Naomi Wachira

Naomi Wachira: Naomi Wachira

“Art is born from tension. And this tension is something that Seattle folk singer and songwriter Naomi Wachira feels every day as an African living in America.” This is how the up-and-coming singer’s bio reads (from her official website), and amazingly, the tension transcends beautifully to her 4-track sampler, now available from Noisetrade.

Raw Tapes: Puzzles

Expect nothing but well-tailored beats and impressive arrangements. Puzzles, an 11-track album by the 11 beat makers and producers of Raw Tapes, was released last January 2013. Owned and operated by Osbourne “Ease” Green, Raw Tapes Records have been releasing outstanding records since 2010.

Captain Stu: Free Music EP

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Captian Stu has been performing throughout the region ever since 2003. The five piece band brings us some of the most upbeat sounds I heard in a while and with the unique and highly addicting blend of ska, funk, punk, and just a touch of a fresh African flavor, their music will surely bring back all the wonderful days of summer that are slowly getting away. So go ahead and get yourself a little bit of sunshine infused beats of the released in August of 2010 Free Music EP. And yes, just as the title suggests it is yours to enjoy entirely free of charge.