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  • blog December 10, 2014

    tUnE-yArDs Features DJ Marfox and Pearls Negras on “Water Fountain” Remix

    Since first emerging in 2009, indy darlings tUnE-yArDs have been particularly adept at incorporating a variety of African influences into their looping soundscapes. From the stacked horns and hocketed vocals that defined their debut, to the inspired recreation of Fela … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2014

    Podcast — Ghost Man: DJ Spoko’s Bacardi House

    DJ Spoko, the South African producer behind some of the country’s (and maybe the continent’s) wildest electronic sounds, has long been something of a mystery. Aside from a few scattered production credits, a handful of YouTube videos, and one solitary … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2014

    Afro-Tech: Hailu Mergia on Organs, Ethiopia, and His Classical Instrument

     Hailu Mergia is back. And that’s a good thing. The keyboardist spent the late ’60s and ’70s in the Walias band, an r&b/funk ensemble that played with many of the best known Ethiopian performers of that nation’s golden era. Finding … Read more »

  • blog June 25, 2014

    Afropop Video Premiere: “This Is KiT”

    One of the coolest, friendliest and, without a doubt, most energetic groups to cross our aural radar over the last year or two has been Kuenta i Tambu, the Curaçaoan party starters who mix the bass-heavy sounds of modern dance … Read more »

  • blog June 17, 2014

    Stromae Drops “Ta Fete” for World Cup, Makes U.S. Debut

    Haven’t yet heard of Stromae, the Rwandan-Belgian singer, songwriter and megastar? Don’t worry–we’re pretty sure you’ll have your chance. After years of slaying European audiences with heartsick tracks (and brilliant videos) like “Formidable”  and his breakout hit “Papaoutai” (read our take … Read more »

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