Right after Dr Sid made the life decision to quit practising as a dentist and concentrate fully on his music career signing on to Don Jazzy’s Mo’ Hits Records and records the Mo’ Hits Allstars collective album Curriculum Vitae, his movement has been upward and forward. He featured on 7 of the 15 tracks released on the album, which include “Booty Call” and “Close to you.” Following a fall out of the partners at Mo’ Hits Records, D’banj and Don Jazzy, Dr SID has since signed on to Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. He has remained as a worthy soldier of the Mavins Army.
Mavin Records act, Dr SID is back and better than ever with his signature sound and style with “The Interesting EP.” “The Interesting EP” which houses 5 electric tracks captures the essence of the dynamic singer and songwriter.
After giving us hit tracks like “Something About You,” and “Surulere,” Dr SID takes us back to those times while adding a contemporary feel to tracks like “Lifestyle” and “Lit” which feature two heavyweight award winning rappers; M.I Abaga and Ladipoe.
The EP was released as Mavin Records celebrated 8 years anniversary after it was established by Don Jazzy on May 8, 2012. The label is home to recording artistes such as Korede Bello, Dr SID, D’Prince, Di’Ja, Johnny Drille, Ladipoe, DNA Twins, Rema, and Crayon.
On May 8, 2020, Dr Sid released The Interesting EP. “The Interesting EP” is not just interesting, it’s a short Rolodex of a man’s talent and his natural ability to craft resonant songs. Even when Dr. Sid makes adlibs and expletives, something strikes you. In the end, you realize that Dr. Sid’s greatest blessing has always been his technique and his ability to attack a beat the way it is.
The EP is led forth with ‘The Lifestyle‘ which features Africa’s finest “M.I Abaga”. It’s a song about opulence and the good life built on a mid-tempo AfroR&B beat. While other songs about opulence get you dreamy, this doesn’t seek to make you jealous as the idea is to make you feel satisfied with what you already have.
‘That’s Interesting‘ follows suit and is comically delivered with a hot plate of Ghanian jollof rice. The song is a guitar rich hi-life tune with pon pon percussion. It’s a love song that qualifies everything a certain woman says and does as interesting! It exposes the supposed complacency exhibited by a very large percentage of the female gender only for them to do the rather opposite of their acclamations.
You might reluctantly move on to ‘Carry Go‘, which is an Ozedikus-produced lamba of astronomical quality. It highlights something we have known for years – Dr. Sid has some interesting hooks, fam. It’s premised on the idea of admiration of a woman while telling a detailed story of the encounter that leads to that admiration.
‘Groove‘ comes next and it is outrightly an afro-folk track dedication to the good life which involves women, sex and party. It exposes the flamboyant and very interesting supposed lifestyle of the artiste in question and he delivers a relatable vibe as many listeners and fans would attest to the desire to fulfill this lifestyle.
‘Lit‘ is the closing remark on this Extended Play and it is an Afrotrap dedication to the counter-culture of blowing trees – also known as smoking weed.
Current and catchy throughout, the hooks that come through grab audiences in an instant and don’t let up until the records come to a halt. Dr SID rides the sonic waves created by hit making producers, London, Ozedikus, Altims and Don Jazzy.