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Shoko Festival 2015 Final Call for Entries


Shoko Festival 2015 is inviting all talented poets, singers, emcees, b-boys, deejays, film makers, producers, musicians and fashion designers, to apply for them to be considered for this year’s edition.

The Application form is available for download at www.shokofestival.com.

Deadline for applications is next week, June 1, 2015.

Mashoko Is Back This Weekend

Mashoko spoken word & Hip Hop event is on this Saturday the 30th of May at the Book Café, Harare.It will be headlined by Tehn Diamond in an amazing line-up featuring The Monkey Nuts, Orator, Eburn Mwana Muduku and Anthea Taderera.

Trevor Dongo-African Girl ft Souljah Love & Shyman Shaizo

Having just celebrated Africa Day, urban grooves singer Trevor Dongo released his visuals for the song “African Girl” which features dancehall artist Souljah Love and Shyman Shaizo. The video has a lot of girls, (wonderfully they are ‘black’ women) who are found in different scenarios from …

Top 5 R&B Videos

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. Janelle Monae-Yoga ft Jidenna


2. Sage The Gemini - Good Thing ft. Nick Jonas


3. Ciara-I Bet


4. Tinashe-All Hands on Deck


5. DeJ Loaf-Me U & Hennessy




Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

Gigi LaMayne Video Premiered On Channel O

"Ice Cream Remix" Video Out

Gigi LaMayne is going from strength to strength and after hyping and throwing hints on social media, here's something to cool you...



Dream Team SA's latest signing and the 2013 and 2014 SA Hip Hop Awards "Best Female Artist" winner, Gigi Lamayne, comes with a colourful and playful music video for "Ice Cream remix" which features award winning Motswako rapper, Khuli Chana. The single which was produced by Mix Masters International, has been well received and getting a lot of airplay on airwaves in Southern Africa. The video premixed on Channel O during #ChanaWeekend on the 29th of May at 1930 hours and is currently trending

In the video Gigi is found inside a freezer with the ice and snow effect and then the video transcends to a colourful ice cream truck, a lot of ice cream eating, Khuli Chana...in short the video made us want some ice cream (though it's winter now), although the track is  a metaphor about her music …

Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts


SEE YOU AGAIN-WIZ KHALIFA FT CHARLIE PUTH ATLANTICHEY MAMA-DAVID GUETTA/N MINAJ/AFROJACK TROUBLE-IGGY AZALEA FT JENNIFER HUDSON TRAP QUEEN-FETTY WAPAYO-CHRIS BROWN & TYGA GDFR-FLO RIDA FT SAGE THE GEMINI SHE KNOWS-NE-YO FT JUICY J NASTY FREESTYLE-T-WAYNE I DON'T MIND-USHER FT JUICY J EARNED IT-WEEKND REPUBLIC Official Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Jealous Ova - Dexta Daps & Tifa -I Ain't Going Back Broke - Mavado feat. Future & Ace Hood Way Up Stay Up - Chi Ching Ching feat. Beenie Man & Popcaan Mi Nuh Trust People - Vybz KaretlHurt By Friends - I-OctaneFree Up - Tarrus Riley & ZaggaCredit Alone Done (Yuh Back Fi A Bend)  - Vybz Kartel Dem Nuh Bad Like Me  - Gully Bop New Jordans - Vybz Kartel & Rvssian What If - Busy SignalReggae Vibez

G Scene: What's Up For This Weekend?

G Scene: What's Up For This Weekend?

It's the last weekend of May, what's up for this weekend?

















Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts

Hey Mama-David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & AfrojackYou Know You Like It-DJ Snake & AlunaGeorgeWhere Are U Now-Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin BieberLean On-Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring M0I Want You To Know-Zedd Featuring Selena GomezBeautiful Now-Zedd Featuring Jon BellionOutside-Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie GouldingGet Low-Dillon Francis & DJ SnakeWaves-Mr. ProbzFive More Hours-Deorro & Chris BrownBillboard

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

1. Kendrick Lamar -King Kunta


2. Tink- Ratchet Commandments 


3. Yelawolf-Best Friend ft Eminem


4. The Game ft Dej Loaf-Ryda


5. J. Cole-Wet Dreamz



Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo

Beyoncé named the world’s most powerful female musician

Beyoncé Is The Highest Ranking Female Entertainer On Forbes List


Bow down...

Multi-award winning singer-songwriter and entertainment powerhouse,Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is the highest-ranking female musician on Forbes’ top 100 Most Powerful Women List.

Sitting at number 21, Beyoncé is a cut above her peers – with her closest musical competitor, Taylor Swift, coming in at 65 and Beyoncé‘s collaborator Shakira at 81.

The list, which is released annually, shines a spotlight on some of the biggest and most successful women in business, politics, philanthropy, and entertainment from across the globe.

