Kenyan music fans dig deep for Liquid’

The two-man Afro House band Liquideep heads to Nairobi this weekend in the first live sample of South African House music in Kenya, months after it started dominating the club scene in the capital.

Rather than last minute buys, fans have been snapping up tickets at discounted pre-date rates, to enjoy this Sunday’s sunny House-Music-filled Blankets and Wine.

Organisers are excited to have managed to get Liquideep, who have been extremely busy since hitting the charts with a bang last year.

Their reach extends to South America and even Australia, in music they describe as a clash between African beats and whatever’s popular on dancefloors across the globe.

Success came quick for singer/songwriter/producer Ziyon and DJ/producer Ryzor, who after just two years since they came together were sent soaring across the region’s airwaves with their hit-song “Fairytale”.

Since then, two albums and two compilations later, there’s no stopping these hard working young men.

Liquideep is only the latest in a growing list of talented African musicians who’ve made their way to Nairobi for the Blankets and Wine festival, held every month at the Mamba Village.

The duo has an uncanny ability to change the tone of music done by other artists, successfully gaining them fame in this year’s Channel O Video Awards.

Liquideep, HHP, and Teargas were feted for the Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring Video for their track “Born For This”.

Also on stage this weekend is Eric Wainaina, who will use the podium to sings tracks off of his latest album Love + Protest.

Newbie Sage and award winning songstress Neema will kick-start the event, setting the mood for 2011 the festive season.

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