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South African Producer Andy Islands Shares A Hypnotic New EP

South African creative media group naas and electronic producer Andy Islands team up to release his latest experimental EP 'Andy Islands 3.'


South African experimental media collective naas are releasing a 4-track EP by innovative producer Andy Islands. On Andy Islands 3, the South African beatmaker offers an intricately-composed electronica sound carried by impressively crisp synth work. The EP's leading track "Parameters" is a hypnotic, xylophonic arrangement featuring a captivatingly steady build-up. "Crashy," another standout from the EP, is a more danceable composition sporting a repetitive, sped-up vocal sample accompanied by rapid rhythmic work. Andy Islands describes his music as "free-range, hand-made, gluten-free, fair-trade, single-origin, 100% organic, community-sourced, bespoke artisan, vegan pop-up music," a fitting description for the producer's refreshingly unconventional sound. Listen to Andy Islands 3 in its entirety below and purchase it on iTunes.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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