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Video + Audio: Spoek Mathambo & Cerebral Vortex "Drunk Like That" (Douster Remix)

Thanks to the good people over at RCRDLBL, we get this fresh Douster remix of "Drunk Like That" by Spoek Mathambo and Cerebral Vortex.  As big fans of Spoek's South African electro-dance vibe, we were excited to see Frenchie remix-master Douster on the bill, giving us a chance to focus on Spoek's skills as an MC.  Along with Cerebral Vortex, both MCs go in on this one, ordering the listener to take "shots" (both the alcoholic and the gun kind) - it's all a bigger ironic metaphor we're sure - uh, or maybe it's just a great party song - either way we just like singing along.  This mix and others can be found on the Drunk Like EP, which is out today (August 30) on Little Owl Recordings.  For the original, check out the video above.


Listen here and head to RCRDLBL to download.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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