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True artistry involves risks. One has got to be daring, confident and relentless in the pursuit to give out their level best.  Magnifire and Jesse (known collectively as, “Les Diplomatique”) are no strangers to many stages and music scenes in Lusaka. Rocking stages from platform to platform, they've brought to deck a style not many are yet accustomed to — spoken word poetry fused with a jazzy local touch.  This is unlike anything I've heard before. Les Diplomatique channels a sound that’s soulful and blissful. At first listen, it instantly puts you in a mode of relaxation as the mellowing sounds of acoustic afro-pop immerse you. This sets the pace for two heavyweight wordsmiths to flex their skill. Magnifire and Jesse dabble between witty and catchy lines with such ease and grandiose. This is some poetic justice you rarely hear anywhere…in the world.

The risk, however, taken by the two does show. Magnifire on one part gives a linear and unchanging pattern of lyrical verses. In a shell, it comes out as 2D with no notable crescendos, which if stretched further lacks a hunger and is just merely words. Jesse, on the other hand, is the 3D pattern breaker. He brings a balance to the delivery this track aims for. There's that exciting and gripping feeling Jesse gives as he juggles his silver-tongued tone from height to height.

Local kalindula veteran James Sakala sings on the hook. He adds what would, otherwise, have been the missing ingredient to this song. His cool, sultry vocals are the cherry on top of a rather impressive cake.

Overall "Something Beautiful" is a game changer. In the same vein with what artists like Pompi, Church, Propaganda, Sho Baraka, Lecrae have done over the years; Les Diplomatique gave something astonishing and beautiful. This is a poetic track you can play for your partner, mother, father or friend. It’s something everyone can listen to and probably should listen to. Grab this track on our site, and listen for yourself. Awesome music.

 

Production 5/5

Creativity 4/5

Concept 5/5

Lyrics 4/5

Delivery 4/5

Kountapoint Ratings 4.4/5

Magnifire and Jesse (known collectively as, “Les Diplomatique”) are no strangers to many stages and music scenes in Lusaka. Rocking stages from platform to platform, they've brought to deck a style not many are yet accustomed to—spoken word poetry fused with a jazzy local touch.

This is unlike anything I've heard before. Les Diplomatique channel a sound that’s soulful and blissful. At first listen it instantly puts you in a mode of relaxation as the mellowing sounds of acoustic afro pop immerse you. This sets the pace for two heavyweight wordsmith to flex their skill. Magnifire and Jesse dabble between witty and catchy lines with such ease and grandiose. This is some poetic justice you rarely hear anywhere…in the world.

The risk, however, taken by the two does show. Magnifire on one part gives a linear and unchanging pattern of lyrical verses. In a shell it comes out as 2D with no notable crescendos, which if stretched further lacks a hunger and is just merely words. Jesse, on the other hand is the 3D pattern breaker. He brings a balance to the delivery this track aims for. There's that exciting and gripping feeling Jesse gives as he juggles his silver tongued tone from height to height.

Local kalindula veteran James Sakala sings on the hook. He adds what would, otherwise, have been the missing ingredient to this song. His cool, sultry vocals are the cherry on top of a rather impressive cake.

Overall "Something Beautiful" is a game changer. In the same vein with what artists like Pompi, Church, Propaganda, Sho Baraka, Lecrae have done over the years; Les Diplomatique give something astonishing and beautiful. This is a poetic track you can play for your partner, mother, father or friend. It’s something everyone can listen to, and probably should listen to. Grab this track on our site, and listen for yourself. Awesome music.

Production 5/5

Creativity 4/5

Concept 5/5

Lyrics 4/5

Delivery 4/5

Kountapoint Ratings 4.4/5

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