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SA Singer Busiswa & Kindness Bring Out The Kwaito Shuffle In Robyn & Röyksopp's 'Monument'

SA singer Busiswa and Kindness bring out the kwaito shuffle in Robyn and Royksopp's "Monument."


UK pop songwriter Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, is preparing the release of his sophomore album Otherness which will feature appearances from Robyn, Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), Kelela and Ghana's M.anifest. In the run-up to the LP, Kindness has been keeping busy directing videos for William Onyeabor, remixing Blood Orange and, now, tackling Robyn & Röyksopp's recent collaboration "Monument." His stripped-down "A Monument For Everything" rework features South African "new-age performance poet and singer" Busiswa. Bainbridge tells The Fader "When Robyn and I spoke about reworking the song, it was already so right, so hauntingly gossamer, that it seemed it could only be remixed by taking away—stripping things back to the core of its groove. I’m very happy to have Busiswa on this (even slightly slower) version of “Monument,” making a deeper connection with the Kwaito shuffle I thought was lurking somewhere in the heart of the track. Takk & tack to Röyksopp and Robyn.” Stream the remix and check out Busiswa's video for "Ngoku" with Oskido & Uhuru below.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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