Disappointing debuts aside, here’s what I’ve been listening to …
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- Kcee ft Tekno – ‘Tender’
Quite the most infectious pop tune I’ve heard in a bit from Nigeria’s Tekno.
- Los Wemblers – ‘La Danza Del Petrolero’
Psychedelic Cumbia from Peru, released in 1976. I heard this last year on a Native Instruments “Tropical Frequencies” documentary about Dengue Dengue Dengue! last year and have had it lodged in my head ever since.
- Sam Gelliatry – ‘Jungle Waters’
Lush strings and punishing bass. A winner.
- Distruction Boyz – ‘Shut Up & Groove’
An absolute banger. The best Gqom record I have heard thus far. Video is great too.
- Ray BLK – ‘5050’
Another tune that’s been lodged in my head since last year. A rich tune with an imaginative structure, simple melody, sparse rhythm, beautiful vocal, and a great bassline.
- Aidona – ‘Banga(Raw)[2face Riddim]’
Not exactly revolutionary, but still, it is a top flow on a top riddim.