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Jasmine Solano & MeLo-X of Electric Punanny. Photo: Ty Levey

Electric Punanny & Popeye Caution's 'My Way' Will Soundtrack Your Weekend

The sounds of Jamaica, Brooklyn and Miami collide in this this new summer jam.

Electric Punanny, the DJ/producer duo comprised of Jasmine Solano and MeLo-X, are back with a new track that's readymade for your weekend parties.

"My Way" sees the duo link up with Miami reggae act Popeye Caution over an infectious dancehall-meets-electro beat. The track combines the musical vibes of Jamaica, Brooklyn and Miami for an uplifting summer anthem.


"'My Way' was as fun to make as it is to hear," Jasmine Solano tells OkayAfrica. "We created new dance moves while we wrote the lyrics. Popeye Caution is an amazing performer who encapsulates a lot of dancehall moves in is shows. We wanted everyone to instantly dance when this song came on.The production has a big stadium feel but can also destroy any dance floor. The verses have that minimal clean turn up that we always bring and the chorus takes the song into anthem mode!"

Popeye Caution adds: "I was inspired by Ice Cube's 'It Was A Good Day,' I wanted to give it a twist with a fun island vibe and of course get the ladies involved." You might remember Popeye from his hit "Work" alongside Walshy Fire.

Electric Punanny are heading on a 10 year anniversary tour in August that will see them touch down inToronto for Caribana, Brooklyn, Boston and Los Angeles. Check out the flyer underneath for more details.

Listen to our premiere of "My Way" below.





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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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