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Fantasma Premiere 'Free Love' Mini-Mix + Share LP Stream

Stream a 30-minute mini-mix preview of South African future sounds group Fantasma's upcoming 'Free Love' LP.


Fantasma, the South African outfit comprised of Spoek Mathambo, bacardi house pioneer DJ SpokoAndré GeldenhuysMichael Buchanan and Bhekisenzo Cele, will be dropping their debut album Free Love next month. The 12-track LP, a follow-up to last year's genre-breaking Eye Of The Sun EP, will continue the group's excursion into their 'Guzu' style, a fusion of SA's township house, shangaan electro, and maskandi rhythms with Western hip-hop and electronic sounds.

To mark the upcoming Free Love LP release, Fantasma put together 30-minute album sampler which spans through the call-to-arms opener "Basbizile," the sinister love-and-sunshine “Shangrila ft. Moonchild" (for which the group recently dropped a spectacular cartoon video), and the album version of their indisputable banger "Sefty Belt." Stream Fantasma's Free Love mini-mix, which also features some non-album material, below and download it for free via unlock.fm. In addition, you can now hear Fantasma's debut in its entirety below. Free Love is dropping March 24 on Soundway Records (that's the cover art above).

Free Love Tracklist

1. Basbizile

2. Shangrila

3. Higher

4. Sefty Belt

5. Sophiatown

6. Peaking

7. My Wave

8. Breaker

9. Cat & Mouse

10. Fire & Smoke

11. Damn

12. Umoya

Fantasma Live European Dates:

03/05 - 100 Club – London

03/06 - The Arts Club - Glasgow

03/09 - The Lantern (Colston Hall) - Bristol

03/12 - Band On The Wall - Manchester

03/20 – Bataclan for Les Nuits Zébrées/Radio Nova – Paris

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Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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