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Mozambican Artist Samito Blends 80s Pop and Soukous in His Debut Album

Montreal-based Mozambican artist and songwriter Samito shares a stream of his debut album.

Samito, the Montreal-based Mozambican artist and songwriter released his debut album earlier this week with Costume Records. The self-titled album, Samito, includes eight tracks from the artist highlighting his unique and distinctive new-age electronica sound.


“There's some Tom Waits, Céu, Tears for Fears, Patrick Watson, Gavinsky, etc. Also some soukous and afro-beat guitars, 80's pop, a pantsula bassline and other grooves.”

The album serves as a breakthrough for the newly emerging artist. Prepared in less than a month, Samito reimagines the landscape of afro-inspired beats in a new age.

"Behind this album is a certain tolerance to risk, intuition. The whole record was written, arranged, recorded, mixed and mastered within a period of 20 days between March and April, 2016. We recorded 9 songs [in two days], two of which didn't make it to the record. Instead we added ‘Tiku la Hina”

Tiku la Hina,” which debuted late last year as Samito’s first single was selected as one of our top songs of 2015.

Listen to Samito’s entire debut album below.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

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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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

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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Courtesy of Jojo Abot.

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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