It’s the weekend, so let’s dig into the internet’s digital crates for some new music.
In a video that strings together GIF-like movements and intriguing textural contrasts over innovative beats, UK rapper/producer Mickey Lightfoot makes his compelling debut with the song “L.O.S.T.”:
Nigerian rock and roll legend Keziah Jones stages a comeback in his new video “Afronewave” by transforming into Captain Rugged, which is the name of his new album:
Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie teams up with the kings of Azonto FuseODG for the new collaboration “Down on One”:
Fresh off her South African Music Award in the category of Best African Adult Album for her record “Step Child”, Lesotho-born singer Maleh finds her stride with the song “Chimosoro”:
Just in time for the orisha of Afrobeat’s 75th birthday, Eedris Abdulkareem and Femi Kuti pay their respects in the song “Fela”:
Meta and The Cornerstones, the New York City-based reggae band fronted by the Senegalese singer Meta Dia, spread positive vibes in “Silence of the Moon” off their sophomore album Ancient Power:
Overhyped Naija-pop megastar D’banj dances in a forest for some reason in his video for the new club banger “Finally”:
In an album produced by Africa Unsigned and the ever-entertaining FOKN Bois, Ghanaian hiplife artist Bryte hits the big time with his first single “Nadia Number”:
Channeling visual and sonic influences from their South African and Eritrean heritage, Australian group The_PAOK beckons for motion in “Let’s go”:
Brymo reflects on the state of his home Nigeria and the world through impassioned vocals and contemporary dance in the video for “Down”:
And finally, in a bonus video, massively talented South African jazz musician Kyle Shepherd was (finally) honoured with the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2014 this week:
Please share your favorite new videos in the comments below.