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Alec Lomami 'Mélancolie Joyeuse' EP [Download]

Download DRC producer/rapper Alec Lomami's standout EP.


Like we hinted at yesterday, DRC producer/rapper Alec Lomami's long-awaited Mélancolie Joyeuse EP is a joyful combination of electronic afro-pop sounds, hip-hop kicks and English/French/Lingala melodies — all sprinkled with some well-chopped samples from the likes of Miriam Makeba, Outkast, Mike Jones, Watch The Throne and many more. Stream and download the EP below or on Alec's bandcamp, it features Well$, Congolese disapora rappers Sammus & Badi Banx and production by Federico Mejia (of Youth South) and SoulstarzmuseeQ.

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