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Audio: Cut Chemist "Adidas to Addis"


I've been following Cut Chemist ever since I saw him do the unimaginable on two turntables years ago. Since then he's worked with countless artists and done remixes for some of hip hop's most notable acts. This new project, however, is inspired by his 2009 concert with Ethiopian music legend Mulatu Astatke. In case you are unfamiliar, check out OKA's in-depth interview with the legend here. This new CC track, properly titled “Adidas to Addis,” is a cut off his upcoming album. Check it out!

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End of an Era as Last South African Music Shops Set to Close

South Africa's Clicks Group has announced the imminent closure of its Musica stores—the last music stores in South Africa after 29 years.

South Africans are bidding farewell to Musica, yet another cultural giant which will be closing shop soon. Musica stores, which are owned by the South African Clicks Group, have been the leading music retailer in the sales of physical CDs and DVDs for close to three decades. Musica admittedly provided a home for many South Africans to leisurely browse through their favourite music in very much the same way book lovers do in book stores. However, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and having been outcompeted by the digital music world, all Musica stores across the country will be closing permanently.

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