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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #38: YOUNG FATHERS

Download an African In Your Earbuds mixtape from Scottish afro-futurist trio Young Fathers.


Though based in Edinburgh, Young Fathers have the DNA of globalized times. The trio play a left-of-field marriage of art-rock and 90s rap laced with heavy percussion & group vocals influenced by group members Alloysious and Kayus‘ respective Liberian and Nigerian origins, as well beatsmith G's unique production. Young Fathers build their sonic nest at the crossroads of African traditions and experimental futurism, a combination that's delivered some of the most noteworthy tracks we've come across recently.

For this episode of Africa In Your Earbuds, YF deliver a 59-minute mixtape peppered by a broad cast of artists from the continent — DJ Mujava, Wizkid, Flavour, King Sunny Ade and Tshetsha Boys are all featured in the mix. Big up to Underdog for the incredible cover artwork (of which you can see an alternate version below).

Grab YF's Tape One, available now via Anticon and isten/download AIYE #38: Young Fathers below!

TRACKLIST

1. Man Hustling Carrots in Zimbabwe

2. African Mass Intro

3. Flavour "Shake"

4. Tshetsha Boys "Nwa Pfundia"

5. Wizkid "Don't Dull"

6. Ruff Rugged & Raw "Wetin Dey"

7. Sundaygar Dearboy "Dayin-Bay"

8. Adama Yalomba Mbora "Music of Mali"

9. Djeneba Jakite & Farafina Lolo "Djarabi"

10. Dj Mujava "Township Funk

11. Nwa Gezani "My Love"

12. King Sunny Ade "Alhaji Bode Osinusi & Alhaji Rasaq Ogbara"

Like African music? Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: BBRAVE OF AKWAABA, OLD MONEYDJ NEPTUNESAHEL SOUNDSBEATENBERGM1 [DEAD PREZ]BODDHI SATVAL’AFRIQUE SOM SYSTEMENOMADIC WAXTHE BROTHER MOVES ONLVBEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE'S DRUMMER]JAKOBSNAKECHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOLSAUL WILLIAMSTUNE-YARDSMATHIEU SCHREYERBLK JKSALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMAAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGARICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA

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Shot in Cape Town by Jasyn Howes with the help of VideoCartel, this video captures the subtle joys of youth and romance.

Check out Sipho the Gift's new music video for "Hold Up" below.

You can also watch the music video in full over at iTunes.

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Today, the Nigerian megastar has dropped the much-talked about single "Gucci Snake" featuring fellow Naija artist Slimcase. Wizkid had been teasing the highly-anticipated song throughout the year and it's finally here for fans to enjoy.

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For now, listen to "Gucci Snake" below.

Wizkid – Gucci Snake Ft. Slimcase youtu.be


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