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Audio: Four Tet's Traditional African Samplings

Stream Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet's traditional African music sampling single.


London producer Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet just dropped a new electronic composition that builds substantially on several samples and loops of traditional African vocals (whose exact origins we're drastically trying to figure out atm). KH mixes the vocals in with an array of wooden and percussive instruments to create a cycling rhythm in the cheekily-titled “The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room.” Speaking of Daphni (better known as Caribou's Dan Snaith), we've spotted him sampling 70s African vinyls recently as well. Do we see a trend forming?

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MFE Pays Tribute to PRO on The Second Anniversary of The South African Hip-Hop Legend’s Passing

Artists signed to PRO's label MFE commemorate him in new tribute song 'MAWE: VITA24' on the second anniversary of the South African hip-hop pioneer's passing.

One aspect of PRO(Kid)'s legacy that rarely gets mentioned is his label. As head of Money First Entertainment, the label he founded, PRO played roles in the trajectories and craft of artists such as Red Button, Captian_fs, sFs 5 Star and TeePee among others. The former three were official members of MFE with Red Button, PRO's protégé, being the first artist to be signed to the label.

PRO who passed away exactly two years ago today gets a tribute from his label's roster. "MAWE: VITA24" is a remix of an sFs 5 Star song titled "Mawe" that the artist released in February.

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