The clock keeps ticking but we have lost count of the days. Shutdowns can be quite draining, but we’re here to remind you that #NewMusicWeekend is upon us. This week’s latest releases, including Altè movement ‘Pioneers‘ DRB Lasgidi album, Maison2500’s EP, Tekno, D-Truce and more good music.
Adekunle Gold – ‘Something Different’
For his second single of the year, Afro-Fusion star, Adekunle Gold, teams up with producer Blaise on ‘Something Different’. Over the breezy, drum-led beat, he wistfully laments on the could-have-beens following a sour ending with a love interest. ‘I done tire for play play/Think say na you go hold me down’, he dolefully croons. Forlorn as the lyrics may be, Blaise’s drums and chord-led melodies intertwine perfectly to produce a hip-swinging number.
WurlD – ‘GHOST TOWN’
Following the premiere on COLORSXSTUDIOS, WurlD has finally released the first single off his upcoming solo album, GHOST TOWN. Showing off his impressive penmanship, the singer croons about the long, lonely road taken when you decide to stick to your passions, beliefs and what’s true to you. The reggae-tinged production serves as the perfect backdrop for WurlD to deliver this gospel.
D-Truce – ‘Omoge’ ft. 3rty & Tyler Riddim
Singer, D-Truce enlists 3rty and Tyler Riddim on new single ‘Omoge’. Over the drum-led production courtesy of DJ Xtreme and Jayblakes, the trio dish out verses on love & the consequential heartbreak involved in its dealings. ‘Baby don’t put me for trouble/Don’t burst my bubble omoge’, he pleads with his love interest not to hurt him.
DRB Lasgidi – Pioneers
Ten years deep in the game, forerunners of the alté scene, DRB Lasgidi have finally released their long-awaited debut album, Pioneers. The project is both an acknowledgment of how far the trifecta have come as well as their influence on the new age culture today. In a bid to push the culture, the feature-heavy 12- track project packs a slew of new generation talent including household favs like Tems, Lady Donli, Santi, Odunsi [The Engine], Maison2500 and more.
Maison2500 – Turnpike EP
It’s no news that Maison2500 is one of the most sought after artists on the scene today. His latest body of work, Turnpike EP is a collection of rap songs the Manhattan based rapper put together for his fans to whet their appetites as they await the release of his second studio album, Maseverse. With stellar production from prolific producer Jay Trench and engineering by Diako, Maison provides a 5-track pack for his fans to rage to.
Tekno – Sudden
For his third single of the year, Tekno serves up an upbeat number which doubles as a satirical political commentary on the effects of the ongoing pandemic in our country. ‘All of a sudden two two billion is a nothing for them’, he mockingly sings alluding to the politicians who have suddenly found it so easy to bring out huge sums of money to combat the virus but turned deaf ears in the past when citizens cried out for provision of basic amenities.