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Hear An 'Acid Kuduro' Mixtape From LCD Soundsystem's Tyler Pope

Hear a high-energy blend of Angolan kuduro and acid house in Tyler Pope's new mix for OkayAfrica.

Tyler Pope, a member of  the seminal dance-punk group LCD Soundsystem, is plugged into all types of dance floor rhythms.


Through his label, Interference Pattern, he's recently put out a 2-track experimental dancehall-dub release.

He's also previously mashed together a wide array of global beats in mixes like BAILEWAVE.

In his own DJ sets, Pope likes to blend Angolan kuduro with acid house, a high-energy combination that'll have you jumping out of your seat.

He's now made OkayAfrica a 42-minute Acid Kuduro mixtape, which we're premiering above today.

"This is a mix of some older Kuduro tracks mixed with some classic Acid house that I find really inspiring," Pope tells OkayAfrica. "The energy and the lo-fi drum sounds give the tracks a kind of punk rock feeling. I also am always looking for interesting rhythms that move the dance floor and these tracks do that for me."

Stream Tyler Pope's Acid Kuduro mix above.

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B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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