Darko Vibes started making waves on the Ghana music scene in 2016. For context, 2016 was the year E.L swept 5 VGMAs, including the coveted Artiste of the Year.
That same year, Bisa Kdei was dominating the airwaves with “Mansa”, which eventually won most popular song of the year. Since then, a lot has happened, with the influence of many musicians waning, and others like Darko Vibes rising.
Three years, a neo-afro pop rap gang and a repertoire of songs later, Darko Vibes is ready to release his debut album.
The album, dubbed “Kpanlogo” is a Ghanaian dance form, associated with the Ga ethnic group, who are traditionally located in the Greater Accra Region, which is in the South of the country.It is a nod to his culture, influences ,struggles, happiness and dance.
The project houses 14 songs , mostly Afrobeat and Highlife with a playtime of around 50 minutes. An extensive roster of features including Wizkid, Mugeez, Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Peruzzi , Stonebwoy, Kwesi Arthur & Joey B.
The album’s overall sound will sway towards a slowly paced vibe, with a lot of singing.
We are looking forward to a massively experimental sound, dominated by Ga and pidgin with overlapping genres. You can’t expect anything less from Cool Paul who is seemingly unconstrained by conventional definitions of genres and categories. Darko Vibes’ colorful personality seeps through his songs as he creates a harmony of different sounds borrowing aspects of trap, drill and local beats.
Production credits goes to Streetbeatz, recent collaborator Jumpoff, Uche, and quite predictably Vacs, Kuvie , Bali , Supersmashbroz and Kros (who had 4 songs to his credit off the 2018 Linksters tape). These producers are able to hold their own, with almost all of them having experience working with members of the La Meme Gang. The sonic chemistry will undoubtedly be top notch as they handle the technical aspects of sound.
The project is hits digital music platforms in November on the 15th. As usual, fans will be looking forward to single bangers to pave the way and make the wait bearable. We wish Darko Vibes all the best, as he prepares to solidify his standing on the Ghanaian musical landscape with “Kpanlogo”.