Today I bring you, Blinky Bill, he’s a Kenyan Rapper and Producer hailing from Nairobi. The rapper, whose real name is Bill Ochieng Sellanga got his moniker from a childhood nickname that just stuck. His new track ‘Showdown’ from his self-produced debut album (out October 19 on the French label The Garden) ‘Everyone’s Just Winging It And Other Fly Tales’ is a must listen! This Electronic tinged jam is a genre-bending number that features elements of 90s Rap, 70s Funk, African Drums (a huge nod to the Rappers’ heritage). Along with a super heavy futuristic bass line, that’s reminiscent of Industrial rock from late 80s and early 90s.

“Blinky says of the track; “I was experimenting with bass sounds in the studio. I love how Busta and Missy made songs that referenced African percussion and I wanted to make something in the same spirit but with my own vibe, that bridges African drum and bass that I’ve heard in the countryside and how that links to electronic music. Plus I had been making a lot of music that is heavy and political lately and I wanted for this beat, to make a song to make girls/women feel good about themselves.”

The lyrics within the raps in this song are quite clear and concise. Yet they keep a great rhythmical and melodic quality to them. The song also has a fun message to it instead of a heavy one which makes ‘Showdown’ a perfect addition to any party playlists, or really to just to vibe to. It’s definitely a big mood. So hit play on this track now.

STREAM/BUY ‘Showdown’ HERE

LIVE –

14 October LONDON – https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/London/Birthdays/Blinky-Bill–Dope-Saint-Jude/13315663/

SOCIALS –

www.blinkybillmusic.com | https://twitter.com/HeyHeyBlinky | https://www.instagram.com/heyheyblinkybill/ 

Until then,
Brittney W. 🙂 
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“FROM CONGO REFUGEE TO ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ BREAKOUT TO INDIE SONGWRITER; RON BULTONGEZ …”

Singer-Songwriter; Ron Bultongez has just released his first major label single debut and it’s quite the heartfelt one. If anything about him rings familiar … you’re right. Ron was a contestant on this past season’s American Idol that stood out for not only his unique perspective, his story and of course his talent. Despite being cut at the Top 24 it was obvious his journey as an artist was not over it was just beginning.

The singers’ debut single Learning to Love out now is from the EP of the same name due out in August, finds Ron settling in quite well into a genre that is having a major resurgence right now. The blend of folksy singer-songwriter music plays well together with the slightly gritty and earnestness to his voice, which allows for a song that could easily turn sappy or boring to not. The softly strummed acoustic guitar rounds out this soulful track and makes for a bright debut for this promising young star.

Stream Ron Bultongez – “Learning to Love” SPOTIFY

Until then,

Brittney W.