Following the highly anticipated release of ‘Saba (Deluxe)’ on 14 June 2024, Nairobi-based multidisciplinary artist King Kerby has solidified his position as a frontrunner in Kenya’s burgeoning indie music scene. The deluxe album, featuring seven additional tracks to the original ‘Saba,’ has been met with widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike.

The project, produced, mixed, and mastered by award-winning South African producers Zino D and LD Beats, showcases Kerby’s versatility and growth as an artist. The collaboration with these seasoned producers, known for their work with Nasty C, has elevated the album’s sound to new heights. 

Standout tracks like “Deuce,” featuring South African rapper Ta’Eish, and silky cuts such as  “What You Want,” with vocalist Rachel Kendi, have garnered significant attention since their earlier releases. The visuals for “What You Want,” directed by the late Tilu The Creator, have been praised for their artistic merit and serve as a touching tribute to the talented director’s legacy.

The album’s diverse sound palette, ranging from the tropical house-inspired “Leeches” to the militant “Niko Order,” has showcased Kerby’s ability to navigate various genres while maintaining his unique artistic voice. Critics have lauded the project for its high production quality and its representation of Nairobi‘s avant-garde indie music scene. 

King Kerby‘s live debut of the album at Snowball Studios, Nairobi, on 15 June 2024, was a resounding success. The intimate setting provided fans with an immersive experience into the ‘Saba’ realm, delivering on Kerby’s promise of a “sonically cozy and homely” atmosphere. Attendees praised the performance for its authenticity and the depth of emotion conveyed through Kerby’s live renditions.

“The live show truly transported us deeper into the ‘Saba’ realm. It was a space of perfect imperfection and realness that resonated with everyone present.” 

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As ‘Saba (Deluxe)’ continues to gain traction, it cements King Kerby‘s status as a leading voice in Nairobi‘s indie music and art community. The album stands as a testament to his artistic vision and the potential of Kenya‘s music scene to make waves on the global stage. With the success of ‘Saba (Deluxe),’ anticipation is already building for King Kerby‘s next move. As he continues to evolve and refine his sound, the artist remains committed to creating music that pushes boundaries while staying true to his roots.

For those who haven’t yet experienced ‘Saba (Deluxe),’ the album is available on all major streaming platforms.

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Fans can also connect with King Kerby on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube for behind-the-scenes content and updates on future projects.