Modern Griots Review: Tunde Olaniran’s “The Second Transgression”


“Kill or Be Killed” Singer Tunde Olaniran continues his disorientation from the norm through his hybridizing of sounds, styles (ex. electronic, rock, afro-beat, house, hip-hop, pop), identities and thoughts in his The Second Transgression.  The five-track EP presents a dark, dramatic soundscape that lends well to fantasy visual, as in his video above for “Kill […]

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Moving on the Wires: Black Weblog Awards, Andy Allo, P.OS., Tunde Olaniran…


*Voting for semifinalists begins today for the Black Weblog Awards and ends October 1. Please vote for my blog in the Best New Blog category here! *Update: On November 20th, Andy Allo will be releasing her new album Superconductor, which was executive produced by Prince and features a few songs written by him, including the […]

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Modern Griots Review: Tunde Olaniran and Phon.O’s Sleepless Nights…


“Night is where my story unfolds,” Tunde Olaniran sings leaving behind a heartbroken loved one in his latest single in collaboration with techno DJ and producer Phon.O. “Leave A Light On” is from Phon.O’s recently released Black Boulder album, which features mostly instrumentals with the exception of two songs. This particular song is striking because […]

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Otherworldly Videos: Premiere of Fakepakt, Atilla +Daví ‘s “Clear” (and Other Videos You Should Also See)


Fakepakt, Atilla and Daví – “Clear” About the song and video: “The video and single were done in both Istanbul (Turkey) and NYC (USA); Daví and FAKEPAKT have never met physically. FAKEPAKT discovered Daví on Soundcloud and after a few messages back and forth, the collaboration was soon set underway. As Daví and Atilla have been longtime […]

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