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Audio: J.Twiz "Chains"

Back from hiatus, Nigerian-born, Toronto-based MC/producer, Jonathon Twiz releases his DIY mixtape, After The Jump, featuring samples from Dam Funk, Washed Out, Royksopp, Air, Hot Chip and more. Maintaining a stream of global consciousness, this mix is laced with African references such as those found in "Chains," ft. Zellust. A call for African unity in the face of neocolonial opposition, "Chains" begins with a rebellious Fela Kuti sample, and continues with Twiz professing, "Reform is so necessary, change is needed now, we can be our own kings, yes, I see it now, history was bad to us, cant repeat it now, the people got the power but you gotta believe it now." We don't know a whole lot about Twiz yet, except that we like his mix, and following him on Twitter is a reassuring experience via proverbial wisdom...Enjoy.


Chains ft. Zellust

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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