With over a million streams and views already under their belt, and support from the likes of FACT Magazine, MTV UK, Beats 1, Capital Xtra and OVO Radio among others, British Nigerian duo NewAgeMuzik – Kamo and Prince – are one of the African Diaspora’s best new artists, fusing Afrobeats sensibilities with Hip-Hop and R&B music influences, to create an exciting and distinct new global sound, while making African culture more accessible to the world.
Today (September 8, 2017), NewAgeMuzik are back with their brand new single titled ‘Brown Skin’. Produced by Dami Bones (Wande Coal, Moelogo, 9ice), and engineered by Tobi Notch (Bonkaz, Baseman, Mazi Chukz), ‘Brown Skin’ is a glorious slow-building Afro-infused R&B offering, which culminates in an explosive drum ‘n’ bass instrumental section, all held together excellently by Kamo and Prince’s infectious vocals and captivating flows.
Known for underground hits such as ‘Da Beat’, ‘Trending Topic’ and ‘DMs’, as well as their critically acclaimed debut EP CarTunes which was released in April 2016, the British Nigerian duo began the year with yet another string of stellar singles ‘Nisho’ produced by GA (Kojo Funds, Yxng Bane, Tion Wayne) and ‘Wole’, before taking a brief hiatus to begin work on their forthcoming sophomore EP CarTunes 2 – ‘Brown Skin’ is the first taste of what we can expect from the upcoming project.
Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Brown Skin’, NewAgeMuzik say, “the song was created simply for the ladies, and is especially catered to black women, hence the name ‘Brown Skin’, but we also wanted to send a very conscious message to uplift our black women – they are ‘righteous’ despite how society tries to bring them down, and we have to protect and appreciate them at all times”.
Talking further, the duo added that, “we never hear enough songs that boasted about our black women, so we made one, plus we want the message of ‘Brown Skin’ to be an antithesis to the countless stories of hatred and violence towards our black women that have flooded the news this year. We wanted to record a song dedicated to the ‘brown skin girl’, and appreciate what makes them so unique and beautiful”.