OK I suppose a brief introduction of the artists known as Zayna Daze & CloudFistConceptz is somewhat necessary before I go straight into the music today right? SO who is Zayna Daze? Well I'll let her answer that one herself, I reckon she'll tell it better than I can...
"A vocalist/ Musician/ performance poet/ instrumentalist.... Zayna daze combines innovative vocal techniques with soulful spoken word poetry, often experimenting with a loop station and acoustic instruments in live performances. The concept of Zayna Daze was inspired by the observation and admiration of other performing artists who posses sheer ability to capture and positively stir audiences. This has been my main aspiration as an artist… Im an artist at heart. I believe I'm here for a creative purpose, thats all." - Zayna Daze
I cannot even front, iHeart Zayna Daze!!! The woman sings, she writes, she performs, she does poetry, she makes music... It's ALOT and I love it! Ever since I heard Cloudy Daze Vol. 1, I've been a huge fan of Ms. Daze! Nah actually tell-a-lie, I was already a fan of hers before the Cloudy Daze series began BUT it was Volume 1 that tipped me over the ledge! In the same vein though, I must say that I know absolutely nothing about Zayna's collaborator on the Cloudy Daze Volumes, an artiste known as CloudFistConceptz, other than the fact that he's a highly talented German producer, emcee & spoken word artiste currently residing in East London and the fact that what they, he & Zayna, create together is nothing short of amazing!

Talking about amazing, this 'Cloudy Daze Volume 2 & 3' album, officially released yesterday June 21st 2010 & which you can DOWNLOAD for free HERE, is pretty much amazing BUT you should go ahead, click the download button & listen so you know iSpeak the truth! HOWEVER, as we usually do, we're just gonna share with you some of our favorite records from the 'Cloudy Daze Vol. 2 & 3' album, I feel I been talking too much anyway so let's get started!!!

<a href="http://zaynadaze.bandcamp.com/track/cloudy-no-more">Cloudy no more by ZAYNA DAZE</a>

What you just heard is the first record you hear on this album, it's titled 'Cloudy No More' and asides the fact that this is one of my many favorites on the LP, is the more poignant fact that they chose to begin the album on this level. It's sorta like a statement of intent, a very bold one at that because you've set the listener's expectations all the way up there and ordinarily, the only other place for you to go now, is down BUT 'Cloudy Daze Vol. 2 & 3' doesn't GO down, it finds newer levels of "all the way up there" to reach as the album progresses... Now that's what makes an amazing body of work! The one thing, if I may, that I like the most on this record is the musical backdrop, the bass arrangement on here is just epicness + although you don't get to hear Cloudfistconceptz on a lot of the album, I really liked the few times he does come up & this song is one of them...

"You can't stop us on this Earth..." - CloudFistConceptz

& We're #ontothenextone...

<a href="http://zaynadaze.bandcamp.com/track/people-of-poison">People of poison by ZAYNA DAZE</a>

This one's called 'People of Poison' and part of the reasons I like this one so much is because it's one of the records that stood out for me on the lyrical side of things as I listened to the album & I'll tell you why. The first time I listened to this album, I was so wrapped up with how good the records were musically + how well CloudFistConceptz & Zaynda Daze seemed to be working to create some magic in the studio or wherever magical place they be creating this music + how refreshing Zayna's vocals sounded & I wasn't even paying attention to the lyrics BUT on this one song, it was the lyrics, it was the words that captured me first + the melody on this song stays winning. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this one...

"I Heard a Rumour That They Want Me Dead" - Zayna Daze

... Now unto my personal favorite record on 'Cloudy Daze Vol. 2 & 3'

<a href="http://zaynadaze.bandcamp.com/track/with-you">With you by ZAYNA DAZE</a>

I've probably spent more minutes listening to this here record titled 'With You' than I have spent listening to the album & I've listened to the whole album quite a number of times, that just shows you how much iHeart this record & the reprise also, which you really need to listen to! Guess you'll be downloading the album to do that? You really ought to... Anyway why do iLike this record so much? Asides the fact that I'm a complete & utter sucker for the concept of falling in love fully & completely & that's exactly what this record is talking about? Well there's something about the melodies Zayna Daze + Cloudfist manage to concoct on this record and as with much of this album & I don't wanna use 'amazing' again as I write this piece so I won't BUT this 'something' I'm referring to is pretty damn special.

"& every now and then I have to catch my breathe..." - Zayna Daze

ALL in ALL though, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this album, it's not as short as Volume 1 (thank God) but it's not too long either and the records on Vol. 2 & 3 do NOT tend to go on for unnecessarily long periods of time which I do think is a VERY good thing... I also think that if you appreciate music in itself then you're in for a treat because although it'll be said to be spoken word, it really is much more so even if spoken word is not your thing, there will be something on this album that you can appreciate, there will be quite a few things to be honest... quite a few things!

SO YEAH Just click on the download button below & enjoy the Music really! That is indeed why we ARE here!

Download: Zayna Daze + CloudFistConceptz - Cloudy Daze Vol. 2 & 3

Until the Next Time...

