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Audio: DJ Underdog's Africa Go Slow Mixtape


DJ Underdog has found the right elements to slow down seasons, setting them to the perfect soundtrack in aAfrica Go Slow — a two-part mixtape that represents the wet and dry months on the continent. The mid-tempo compilation features tracks by Mike Okri, Fela Kuti, & King Sunny Ade for the "Wet Season" and Orchestre Polyrythmo & Stephen Osita Amaechi for the "Dry". With all of the developments seen on the continent these days, it's time for some perspective and, like the mixtape suggests, to slow down. Stream and download below via Lunchbox Theory.

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