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Here's a Raw Afro-Electronic Mix From Odile Myrtil

"Ezili II is a musical world tour that reconciles the Caribbean and African identity," she tells us.

Odile Myrtil is a Montréal-based singer, DJ, and artist exploring experimental club music. She's also a resident of the city's Moonshine Collective, which features acts like Pierre Kwenders.

In her latest mix, Ezili II, Myrtil presents a dark electronic excursion into the sounds of the Caribbean and West Africa.

The mix, which we're premiering today, kicks off with a raw & aggressive section and then seamlessly blends into increasingly laid-back tracks from the likes of Olamide and others. Most notably: it was inspired by a Haitian Voudou spirit figure.


"Ezili II is a musical world tour that reconciles the Caribbean and African identity," Odile Myrtil tells OkayAfrica. "The first half starts on a high energy BPM, featuring my favorites tracks by musicians of the Afro Diaspora I love, like Cooly G and Roska."

"The second part is slower paced, providing a sexy, low-key and fun island vibe to sail on, with tracks from Olamide or Shannon, an amazing MC from Martinique. I really wanted to embody in sound the complex personality of Haitian Vodou loa Erzulie, a mother figure that represents vengeance, rage and also freedom."

Get into the 56-minute mix below and grab Moonshine Collective's latest drop, SMS For Location, Vol. 2, here.

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The session, originally performed for Eurosonic, acts as a rebirth for the artist as her musical and visual journey continues to evolve before our eyes—while teasing new unreleased music to look forward to. It seems as though those around the singer agree, as she was then honored with a Music Moves Europe award.

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