Events

Okayafrica & Everyday People Present EVERYDAY AFRIQUE At Output Rooftop [5/25]

This Memorial Day, Okayafrica & Everyday People are teaming for EVERYDAY AFRIQUE, a daytime party with DJ Moma, DJ Cortega, Kashaka and more


Flyers by Underdog.

This Memorial Day and African Liberation Day, Okayafrica will be teaming up with Everyday People to bring you EVERYDAY AFRIQUE, an all-day party at Brooklyn's Output. Everyday People resident DJs DJ Moma and DJ Rich Knight will join Electrafrique hosts DJ Cortega and DJ Underdog, as well as Brooklyn-based producer Kashaka for an epic rooftop throwdown starting at 3PM and going well into the night. The special one-off party will be catered by Brooklyn South African restaurant Madiba. If you were at our last collab party with Everyday People you'll know what's in the cards for this. In the meantime, DJ Cortega has teased us with his okayafrica | electrafrique (may 2015 mix) to get acquainted with the night's sounds. Check out all the additional info for our upcoming EVERYDAY AFRIQUE in the flyers and see you on the rooftop! Entry is $10 at the door. Ladies enter for free before 5PM.

>>>Grab EVERYDAY AFRIQUE Pre-Sale Tickets Here

Interview

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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