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Audio: Johan From The Very Best 14:44 Mix 'POPULAR BASS: An Ode To South Africa'


One of our favorite new design teams on the scene is Gold Coast Trading helmed by our friend Emeka Alams.  For thier newest collection, part of the 14:44 series (read about the history and significance of 1444 here), Gold Coast presents "The Very Best" (past collections include a collabo with our people over at Dutty Artz for a collection inspired by "Soweto Youth 1976"). Along with the fresh threads, Gold Coast is offering up a fourteen minute and forty-four second long mixtape with each new collection.  The latest installment is a 14:44 mix POPULAR BASS: An Ode To South Africa, provided by Johan Hugo from The Very Best.  Listen and download the mix below, and then head to Gold Coast Trading to view their entire new collection.

Vol.2 | JOHAN HUGO of The Very Best - 'An Ode To South Africa' by POPULAR BASS

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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