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Old Money 'Swahili and Dough' [Download]

Download Old Money's global bass single "Swahili and Dough" [produced by Lamin Fofana].


New York duo Old Money — comprised of MC/producers Ahmad Julian and Andre Oswald — are prepping the release of their Fire In The Dark mixtape on DJ/Rupture and Matt Shadetek's Dutty Artz imprint. "Swahili and Dough," the first taste off that tape, continues the group's exploration of global bass sounds — they routinely incorporate kwaito, kuduro, dancehall, hip-hop, and a number of other genres in their compositions — over a beat originally crafted by Dutty Artz labelmate Lamin Fofana (with whom they've collaborated before). Download it below and look for Fire In The Dark dropping May 28.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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