South African military rapper Bricka Iphanta is making a powerful comeback, announcing the release of his highly-anticipated album, “Soldier On A Mission 2.0.” This album serves as a follow-up to his previous successful projects, including “Soldier On A Mission” (2014), “Dozen Tape” (2017), and “The Con032scious Mixtape” (2019). Bricka Iphanta’s musical journey began in 2012, and he has consistently impressed audiences with his lyrical prowess and unique storytelling. “Soldier On A Mission 2.0” boasts a robust tracklist of 20 songs. This monumental album showcases Bricka Iphanta’s growth and evolution as an artist. Each track has been meticulously curated to ensure top-notch production, alignment with the project’s overarching theme, and resonance with a wide-ranging audience. Bricka Iphanta’s distinctive genre, “Military Kasi Rap Hip Hop,” is an innovative fusion of lyrics grounded in township life, infused with military terminology and soundscapes. It serves as a reflection of his life experiences and the environment from which he draws inspiration for his music. Bricka Iphanta’s journey into the world of music began in 2004 during his school years, inspired by the likes of KZN rapper Shon G. Over the years, his passion for music blossomed, leading to the release of his debut single in […]
South African Folk Virtuoso Luke Beling Set to Release Debut Album: ‘A Stone in the Mouth of the Ocean'”
Distinguished folk artisan Luke Beling, originating from South Africa, stands on the brink of introducing his inaugural album titled “A Stone in the Mouth of the Ocean.” The excitement is palpable as the release date in October 2023 approaches, following the unveiling of four distinct singles. Leading the pack is the eponymous title track, which not only shares the album’s evocative name but also serves as a thematic prelude. This initial single delves profoundly into the journey of reconciling our inherent human vulnerability while embarking on a quest for significance within the expansive realm of our cosmic abode. Beling’s creative expedition has been deeply influenced by the vibrant musical milieu of the 1960s and 1970s. As a singer-songwriter, he draws inspiration from the melodies that reverberate from his father’s vintage records and the profound struggles of his homeland. Krister Axel, a notable voice from CHILLFILTR, eloquently depicts Beling’s musical creations as a splendid fusion of acoustic folk with a pop-friendly sensibility. These compositions intricately interlace threads of spirituality and profound insight, resulting in a harmonious fusion that strikes a profound chord. At the heart of Beling’s artistic vision lies a longing to infuse his music with the entire spectrum of […]
Meet “The Disciple,” an insightful and politically conscious hip-hop emcee, whose real name is Oliver Pulfer. This exceptionally talented artist has become a guiding light in the music industry with his impactful new release, “Bottom of Society.” This thought-provoking rap song delves deep into politically charged themes, shedding light on the enduring hardships faced by marginalized communities worldwide. Originating from Bern, Switzerland, Oliver Pulfer’s passion for rap music and Hip Hop culture ignited at a young age. Fueled by his open-mindedness and profound respect for diverse cultures, he dedicated himself to mastering the craft of English rhymes during his teenage years. Influenced by the wisdom of esteemed left-wing intellectuals like Jean Ziegler, Noam Chomsky, and pan-African leaders, he adopted the stage name “The Disciple,” symbolizing his role as a messenger who disseminates insights and teachings drawn from extensive reading on global affairs and international history. The lyrical prowess of The Disciple is awe-inspiring, fearlessly tackling critical issues such as Western exploitation in third-world countries, international politics, and revolutionary concepts. Notably, his previous single, “Metaphysical Disorder,” garnered widespread attention for its poignant commentary on the genocide of African cultures under the overwhelming dominance of Western Civilization. Now, brace yourself for the […]
Single of the Week: ‘Niyi’ celebrates style and the essence of fashion on new Afrobeat single ‘High Fashion’.
Niyi is inspired by a wide range of music, everything from the rap stylings of Jay-Z, Kanye West and Notorious B.I.G., to Bob Marley, Majek Fashek and Fela Anikulakpo Kuti. A native of Ibadan, Nigeria, Niyi has collaborated with a host of artists over the years, flexing his lyricism on infectious beats and hooks that keep the listener coming back for more”. High Fashion is a mid-tempo Afro Hip-hop song by Niyi featuring Kayve. Produced by Banana Boy, the track features a soft rhythmic beat, subtle piano and flute melodies, and smooth vocals and lyrics. The song aims to celebrate style and the essence of fashion in music and pop culture. He is no stranger to music. A creative at heart, he has been writing lyrics and his own compositions since he was a kid. Niyi is now based in Cape Town, South Africa. For Niyi, music serves as a vehicle through which he stimulates people’s feelings. It serves as a journal of all the interactions he’s had with people, moments he’s shared with them, and all the feelings associated with all the experiences life has thrown his way. Niyi says “My love for fashion inspired high Fashion. I decided to […]
Presenting a futuristic, cyberpunk-inspired vision of Cape Town, South Africa, Watch the video for “Do I Really Wanna Know?” from Lenoy Barkai’s debut album, ‘Paper Crown’.
