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Audio: Seye 'White Noise'


Seye is a UK-based musician of Nigerian/Kenyan origin. His new single "White Noise" juggles upbeat electronic undertones and infectious pop vocals for a modern lullaby about urban affairs: cigarettes, papercups, TVs, white noise et al. Stick around to the 2:10 mark for a solid wobble-bass breakdown. Stream "White Noise" below, buy it on iTunes below and head to Seye's page for a free remix by Charlie C.

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