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Full Crate x Papa Ghana 'L'Afrique'

Download producer Full Crate x Papa Ghana's afro-underground club jam "L'Afrique."


Amsterdam's Papa Ghana — who crafted a great Africa In Your Earbuds tape a while ago with his group L'Afrique Som Systeme — links up with fellow Dutch producer Full Crate (whom you might remember from his Full Crate & Mar releases) for this dark electronic concoction "L'Afrique." The track boasts some afro-tinged underground club production from Full Crate, with Papa Ghana's interspersed diaspora raps sprinkled over. Stream and download Full Crate x Papa Ghana's "L'Afrique" below.

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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.

Matador Records has announced that the eagerly anticipated album Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar will be released on May 21.

Afrique Victime is an unprecedented collaboration between Mdou, his band members, and Ahmoudou Madassane, who's been his rhythm guitarist since 2008. The album will present an effortless fusion of Saharan and rock music; melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations.

You might have come across Mdou on Off White's "Imaginary TV" channel, who designer Virgil Abloh called, "one of my favorite musicians Rn."

Mdou's desert village Agadez, in rural Niger, is his source of inspiration. He attributes his artistic style to traditional Tuareg melodies and YouTube videos of Eddie Van Halen's six string techniques. Mdou has also worked on film projects. He wrote, produced, and starred in the first Tuareg language film: a remake of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai– which translates to "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It." This earned him approval from his community and popularity across West Africa. This soon led to world tours and albums on the independent US label Sahel Sounds, including 2019's landmark Ilana: The Creator, which earned Mdou an international audience.

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