Date: November 15th, 2018
Album: Everyone’s Just Winging It And Other Fly Tales
Blinky Bill is back with a music video for his new single “Don’t Worry”. The Nairobi rapper and producer filmed a fun clip for the trap and Kwaito-influenced tune in Detroit, where Bill was visiting for an Afrofuturism lecture. Decked out in inflatable costumes, Bill dances amongst a collection of scrap and old toys that’s too full of life to be called a junkyard.
With his first solo album, Everyone’s Just Winging It And Other Fly Tales (Lusafrica/The Garden), DJ, rapper and producer Blinky Bill puts Kenyan modern music on the global map.
It is largely in his studio of Nairobi that leading figure of underground Kenyan and backbone of the collective Just A Band, recorded his first album: 12 groovy tracks between rap, funk, nu soul and electro which favour the vibrant Kenyan urban scene (Muthoni Drummer Queen, Sage..) and more widely African (Petite Noir, Sampa the Great, Nneka). A feel good album that owes its coherence to the haunting flow of this prolific experimenter and to its impeccable production.