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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #10: DJ UNDERDOG

Washington, D.C. based spinner DJ Underdog braids the continent together playing through SA House, Soukous, Coupé-Décalé, and Hipflife jams.


DJ Underdog takes the helm for our latest Africa In Your Earbuds installment. The Washington, D.C. based spinner — and designer behind some stellar Earbuds' cover art — braids the continent together playing through SA House, Soukous, Coupé-Décalé, and Hipflife jams.

Stream and snatch Underdog's 57-minute AIYE #10 mixtape below — with cuts from Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, and a track of the year choice DJ Sbu x Zahara collabo. Plus, exclusive drops from our own ?uestlove, Rich Medina and Les Nubians.

AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #10: DJ UNDERDOG by okayafrica

TRACKLIST

1,Okayintro

2. DJ Sbu ft. Zahara - Lengoma

3. Malavi- Sugella

4. Cleo - Facebook

5. Outlaw - Bush Stomp

6. Wbeeza - Candel Groove

7. Yusako - La Da Di (Re-Edit)

8. Black Coffee ft. Zakes Bantwini- Juju (Bekzin Tekzin Remix)

9. Cndo- 6pack

10. Arafat - Move

11. Black Motion - We Have Love

12. Champion - War Dance

13. Blak & Silva — Major

14. V.I.P. — Away

15. Amilo - Karolina

16. Lassan - Echantillon Ya Pamba Ambiance

17. Emmerson- Tutu Party

18. Nico- Nakota Te Kobondela

19,. Exclusif - Sierra Leone No 1

20. Lita Bembo- JUDA

21. Oskido- Bennae Movako (Juju Eedit)

22. Culoe De Song - Bright Forest

Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: DJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA.

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A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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