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9 albums you need to hear this week
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9 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection: the thrilling return of FKA Twigs, debut album from Nigerian rapper Ycee, dark and noisy experimentations by Moor Mother and many more to hear this week. Magdalene FKA Twigs FKA twigs aka […]

Dr Peppa mixes kwaito and rap in ‘What It Is’ with Riky Rick, Lucasrap and Chang Cello
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Dr Peppa mixes kwaito and rap in 'What It Is' with Riky Rick, Lucasrap and Chang Cello

Shot in South Johannesburg, the video perfectly blends South African urban codes with American rap styles. The track itself has the same mix of genres. While the choruses and some verses are rapped in English […]

Zap Mama’s debut album gets vinyl reissue on Crammed Discs
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Zap Mama's debut album gets vinyl reissue on Crammed Discs

Originally released on Crammed Discs in 1991, Zap Mama’s a cappella debut album has become a classic, and influenced a large number of vocalists and musicians around the world.   Zap Mama consisted at the time of five […]

Clipping. and Shabazz Palaces dive into Drexciya’s world
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Clipping. and Shabazz Palaces dive into Drexciya's world

Experimental hip-hop group Clipping’s “The Deep” is a dark sci-fi tale about the underwater-dwelling descendants of African women thrown off slave ships, based on the mythology of Detroit electronic group Drexciya. The song was originally commissioned for […]

DJ Katapila retraces his journey in eponymous short documentary
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DJ Katapila retraces his journey in eponymous short documentary

The unmistakably original artist is the subject of a documentary on his musical journey. From a young age, Ishmael Abbey was a beloved local DJ in Accra, Ghana’s competitive and rapidly-evolving music galaxy. Katapila brought Ghana’s […]

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Bantou Mentale unveils trippy music video for ‘Château Rouge’
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Bantou Mentale unveils trippy music video for 'Château Rouge'

An experimental music video for Bantou Mentale debut album’s main single, “Château Rouge”. Afro-punk band Bantou Mentale composed of singer Apocalypse, drummer Cubain Kabeya, guitarist Chicco Katembo and producer Doctor L are paying tribute to the Parisian […]

Burna Boy as an irresistible seducer in ‘Omo’s music video
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Burna Boy as an irresistible seducer in 'Omo's music video

Afrofusion star hit once again with the elegant music video of “Omo”. Where will he stop? While he is currently performing in the main European concert hall or just won the prize of ‘Best African […]

Bongo Joe Records announces volume 2 of their Indian Ocean compilation, Soul Sega Sa
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Bongo Joe Records announces volume 2 of their Indian Ocean compilation, Soul Sega Sa

Bongo Joe Records’ handpicked gems from Mauritius, Seychelles and La Reunion’s golden age of Sega In the 17th century, slaves were deported from Africa, Madagascar and the pristine islands of Mauritius, Réunion and Seychelles to […]

Be With Records reissues masterpiece album The Now Generation: Percussive Underscores
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Be With Records reissues masterpiece album The Now Generation: Percussive Underscores

Peter Luedemann and Pit Troja 1983’s outstanding album reissued by Be With Records.  This is the one. An absolutely outstanding record from 1983 and definitely one of the hardest to find on the collectable German library […]

Crammed Discs to release a tremendous album of unreleased tracks from Kinshasa’s bands
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Crammed Discs to release a tremendous album of unreleased tracks from Kinshasa's bands

Crammed Discs presents a bi-dimensional album of unreleased recordings from four bands of Kinshasa made in 1978. It is also accompanied with brand-new reconstructions made by the highly-respected French producer Martin Meissonnier Photo: Mbuyamba Nyunyiof Sankayi & Kasai Allstars by […]

Da Lata shares poetic music video ‘Mentality’
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Da Lata shares poetic music video 'Mentality'

To celebrate the release of their highly anticipated fourth album Birds, Da Lata just reveals the music video of ‘Mentality’, a journey through London Afro-Brazilian soul music. Welcome to London tropicalia. Gathering his family of collaborators with diverse musical backgrounds in soul, jazz […]