Do I Really Wanna Know?” is the first single to be released from Lenoy Barkai’s debut album, Paper Crown. The song juxtaposes rock instrumentation over classical vocal lines, experiments with vocal synths and follows an untraditional structure. “It is definitely the track where I set out to try something new and pushed myself further beyond my comfort zone than I had with any songs I’d written previously. And it ended up being one of my favourites, and most fun to record. So even though it has a distinct character that stands somewhat apart from rest of the album, I was really excited to share it and chose to release it first,” says Lenoy. The track draws inspiration from a diverse array of artists, such as Kimbra, Portishead, early Muse and Radiohead. “Most profoundly I was inspired by the iconic South African band Lark. I remember being mesmerised by the band in my early twenties and I still return to it often. Back then, as a student of classical music, I was excited by the prospect of combining classical vocal lines with rock or electronic instrumentation and I don’t think anyone had ever achieved that with the level of originality and […]
Transmitting energy and the desire to dance, ‘Prince D’Creator’ unleashes hot new Amapiano single ‘Zi Sharp’.
‘Zi Sharp’ is the hot new Amapiano single from ‘Prince D’Creator’. Zi Sharp is a song from the Amapiano genre that transmits energy and the desire to dance, the sound portrays what usually happens at Mozambican and South African parties, everyone wanting to show off expensive clothes and branded drinks. Zi sharp was produced by Tred and mastered by Sizzy Drums and interpreted by “Prince D’Creator” and Ben De Small in the background of the song. “Prince D’Creator” says “Being a Mozambican artist but of South African descent I tried to create in this song a vibe that would unite the two cultures”. Charles Hélder Pires or simply Charles Pires popularly known as Prince D’Creator is a Mozambican and South African descendant Vocalist, who gained attention after the release of Zi Sharp alongside Tred, Sizzy Drums & Ben De Small. Prince D’Creator was a theater actor prior to pursuing a music career as a musician. His debut Single was entitled ‘I Need You’ and was released in 2022. Online: Spotify Apple Music YouTube Facebook Instagram
He has been likened to the musical prowess of the Black Eyed Peas by Eddie Gordon, former Grammy Award Electronic Dance Music genre adjudicator. Like the Peas have done so many times before, Mazwai has a special trick up his sleeve. Mazwai gives birth to his new and spirited record, #DIVA… mashing the musical stylings of pop sensations such as Harry Styles and Justin Bieber with the undeniable tempo and influence of the Peas. You can’t help but think about Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire when, with ardent flair and passion, Mazwai sings “She is a DIVA, She believes in HERSELF”. This song ought to go down in history as one of the greats and one of the most empowering songs of his generation as he sings about a pursuit of greatness which ought not be denied to any being, and more specifically the legions of powerful women whom we walk amongst. Much like his other music, #DIVA has an overarching social message which is fast-tracking the pursuit of gender equality. Mazwai states that, “Fundamentally, this song is about encouraging and enabling the girl-child to achieve their full destiny and hearts deepest desires. It is important now more than ever before, […]
Dominating the independent hip-hop community, SOULEYE drops ‘Protected’ featuring powerful South African vocalist ‘Esjay Jones’.
