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BLK JKS' Tshepang Ramoba Remixes Petite Noir

Stream BLK JKS drummer and producer Tshepang Ramoba's SA dancefloor remix of Petite Noir's "Noirse."


Tshepang Ramoba, the drummer of underground rock outfit BLK JKS, turns in a remix of fellow South African Petite Noir's 2013 single "Noirse." The rework, released under Ramoba's Rambo production moniker, takes the vocals and twinkling bell percussion of Petite Noir's original and turns them into a hypnotic SA dancefloor progression. Ramoba adds in waves of synthesizers and kwaito-influenced drumwork for his version, always keeping Petite Noir's warm lyrics about a girl at the center. For more from Tshepang Ramoba, check out his Notorious B.I.G. kwaito mash-up and 67-minute Mandela Day mix from last year. Stream Rambo's remix of Petite Noir's "Noirse" below.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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