The Underrated Kenya Chart is a bi-weekly column featured each Friday, underscoring an amazing selection of new Kenyan music that we’ve discovered, which isn’t receiving as much airplay, or attention, as it should.
Beginning next week, you’ll be able to send in your votes for the artists that you think deserve the top spot on our Underrated Chart, and we’ll follow that up with either an elongated or video interview of the Artist, and a week-long feature on our sidebar.
Remember, to qualify to be featured on this Chart, the music has to be less than 6 months old from the date of release, be of good listening and/or visual quality and be written, composed, performed or produced by a Kenyan artiste. If there’s some music you’ve heard and would like featured, CLICK HERE or tweet @OYGKMag with the tag #UnderratedKE
Here’s this Week’s hot picks for the #UnderratedKE Chart:
5. Tippy Toe – Femi One feat Kristoff | Kapuka
Femi One came up with a surprisingly fluid and appealing single that is certain to thump any bass booster. She comes out with a strong, though sometimes repetitive, chorus – full of bravado and awesomeness. Kristoff spices it up with just the right level of swag.
4. Made in Kenya EP – Two Pills | Electronica
It’s a short but swanky collective of random but rhyming tracks set to start any party, thanks to this Music Producer and DJ with a host of support for his craft.
3. Problem – Naiboi | Afro
Not a veteran and not a newcomer, Naiboi has a brilliant new music video that screams continental and world class all at once – we’re certainly not having any problems with this offering.
2. Achilia – Vereso | Afro-Soul
This is a swivet of percussion, bassline and electric guitar and vocals that serves up a tremendously beautiful composition.
1. Never Thought – Kaberia Mwongo, John Kyalo & KABI | EDM
Who knew confusion could sound so gloriously composed. This new single, the first in a collaborative EP effort from Kaberia and John, is uncharacteristically appealing, and very much a Kenyan production.