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Cairo Liberation Front Premiere Electro Chaabi 'Remix Collection Vol. 1'

Stream a 5-track collection of electro chaabi remixes from Dutch DJ collective Cairo Liberation Front.


Dutch DJ collective Cairo Liberation Front and Generation Bass team up for the release of Remix Collection Vol. 1. The 5-track collection features a batch of reworks in the electro chaabi style  — an electronic and hip-hop indebted take on traditional chaabi music that's been burgeoning in Cairo's underground scene post-revolution. The EP offers up new and previously released remixes of Sudanese-born/Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Sinkane, Amsterdam rap group SBMG, psychedelic San Francisco beatmaker Al Lover, baile funk superstar MC Maromba, and Greece's Polygrains. For more electro chaabi, check out Cairo Liberation Front's previously featured Guns ‘N Mozes: Egyptian Democrazy and Bring The Noise Part III mixtapes. Stream our premiere of CLF's Remix Collection Vol. 1 below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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