‘Protected’ is the latest single from genre-bending conscious hip-hop artist SOULEYE and featuring powerhouse South African vocalist Esjay Jones. ‘Protected’ is a ‘searingly emotive’ explosive hip-hop/rock track about the power our past wounds have in shaping our present when we open our hearts and feel them, and use the lessons to build strength moving into the future. With nearly a dozen studio albums, EPs, and countless singles, SOULEYE has become one of the most prolific voices in the independent hip-hop community for nearly two decades. In addition to touring as a solo artist, he has toured with BLVD and frequently collaborates with wife seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette and other artists across virtually every genre. Online: Souleye Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/2gaCCgazdYDAl1nbo8JNV6?si=p6fhEr1OSpKSlWzVp5ZDPQ ‘Protected’ single (Apple Music) – https://music.apple.com/us/album/protected-feat-esjay-jones-single/1619222164 ‘Protected’ single (Spotify) – https://open.spotify.com/track/0pr3J1sXBKqKIXZaONJOnG?si=2dfa029156e2478f Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/souleye/?hl=en TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@souleye Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/souleye Twitter: https://twitter.com/Souleye Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Souleye
With an smooth funky sleek R&B sound reflecting relationships and unrequited love, Check out ‘Byron Major’
Byron Major is Back with a brand new E.P entitled ‘Finding The Light’ featuring the incredibly touching piano ballad ‘Finding The Light’ and brand new tracks. Putting Singer-Songwriter-Producer Byron Major’s music into a box is not going to work. Byron says that “genres in music is like racism in society – not applicable”. While his style is certainly influenced by his early classical music training, Byron’s music takes on elements from Motown to Alternative R&B, Soul and traditional South African rhythm. You can also definitely hear the influences of Stevie Wonder, Prince and John Lennon in his soulful R&B vocals and piano arrangements and performance. The brand new single from ‘Byron Major’ is the title track to his latest E.P ‘Finding The Light’. ‘Finding The Light’ is a touching and shiver inducing accomplished piano ballad of ‘Stevie Wonder’ and ‘John Legend’ proportions. ‘Byron Major’ sings his very heart out and delivers a performance capable of bringing a listener to tears, on this heart wrenching, emotional, God filled, warm and classic piano ballad. South Africa’s ‘Byron Major’ is ‘Finding the Light’ with International success as he releases a tearjerking, heart wrenching classic piano ballad of ‘Stevie Wonder’ and ‘John Legend’ Proportions. […]
‘Modrick Buck’ will have you entranced and wanting more as he joins up with “Kidd Kidd” on hot new single ‘Self-Made’
Modrick Buck is a fast rising rapper going places in the Hip-Hop, Rap, Grime and Trap world. Modrick Buck however doesn’t associate himself with these genres with his musical vision directly focused on his fans. London 80’s Pop hero Adam Ant felt the same and said in the 80’s “That music’s lost it’s taste, so try another flavour”. Modrick Buck adopts a similar musical manifesto being open and proud of his independent fight and life journey to becoming a hot named rapper in London City delivering his own unique sound. ‘Modrick Buck’ will have you entranced and wanting more as he joins up with “Kidd Kidd” on hot new single ‘Self-Made’ – Muzic Mirror Rap So where does MODRICK BUCK come from ? Modrick Buck grew up in Africa in the impoverished and corrupt country of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. Breaking free after defeating personal battles and struggles, Modrick Buck moved to the UK to tell his story with his unique direct spit and musical vision building a fast growing following. Modrick Buck has already collaborated on a feature with […]
EDM DJ ‘SOULFLVR’ lets loose a powerful, sleek, catchy, beach party and love inspired single with ‘Get Off’
Dive into the summer vibes with SOULFLVR´s new song “Get Off” and feel the spirit of beach and poolside parties. Electronic Dance Music DJ and independent music producer SOULFLVR just started off to deliver fresh Deep-House and Tropical-House tunes on an almost weekly basis this summer season. EDM DJ ‘SOULFLVR’ lets loose a powerful, sleek, catchy, beach party and love inspired single with ‘Get Off’ – Muzicmirror UK Stay tuned with SOULFLVR at your music service for so much more to come. ONLINE: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/soulflvr/get-off Instagram.com/soulflvr facebook.com/soulflvr twitter.com/soulflvr Tik Tok @ SOULFLVR
MUZICMIRROR UK SMOKING HOT R&B DROPS OF 2020: ‘Max Mazzim’ lets loose a killer sexy dope tune on ‘Stranger’ Featuring Murder Inc/300 Ent artist ‘Boogiie Byrd’
Max Mazzim is back as she unleashes her brand new single ‘Stranger’ featuring Murder Inc/300 Ent artist ‘Boogiie Byrd’. Max Mazzim is a U.S.A Based songwriter, actress, R&B/Pop singer who has managed to defy all odds, reaching a pinnacle of success, while making her mark both on and off the stage in the music and movie industry worldwide. Raised in a Christian home, and of West African, Cameroon, origin, she began singing gospel songs at the tender age of 11, by age 12 she was performing, and dancing on popular music and dance TV shows CRTV Cameroon, West Africa. Well known for her unique sensual moves, and upbeat tunes, she blends her African heritage with a mix of pop, reggae, R&B, and Ballet. In early 2000, she joined then popular music band “Afrik Musik dance system” embarking on a five your tour throughout the metropolitan DC/VA/MD/NC/NYC, and the band produced and sold several albums, and booked out shows. In early 2008, she was discovered and signed by CEO of str8team Entertainment Record label George Hookz, then based in Germany. MUZICMIRROR UK SMOKING HOT R&B DROPS OF 2020: ‘Max Mazzim’ lets loose a killer sexy dope tune on ‘Stranger’ Featuring Murder […]