Beyoncé has had a great year musically after her On the Run tour with her husband, rapper Jay Z, became the second most successful tour of all time based on gross revenue per show, according to Forbes, with total earnings of close to R1 billion.


However, the number one spot belongs to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also topped the list in 2014.

Destiny Connect

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Gunplay - Wuzhanindoe ft. YG 50 Cent - Get Low ft. Jeremih, 2 Chainz & T.I. Ghostface Killah - Return Of The Savage ft. Raekwon & RZADe La Soul - God It ft. Nas Tyga - Hollywood Niggaz T.I. - Private Show ft. Chris Brown Wiz Khalifa - No Permission Machine Gun Kelly - A Little More ft. Victoria Monet Wiz Khalifa - Good For Us King Los - Ghetto BoyDJ Booth

Top EDM Festivals In The World

Top EDM Festivals In The World

Electric Dance Music has been on the come up over the past year and still continues to grow. With the Electric Dance Arena Winter Festival coming up on the 4th of July and the Hidden Culture's Neverland Zimbabwe festival held yearly, we looked at some of the top EDM festivals the world has to offer:

TOMORROWLAND - Boom Belgium


This is what some say to be the Holy Grail of dance music, with annually one of the biggest lineups in the world It on everyone's bucket list. Tomorrowland is a large electronic music festival held in Belgium in July. The festival takes place in the town of Boom, and has been organized since 2005. It has since become the most popular EDM music festival in Europe due to its amazing choreographed production. It has also spawned a US version with Tomorrowworld.

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL - Miami USA


Ultra Music is the Mecca of EDM festivals because it also streams live coverage via YouTube thereby aiding to all those people who perhap…

Groove Deck Urban

Groove Deck Urban

Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" featuring Charlie Puth is the world's no.1 best Single for a sixth week!

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers scores his 2nd no.1 in the UK & Mariah debuts at no.8!

Barenaked Ladies To Release New Album



On June 2, Barenaked Ladies will release their brand new album 'Silverball' to the world.

The album, produced by Gavin Brown, contains 13 tracks.The video for the first single, “Say What You Want,” was viewed more than 400,000 times in its first week on YouTube.

Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video has over 75 million views already after breaking the Vevo Record for the most views in 24 hours!



'Endless touring' drove Zayn Malik to leave One Direction 



Zayn Malik quit One Direction, tired of 'endless touring' says their songwriter Jamie Scott.
The claims come after band member Liam Payne suggested that the real reason Zayn left was for his Little Mix fiancée Perrie Edwards.

Now, songwriter…

SoProfound's Debut Project "Pages From My Heart"

Pages From My Heart


Join spoken word artiste and radio personality, Arnold Chirimika better known as, SoProfound, as he records his debut projects pages from my heart’s on the 29th of May ask of a year as the venue Avondale with a band featuring Tariro NeGitare, neo-soul singer Prayersoul and Courtney Antipas F.K.A Ill Ceey and it is with hope that you have tickets because they’re nearly sold out.

A preview you can listen to a piece by SoProfound on Adele’s “Feel My Love”.



Groove Magazine (c) 2015 Audio by Arnold "SoProfound" Chirimika

Top 5 Urban Videos

Top 5 Urban Videos

1. Taylor Swift-Bad Blood ft Kendrick Lamar 


2. Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea-Pretty Girls


3. Adam Lambert -Ghost Town


4. Madonna - Ghost town

5. Chains-Nick Jonas 


Groove Magazine (c) 2015

Top 10 Urban Charts

Top 10 Urban Charts

See You Again-Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie PuthTrap Queen-Fetty WapEarned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)-The WeekndShut Up And Dance-WALK THE MOONUptown Funk!-Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno MarsWant To Want Me-Jason DeruloSugar-Maroon 5Love Me Like You Do-Ellie GouldingNasty Freestyle-T-WayneThinking Out Loud-Ed SheeranBillboard

Gigi Lamayne Featuring Khuli Chana - Ice Cream Remix

Gigi LaMayne To Release "Ice Cream Remix" Video

This girl's star keeps on rising and rising...




This weekend Channel O presents the "Chanapowerweekend", will feature award Dream Team signee, Gigi LaMayne's new single, "Ice Cream remix" with South African multiple award winning act, Khuli Chana.

The music video will drop this Friday on DSTV s Channel O. Gigi LaMayne is an award winning South African Female Hip Hop artist produced by the Mix Masterz International.

In the meantime take a listen to the hit single:


Click here if it fails to play

Press

Groove Deck

Groove Deck


Music, news and what's new on the entertainment scene in Zimbabwe...
Trevor Dongo Gets Married

We could be heading for a bumper wedding season in celebville as RnB crooner Trevor Dongo is set to tie the knot with his beautiful girlfriend Ashley Maumbe.

