Idd Aziz is a distinguished Kenyan born artist, vocalist, instrumentalist as well as percussionist. He is an experienced muse that plays the guitar, flute and a variety of African percussions. Previously based in Tronheim, Norway, Idd’s passion for music begun at the tender age of 13 in Nairobi, followed by a world tour at the age of 15 years.
Inspired by his father, his level of discipline and focus is incredibly evident in his consistency and the abundant energy he places in his diverse style of music, which is a combination of world sounds accompanied by deep African rhythms and notations. His vocals on the other hand have a hypnotic aerated spell that always tends to enchant the listener’s heart and soul.
As a singer/songwriter, Idd has worked and written for artists such as Necessary Noize since 2002, co-writing “Siku Nikifa” and remixed “Msenangu”, Mercy Myra’s “Mahabuba”, Achieng’ Abura’s “Wimbo Wangu”, and remixed “Makelele” with Norwegian-based Kenyan artiste STL as well as other respected artists from US. He recently released a five track EP, with musical gems such as “Makelele”, “Machozi” & “Come Dada” featuring Kenyan rapper Khaligraph that caused ripples in the Nairobi music scene.
Idd summarizes his musical philosophy by stating, “Real artistes do not have struggles. They take their time to research and create music that will get people to listen. Then everything else falls into place and people look for you. The artistes who want to rush art, struggle.” This sort of world-view has bore fruit with him inevitably having worked with the likes of Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita, Alpha Blondy, Heing Siumaro, Youssou N’ dour, Trondheim Orchestra inter alia.
Once again, Idd Aziz teams up with the pioneer of the Equatorial House sound in his upcoming Album, JERU The Album, and the product is “ Tinda Netsa”, a Kamba phrase meaning “All Is Well”. In this song Idd takes the listener into a trance state. As his voice advances along the musical scales and with each succeeding note producing a sound of an imperceptibly higher pitch in perfect rhythm with the increasing hysteria of the drums and the low cracked voice of the whistle…nirvana becomes palpable.
released December 1, 2016
Produced by Saint Evo
Vocals & Lyrics by Idd Aziz
Mastered by Njenga Giggz of Xtrim Records
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