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Beat Sampas. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Watch the Music Video for Beat Sampras’ New Soothing Single ‘Stop & Go’

Watch the music video for the Cape Town-based duo Beat Sampras' latest single.

Guitarist and vocalist Dylan Fine and producer David Migwalla make up the Cape Town-based duo known as Beat Sampras. Their music is a mashup of genres including R&B, soul and trap.


In their latest single "Stop and Go," Dylan strums and croons atop a trap bassline. The track is a soothing love song that reveals great writing, effortless singing and the chemistry the duo has displayed in their previous records and performances.

The song's video is fitting—intercutting the duo's performance scenes with cutaways of a model living her best life in secluded settings, from what looks like a hotel room to the beach and the horizon.

If you love beautifully written love songs that will melt your heart and have a taste for slow-burners that musically reference both the past and the future, then the duo's music is definitely worth checking out.

"Stop and Go" would be a great place to start. Stream it below:

Beat Sampras - Stop & Go (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com



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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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