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DJ Juls Shares 'Gidigidi' Featuring FOKN Bois' M3NSA And Pappy Kojo

UK-based Ghanaian producer DJ Juls releases the mellow 'Gidigidi' featuring FOKN Bois rapper M3NSA and Pappy Kojo.


UK-based Ghanaian producer DJ Juls is back with a new track "Gidigidi" featuring Ghanaian emcees M3NSA (of the rap duo FOKN Bois) and Pappy Kojo. The song's pleasantly subdued beat – reminiscent of early 90s jazz rap – is accompanied by energetic verses rhymed in the Ghanaian Fante dialect by Mensa and Pappy Kojo. Their swift, expressive flows provide a gripping contrast to the song's warm, relaxed production. DJ Juls sums up "Gidigidi" with this frank statement: "the song is basically us just telling people to take their time in life. No need to act all pompous because people know the real you and you just look like a clown pretending to be something you're not." Listen to Juls, M3NSA and Pappy Kojo's mellow "Gidigidi" below.

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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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