a figure to keep your eye on! He’s a Nigerian Premium Music Producer, a Performing Artist, a Songwriter, a Mixing and Mastering Engineer, and a Music Director  among many other things! These roles and talents that he’s chosen to pursue make him the perfect go-to guy for all things music.


Vtek’s also had 10 years working experience in the entertainment and music industries, so you know that a guy with that much of a repertoire working that hard has gotta have some good stuff to strut! He’s worked with top artists from Nigeria and all across the world, and as a result, he’s set apart from the rest… whether it be as an artist, songwriter, or music producer! He’s got this on lock.


Vtek also has production/sound engineering credits on projects like Yemi Alade’s Black Magic, Simi’s Simisola, Darey’s Naked, Kunle Gold’s About 30, Simi’s Omo Charlie Champagne, and Yemi Alade’s WOS, amongst others.


He’s been nominated for the All Africa Music Awards twice for the Producer of the Year category in 2014 and 2015, and The Beatz Awards has seen Vtek bag 4 nominations in total. With all this clout under his belt, it’s no wonder that he’s on the world’s musical radar! To that end, we’ll leave you with arguably his most popular track – Touch On Follow, which is available now on all major online retailers – everything from iTunes to Deezer!




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Styl-Plus are big on Spotify and MTV Lounge!

Styl-Plus have made a stylish splash on two major networks, those being Spotify and MTV Lounge! A classic group, Styl-Plus are proving that they have their fans who’ll always be wanting to hear more from them – someone include us in that headcount too!


The quality of the 2020 jam session and the sheer amount of Spotify plays on tracks like Olufunmi tells a very clear story – a group of musicians devoted heavily to their craft, and an equally devoted fanbase who are willing to follow them to see what awesome stuff they bring to us next!

That’s also clear to see in this nostalgic throwback – look how happy all those fans are! That’s our faces when we throw on another custom Styl-Plus playlist.


As we wait for the group to drop another track… maybe, someday… we’ll always have the classics while we yearn fondly for more Stylin! Who’s with us?


If you are, check out Styl-Plus’ social media links, and we’ll see you true superfans there!

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mr raw

Meet Mr Raw! A musical pioneer breaking new ground!

Mr Raw aka Okechukwu Edwards Ukeje is a musical visionary! He’s one of the pioneers of Igbo Rap, a rap style that uses the Igbo language and Pidgin English. A fusion between traditional and modern, Igbo Rap draws inspiration from both its historical Igbo roots and modern African American urban styles! You won’t hear anything else like it… and you won’t hear another Igbo artist like Mr Raw! His latest single with Phyno is sure to convince you of that.


But as impressive as all that is, his music videos? They’re something else…









Impressive. So impressive that Ordior’s head was turned! We’re protecting Mr Raw’s rights and making sure that any unclaimed royalties that his awesome songs earn are delivered to his deserving hands. This is a relatively new genre of music developing here, and with Mr Raw and other such pioneers at the helm, we want to make sure that Igbo Rap is given the nurturing it deserves so that it can become a cultural mainstay the world over!

Mr Raw is a legend in the making – you hear people referring to people like Biggie and Dr Dre as “the original greats”, well here’s one of the original greats of the Igbo genre blossoming right before our eyes! Be sure to hop on the hype train and check out Mr Raw’s accurately-described RAW tracks as they release… his social media and Spotify await you!

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