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You Need These Remixes of Mr Eazi, Cardi B & Kendrick Lamar In Your Life

Uproot Andy and Studio 189 deliver the goods in their Bumper to Bumper remix album.

If you were in need of some new tracks for your dance playlist look no further.


Uproot Andy has collaborated with Studio 189the fashion brand and social initiative founded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah—to release the new 16-track remix album, and accompanying mixtape, Bumper to Bumper.

Bumper to Bumper will take you on a journey through all the tracks you probably had on repeat last year, from Mr Eazi's "Leg Over" to Bodak Yellow," through a new lens crafted by the Brooklyn-based DJ and producer.

The hits are recognizable but given a completely new life through Uproot Andy's blend of afrobeats, baile funk, dembow, Afro-Latino and Caribbean rhythms.

"I'm really inspired by the way Studio 189 balances local Ghanaian cultural traditions with a global style that speaks to everyone," the DJ mentions. "I wanted to emphasize the shared culture of the different genres and remix the songs so as to blur the distinctions between them, so that it would flow together and feel like one style even as the language of the singing changes from song to song."

Get into it and purchase all 16 remixes for just $1 below—you wont find a better deal than that. Plus, if you're in NYC, catch these sounds and more live tonight at Esther & Carol (details in the Instagram flyer below).


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Tay Iwar. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Tay Iwar Is Nigeria's Hidden Gem

In a rare interview, the reclusive Nigerian singer and producer talks in-depth about writing and producing his new EP 1997, his forthcoming album Gemini and Nigeria's 'Alté' movement.

Tay Iwar wants some space. The word is the title of one of three songs on his new EP and also one that comes up during our interview, conducted via voice notes and texts on Whatsapp from his base in Abuja—a long way from Lagos which remains Nigeria's music hub.

The choice of the nation's quieter capital over the bustle of its music metropolis is a deliberate one for Iwar and one which fevers his reputation as a recluse and cult figure in Nigerian music circles. This especially happens among the subculture referred to as "alté"—an abbreviation of the word alternative which is used to denote the independent movement that is free from the flash and perceived vacuity of afropop. Precise definitions of the word vary but common denominators include introspection and melancholia, as well as trap and R&B.;

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Photo: Dancers of the Asociación Cultural Afro Chincha Perú via Wikimedia Commons

After Decades of Erasure, Afro-Peruvians Will Finally be Counted in the National Census

Despite an Afro-Peruvian cultural resurgence not a lot has been done to increase the population's visibility on a political level.

In 2009, Peru became the first Latin American country to issue an official public apology to its afrodescendiente population for centuries of "abuse, exclusion, and discrimination." Since then, many have criticized it as more of a symbolic gesture, especially for its failure to mention slavery. It was also seen as a way for the government to highlight Afro-Peruvian culture over making any substantive improvements to the material conditions of Afro-Peruvian communities.

Enter the census, which can play an important role in compelling the Peruvian government to address systemic inequality related to education, poverty, and health. Unfortunately, the last time Peru made a formal attempt to keep track of its African descended population via the census was in 1940.

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Watch Kuami Eugene's Vibrant Music Video "Meji Meji" Featuring Davido

This Ghanaian and Nigerian link up will make your day.

Ghana's Kuami Eugene has been an artist to watch—especially as he shows himself to hold his own on collab tracks.

The music video for his latest, "Meji Meji" featuring Davido, is here. Its upbeat vibe shines through as the two crooners go about their day in Ghana, singing sweet nothings to their love interests.

"Meji Meji" was produced by Fresh VDM, with the video directed by Twitch & Rex.

Take a look at the vibrant video below.

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