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Ruyonga

Ruyonga is a Ugandan-born, US-based hip hop music and spoken word artist whose moniker former moniker “Krukid” was fondly given to him in high school after a basketball accident left his face temporarily disfigured. He was one of the pioneering hip hop acts back in Uganda, with his first group winning a nationwide music competition in 2000. He has won numerous awards and has an extensive performance and recording history, having released three albums in physical and digital retail stores like iTunes, and has participated in shows all across the United States. He was picked by Rawkus Records as one of the top 50 artists on the internet, and Rawkus helped release his second solo album, AFRiCAN, in 2007. Rawkus Records was responsible for jumpstarting the careers of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common and Eminem. Ruyonga has recorded songs with many national artists including Brother Ali and Slug of Atmosphere, and has shared the stage with Lupe Fiasco, K’Naan, Wu Tang Clan, Grieves and Budo(Rhymesayers) and The Roots. He has performed and spoken in various settings from colleges and night clubs to churches, coffee shops and Howard University classrooms. His powerful live shows consists of anywhere from a single backing dee jay to a full live band with equally engaging supporting acts, depending on the concert size and budget. He has a strong online presence on Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.

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Peter Miles

Peter Miles' career as an African dancehall artist started in 1994 when he was just 14 years old. Over the years he has worked with artists like, General Levy of the incredible fame from London, 2face from Nigeria, Swahili nation, Soul singer Jaqee based in Sweden, East African bashement crew and many more. Peter Miles now records in his home based "ROAD BLOCK"studio in Entebbe (Uganda), and the Ogopa DJs based in Nairobi (Kenya). He writes his own music and produces. His music is a blend of Ragga/reggae with a local African feel, which includes local languages like Luganda, Swahili mixed with English, which he calls African reggae dancehall. Peter Miles has shared stage with many acclaimed stars like R. Kelly, Wyclef Jean (at the Zain Launch in Uganda), T.O.K. (at his concert in Uganda) Buju Banton, Kevin Little, Brick and Lace, Assasin, Elephant man at the Silk sreet jam in Uganda, and many more. He has performed in various cities around Africa and Europe and the U.S.A. including Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar-es-salaam, South Africa, Berlin, and London. 2005 February 22nd MTV launched the first pan-African music channel 'MTV Base Africa'. Peter Miles is one of the pioneer artists in Africa selected to feature on the channel right from the start and was selected to perform at the channel’s launch in Uganda. In the same year his track "Owange" featured as the title track on an international African reggae compilation by a German based record company called Outhere records. Peter Miles has won various awards in Africa including; -Best Ragga artist/group PAM AWARDS for 2 years (UGANDA) -Best Ragga dancehall video Channel O awards (SOUTH AFRICA) -Best dancehall video Kisima awards (KENYA) On the 7th June 2007, Peter Miles was the only artist from East and central Africa selected to perform at the anti G8 summit concert code named the"P8 concert” in Rostock"Germany"alongside other big European bands like U2, Bono, Youssou N'dour, Bob Geldof, Seed, and many more, his performance act was one of the few that were selected to air on Germany's biggest TV station ARD at prime time.. Look out for Peter Miles' latest hot singles: "Hot Party Wine" with Spice, the female star from Jamaica, "Full Attention" with Levysill from Kenya, and Nice & Polite remix featuring Elephant Man. A lot more is coming! www.petermiles.net

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MunG

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Iryn Namubiru

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Jackie Chandiru

Jackie Chandiru a.k.a Jackie is one of Uganda’s leading female R’n’B artists and vocalists. Jackie kicked off her musical career in 2004 after she emerged as one of the winners for the Coca Cola Pop stars. This led to formation of the Blu 3 which became one of the leading girl groups in Africa. In 2010 Blu 3 went on leave thus leading to the girls working on solo projects. In mid 2010, Jackie released her first single Agassi in both Lugbara (her native language) and English. This song has earned recognition in as a solo artist and earned her an award Best r’n’b single in the just ended Diva awards. She has continued to release songs like Goin’ On ft Jose Chameleone, Gwoyagala ft Rabadaba, Overdose, For all time ft Sami from Eritrea, Bakusigula, Agassi, Stand Together ft Paul Mutebi of Limit X, Baazi Yo, Wind it Up ft Navio and Fidempa and so much more. She has worked with producers like Goodenuff Records, Swangz Ave, Paddy Man from Dream studios, Hanz from Hanz Production and Charlie King. Jacke is amongst few Ugandan musicians to have broken out of the local music scene and made an impact on the African music scene. Their music can be heard on Radio across Africa and their trendy high budget videos have enjoyed extensive airplay on major African networks MTV Base, Channel O and East African Television. For more information about Jackie please contact Contact Details: Tel: +256 784 202 642, +256 752 823 767, +256 774 583 612

