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Spoek x F*U*G*Z x Yadi 'Warp Speed'

Spoek Mathambo is joined by Yadi and F*U*G*Z on bold electro-new wave anthem 'Warp Speed'

               


Just a couple of weeks since releasing his breezy pop collab with London producer F*U*G*Z, Spoek Mathambo delivers "Warp Speed," the latest offering from what's turning out to be a match made in heaven. This time London-based songstress/producer Yadi lends her punchy pop vocals to the mix. The result is a rip roaring track which crashes through rock, pop and electro genres in one fell swoop. Halfway through, distorted guitar lines and Arctic Monkey-esque drum fills are swapped for a bold 808 drum beat and Spoek's idiosyncratic story telling. The track appeared in original form on Spoek's 2013 Escape from '85 mixtape, but F*U*G*Z's production, and generous helpings of head-nodding bass, take the retouched "Warp Speed" into pioneering territory. Stream and download the electro-newwave anthem below.

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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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