Decimal records launched their joint debut album ‘Decimator volume 1’ 


By Sam Kariuki / Images by Afribuni & Photography by Humphrey Gateri

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Decimate according to the Oxford dictionary means to kill or destroy. No blood was shed, but everyone’s feet were killing them by the time they went home. Decimal records launched their joint debut album ‘Decimator volume 1’ this week produced by the legendary Kenyan music producer Musyoka Eric. The label, Decimal records, is owned by Musyoka and Bon’eye from P-Unit. The 15 track album was launched at the Kiza ballroom and was MC’d by Frasha and Kwambox.

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Officially re-launched in May 2017, Decimal Records has been in the game for more than 20 years. With the increasing attention and renewed interest in the Kenyan music scene, Decimal Records is at the forefront in shaping the music scene by sharing the sound and talent at the stable which will set the tone and spearhead a new generation of artists.


Good things take time and after listening to this album it is as clear as day that time, effort and creativity were put into producing this album. They worked on the album for 3 years before launching it. Jack Rooster, featured on the album, is an amazingly talented DJ, who has been an instrumental figure in the development of this album. He features on several tracks in the album such as Bonge, which also features Konkodi, Bon’eye and Brian Nadra. Aside from featuring on this song, he also has a jam to himself called Funky for me.

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Watching new artists and veterans perform at the event made for an eventful night. The music had the audience on their feet. An experience that truly reminded the audience of how great African music is and how much untapped talent we have.

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As the night wore on the MC’s also took the time to engage with the audience to gauge how well they were informed about the album. There were also gift hampers for those who got any of the questions about the album right. If you missed the launch, you can still listen to the album on Boomplay, the music streaming service.

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The album has set the bar high for young upcoming artists.




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