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Benny Black

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ThaDropout

First things first, it’s “ThaDropout”, no DJ, Selector or any of that other stuff, just ThaDropout. Real name; Aijuka Duncan Ngabirano. I’m a music fiend, which goes without say, a music producer/DJ, born, bred and based in Uganda. I’ve performed at a number of the top spots in Kampala’s nightlife (Boda Boda, Mish Mash, FatBoyz, YOLO Lounge…to mention but a few) and still crossing more off the dynamic list. Widely known for my themed mixes like SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH (Kwaito/S.A. House), BEATS N SIXTEENS (Hiphop and R&B), JUMP N SHOUT (House/EDM), AFRO HIPPY (African Hiphop), AFRICAN PARTY (Afropop & African EDM), NOSTALGIA (Old Skool/Oldies…basically throwback) and many more. I’m musically elite (if there is such a thing) and anything but cliché so if you are tired of that seasonal monotony in the nightclub and radio playlists, I’m the guy to take care of you. I don’t dwell too much on how good people think I am but rather where I’ll be in times to come so this is where you should forget all my past achievements…#XTATIC [monthly mix collection] episodes coming soon plus there’s more to come. I'm also the official DJ for the Uganda Lyricist Lounge. Keep up with my activity (upcoming theme nights, events, media links, news and more) on Twitter (@ThaDropout) or Facebook (Duncan Ngabirano). For bookings, +256 791 102 225 or duncanngabirano@gmail.com (contact in advance). I’ll let my work speak for itself but remember, I’m anything but cliché. SUPPORT.

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DJ Crisio

Dj crisio is a Dutch, UG based dj, who specializes in a variety of electronic styles such as house, electro and progressive house. Starting out as a resident dj at Iguana Bar, he is now gaining popularity as he appears on more and more events every month. He has made it his mission to introduce the party people of Uganda to the next level of Electronic Dance Music, and one of his means to achieve this is by presenting the series of free mixtapes ‘KLA House Sessions’, of which he is planning to release 1 volume every 2 months. Follow him on www.facebook.com/djcrisio and twitter: @dj_crisio

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GNL Zamba

One of East Africas most influential artists, Gnl zamba was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. he started professional music in 2007 after completion of his bachelors degree. His break out hit was soda jinjale off the record breaking album koyi koyi/ riddles of life. he has won numerous awards, including best male artist of the year BUZZ AWARDS,album of the year and 2 best hip hop singles PAM AWARDS. Gnl has gained international exposure and recognition through performances on international stages in Ethiopia, Zanzibar, London, Dubai,kigali Rwanda,Tanazania, USA(uganda African youth conference) and Benin to mention a few including the sauti za busara(zanzibar) and (ethiopia) selam African international music festivals. East Africa now anticipates the release of his third live band album called Dreaming in color to be released this october 2012. other albums include koyi koyi and speaking vernacular Ernest NSIMBI. zamba (real names) is currently c.e.o of The label BABOON FOREST ENT. with 5 artists. chart topping singles His style of music is hip hop which he christens LUGA FLOW (fusion of rap and traditional instruments), packed with rhyme and poetry. his songs are known to inspire...singing in english and his indigenous luganda dialect. A strong believer of music for positive change GNL addresses issues such as domestic violence,social justice, African pride and the environment . He is an ambassador of coca cola uganda and was recognized by the ministry of health uganda for his health education musical efforts "story ya lukka" and "true man hood

