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DJ Tunez Shares His Latest Single 'Causing Trouble,' Featuring Oxlade

Listen to DJ Tunez's latest banger.

Nigerian hitmaker, DJ Tunez is back with his latest musical offering, "Causing Trouble."

It's the artist's first single since last year's "Turn Up," his collaboration with Wizkid and Reekado Banks. "Causing Trouble" features the budding Nigerian artist Oxlade, who provides the song's melodic lyrics over breezy production by Spax. "Your body hotter than a sauna," he sings in true afropop form at the start of the track.


"In traditional Tunez fashion, the track includes infectious lyrics and an intense rhythmic beat," reads a press release. "Beginning with a smooth flow of instrumentals, a powerful entrance of the drums is swiftly introduced to the listener seconds before Oxlade's opening verse.'

The high-energy track will definitely be a song to add to the rotation as the weather gets warmer.

Listen to Dj Tunez's "Causing Trouble" featuring Oxlade below.

DJ Tunez ft. Oxlade - Causing Trouble (OFFICIAL AUDIO 2019) www.youtube.com

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Interview: Buju Banton Is a Lyrical Purveyor of African Truth

A candid conversation with the Jamaican icon about his new album, Upside Down 2020, his influence on afrobeats, and the new generation of dancehall.

Devout fans of reggae music have been longing for new musical offerings from Mark Anthony Myrie, widely-known as the iconic reggae superstar Buju Banton. A shining son of Jamaican soil, with humble beginnings as one of 15 siblings in the close-knit community of Salt Lane, Kingston, the 46-year-old musician is now a legend in his own right.

Buju Banton has 12 albums under his belt, one Grammy Award win for Best Reggae Album, numerous classic hits and a 30-year domination of the industry. His larger-than-life persona, however, is more than just the string of accolades that follow in the shadows of his career. It is his dutiful, authentic style of Caribbean storytelling that has captured the minds and hearts of those who have joined him on this long career ride.

The current socio-economic climate of uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrusted onto the world, coupled with the intensified fight against racism throughout the diaspora, have taken centre stage within the last few months. Indubitably, this makes Buju—and by extension, his new album—a timely and familiar voice of reason in a revolution that has called for creative evolution.

With his highly-anticipated album, Upside Down 2020, the stage is set for Gargamel. The title of this latest discography feels nothing short of serendipitous, and with tracks such as "Memories" featuring John Legend and the follow-up dancehall single "Blessed," it's clear that this latest body of work is a rare gem that speaks truth to vision and celebrates our polylithic African heritage in its rich fullness and complexities.

Having had an exclusive listen to some other tracks on the album back in April, our candid one-on-one conversation with Buju Banton journeys through his inspiration, collaboration and direction for Upside Down 2020, African cultural linkages and the next generational wave of dancehall and reggae.

This interview has been shortened and edited for clarity.

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