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Video: LV x Okmalumkoolkat 'Sssnake'

Watch African electronic music producers LV's white light neon video for "Sssnake" with Okmalumkoolkat.


"Sssnake" is a video re-edit of London production trio LV and South African spitter Okmalumkoolkat's 2010 banger "Boomslang" set to a almost wholly reworked track. The fast-cutting, white light visuals are as striking as ever while Okmalumkoolkat runs amok with his signature nonlinear verse — We're the coolest/ f_ck John Wayne/ Eat you motherf_ckers like chicken chow mein. For more check out our exclusive feature on LV, plus their standout videos for "Sebenza" and "Spitting Cobra" with Okmalum. Watch "Sssnake" below.

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Interview: ÌFÉ Blends Music & Religion to Honor Those Who Have Died During the Pandemic

Producer and percussionist Otura Mun talks about his latest EP, The Living Dead, and how he traces the influences of West Africa in his new work.

There are bands that open up a spiritual world through their music. ÌFÉ is one example. An electro-futurist band that fuses Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jamaican dancehall with Yoruba mystical voices. With the success of their 2017 debut album "IIII+IIII" (pronounced Eji-Ogbe), ÌFÉ has reached an audience that is looking for Caribbean and contemporary sounds.

The Puerto Rican-based band just released a new EP, The Living Dead- Ashé Bogbo Egun, that aims to heal and honor those who have died during this pandemic. Otura Mun, the band leader, is an African-American producer and percussionist, who began a personal journey about a decade ago, when he landed in San Juan, and decided to move there. He learned Spanish, dug deep into his African ancestry and started to practice the Yoruba-Caribbean religion of Santería.

ÌFÉ, which means "love and expansion" in Yoruba, ties two worlds, music and religion, artistically. This new EP modernized prayer songs to hopefully make them more accessible to a younger generation. OkayAfrica spoke with Otura Mun on his latest work.

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