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Cape Town's Arcade Streetwear Label 2Bop Commemorates 10th Anniversary With Litephase 2 Collection

Cape Town-based video game-nodding streetwear label 2Bop commemorates its 10th year anniversary with the summery Litephase 2 collection.

It's been ten years since Cape Town-based designers Anthony Smith and Bradley Abrahams founded South African video game-nodding streetwear brand 2Bop Apparel. To celebrate, the label is rolling out Lightphase 02, a nostalgic collection of remixed and reissued 2Bop summertime favorites. The line, which features collaborations with The Happy Show DJ Xander Ferreira (aka Gazelle) and Cape Town illustrator Daniel Ting Chong, sees the return of 2Bop's polaroid video game arcade prints, a monochromatic "Juicy" reissue, and the introduction of the “Donkey Kong Freudian Dream” tee. Litephase 02 launches with a Street Fighter session and a boerie and braai this Thursday, 11 December from 6-10pm, at Smith & Abrahams in Cape Town. Until then, preview the Litephase 02 lookbook and the jumpy b-boy teaser video, both shot by Abrahams. Follow 2Bop on facebook, twitter and instagram for more info.


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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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