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Débruit's 'African Coldwave' Album 'Outside The Line'

French producer Débruit blends West African rhythms with 80s New York in his latest full-length album 'Outside The Line.'


French producer Xavier Thomas aka Débruit looks to explore the sonic intersection of polyrhythmic West African percussion, synthesizers and drum machines in his third full-length album Outside The Line. "I wanted to make some cold sounding African music, from an imaginary place where ancient West Africa cohabits with 80s New York," the producer explains on his website. The result is eleven striking tracks in a style described as 'African coldwave,' a continuation of Débruit's experiments in blending highlife and afrobeat samples with electronic sounds from his "Nigeria What?" and From The Horizon days. Stream and purchase Débruit latest album Outside The Line, out via his new imprint ICI, below. Highlights include the rapid-fire percussion of "Stand Up" and dark synth work of "Shock." For more from Débruit, revisit our interview with the producer on his debut LP.

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South African Rapper 25K Drops 'Pheli Makaveli (Intro)' After Signing With Sony Music

Pretoria rapper 25K has released his highly anticipated single "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)" to launch pre-orders for his upcoming titular debut album Pheli Makaveli.

Pretoria's trap rapper 25K has announced that he is officially signed with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Following months of teasing fans, 25K has finally delivered "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)", a single off his upcoming debut album Pheli Makaveli. The song is a bass-dropping, energy tripping-single that is expected of an artist who just broke into international markets. Curated by hip-hop artist Zoocci Coke Dope, the Pheli Makaveli album is due to drop at the end of July, following the release of two more singles "Hustler's Prayer" and "Trap Jumpin''.

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