Posted by:Rae Kiragu
Every so often. a brand new single catches the attention of our producers’ very adept music ears and it earns the chance to rule our airwaves as Record of the Week (abbreviated as ROTW).
It’s never a dull moment on the Record of the Week (ROTW) segment of this website, where hits such as Major Lazer’s ‘Run Up’ and Calvin Harris’s ‘Slide’ (both past ROTWs) have lived.
It where you can go to find out what music jams are creating waves on the scene long before the rest of the world catches on.
It’s been 10 months of celebrating big jams and we have found that in all ten months, these were the 4 Kenyan jams that sat at the ROTW table.
Muthoni Drummer Queen’s ‘Kenyan Message’.
Produced by two incredible Swiss producers Jean “Hook” Geissbuhler and Greg “GR!” Escoffey, Kenyan Message addressed Kenya’s current sociopolitical scene in an well shot, 3 minute something visual and the song, which later received a star studded remix, was actually part of Muthoni’s sophomore album.
This track as the first Kenyan track to be ROTW this year, playing on heavy rotation all week back in March.
Oksyde & Khaligraph Jones ‘Atiyo Matek’
Shot by Chief Rocker Entertainment, this video was the ultimate collaboration between mentor and mentee. ‘Atiyo Matek’ was recorded at Blu Ink studios and was later mastered at Swim Records, and was this Jump Off Frehsman’s first stay at ROTW.
Quite possibly the biggest banger to have been released from the 254 this year and definitely not Octopizzo’s first stint at ROTW, having featured multiple times since his ‘Ivo, Ivo, Ivo’ release.
This former ROTW video was shot in USA by iconic director Russ Fraser and has since gone on to garner millions of views.
Fena ‘Doing Her Thing Though’
Fena is also one Kenyan artist who is definitely no stranger to being featured on ROTW. This singer has had a slew of hits be on ROTW from as long as I can remember since her ‘African King’ single. ‘Doing Her Thing Though’ pays tribute to Kenyan females who are succeeding at their crafts and features name-drops of famous Kenyan women like, Lupita Nyong’o, Huddah Monroe and Edith Kimani.