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Ibeyi Release The Official Version Of Their Jay Electronica Cover 'Exhibit Diaz'

French-Cuban twins Ibeyi release the official version of their Jay Electronica cover "Exhibit Diaz" and announce extended tour dates.


Ibeyi further prove that they're true hip-hop heads with the official release of their latest track "Exhibit Diaz," a rhythmically rich cover of Jay Electronica's "Better In Tune With the Infinite." Naomi and Lisa-Kainde's honeyed vocals permeate the 3-minute track as the two share harmonies over tuneful percussion. The sisters have been performing a live rendition of the song while on tour, and decided to record a studio version since track's been so well-received by fans. The twins also recently announced an extension of their ongoing world tour — check out the fall tour dates, as well as "Exhibit Diaz" and its accompanying lyric video, below. For more on the French-Cuban duo revisit their Okay Acoustic episode, where the duo gave a stripped-down performance of their song "Ibeyi (Outro)" live in Central Park.

Ibeyi Fall Tour Dates 

30th July, Les Nuits De Fourviere, Lyon

31st July, Esperanzah!, Floreffe

2nd August, Fiest’a Sète, Sète

3rd August, Les Prairies De La Mer, Grimaud

12th August, Musikfestwochen, Winterthur

13th August, Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern

14th August, Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg

15th August, Oya Festival, Oslo

18th September, Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles

19th September, Symbiosis Gathering, Oakdale

22nd September, Mill City Nights, Minneapolis

23rd September, Thalia Hall, Chicago

24th September, The Ready Room, St Louis

26th September, Mercy Lounge, Nashville

27th September, Terminal West, Atlanta

28th September, Haw River Ballroom, Graham

30th September, 9:30 Club, Washington

2nd October, Webster Hall, New York

3rd October, Royale, Boston

4th October, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal

9th October, Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

10th October, La Cartonnerie, Reims

12th October, Le Trianon, Paris

13th October, La Vapeur, Dijon

14th October, Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Nancy

16th October, Ouest Park Festival, Le Havre

2nd November, Concorde 2, Brighton

3rd November, Koko, London

4th November, Trinity, Bristol

6th November, Oobleck, Birmingham

7th November, Brudenell, Leeds

8th November, Gorilla, Manchester

10th November, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

18th November, Le Bikini, Toulouse

19th November, Paloma, Nimes

20th November, Théâtre de Villefranche, Villefranche Sur SaÔne

8th December, Melkweg Oude Zaal, Amsterdam

9th December, Mojo Club, Hamburg

11th December, Kesselhaus, Berlin

12th December, Kantine, Cologne

13th December, Technikum, Münich

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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