Audio

Albert Axe 'Pretend' [Download]

Listen to "Pretend" - a new bass track from South African newcomer Albert Axe featuring 808 bass and a slowed down Beyoncé sample.


A newcomer to the house/bass scene, South Africa's Albert Axe has blessed us with "Pretend," a downtempo electro track with a slowed-out vocal sample (we're guessing Beyoncé from the track artwork, but like any good remixer, he hides his samples well). Deep 808s and airy synths follow the song's progression from light-and-breezy to full-out onslaught of heavy bass, all while never managing to lose its smooth feel. Originally hailing from Cuba, Albert Axe  — also known as Luis Trujillo — has dubbed himself the "Foreign African," drawing from a complex range of sources to craft his productions. With a range as diverse as that, we can't help but be excited for what this young cat has in store. Stream out "Pretend" below, and hit the link to download.

Audio
Photo: Sean Thomas.

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi & Made Kuti, DJ Lag x DJ Tira, Kizz Daniel, Sho Madjozi, James BKS and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Interview: Get to Know Rising Zambian Artist Jay Trigga

Jay Trigga could very well be Zambian music's next big thing—and he's doing it all from China.