‘Going Places’ is an inspirational reminder to ignore societal limitations, boxes and rules – Check out the hot new drop from South African rising star ‘Michelle’
‘Going Places’ is the brand new single from South African artist ‘Michelle’. Michelle grew up in Natal, South Africa and was influenced by international artists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion and Gospel music. After majoring in dance and attending musical theatre and acting classes, Michelle became a Curator for South African Fashion, Art & Decor for 4 years leading to the launch of her musical career. Michelle speaks about growing up in Natal saying “I turned out a bit of a rebel as a result of my rather strict upbringing. I did everything that was “supposedly taboo” especially for the daughter of a pastor. Whilst my upbringing was conservative , my parents were always supportive of my study and career choices. NEVER did they say that a path of singing, dancing, fashion and art were not ‘proper’ careers. Their advice was always to give it my all and just “do my personal best” and that’s all that mattered. Whenever we would do ballet shows or any schools shows, I could ALWAYS pick out my Dad’s whistle cheering me on from the audience. I’ll always treasure that”. The debut single from Michelle was recorded and produced at ‘Cosher […]
Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Arranger, Producer and CEO of Miramundo Produções, an indie Record Label in Mozambique, Dino Miranda releases the brand new single ‘Love On The Mountain’ from his album ‘Viver E Ser Feliz”…(Live and Be Happy). Based in Cape Town South Africa and Mozambique, Dino has had a long and varied career and won numerous awards. In 2009 he scooped the MMA (Mozambican Music Awards), in the category of Melhor Afro-Jazz (Best Afro-Jazz) as well as the award for best new artist at the Ngoma Moçambique awards with the song “Mae Africa” from his album “Moya Wa Kaya”. The album“Moya Wa Kaya” (winds from home),was Launched at the end of 2008 in South Africa and Mozambique. In 2017 he won the 2nd place at the International songwriting competition in the USA/World music category. “I have no words to express my happiness. I’m officially a winner, of the International song writing competition 2016 in the World music category with my song Marrabenta. Representing Mozambique, and Africa as the only African musician who won in this category”, says Dino. Not slowing down in any way – Dino has also just been nominated for the ‘Toronto Independent Music Awards’ 2017 in Canada for “The […]
The Zacas is an acoustic folk duo originating from South Africa’s capital Pretoria, consisting of brothers Luigi on vocals with Salva Zaca on guitar. Their new E.P entitled “I me” was recorded at Undahouse Studios in South Africa and features the acoustic single “Bored With Me”. These recordings harness the melodic and instrumental beauty of an acoustic arrangement and suit the personal nature of the songs. Passion The Zacas describe their music as “…going back to the roots of acoustic music, representing who we are, our identity and our passion for a raw acoustic singer-songwriter style music”. Salva studied classical music at Pro Arte Alphen Park and became a renowned classical guitarist in South Africa. His influences include Miles Davis who he grew to love while studying Jazz at Tshwane University of Technology. Design Luigi studied Architecture and design and was trained for Opera before discovering a passion for jazz and rock through his biggest influence, Myles Kennedy. The Zaca brothers have played a lot of shows in South Africa including the well-known Barnyard Theater but have since moved to Indianapolis in America where they are currently based. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeiZ3oh4_Qc Social media: And their music for purchase:
Best Day of My Life, American Authors: In 2013 they won the following competition with Believer. Songwriters invited to enter this competition, with free CD gift for first 1,000 entries in March. Songwriters may now enter the 19th Annual USA Song-writing Competition. Win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Gibson Guitars, Sony, D’Addario Strings, PreSonus, Audio-Technica and more. Also, have your winning songs played on radio. Entries welcomed in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, ie any arrangement or genre. USA Song-writing Competition has been honouring song-writers from all over the world. Winners came from Australia, Japan, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, USA, etc. Past winners have acquired recording contracts, getting their songs on film, TV as well as getting cuts with major artists. The 2013 Top winner hit #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts! The 2007 winner hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with his winning song. The 2005 Winner of the Country category had his winning song cut by Country Superstar Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the Pop category was signed by Interscope Records. Our 2008 winner appeared on David Letterman TV show and got signed […]