Peace | Love | Good Music

We Plug 2 Y.O.U... K.I Project - The Article

SO AFTER a brief hiatus, we are back with a flurry of the very best emerging music that we've been blessed to find and come across... Let's get right into it ladies & gentlemen!

I received an email a couple of months ago from a Hip-Hop/Soul group from London by the name of K.I Project of their debut album that is being released today for FREE but we'll get back to that detail later on, I was at first reluctant to download their entire album unto my laptop and then have it turn out to be utter rubbish (no offence but it's happened) but I took a little faith and let me tell you, I was BLOWN away!!!

SO who are K.I Project? K.I Project is the combination of Hip-Hop & Soul Producer Kensaye, born & raised in France, who's now based in London and Innocent, one very impressive Rapper from Watford & together they formed the Kensaye & Innocent Project thus 'K.I Project'... "Simple & Honest" according to Kensaye and he goes on to clarify that "Simplicity and Honest is what they thrive on. The Music has a soulful blend of samples and electronic sounds and the lyrics are honest and heartfelt". 'The Article' is the 13-track debut offering from the duo and like I said earlier... BLOWN AWAY!

Anyway enough of the background info, let's get right into some of the MUSIC, shall we?

<a href="http://kensaye.bandcamp.com/track/riveta-ft-nic-brown">Riveta (Ft. Nic Brown) by Kensaye</a>

YES YES! What you just heard is titled 'Riveta' and on my first spin of the album, this was my favorite record... You know how much I love Soulful Hip-Hop, I cannot help it & Kensaye is a BEAST for this production (SO SOULFUL!!!) and as well as much of the records on the album + something about Innocent on the MIC, it just feels all so natural and I love his flow and then they add the amazing vocals of Nic Brown on this & its an EPIC Hip-Hop Love record! I'm totally feeling it! What do you think though?

We DO have some more music, what say you?

<a href="http://kensaye.bandcamp.com/track/had-to-go">Had To Go by Kensaye</a>

Damn I love the sampling on this record + the thumping production does it for me, I just had to include it on here and Innocent gets his retrospective real-talk on on this one, it's the final track on the album so it's only right (I aint mad at that at all!), it's titled 'Had To Go'. There's something about music like this, it's NOT about trivial OR far-fetched OR bulls**t subject matter like fast cars & popping champagne at the club or glorifying peddling drugs or boasting about your crib with 10 bathrooms (when you're an upcoming artist? Lol Please!), this music is listen-able, well at least to me, because iBelieve Innocent on here, I can relate to him on many levels & I don't even know him... That's what MUSIC should be! Right? Anyway that's only what iThink, lemme know your 2 cents please!

<a href="http://kensaye.bandcamp.com/track/goodness-ft-sharika">Goodness (Ft. Sharika) by Kensaye</a>

What you just heard is titled 'Goodness'... SO apparently, Kensaye told Innocent to calm down on the 'About-a-Girl' tracks (there are quite a number of em on the album and I love every one of em! #sueme!) and so they made this 'Goodness' instead & what we get is Innocent getting his braggadocio rapping on! I can't be mad at that, it's in every rapper's genes plus we're blessed with some amazing vocals from another emerging singer by the name of Sharika Medla.

Now you know I just had to do it, as a final parting shot, we're gonna close out this feature with one of those 'About-a-Girl' tracks or as Innocent called em "track for the hunnies"... We just gotta do it! You'll like this one, truss me...

<a href="http://kensaye.bandcamp.com/track/feel-like-that">Feel Like That by Kensaye</a>

This one's titled 'Feel Like That' and in some ways, it feels like the sequel to 'The Break-Up Track' featuring Sharika, which you'll hear immediately before you hear this one on the album, I kinda feel bad playing you this one without the other BUT take it as further reason to download the album... Do you like this one though?

PLUS Kensaye & Innocent show their versatility on the 8th track on 'The Article' titled 'Not a Bad Man' & it will definitely catch you out when you listen & as Innocent bashfully concedes "You didnt think we'd do 'Grime', did you?". Yup! They go all 'Grime' on us on that one record alongside Blazay & Conrad the Scoundrel and iQuite liked it & if you're on that flex, you'll definitely like it too!!!

Other notable records that you'll wanna check out immediately are 'Travellin' Again' which is the token Posse Cut on this album and it features two of the most promising emerging UK emcees at the moment, Artcha & Cage Lu plus Nic Brown lends his brilliant vocals on the hook for that one... & Cage Lu also lends a verse to another record I quite like, the abstract 'Rap Tales' which features emerging UK-based Songstress Ella Bites, who completely murks this record... like completely murks it! Add the Ella Bites assisted 'Coming on Strong' & 'Fool The Industry' to this list and it's virtually the whole album! 'The Article' is that good!

All in all, 'The Article' is a brilliantly put-together body of work and if you're a music-head then you'll really enjoy this one because above everything, the music on here is really really good and I cannot wait for K.I Project's next release but until then, I will be RINSING the heck outta 'The Article' and I recommend you hit the download button below and help yourself to some amazing music that really shouldn't be free BUT yup it is FREE, you have NO reason NOT to get this!

Download: K.I Project - The Article

Until the Next Time...
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