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William Onyeabor Box Sets
Much of Onyeabor's identity remains a mystery, but crate-diggers have been fans for years, and 2013 saw Luaka Bop finally bring his songs to the (curious) masses. Discovering Onyeabor's music is like being let in on a very special secret. Rich with...
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Asiyami Gold's A.Au Collection
by Chérmelle Edwards Spending much of her childhood in Nigeria and then moving to Atlanta, Georgia, designer Asiyami "Gold" Wekulom injects traditions from both cultures into her work. For her label Asiyami Gold, she blends aesthetics from Nigerian...
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Fantastic Man
by Leo Walton Like many of us, you may have already enjoyed the fascinating and utterly infectious music of William Onyeabor. A mysterious Nigerian producer of the late '70s and early '80s, Onyeabor's cult-like status has recently grown beyond the...
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Shame
This week the internet was blessed with a rare and insightful interview by Dazed Digital with reclusive master producer Madlib. Towards the end—after we learn about everything from Madlib's personal endeavor to consume and collect the world's music...
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Leonard Cohen: Songs of Leonard Cohen
This week's PrivateJam comes from Red Bull Music Academy's resident DJ, record collector and go-to music historian Jefferson Mao—aka Chairman Mao. With Mao's encyclopedic knowledge of hip-hop and impressive interviewing skills with the likes of Dåm...
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Pacman and Peso: Escape to North Korea
Every now and again a story comes along that is truly stranger than fiction. This week DC's aspiring rappers, Pacman and Peso, released their music video for "Escape to North Korea" which was shot on location in the heavily guarded totalitarian state...
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Clyde Lawrence Band: Say My Name feat. Gracie Lawrence
NYC native Clyde Lawrence had written music for soundtracks like "Miss Congeniality" and "Music & Lyrics" before even turning 15, but more recently, the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter took on Destiny's Child's 2000 classic "Say My Name...
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Clyde Lawrence Band: Say My Name feat. Gracie Lawrence NYC native Clyde Lawrence had written music for soundtracks like "Miss Congeniality" and "Music & Lyrics" before even turning 15, but more recently, the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter...
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Autre Ne Veut: On & On
Making body-moving tracks infused with sexually charged '80s R&B style hooks, NYC's Arthur Ashin—better known as Autre Ne Veut, which means "I think of none other" in French—has been steaming up our speakers since his album Anxiety dropped last February...
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Larry Gus: The Blue Flowers (Between Blue and Blue) – 54 Madlib Beats
DFA Records-signed producer Larry Gus grew up in a small town in northern Greece listening mostly to mainstream rock. His world changed though when he first heard the work of loop master and hip-hop producer extraordinaire, Madlib. Now Gus gives us...
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Temi Dollface: Pata Pata
Long known for its prolific film industry, Nigera is also home to a budding pop and hip-hop community. Temi Dollface, who splits her time between Lagos and London, is shaking things up in the Naija scene with her vintage-sampling beats and strong female...
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Hecuba: Modern
LA-based duo Hecuba have released a music video for their single "Modern" that echoes a contemporary performance art piece. Isabelle Albuquerque sings a haunting duet with a synth line over a sparse arrangement of instruments while she and Jon Beasley...
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Lil Silva: No Doubt (feat. Rosie Lowe)
Rising South London singer Rosie Lowe joins British producer Lil Silva on "No Doubt"—a bass-thumping track showcasing their respective talents, while hinting at the goodness to come from each of their forthcoming EPs. The match is a natural fit stylistically...
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Lil Silva: No Doubt (feat. Rosie Lowe) Rising South London singer Rosie Lowe joins British producer Lil Silva on "No Doubt"—a bass-thumping track showcasing their respective talents, while hinting at the goodness to come from each of their forthcoming...