“Pulchritude… ‘It’s derived from the latin word pulcher meaning beautiful, isn’t it?’” You know, I would have never guessed that my favourite pop song of 2022 would be titled after a word so obscure in use that the only reason I know the word is because of my obsession with Akeelah and The Bee growing up. Whether intentional or not, it’s a fitting connection because just like Akeelah, Manana is a poetic wordsmith with an encyclopedic range of words at his disposal. Continue reading Pulchritudinous – Manana [produced by Noble, Manana & Maxonproduction], Top 22 Songs of 2022
2022 saw the world start to properly re-open following multiple pandemic lockdowns and the musical floodgates came with it. If 2021 was breathless then 2022 was unrelenting in it’s release of music. From big mainstream acts to smaller and newer … Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Top 22 Songs of 2022.
Our year-end ranking and review music that came out in 2020. Part 3 covers our top 21songs with picks from artists like The Scorpion Kings, Msaki, Tyson S.T, Blxckie and more. Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Songs of 2021 – Top 21
Our consolidate year-end list and review music that came out in 2020. All 51 songs and a playlist. Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Songs of 2020: Full List
Our year-end ranking and review music that came out in 2020. Part covers song ranked No. 30 – 11 with artists like Tyson S.T, Moonchild Sannelly, Big Zulu, Filah Lah Lah and Kabza De Small Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Songs of 2020: Part 2
The third episode of our podcast series, Telling The Story, finds hit-making production duo Noble, taking us behind their journey and into their process of producing music. Continue reading The Next Gen Greats Podcast, Episode 3 – Understanding Nobility: The Noble Story
More often than not, producers are the architects behind great music. They create and mould the atmosphere and world our ears inhabit within any piece of music. It’s a great balancing act one has to do when it comes to producing music with vocals; one has to find a way of establishing an indelible sonic footprint whilst providing a canvas for the performing artist to soar and explore their creative vision. In this blog series, I’ll be spotlighting young music producers I’ve found on the net who I feel are making great strides and/or have the potential to be our next great architects in music. This is the second edition. Continue reading Producers on The Rise, Volume 2: Elizee, Bubele Booi, Zarro and 808x.