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Aethan

Anthony Ssewabuga better known by the Alias Aethan, is a Ugandan record producer. He started out listening to music through which he grew a penchant for sound and production. His Brother recalls seeing him spending a considerable amount of time listening to a particular song on replay while paying attention to detail, variations and the beat with impeccable concentration which he found boring. He thought music was meant to be enjoyed, not to put one to task. It wasn’t until a friend introduced Aethan to Fruity Loops, a digital audio production workstation in which he picked interest and learnt how to make beats plus more about production. He got his professional start when his brother hooked him up with Klear Kut (Ugandan rap group) in 2007, a move that pushed him to take mainstream production into consideration. Aethan has since worked with artists such as The Mith on So UG, Fire, Big Is Me, Go Hard, and more, Navio on Ngalo, Nnawuliranga, Leka Kwenyumiriza, One and Only, Trouble and much of his catalogue, Klear Kut on Eyo Yange, Independent Woman featuring Peter Miles, Fresh featuring P-Unit from Kenya, worked with GNL on Ani Yali Amanyi, Wololo, Ruyonga on Blood Fire Smoke Vapour, Victory, Lilian Mbabazi on Get Out The Door, Flex D’Paper (with whom they run a partnership in Rapaholix Music), LugaFlow Army on The Aeth Way, AirPorTaxi on 808s & Heart breaks, Don Mc on Yes Yes among others. Aethan has become known for fusing African percussion and artistry with Western electronic and synth sounds cemented by solid drum patterns and an appetite for sampling, a style that he says is as a result of his early musical observations in the works of American production leading men like RZA, Kanye West, Just Blaze with the way they turned Motown classics into heavy hitting rap beats with a soulful fabric, more so Timberland who has continuously re-invented his sound. With such insight, Aethan has gone ahead to create his own lane and localize those ideas, tapping inspiration from the rich sound of the African beat to make music for a global audience. He is currently working on a project that he dubbed “The Aeth Way” in honour of the way he crafts his productions; Aethan produced most of his past works while at College in his hostel room, a factor that he says inspired a unique level of creativity in a setting that was on the users end.

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Dj Aludah

DJ Aludah is THE DEEJAY if you intend to have an unforgettable…wait, am getting ahead of myself before I properly begin! I am a Ugandan Deejay working with Channel O(Bassment Africa) and Radiocity97fm(Beats Par Minute on Fridays 7-10am and Baseline 6-8pm saturdays) If am not at any Ugandan event on a weekend, then am probably in SouthAfrica, Zambia, Kenya , Nigeria, (name it), blessing the party scene. Been nominated for both local and continental awards, won the Ultimate Ugandan dj competition, The Pilsner Spinmaster Championship 2010(for which am still the reigning champion three years later!) D’jing on big Ugandan stages with both International and Local artistes is a very occasional instance, but that does not stop me from d’jing at your private event. All you need to do is email me: djaludah@gmail.com, tweet:@djaludah or facebook me on www.facebook.com/DJALUDAH. Remember, bookings are made two weeks prior to the event. Put your money where the value is worth! So... like I was saying in the beginning, DJ Aludah is THE DEEJAY toto reckon with if you intend to have an unforgettable music experience!

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Qwela

To make music for the love of music and get paid a dym for it, thats a life of gigs man! Qwela is a 5 year old band from Uganda with a unique Afro-soul flavour of music. Qwela means 'pure' in rukiga- one of Uganda's ethnic languages. Our debut album 'Kidepo' was well received and is doing well among our audiences. Raised in a traditional African background and influenced by western culture, Qwela as a band have come up with a unique fusion of African music with a Western musical approach. Their niche- reaches a section of society that is not catered for by the current of digital, recycled music. We currently perform every -Friday night at Emin Pasha Hotel. Band Interests The art & science of gigging. Making music for the love of music and earning a dym for it! Now aint that livin it! Artists We Also Like Milege, Janzi Band, Pragmo, Maurice Kirya, Suzan Kerunen, Ouma Michael, Tamba

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Featured Albums

Transition Mixtape

Contains 13 songs by Patrobas.

Mamkamwe

Contains 5 songs by Tamba.

CODE Singles

Contains 6 songs by CODE.

Speaking Vernacular

Contains 16 songs by GNL Zamba.

Talk and Talk

Contains 10 songs by Radio and Weasel.

Engyma of the State

Contains 16 songs by Engyma .

Backs to Basics 5

Contains 1 songs by Mister Deejay.

God Over Money

Contains 15 songs by Ruyonga.

Puss Puss

Contains 8 songs by Bebe Cool.

Singles- Juliana

Contains 17 songs by Juliana Kanyomozi.

Ngenda Maaso

Contains 8 songs by Radio and Weasel.

Features - GNL

Contains 4 songs by GNL Zamba.

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