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Audio: Perfect Loosers Present 'Akwaaba Remixed!'

Stream Perfect Loosers' 'Akwaaba Remixed!' album featuring songs by Ahmed Fofana, Baba Salah and Onyenze.

Perfect Loosers is a three-member project born two years ago in a warehouse in the suburbs of Paris where fashion designer MC Sigisbert created his clothes, graffiti artist Mast was painting, and DJ/producer Waly was cooking up music. The crew was recently visited by the folks from Akwaaba Music, who brought with them a collection of songs by artists Ahmed Fofana, Baba Salah and Onyenze, acquired during a trip to West Africa. Perfect Loosers were immediately inspired to remix these songs, and proceeded to assemble Akwaaba Remixed, an album of remixes from different producers and DJs around the world. The result is a diverse blend of club aesthetics and African traditions.


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Xplosive's version of pop music takes the musical and technical chops he earned while producing boom bap, trap, Afrobeats and other styles, squeezing the best out of those skills and making something that can appeal to the masses.

Interview: Xplosive DJ Calls Many Places Home With His Debut Release ‘Plan B’

After years of working with other artists, South African-based producer Xplosive DJ shares his sound in his new project 'Plan B'.

It is difficult to place the producer/sound engineer Xplosive DJ when he talks. His tempered drawl could be from any East African country. His slang is distinctly Joburg, but a typically hood phrase falls out of his mouth before a suburbanism when he speaks. His accent fuses English, Arabic and Nubian intonations.

Xplosive DJ's recently released five-track debut project, Plan B, was produced and recorded over four years and makes the producer behind it even more difficult to locate, geographically and musically.

Born Ahmed Khaled Dahab in the Congo, raised in Sudan and living in South Africa since 2007, Xplosive grew up in a home where all four compass points of African music were familiar. He was drawn to reggae, hip-hop and dancehall on street sound systems as he grew up to develop his own musical taste.

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