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6 Classic Fela Kuti Albums Get Limited Colored Vinyl Releases

'Everything Scatter,' 'Beast Of No Nation,' 'Fear Not For Man,' 'Roforofo Fight,' and 'Alagbon Close' to be released in colored vinyl.


Six of Fela Kuti's classic albums —Everything Scatter (1975), Beast Of No Nation (1985), Fear Not For Man (1977), Roforofo Fight (1972), Alagbon Close (1974), and Na Poi (1972) —  are set to receive a limited edition pressing through a joint effort from Knitting Factory and PledgeMusic. The afrobeat legend's LPs will each be released in an individual vinyl color alongside a new batch of Fela material also includes test pressings, limited edition t-shirts, screen prints and posters designed by Lemi Ghariokwu, the graphic designer, illustrator and artist behind 26 of Fela's iconic album covers. This will be the first time since their original pressing in Nigeria that some these albums are available on vinyl. See a round up of the new goods in the video below and head over to PledgeMusic's Fela Kuti page where you can pre-order everything now. All six records will be released on October 16 via Knitting Factory Records.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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