Dongo paid lobola over the weekend at a ceremony that took place at Ashley’s residence in Zimre Park.

The couple got engaged in April last year and their affection for each other is no secret as it is well documented on Facebook and Instagram.


EDM EVENT: Hidden Culture Invites You For Confessions



"I have a confession don't take it personal..."

Well on the 29th of May, Hidden Culture is doing something at Mekka called "Confessions" for the close down of the club. What's fun and we guess unique about it is that attendees will plaster their confessions on every surface possible in Mekka.

Ladies: Will completely COVER the mirror, doors & walls in the bathroom with lipstick confessions.

Gents: Wil…

Top 5 African Videos

Top 5 African Videos

1. R2Bees – Makoma 
(Ghana)

2.  Olamide – Bobo
(Nigeria)

3. Feel It-Kcee ft Harry Song &Iyanya
(Tanzania /Nigeria)


4. All Eyes On Me-AKA ft Da Les,JR & Burna Boy
(South Africa/Nigeria)


5. Unathi - Run
(South Africa)


Groove Magazine/YouTube

Top 10 African Charts

Top 10 African Charts

Davido featuring  Uhuru and DJ Bucks-The Sound (Nigeria/South Africa)Ojuelebga-Wizkid (Nigeria)Yemi Alade featuring Phyno – Taking over Me (Nigeria)All Eyes On Me-AKA ft Da Les, Burna Boy & JR (South Africa/Nigeria)Collabo-P Square ft Don Jazzy (Nigeria)Sauti Sol-Sura Yako(Kenya)Kcee, Harry Song & Iyanya - Feel It (Tanzania/Nigeria)Looku Looku-The Mavins (Nigeria)J. Martins featuring Koffi Olomide - Dance 4 Me (Remix) (Nigeria/DRC)Se7en-Kid X ft Nomuzi (South African)
Groove Magazine (c) 2015

Top 5 R&B Videos

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. Sage The Gemini - Good Thing ft. Nick Jonas


2. Janelle Monae-Yoga ft Jidenna


3. Tinashe-All Hands on Deck


4. Ciara-I Bet

5.  DeJ Loaf-Me U & Hennessy




Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

Top 5 Dance Videos

Top 5 Dance Videos

1. Alesso Ft. Sirena-Sweet Escape


2. Martin Solveig & GTA-Intoxicated


3. Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On (feat. MØ)


4. Zedd-I Want You To Know ft Selena Gomez


5. Ariana Grande-One Last Time



Groove Magazine/YouTube


Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts

SEE YOU AGAIN-WIZ KHALIFA FT CHARLIE PUTH TROUBLE-IGGY AZALEA FT JENNIFER HUDSON HEY MAMA-DAVID GUETTA/N MINAJ/AFROJACK AYO-CHRIS BROWN & TYGA TRAP QUEEN-FETTY WAP GDFR-FLO RIDA FT SAGE THE GEMINI I DON'T MIND-USHER FT JUICY J EARNED IT-WEEKND NASTY FREESTYLE-T-WAYNE TIME OF OUR LIVES-PITBULL FT NE-YO Official Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Way Up Stay Up - Chi Ching Ching feat. Beenie Man & PopcaanJealous Ova - Dexta Daps & Tifa I Ain't Going Back Broke - Mavado feat. Future & Ace Hood Mi Nuh Trust People - Vybz Karetl Dem Nuh Bad Like Me - Gully Bop Credit Alone Done (Yuh Back Fi A Bend) - Vybz KartelHurt By Friends - I-Octane Free Up - Tarrus Riley & Zagga 7eleven - Dexter DapsNew Jordans - Vybz Kartel & RvssianReggae Vibes

Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts

Hey Mama-David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj & AfrojackYou Know You Like It-DJ Snake & AlunaGeorgeWhere Are U Now-Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin BieberLean On-Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring M0I Want You To Know-Zedd Featuring Selena GomezOutside-Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie GouldingGet Low-Dillon Francis & DJ SnakePrayer In C-Lillywood & Robin SchulzWaves-Mr. ProbzFive More Hours-Deorro & Chris Brown
Billboard

G Scene: What's Up For This Weekend?

G Scene: What's Up For This Weekend?













Groove Deck Hip Hop/R&B

Groove Deck Hip Hop/R&B

Music

Gucci Mane-King Gucci



While he serves time behind bars, Gucci Mane delivers yet another mixtape. Following his most recent project Trap House 5 (The Last Chapter), the Brick Squad rapper claims his crown on King Gucci (via XXL). The 10 tracks boast appearances from Fetty Wap, Migos, PeeWee Longway, and RiFF RAFF, with production from Chief Keef, TM88, Metro Boomin, and Zaytoven.
Stream King Gucci here.

