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Audio: Sauti Sol EP [prod. by Spoek Mathambo]


Nairobi quartet Sauti Sol add electronic avant-garde tendencies to their pop-rock approach in this new self-titled 6-track EP. Spoek Mathambo and his Nombolo One crew tackle production with their experimental mitts — Spoek also lends his vox to the dub-heavy highlight "Slow" alongside Dela. Stream and grab Sauti Sol EP below, out now via Penya Africa.

(H/T This Is Africa)

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

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