Audio: Natty 'Afrika'

Part-Lesotho, part-Italian dread donning reggae singer Natty is pretty much the ideal incarnation of a OkayafricaLargeUp offspring. "Afrika," a new joint from his upcoming Out of Fire mixtape, marries dub roots with (his current-hood) North London's dark electronic textures. Like the song title suggests, Natty's words circle around a desire for a physical/mental return to the continent. Stream and download "Afrika" below, plus read LargeUp 's past interview with Natty.

(H/T SoulCulture)

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The New Fela Kuti Box Set is Curated by Femi Kuti & Chris Martin

And they said the perfect holiday gift doesn't exist...

Fela Kuti's 50th anniversary reissues released this year have reminded us why his status as a legend continues to ring true.

Through the year, Partisan Records (the homes of Fela's catalog) has released a number of special reissues, and now Vinyl Box #5 is set to drop just in time for you to be named the coolest gift giver in your friend group. The highly-anticipated fifth installment of vinyl reissues was co-curated by Fela's son, Nigerian afrobeat ambassador Femi Kuti and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

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