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Audio: Seun Kuti x Spoek Mathambo 'The Good Leaf'


Two of our all-out favorite dudes link up in this remix of — top LP of 2k11 choice — From Africa With Fury: Rise closer track "The Good Leaf." South African afrofuturist Spoek Mathambo takes Seun Kuti's tune on a trip down south from its Nigerian origins. The afrobeat horns and feel remain, but Spoek pumps up the rhythm and adds a layer of delayed haze over the whole thing. Check out Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's upcoming US tour dates and preview Spoek's upcoming Father Creeper LP. Stream and download "The Good Leaf (Spoek Mathambo Remix)" below.

Seun Kuti, "The Good Leaf" (Spoek Mothambo Remix) by The FADER

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Interview: Sango's ‘Da Rocinha 4’ Is a Polished & Grinding Take On Baile Funk

We speak with the Seattle-based DJ and producer about his new album and the music bridges connecting Brazil, the US and the world.

It's a common joke in Brazil: once three or more Brazilian people gather together, they will start a WhatsApp group. The producer and DJ Kai Wright, who goes by the alias Sango, is well aware of that. While he is giving this interview through a Zoom call, a sound notification pops from his computer. "Do you hear that?" he says, amidst laughs. "It's WhatsApp, this album was made through WhatsApp groups."

Once and for all, Sango is not Brazilian. "I am an ambassador for that sound, but I am a Black American," he says. "That sound" is baile funk, the most prominent Brazilian electronic and popular music of the past decades. Born in Michigan and based in Seattle, Sango became a beacon for a new strain of baile funk around 2012, when he released the album Da Rocinha—a suite that he revisits in his new release, Da Rocinha 4.

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