Kenah – Control (Video)

“Kenah’s new Afrobeat single is ready to stimulate our senses. Smooth, elegant and seductive mix of sounds with interesting voice effects. Overall addictive creation, ideal to listen every night. Cheers!”

-Nagamag.com

Making her mark on the international music scene, KENAH continues her career debut with the release of ‘Control’, which follows on from the acclaimed afrocentric banger ‘Plenty’ just a week ago. Having put her foot down, it seems KENAH’s not taking her foot off the gas any time soon and the meticulous planning that has gone into her arrival in the public eye, shines through as ‘Contol’ also marks the announcement of her debut EP!

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: KENAH – CONTROL
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The ‘Poposky’ produced track, ‘Control’ exhibits an enchanting rhythmic drum pattern, soul-soothing melodies and is topped up by an infectious vocal hook. This powerful combination is starting to become a sure-fire style of Kenah’s that sees her lean into deep percussive beats and deliver her unique hybrid of choral experiences alongside the art of rap. Daringly bold and energetic as it is smooth and sensual, Kenah’s sound has an elegance and rarity to it that is only uncovered when true diamonds are discovered. With a swaying, soulful core, the roots of the record stimulate the senses and make it hard to ignore the provocative calls to dance and as we descend into the opening up of parties and events worldwide, KENAH has produced an anthem that can guide the very essence of the celebrations.

PRE-ORDER: 3:05 MUSING EP
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Seasoned with music since childhood, her impeccable talent has been molded into what it is today throughout her 21 years. Whether it be her leading school choirs or making her first attempt to write her own lyrics, it seems her destiny has always been music. At University she became a campus favourite when she recorded and shared her first few songs and she soon started to spark the interest of music industry professionals. Fast forward to her release debut and Kenah found her home with UK based record label JustJoJo Entertainment, a label synonymous with Afrobeats and Nigerian artists including DJ Spinall, Adekunle Gold, Yemi Alade and Kizz Daniel.

As she prepares for the release of her debut 7-track EP ‘3:05 MUSING’ on the 23rd of July, you’ll be able to see KENAH on billboards across Nigeria. The sheer scale of the campaign demonstrates the potential that the Nigerian based artist has. With a superstar roster of producers that includes DJ Coublon, Mystro, Poposky and Insane Chips and mix and mastering by Mixx Monsta a.k.a Selebobo, Milla Mix and Na Me Dey Mix and Master, ‘3:05 MUSING’ is the ideal embodiment of KENAH’s entry into the Afrobeat scene. Each track is carefully curated to take us on a musical journey, whilst still conveying the necessary upbeat, fun filled feeling that is crucial to this genre and ‘Control’ takes centre stage in presenting that to the world.

Stars and Rabbit Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Stars and Rabbit:
Alternative Pop/Folk


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Stars and Rabbit:
Didit: Experimenting the root
Elda: Self taught


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Stars and Rabbit:
Elda:
1. when i sing in harmony for a choir
2. when i found Jewel singing with her guitar
3. when i finally wrote a song of my own
Didit:
When first time heard some of The Beatles songs and want to be able play the song with guitar


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Stars and Rabbit:
Niki & The Dove "Coconut Kiss"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Stars and Rabbit:
The Zombies "The Way I Feel Inside"

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Stars and Rabbit's Signature Track

Stars and Rabbit on Social Media

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Stars and Rabbit's Website

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Dede K Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Dede K:
Afrobeat, Afropop, pop, afrohipop, reggae, dancehall


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Dede K:
Started music as Lil Bideo back in 2009 (while I was still in college). Had to drop music for some years to finish up my Bs.c education. In 2017, I returned to the musical world with a new stage name (Dede K aka De King Vibez). Music has always be part of me and I don’t see myself doing something else whilst I’m steady discovering new vibe.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Dede K:
Not sure.. grew up listening to legends and tbh, I’m not sure when I actually had interest in music but I do remember when it was time for me to record my first track in 2009


Nagamag:
How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Dede K:
I’m a storyteller and my music cuts across many genres. Rhythm, Melodic & lyric-intensive. Every song is a story or a poem told through music.. even in my party songs, I still fix in some meaningful words


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Dede K:
Young M.a. "Kween"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Dede K:
Bella Shurmda "World"

