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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #38: YOUNG FATHERS

Download an African In Your Earbuds mixtape from Scottish afro-futurist trio Young Fathers.


Though based in Edinburgh, Young Fathers have the DNA of globalized times. The trio play a left-of-field marriage of art-rock and 90s rap laced with heavy percussion & group vocals influenced by group members Alloysious and Kayus‘ respective Liberian and Nigerian origins, as well beatsmith G's unique production. Young Fathers build their sonic nest at the crossroads of African traditions and experimental futurism, a combination that's delivered some of the most noteworthy tracks we've come across recently.

For this episode of Africa In Your Earbuds, YF deliver a 59-minute mixtape peppered by a broad cast of artists from the continent — DJ Mujava, Wizkid, Flavour, King Sunny Ade and Tshetsha Boys are all featured in the mix. Big up to Underdog for the incredible cover artwork (of which you can see an alternate version below).

Grab YF's Tape One, available now via Anticon and isten/download AIYE #38: Young Fathers below!

TRACKLIST

1. Man Hustling Carrots in Zimbabwe

2. African Mass Intro

3. Flavour "Shake"

4. Tshetsha Boys "Nwa Pfundia"

5. Wizkid "Don't Dull"

6. Ruff Rugged & Raw "Wetin Dey"

7. Sundaygar Dearboy "Dayin-Bay"

8. Adama Yalomba Mbora "Music of Mali"

9. Djeneba Jakite & Farafina Lolo "Djarabi"

10. Dj Mujava "Township Funk

11. Nwa Gezani "My Love"

12. King Sunny Ade "Alhaji Bode Osinusi & Alhaji Rasaq Ogbara"

Like African music? Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: BBRAVE OF AKWAABA, OLD MONEYDJ NEPTUNESAHEL SOUNDSBEATENBERGM1 [DEAD PREZ]BODDHI SATVAL’AFRIQUE SOM SYSTEMENOMADIC WAXTHE BROTHER MOVES ONLVBEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE'S DRUMMER]JAKOBSNAKECHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOLSAUL WILLIAMSTUNE-YARDSMATHIEU SCHREYERBLK JKSALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMAAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGARICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA

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Wizkid Spoils Fans By Dropping the Music Video For 'No Stress'

Oh, you thought he was done for the day?

All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

The album was originally meant to drop two weeks ago, but with the political and social terror occurring presently in his home country Nigeria, Wizkid chose to delay it.

Watch the music video for "No Stress" by Wizkid below.

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