50 Cent-Get Low ft Jeremih, 2 Chainz, and T.I.


After reuniting with G-Unit for two EPs, 50 Cent returns to solo territory with his new banger “Get Low.” The hip-hop mogul takes it to the strip club with the trio of Jeremih, 2 Chainz, and T.I. Over a slapping beat, 50 raps in Auto-Tune, Jeremih encourages the ladies to drop it down and get low, and 2 Chainz and Tip turn up to the max on their verses. 
Turn it.
Jason Derulo-Broke ft  Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban
Of his upcoming  fourth album Everything Is 4 which drops June 2, Jason Derulo throws a hoedown wi…

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

1. Yelawolf-Best Friend ft Eminem


2. The Game ft Dej Loaf-Ryda


3. J. Cole-Wet Dreamz


4. Tink- Ratchet Commandments


5. Kendrick Lamar -King Kunta



Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Wiz Khalifa - The Play Vince Staples - Señorita ft. Future & Snoh Aalegra Rae Sremmurd - This Could Be Us De La Soul - God It ft. Nas Run The Jewels - Early ft. BOOTS Glasses Malone - Thuggin' ft. Kendrick Lamar Boosie BadAzz - Hands Up O.T. Genasis - Ricky Jadakiss - Two Curse Words (Freestyle)Boosie BadAzz - All I Know ft. PJDJ Booth


Groove Deck Urban

Groove Deck Urban

What's new in popular culture trends?
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran host epic Billboard Awards Afterparty! 

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran hosted an epic after party at Nobu following the Billboard Music Awards. Taylor, after debuting her star-studded "Bad Blood" video & winning eight BBMA trophies was the perfect hostess at the Nobu Villa in Caesars Palace where BFF Ed Sheeran had booked space for the afterparty.


In attendance at the mega bash was Taylor, Ed, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons, the Fifth Harmony girls, Adrian Grenier, Hailee Steinfeld and Tori Kelly, to name a few. One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan stopped by the festivities, but Harry had to fly straight back to LA.

JAY Z & Beyoncé give thousands of dollars to bail Out Protesters in Baltimore, Ferguson

Jay Z and Beyoncé donated tens of thousands of dollars to bail out protestors in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., who were arrested and could not pay their bails a…

Top 5 Urban Videos

Top 5 Urban Videos

1. Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea-Pretty Girls


2. Adam Lambert -Ghost Town


3. Madonna - Ghost town


4. Chains-Nick Jonas 


5. See You Again-Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth



Groove Magazine (c) 2015

Top 10 Urban Charts

Top 10 Urban Charts

See You Again-Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie PuthTrap Queen-Fetty WapEarned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)-The WeekndUptown Funk!-Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno MarsShut Up And Dance-WALK THE MOONSugar-Maroon 5Love Me Like You Do-Ellie GouldingWant To Want Me-Jason DeruloThinking Out Loud-Ed SheeranG.D.F.R.-Flo Rida Featuring Sage The Gemini & LookasBillboard

New: Simba Tagz – No Pressure

Simba Tagz Releases New Single "No Pressure"



After a relatively long silence since last years release with Ice Prince – Don’t Leave, Show Time Records producer/artist Simba Tagz returns with an all new fast paced groove titled  "No Pressure".

Production on the song was handled by hit maker Sarz  and the song is a single on Simba Tagz upcoming Album "Natural Selection".

Review

Something we actually like! The production is good and Simba Tagz vocals work well with the Afro-beat sound.

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers

Click the link to listen.





Top 5 African Videos

Top 5 African Videos

1. Olamide – Bobo
(Nigeria)



2.  R2Bees – Makoma 
(Ghana)

3. Feel It-Kcee ft Harry Song &Iyanya
(Tanzania /Nigeria)



4. All Eyes On Me-AKA ft Da Les,JR & Burna Boy
(South Africa/Nigeria)



5. Unathi - Run
(South Africa)

Groove Magazine/YouTube

BET Awards Announce 2015 Nominees

BET Awards 2015 Nominations: Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown Land the Most


And the nominees are… On Monday, May 18, the list of BET Award nominations were announced. Rapper Nicki Minaj and R&B singer Chris Brown led the pack with six nominations each.

Coming in at a close second were Beyonce and Lil Wayne with four nominations each.

The 2015 BET Awards go down on Sunday, June 28th, and today, we've got the full list of nominees.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé
Ciara
Janelle Monae
K. Michelle
Rihanna
Jhené Aiko

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd
Usher
Trey Songz

Best Group

A$AP Mob
Rich Gang
Rae Sremmurd
Migos
Jodeci
Young Money

Best Collaboration

August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – "No Love" (Remix)
Big Sean f/ E-40 – "IDFWU"
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne and Tyga – "Loyal"
Chris Brown f/ Usher and Rick Ross – "New Flame"
Common and John Legend – "Glory"

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake
Common
J. Co…