This week’s playlist begins with Batuk, the pan-African music collective you need to know about. Comprised of South African producers Spoek Mathambo and Aero Manyelo alongside artist and vocalist Manteiga, the group is using house music as a vehicle to connect the African diaspora through rhythm culture and language.
They have just released their latest party anthem, “Call Me Naughty” which will definitely spice up your week. Take a look below:
British-Nigerian singer Oyinda continues her string of steely, black and white music videos with her latest for “Never Enough,” an ambient electro-soul tune about “reaping the benefits of self-validation,” the artist explains to media.
The self-directed music video sees Oyinda rocking tailored getups and delivering poised dance moves while encircled by a ring of analog TV sets. Watch the black and white beauty below:
Check out her previous black and white visuals below:
British-Ugandan singer and songwriter Michael Kiwanuka is preparing to release his long-awaited sophomore album Love & Hate, a record that “struts to a much more psychedelic, free form beat,” the artist mentions.
The album’s first single “Black Man In A White World” brims with palpable emotion and soul. In the spirit of early 20th century blues, Kiwanuka poetically describes the ills of living in a white-dominated society. “I’m in love, but I’m still sad. I’ve found peace, but I’m not glad” he sings as the song’s rhythmic beat—infused with subtle violin chords and timely hand claps—plays in the background.
Watch the music video and listen to the powerful lyrics below:
For more music fixes, check out our previous playlist.