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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #61: DOOKOOM

Download a new Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape from Cape Town's grimy noise rap outfit Dookoom.


Cover Artwork by Underdog.

Cape Town's grimy noise rap outfit Dookoom sparked a national controversy in South Africa last year with the video for “Larney Jou Poes," a post-apartheid protest track paired with racially-charged visuals that depict frontman Isaac Mutant inciting farm workers to 'burn down' their bosses' land. As Okayafrica contributor Justin Buys previously explained in his Dookoom & The Storm Behind The Rainbow op-ed, the video, which "went viral when the right wing Afrikaans fundamentalist group AfriForum decided to lay a lawsuit against the act for inciting violence against farmers, .... unveil[ed] the socio-economic storm brewing as result of a structural racial imbalance which continues to dictate the day-to-day affairs of the populace."

For this installment of Africa In Your Earbuds, Dookoom's DJ Roach shares a 38-minute sonic excursion aimed at shedding light on some of Cape Town's unheard, underground voices. As he wrote to us in an e-mail, "This mixtape was inspired by the people of Cape Town. There are so many good artists on the Cape Flats who are still learning the craft. So basically I dedicate this to them... so that they keep chasing their dreams. Will do more mixtapes like this to try to expose more MCs that didn't make it on my 1st ever mixtape of this nature. So expect more production on the mixtapes to come and more artists (eg. my Zimbabwean MCs too), finding themselves in Cape Town. I'm very humbled by the opportunity to share a little bit of my Africa. SaLoot."

Stream & download AIYE #61: Dookoom below and revisit the group's controversial video for "Larney Jou Poes" and previous single "Kak Stirvy." See the full tracklist, plus our previous Africa In Your Earbuds releases listed underneath.

TRACKLIST

1. Blunts and Stunts - Archetypes

2. Pielle Yt - Dookoom.

3. Me - M.ILA ft BonZaya

4. Hip Hop is terug - Cream

5. Laanie Rot - Scally Wag & Isaac Mutant

6. Mother City - Youngster

7. Kennis Geewing - Hemelbesem feat Lee-Ursus

8. Blaze 5th - The Royal Rebel feat Bonzaya, Blackson, Postman.

9. Ballade van a Enkeling - Rashid Kamalie

10. Ons Willit Hehhh - Dr Kapnoudis ft Kay Kinetic

11. Tha Cypher - MC Pote, Chella83

12. Subwoofers en Speakers - Stahlbard, Dr Kapnoudis en Isaac Mutant.

13. StaanVas. Various.

Get more African mixtapes from Africa In Your Earbuds:

MIKAEL SEIFUGARTH TRINIDAD — DJ SPOKO — CAPTAIN PLANETTHE HAPPY SHOWCLAP! CLAP!DJ GIOUMANNEALEXIS TAYLOR OF HOT CHIP — CARLOS MENA — ZACH COWIE — ELIJAH WOOD — KOOL A.D. — SOL POWER ALL-STARS — DJ NUNAS — NIC OFFER OF !!! — LARRY ACHIAMPONG — KYLA-ROSE SMITH OF FRESHLYGROUND— THE GTW — RADIO TANZANIA — JON THEODORE — DESMOND & THE TUTUS — MATHIEU SCHREYER II — YOUNG FATHERS — BBRAVE OF AKWAABA — OLD MONEY — DJ NEPTUNE — SAHEL SOUNDS — BEATENBERG — M1 [DEAD PREZ] — BODDHI SATVA — L’AFRIQUE SOM SYSTEME — NOMADIC WAX —  THE BROTHER MOVES ON — LV — BEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE’S DRUMMER] — JAKOBSNAKE — CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOL — SAUL WILLIAMS — TUNE-YARDS — MATHIEU SCHREYER — BLK JKS — ALEC LOMAMI — DJ MOMA — AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA — PETITE NOIR — OLUGBENGA — RICH MEDINA — VOICES OF BLACK — LAMIN FOFANA — CHICO MANN — DJ UNDERDOG — DJ OBAH — SABINE — BROTHA ONACI — DJ AQBT — JUST A BAND — STIMULUS — QOOL DJ MARV — SINKANE — CHIEF BOIMA

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