Discover & Listen to Dede K

Dede K on Spotify

Dede K's Signature Track

Dede K on Social Media

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Village Boy Prince Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Village Boy Prince:
I would say Afro Beats, Dancehall, World Music.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Village Boy Prince:
I’m Village Boy Prince, an international Afro Beats/Dancehall Artist From Sierra Leone. At 8-years-old, is when I knew that music was my calling. I started my musical journey by singing and rapping in front of my then-class. By the time I turned 10, i was the talk of the town! I had already reached notoriety by performing at concerts, talent shows, and cinemas. After relocating to USA I finished up high school, and enrolled at Full Sail University to learn how to record, produce, mix, and master music. My end goal is to become a global recording artist and be self-sufficient when it comes to creating music. Since i arrived in the United States, I have worked vigorously on my skill. As a result, i went from being a singer and songwriter to adding producer and engineer to my list.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Village Boy Prince:
Yes, I was 8 years old. My dad gave me a Micheal Jackson dvd for thriller. That album really change my life. After I watched and listened to Micheal Jackson, It made me want to do music.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Village Boy Prince:
Future "March Madness"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Village Boy Prince:
Young Thug "Check"

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Village Boy Prince on Spotify

Village Boy Prince's Signature Track

Village Boy Prince on Social Media

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L.A. Chaí – All My Fight (Spotify)

“There is no noise here. Here is a fairy tale enchanting your ears from the wizard -L.A. Chaí-. Filled with splendor and so seemingly simple, but at the same time charming magic. Acquaintance with -All My Fight- is an instant and you will remember it forever.”

“Здесь нет шума. Здесь чарующая ваши уши сказка от волшебника -L.A. Chaí-. Наполненная великолепием и такой, казалось бы, простой, но при этом очаровательной магией. Знакомство с -All My Fight- это мгновение и вы его запомните навсегда.”

-Nagamag.com

Artist shared few words behind his inspiration about this song with Nagamag:

" I wrote this song after during a really hard time in life when I was getting into a lot of arguments with a girl I had liked for a long time. It felt like we were always at odds and the worst part was, it seemed that we were fighting over the smallest and most unimportant things. After one fight in particular she left crying and I sat down at the piano to process. These are the things I wanted to say. I hope one day she’ll hear this. "

www.instagram.com/l.a.chai

About L.A. Chai

There’s nothing like the Chaí in L.A.” - the famous phrase that led to the journey of a lifetime.

Andrew Bergthold is a producer, songwriter child of the 90’s. He developed a deep love for music in his hometown Kansas City Missouri. As a producer and writer Andrew has been a part of countless songs and projects spanning genres and languages and has already received one grammy and is currently nominated for two more. Andrew hopes to continue this legacy as he creates under his new artist platform as L.A. Chai. And he can’t wait to release songs and collaborative projects that bend and defy genres. You can expect songs to range from dark and edgy to upbeat and fun. As L.A. Chai leans into the idea that 'Good music transcends boundaries'.

Nelson Elle – Smile (Spotify)

“In the world, there are many musical works of varying quality. The single -Smile- carefully preserved the great sound of musical parts, melodic solos, and magnificent vocals by -Nelson Elle-.”

“В мире существует множество музыкальных творений самого разного качества. В сингле -Smile- бережно сохранено отличное звучание всех музыкальных партий, мелодичные соло и умопомрачительный вокал -Nelson Elle-.”

-Nagamag.com

Writing to understand yourself better. Singing to give your own context a voice. Developing as a person in and from your own music. For Nelson Elle, this takes the form of powerful, emotional and melodic pop. Firmly grounded in jazz, blues and soul, she is – in her mother’s words – “a bright soul who’s not afraid of the dark, a multifaceted artist who spreads joy with masked sorrow.”

Smile is haunting radio pop, in the best possible way. One of those songs that make you happy while still bringing tears to your eyes. You want to dance and break free, but you’re also on the verge of a breakdown. One of those songs that you want to continue forever.

instagram.com/nelsonelle_

Estella Dawn Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Estella Dawn:
Pop/Indie/Neo Soul/Electronic/Adult alternative are probably the main genres I write in. I've never been particularly worried about sticking to one genre, what I'm feeling and what I've been listening to impacts the music I make on any given day, I like to roll with that, Sometimes it's rock/pop other days it's laid back indie, you might not enjoy every song I've written but there's a wide range of styles so something might just tickle your fancy.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Estella Dawn:
I began classical piano lessons at the age of 9, picked up the guitar a little later, around 13 and started writing more structured songs at that point. Banging away on the keys or strumming the three guitar chords I knew, it really just grew from there. Now I write in my own studio, using Logic. Recording software has helped me to expand my style and flesh out what I hear in my head. Having the ability to create beats and full song instrumentation has made a huge difference in where my songs are now, I've released 12 original songs in 2020/21.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Estella Dawn:
I can't say that there's any specific moment in my childhood that I can attribute my love of music to, it's something I've always just gravitated to. I used to make up songs from a really young age and I was always just drawn to music related activities. Songwriting has become my way to reflect on and process the world and my experiences within it.


