Meet Arden Records
Platoon’s “truly artist-first lo-fi label.” Co-founders sagun, Jordan Smith, and Andrew Kwan discuss the origins of the label and the importance of providing a meaningful platform for lo-fi artists.
Mexican Artists Team Up for Modern Lullabies Collection ‘Arrullos Mexicanos’
Arrullos Mexicanos is composed of 12 Mexican and Mexican-American artists who worked to create their own cradle songs to send your little ones off to sleep. The result is a beautifully curated and original 22-track album that spans from folklore-rich lullabies to soothing piano melodies to help the listener reach a sleeping state.
Platoon’s Gospel Heritage
‘Gospel Heritage,’ our brilliant new project celebrating #GospelHeritageMonth, aims to tell the story of the genre through different lenses from across Africa, the UK and Jamaica.
Aaron Smith Donates Gas to Angelenos for New Music Video
Aaron is releasing his new pop-funk single and video for “Better Everyday” and to kick off the release, Aaron is inspiring his fans, old and new, to do a random act of kindness.
PAUSE Meets: Kwesi Arthur
Kwesi Arthur talks Africa, influences and dream collaborations.
Up close and personal with Ms. Banks
Ms Banks wants you to tap into the divinity of feminine energy.Her new extended play, ‘Bank Statement’, is a fluid continuum of breezy afroswing rhythms, whip-smart lyricism and infectious hooks.

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Aaron Smith Talks About His Musical Influence and His New Single “You”
Scottish singer Aaron Smith first made noise with his heartfelt ballads, stripped-back piano arrangements, and mellow, synthy beats. His honest lyrical content and powerful vocals not only helped capture millions of listeners…
Amy Lilley’s New Single “These Walls” Is A Nostalgic R&B Ode To Endings
Freshly crowned Apple Music’s Up Next Artist for South Africa, Amy Lilley has racked up an impressive repertoire of singles and a SAMA nomination to boot since she powered onto the scene two years ago. And all before the release of her debut album, Petrichor. Let’s just say t’s quite clear she’s here for the long haul.
Ayra Starr Partners with Darling Nigeria
Darling Hair Nigeria is always making big moves in the hair industry. This time, Darling Nigeria has partnered with Mavin Records artist, Ayra Starr. Super Star, Ayra Starr, is popularly identified by her love for braids and in a recent post on her Instagram page, Ayra Starr admits that her best kept secret is Darling Hair.
Watch Ms Banks’ Sexy “Bounce” Music Video
Ms Banks releases a sizzling banger titled “Bounce”. The visual borrows a lot from Classic Jazz cabarets—men dressed in classic suits watching sexy singers and dancers perform on stage.
Khaid On His Music, Childhood, Sydney Talker & Diversity EP
17 year old Khaid burst onto the scene earlier this year. His first single With You’ received strong support, with airplay in Nigeria, USA, and the UK, amassing over 1.2 million streams in the first couple of weeks after its release.
Samthing Soweto Grateful For His New Single “Amagents”
When he told fans about the song just a day before its release, they got excited, already believing it would be a success, even before it hit the airwaves.