Today we take a look at an amazing piece of work by Sichangi from Nairobi, Kenya titled “Hold On”. The extended play came out last month and it is a project that has managed to push my boundaries as you will soon find out…
- I Don’t Wanna Give Up
The intro makes for quite the opening remarks; it’s a really good one. The beats are on some other eccentric level and the track provides for a warm welcome into the project. I’m already falling in love just with this one.
- And After That ft Kahvinya & Harawa
Amazing vocals by Kahvinya kick in from right on and for sure my judgment on the whole EP might be biased by now. Harawa’s rap is very ok as well and adds more flavor to the track. And the sound of the birds is just pure ecstasy.
- Hold On ft Aroni
Wow! Can this EP get any better? Hands down to Sichangi, and Aroni with the vocals; surely a match made in heaven. I have never been prouder of my country. The world class quality exhibited on this track is mind blowing. Those sounds will make your dreams come true Hold On ft Aroni It goes without saying that this is my best track (There were actually more positive words than I could say here).
- Im Calling You ft Half Baked
There’s just no turning back. I like the fact that Sichangi keeps up with the energy with the help of Half Baked on the track and this continues to build up the excitement levels. This is what music is. I’m in too deep now and I love that I’m lost; lost in sounds…
- Sincerely Yours// Chemistry remix
The chemistry remix adds an interesting twist to the song. That far dubstep feel is quite good and it makes the track a welcome addition into the project. The vocals are amazing as well.
- 40 Thieves (Bonus Track)
It’s quite the bonus that we receive here. The dubstep feel is nearer now and it adds spice to the ending of the EP. Going by the previous track, it shows the smooth transition from one track to the next and the wonderful organization of the whole project.
Sichangi will just have to go as TK’s 2 Cents and TK artist of the month. I never thought I’d really give anyone a 10 but today just happens to be that day and surely Sichangi deserves it with “Hold On”. His manipulation of sounds is on another level. He has very intriguing intros and he truly is on a class of his own. Those collaborations couldn’t have been better suited. He truly is the future.
We need to hear more of this in our local stations – the local content law comes to mind here. We have to keep promoting such excellent works from our local artists. We salute you sir for putting Kenya on the map. You can find Sichangi on SoundCloud to hear more of what he has to offer.