Nagamag:
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

Estella Dawn:
I enjoy both! However I am definitely more comfortable in the studio. It's easier to nail a vocal take when I'm not also trying to control my nerves. I've always been a pretty shy gal so I find my throat and voice do funny things when I'm performing live. I just have to work around it when I put my set together, I'll start out with easier songs and save the big belting numbers for later on. That being said, there's truly nothing like being on stage, you feel so close and connected to everyone listening, you also get to set the tone and create a mood. I think there's something incredibly special about live music, ultimately it's an experience shared between the people there that night and the performer. The show will be different, every crowd will react differently, every song will be sung/played a little different, you can't recreate that, it's like a snowflake.


Nagamag:
Who would you consider your main musical influences?

Estella Dawn:
Musically I have always been drawn to songwriters with interesting lyrics, or singers with strong vocal performances. Ultimately songs that make you feel something. I would say I draw inspiration from songwriters like Halsey, Jaymes Young and Dermot Kennedy. I also really love that artists like Billie and
Finneas Eilish created such interesting and original music from their house. That they made every creative decision from the songwriting itself to the production and everything in between is incredibly inspiring. I also really admire artists like Sam Cooke, Etta James, Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, their songs just hit you in all of the right places. It's timeless music and you can't beat the emotion they pour into their singing.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Estella Dawn:
Redbone "Come and Get Your Love"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Estella Dawn:
Dermot Kennedy ‘Power Over Me’

Discover & Listen to Estella Dawn

Estella Dawn on Spotify

Estella Dawn's Signature Track

Estella Dawn on Social Media

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Estella Dawn's Website

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Kit Kido – Bonnie & Clyde (Spotify)

“Stringy pace, clearly standing rhythm patterns and bass sound. A strong overall view of depression and melancholy shown by -Bonnie & Clyde- while having some weight of trip-hop sound. A distinct voice with synth sounds create the perfect backdrop for the most discerning listeners.”

“Тягучий темп, отчётливые партии ритм-блока и баса. Характерная общая картина депрессивности и меланхолии лишь выделают -Bonnie & Clyde- из общей массы trip-hop звучания. Приглушённый голос и звуки синтезаторов создают идеальный фон неповторимого настроения для самых искушенных слушателей.”

-Nagamag.com

Kit Kido is a contemporary torch singer that blends lyrical storytelling with digital soundscapes. Noir synth sounds, loops, guitars and a touch of 90s nostalgia create the perfect backdrop for her dystopian love stories. Between the present and the future, Kit Kido finds herself in that thin line where reality meets fantasy.

www.facebook.com/kitkidomusic
www.instagram.com/kit.kido/
twitter.com/kido_kit

Vocalizer – Overthinking It (Video)

“It’s not always easy to make decisions and we tend to overthink many different things. A truth that is mentioned via Vocalizer’s new song. The Electro Pop hit that can change the way you face reality and give you the power to go on.”

-Nagamag.com

Vocalizer is an exciting new pop project that sees four Music Industry friends teaming up to create massive, engaging records. With emotional, hook-drenched songs that instantly resonate with audiences worldwide, the power of their writing and production is undeniable. Vocalizer is Paul Visser, Ria Jaggard, Peter Ruppert, and Hugh Goldsmith, one of the world’s most successful A&R executives, credited with over 20 number one records with artists as Take That, Blue, Atomic Kitten, and Billie Piper

www.instagram.com/vocalizermusic/

Paul Cook & The Chronicles Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Paul Cook & The Chronicles:
Folk, alt. Country, Indie Pop


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Paul Cook & The Chronicles:
Grew up listening to 50s/60s music, along with whatever was in the charts at the time. Started playing guitar aged 11. My first proper band got signed to BMG, the second band to EMI, then I went solo as PC&TC, and my first solo album was Rough Trade Stores Album Of The Week.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Paul Cook & The Chronicles:
As soon as I heard The Beatles I knew I wanted to be in music. And then I used to see The Monkees TV programme as a kid and wanted to be in a band.


Nagamag:
Most artists have a favorite song from a different music genre than the one they are producing music for... Which is yours?

Paul Cook & The Chronicles:
Solange "Cranes in the sky"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Paul Cook & The Chronicles:
Phoebe Bridgers Garden Song

Discover & Listen to Paul Cook & The Chronicles

Paul Cook & The Chronicles on Spotify

Paul Cook & The Chronicles' Signature Track

Paul Cook & The Chronicles on Social Media

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Paul Cook & The Chronicles' Website

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