Chimzy, Teni – LEVEL (Spotify)

“Very tasty, fresh, modern and minimalistic work. Those vocals bring in mind something very distant and certainly bright. The personification of the original musical thinking lies in the pulsating rhythms of Afrobeats. Both artists deserve some respect!”

“Очень вкусное, свежее, современное и минималистичное произведение. Вокал, под который вспоминается что-то очень далёкое и непременно светлое. Олицетворение оригинального музыкального мышления в пульсирующих ритмах Afrobeats, за что огромная благодарность авторам!”

Afro fusion artist Chimzy’s long-awaited project, Insomnia, was born from months of sleepless nights, as the artist pondered his future. The music on the tape is the fuel that kept him going through those long, dark days. He set out to create the sounds of the feelings he was experiencing, while simultaneously resolving to take his career to the next level by carving out his place in the industry. Despite the ominous theme that both the EP’s title and cover art depict, Insomnia is full of buoyant afro fusion tracks that express a range of emotions, from desire, to disappointment, to delight. Abuja-raised and Houston-based, Chimzy is confident that his unique experiences on his musical journey set him aside from his peers. Insomnia is a capsule of the artist’s emotions, taking his fans on a turbulent yet melodious journey that showcases his writing ability and musical prowess in one.

Level is easily the standout track of the EP. Chimzy and Teni celebrate hedonism and good-living over an addictive amapiano beat that will leave listeners dancing and wanting more.

Reviewed by Nagamag on October 2, 2021