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Audio: Manu Chao "Clandestino" (KJs Kuduro Remix)


Generation Bass posted this Kuduro remix of Manu Chao's "Clandestino" and brings his celebrated sound into a contemporary light. Right now every kid is listening to bass music and so they learn about legends through remixes. This particular remix is in the style of the spastic Angolan sound know as Kuduro, and in this case comes fully equipped with ballistic bass oscillation- "Marijuana Illegal" is the concept that seems to excite Manchester based remixer KJs the most. Kuduro is the product of a cross pollination of genres like hip-hop, house, and traditional Angolan rhythms, and is mostly made and consumed in its home in Angola, as well as Lisbon, Portugal due to the large population of Angolan immigrants. Here's to the past!

Manu Chao - Clandestino (KJs remix) by KJs

 

 

 

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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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