Audio

Alec Lomami 'Pardon My French'

Alec Lomami flips Miriam Makeba and samples Outkast & Watch The Throne in his Congolose banger "Pardon My French."


Alec Lomami, one of Kinshasa's brightest producer/rappers, returns after some long down time with "Pardon My French," the lead single off his upcoming Melancolie Joyeuse EP. The track flips Miriam Makeba's "Pata Pata" and utilizes elements from Outkast and Watch The Throne (spot 'em) for a synth-flanked Anglo/Francophone and Lingala banger — with the refrain Oleli oleli oko lela yo na nani loosely translating to “ you can cry all you want, but no one really cares  so you’d might as well just stop,” as AfriPOP notes. Look for Alec's EP dropping tomorrow for free on his bandcamp. This was definitely worth the wait.

[H/T AfriPOP]

Audio
Image via Sheila Afari PR.

9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Kwesta Slams BMW South Africa’s Latest Advert For Using His Song Without Permission

Kwesta has called out BMW South Africa for blatantly using his song without his permission.