Pipi Pango – Artist of the Month (January 2020)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pipi Pango is a well established artist who burst onto the streaming scene back in 2018. The Afro/European songwriter is based in both the United Kingdom/Ireland and Nigeria. Having grown up in Lagos, Pipi Pango has spent most of his life as an adult living in Ireland and the UK; providing him with a plethora of life experience that has had a significant influence on his creative compositional talent.

Pipi Pango attended the National Film School/Sound Training Centre in Dublin to study music production, providing him with the necessary training required to become a well rounded artist. Although Pipi Pango takes creative inspiration from the likes of Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, U2, Coldplay, Kanye West and P. Diddy, he amalgamates a variety of stylistic elements to form his unique sound.

To date, Pipi Pango has five singles: ‘Jah Jah’, ‘Totori’, ‘Solomon’, ‘Street Love’, ‘Lagos to London’, and one EP: ‘Love, Money & Power’, in his online discography. Some of his most successful tracks include the likes of ‘Solomon’, amassing almost sixteen thousand three hundred streams, ‘Totori’, gathering over sixteen thousand two hundred streams, and ‘Street Love’, with thirteen thousand streams on Spotify alone. It’s fair to say that Pipi Pango is steadily building his dedicated fan base with every new release https://www.youtube.com/embed/kNEKXmXezPo?wmode=opaque&enablejsapi=1


Our featured single, ‘Lagos to London’ by Pipi Pango, is out now and available to stream on all major streaming platforms! The single lasts three minutes and thirty-nine seconds and sits at 102bpm. Written about the “positive energy you get from the two cities [and] multiculturalism”, ‘Lagos to London’ is the first single from the soon to be released album: AFRICABILITY.
The single commences with a seven-second introduction that combines a number of stylistic instrumental elements and an initial vocalization; setting the melodic tone for the proceeding main vocal line. Pipi Pango’s vocal color is clean and emotive; perfectly matching the tone of the instrumental accompaniment. The instigation of the percussive beat drives the rhythmic intensity of the music without detracting from the smooth vibe.

The rap kicks in at 1:06 and showcases Pipi Pango’s impressive lyricism and talent as both a singer and rapper. The transition between the catchy hook and the rap provides just the right amount of dynamic diversification; ensuring that the listener will be captivated by the melodic flow from start to finish. The systematic inclusion of harmonised backing vocals adds a depth to the overall sound without detracting from the prominence of Pipi’s main vocal.

From the well balanced production and impressive instrumentation, to the dynamic vocal performance, fans of Pipi Pango, as well as those who appreciate new and creative music, will definitely want to hear this single. Make sure you follow Pipi Pango on all of his social media platforms to keep up to date with upcoming releases and performances!




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