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'Sounds from the Other Side' EP: Reviewing Wizkid's Discography So far | Music 360 | Pulse TV

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Published on Jul 14, 2017

Where Wizkid’s previous album “Ayo (Joy)” channeled his local hit making ability towards a linear sound for this market, “Sounds from the Other Side” is a work of ambition and international aspirations.

Wizkid's 'Sounds from the Other Side' EP is upon us. Music 360 special edition reviews Wizkid's evolution as a super star from the release of his first album till date.

From chasing beats at Modogg’s studio to collaborating with Drake on three records, the story of Wizkid is an inspirational tale that would resonate for many years to come.

Wizkid has grown in every possible way. His artistry is better. His performances carry much verve, his celebrity is at an all-time high, and when he makes moves, they turn out to be heavy-hitters.

Compare this to his 2014 project “Ayo (Joy)” and the situation surrounding the project.

Wizkid still had everything going for him then, only that he needed to fly higher than Banky W’s label, Empire Mates Entertainment can carry him

Wizkid's “Ayo (Joy)” album was commercially successful, selling tremendously for over two years.

“Ayo (Joy)” album also gave Nigeria ‘Ojuelegba’, a beast of a single, which drew Drake in and gave Wizzy supporting credentials to embark on this international campaign.

Everything is different now. “Sounds from the Other Side” EP meets Wizkid at a very dissimilar point in his career when compared to 2014.

Wizkid has three records with Drake, has received a Grammy nomination, won Billboard awards, and is notably recognized as the best in Africa.

'Sounds from the Other Side' EP is designed for a broader audience. Conceptually, the entire project is about a guy expressing his love to a girl in various ways.

Whether it is the mushy delight of ‘All for love’, or the raunchy imagery contained in ‘Dirty wine’, it holds on to that narrative and runs with it. “Ayo (Joy)” didn’t have that.

At 40-minutes long, “Sounds from the Other Side” is surprisingly cohesive. Through the mixtape’s 12 tracks, Wizkid weaves in and out of Afrobeat, EDM, R&B, House and dancehall.

These genres were the work of production team involving music makers specialized in various genres.

African producers Sarz, Del B, Spellz, worked alongside Dre Skull, DJ Mustard, and Major Lazer to birth the project

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