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  • blog December 5, 2016

    New Series: Afropop’s Fresh Cuts

    These days, all it takes is a laptop, a microphone, some software, maybe a MIDI keyboard, and competence with social media to get your music out into the world. To some, this has cheapened contemporary music, allowing crisp production and … Read more »

  • hip-deep June 23, 2016

    Roots and Future: A History of U.K. Dance

    Look around today’s musical mainstream, and you’ll quickly realized that dance styles are everywhere, filling stadiums, topping charts, and gathering tens of thousands in festivals around the country. Yet few know their full history. Building on prior Hip Deep explorations … Read more »

  • blog October 13, 2015

    Yemi Alade: Sweet Video for “Sugar”

    It’s been a very busy year for Nigerian pop singer Yemi Alade. She’s churned out hit after hit from her 2014 debut release King of Queens, and she was recently nominated for “Best African Act” at the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards, … Read more »

  • blog October 9, 2015

    New Mix From DJ Spoko

    Pretoria’s DJ Spoko (of township funk and Fantasma renown) recently dropped the perfect mix to ease the transition between your last few hours of Friday and the blissfully decadent weekend to come. Or at least, the decadent bliss you will … Read more »

  • blog August 11, 2015

    Afrika Bambaataa, Gilles Peterson and Quantic at SummerStage in Central Park

    Saturday, Aug. 8, was a DJ Celebration extravaganza at SummerStage in NYC’s Central Park with performances by hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa, Gilles Peterson and Quantic. Bambaataa’s set featured some crew members from the Universal Zulu Nation on the mic. The night … Read more »

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