Darkovibes Releases Debut Album
Darkovibes has unveiled his highly anticipated debut solo album “Kpanlogo” available now across all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard.
The eclectic album fuses elements of Ghanaian Afrobeat with hip-hop, rap, and trap, and features collaborations with several of Africa’s finest musicians including Runtown, Mr Eazi, King Promise, Kwesi Arthur, Joey B, Peruzzi, and Mugeez.
The trailblazing Ghanaian Afrobeats artist shared his inspiration for the album, “I chose the album title “Kpanlogo” because it not only reflects my heritage as a Ghanaian artist, but it also reflects the mode of the album and myself. I reference culture and movement, but with a fresh twist – just like when urban youth started doing the Kpanlogo dance in the 1960s – it’s about the future, and the past simultaneously.”
As the musical landscape in Ghana continues to shift, there are few standouts like Darkovibes who are poised to take over for the next generation. The singer, songwriter, producer, and style tastemaker has been an integral player in the growing success of La Même Gang, a collective of budding superstars based in Ghana who are ushering the new wave of alternative Afrobeats that includes Darkovibes, $pacely, Kiddblack, RJZ, Kwaku BS and Nxwrth. Darkovibes’ music defies genre and his effortless ability to coalesce many languages – including English, Pidgin, Ga, and Twi – reflects the new wave of African music not bound by national or continental borders.
With the release of his debut solo album “Kpanlogo,” Darkovibes is fusing his tried-and-tested sound with experimental approaches that will continue to push the envelope of Afrobeats music. Ghana is now, and Darkovibes is leading the charge.
By Michael Jacobo