Audio: High Life brings Africa to Sweden 60 minutes at a time

Turns out there is a jungle in Sweden. Yeah, I’m just as surprised as you. Granted, that jungle only exists for 60 minutes a week during a Swedish radio program called P3 Pop, but I still consider it a miracle.

DJ duo High Life (how appropriate) are Sweden’s masters of all things tropical, and when they aren’t bringing some equatorial energy to Stockholm’s night clubs, they’re fusing together sounds from all over the globe for their 60 minute mini-mixes. High Life works with everything from Kuduro to Kwaito to bring a lush, lively sound to an otherwise chilly nation.

Give their latest mix a listen, and be sure to check their website for future mixes. I should note that their website is in Swedish, but good music knows no language barriers. As High Life puts it, "the world is a disco ball."

Musikguiden i P3 Med High Life by High Life



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A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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