Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti

The eldest son of Afro-beat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Femi Kuti (born Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti) spent years playing in his father's band before eventually rising to superstardom following his father's death in the late '90s. Practicing a similar style of Afro-beat as his father, Femi helped introduce the percussive blend of jazz and funk music to the international masses beginning in the mid-'90s, along with his father's same sense of political activism. After his father's death in 1997, Femi suddenly found himself the subject of immense attention. He responded by signing with MCA and embarking on his solo career beginning with Shoki Shoki. He won critical celebration around the world and began mounting efforts to break into the U.S. mainstream in successive years. A year later, Femi returned with his second album, Fight to Win, and toured the States with Jane's Addiction in an effort to cross over to a more mainstream audience. Part of this crossover effort meant aligning himself closer to hip-hop and its sizable audience. Fight to Win featured a number of respected rap artists like Mos Def and Common. In 2008, after a decade of touring rather than recording, he re-emerged with his first album in seven years, Day by Day, a definitive album that helped to establish Femi as a true original with his own unique style.

Title Album Genre Tools
Oyimbo Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Horns, Percussion, Saxophone, Tablas, Trumpet, Wind Instruments, and Xylophone
Key:
A minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Goodbye, In Love, Morning After, Patriotic, Road Trip, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
choral and male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #1
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21604
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Eh Oh Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Tablas, Trumpet, and Wind Instruments
Key:
B♭ minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Film Trailer, Game Day, In Love, Make-Out, Road Trip, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
choral and male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #2
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21605
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Day By Day Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Cello, Drums, Electric Guitar, Flute, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Tablas, Violin, and Wind Instruments
Key:
F minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Dark, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, Patriotic, Rainy Day, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
choral, female, and male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #3
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21606
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Demo Crazy Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Tablas, Trumpet, and Wind Instruments
Key:
D minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Game Day, Patriotic, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
choral and male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #4
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21607
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Do You Know Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Tablas, Trumpet, and Wind Instruments
Key:
C minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Rainy Day, Road Trip, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #5
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21608
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You Better Ask Yourself Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Wind Instruments
Key:
C minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Epic, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Goodbye, Night Club, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
choral and male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #6
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21609
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One Two Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Glockenspiel, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Tablas, Trumpet, and Wind Instruments
Key:
E♭ minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dark, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Night Club, Road Trip, Strip Tease, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Child/Children, choral, and male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #7
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21610
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Tell Me Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Horns, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Tablas, Trumpet, and Wind Instruments
Key:
B
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Patriotic, Rainy Day, Road Trip, Strip Tease, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
choral and male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #8
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21611
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Untitled Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Piano, Horns, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Tablas, Trumpet, Wind Instruments, and Xylophone
Key:
C minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #9
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21612
main mix 160k MP3
Tension Grip Africa Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Horns, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Tablas, Trumpet, Wind Instruments, and Xylophone
Key:
C minor
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Epic, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Game Day, In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, Strip Tease, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
choral and male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #10
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21613
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Dem Funny Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Tablas, Trumpet, and Wind Instruments
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Night Club, Patriotic, Rainy Day, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
choral and male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #11
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21614
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Let's Make History Day By Day World
Client:
Era:
1970s
Genres:
World
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Horns, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Tablas, Trumpet, and Wind Instruments
Key:
G♯ minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Epic, Funky/Groove, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Game Day, In Love, Patriotic, Road Trip, Sunny Day, Victory, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Afro-Beat
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Day By Day, #12
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21615
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Take Me Back