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DJ Moma & Rich Knight Revisit Alsarah & The Nubatones' 'Silt Remixed'

DJ Moma & Rich Knight's revisit Alsarah & The Nubatones' 'Silt Remixed' in this 35-minute mix.


DJ Moma and Rich Knight of Everyday People put together this mixtape to mark the release Alsarah & The Nubatones' Silt Remixed, a collection of remixes from the East African retro pop group's recent full-length. Moma and Rich Knight's 35-minute mix highlights the broad range of SR electronic reworks from the likes of Angolan selector Djeff, recent AIYE feature Captain Planet, 'Ancestral Soul' producer Boddhi Satva, Nickodemus, Jeremy Sole, Clap! Clap! and more. It's nice to hear how Sudanese frontwoman Alsarah's delicate vocals lend themselves so well to remixes, whether it be a deep house cut or an experimental production. Stream our premiere of DJ Moma & Rich Knight's mix below and, for more, check out Alsarah & The Nubatones' recent Cairo-shot video. Silt Remixed is available now from Wonderwheel Recordings.

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Interview: Sango's ‘Da Rocinha 4’ Is a Polished & Grinding Take On Baile Funk

We speak with the Seattle-based DJ and producer about his new album and the music bridges connecting Brazil, the US and the world.

It's a common joke in Brazil: once three or more Brazilian people gather together, they will start a WhatsApp group. The producer and DJ Kai Wright, who goes by the alias Sango, is well aware of that. While he is giving this interview through a Zoom call, a sound notification pops from his computer. "Do you hear that?" he says, amidst laughs. "It's WhatsApp, this album was made through WhatsApp groups."

Once and for all, Sango is not Brazilian. "I am an ambassador for that sound, but I am a Black American," he says. "That sound" is baile funk, the most prominent Brazilian electronic and popular music of the past decades. Born in Michigan and based in Seattle, Sango became a beacon for a new strain of baile funk around 2012, when he released the album Da Rocinha—a suite that he revisits in his new release, Da Rocinha 4.

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