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Clap! Clap! 'Tamboucanda' EP

Italian producer Clap! Clap! crafts his own brand off afro-dance music on the killer 'Tamboucanda' EP


Black Acre, the record label responsible for Romare's Meditations On Afrocentrism, have most recently introduced us to Clap! Clap! — the experimental  afro-electro project from Italian jazz musician Cristiano Crisci. Back in February Clap! Clap! dropped his Tambacounda EP, a collage of African audio samples, cow bells and heart racing drum beats which made it to NPR's Best Dance Tracks of the Month list. The EP's standout track "Elon Mentana" is a dubbed-out masterpiece which playfully toys with tempo and pitch, produced with the help of DJ Khalab (also one half of this audio-visual collaboration with Malian master of the talking drum Baba Sissoko). Tambacounda, which you can stream in full on the youtube channel below, is out now via Black Acre Records.

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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