Community Playlist 023

Attending the Livin’ Proof gig at The Oval Space in London was definitely an event to remember. Hip-Hop parties in the UK are a lot more intense as the people attending such events swear by the artists and are genuine fans who know the lyrics of the tunes et al. I only got to the venue by 1.30 AM as the local pub crawl around the neighbourhood got a bit of hand, only to find out that the friends I was supposed to join were leaving. So I bid my good-byes and made my way inside as I very much intended to witness the show Raj & the crew had put up. I got myself right to the front centre of the stage and having noticed such a friendly and warm vibe around me, I wasn’t surprised when my first conversation was struck in the first 5 minutes. The guy who spoke to me was eagerly awaiting for the special guest and mentioned that he had a strong notion that ‘Giggs’ was the one. Having a clueless look on my face I asked him, “Who is Giggs?!” and he looked mortified. Before he could fill me in on him, the MC announced Giggs as the special guest and the crowd went ballistic, so much so that I got myself into the thick of a mosh-pit.

It took me a while to push my way out of the crowd and I let out a huge sigh of relief once successful with my mission. I made my way out to the terrace to get a breath of fresh air and that’s when I bumped into Joshua Mugenyi and his mates. Who would have thought that a quick exchange of hellos would lead to spending the rest of the night together. I have deep appreciation for friendships formed on the dance floor. The more I spoke to Josh, the more I got to know about his love for music and the fact that he working to pursue it professionally, having released a latest unsigned EP on Bandcamp –

As an ode to all the friendships formed on the dance floor and survive the test of time because of the mutual love for music, I am grateful for having Josh compile this week’s community playlist. ” I’ve always been heavily influenced by a broad range of sound, lyricism and inspirational characters in music. These are 16 of the most influential songs that inspired me to make music” – Joshua Mugenyi

The Streets – Has It Come to This? 

The Streets – Turn the Page 

Rage Against The Machine – Bulls on Parade 

Rage Against The Machine – Township Rebellion 

King Geedorah – Fazers 

MF Doom – One Beer

Cypress Hill – Trouble 

A Tribe Called Quest – Buggin Out 

The Fugees – Zealots 

Beastie Boys – So Whatcha Want 

Oasis – Live Forever 

Metallica – Nothing Else Matters 

Janet Jackson – Got Till It’s Gone 

Blur – Song 2 

Dead Prez – Hip Hop 

Limp Bizkit – Take a Look Around 

Limp Bizkit – N 2 Gether Now 

N.E.R.D – Rockstar 

Eminem – My Name Is 

Eminem – Stan 

Quasimoto – Planned Attack 

Kano – P’s & Q’s 

Dizzie Rascal – Graftin’ 

Nirvana – Something In The Way 









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