Audio

SA Experimental Beatmaker IIndman's 'La Bella Vita' EP

South African electronic musician IIndman shares his experimental new EP, the melancholic 6-track 'La Bella Vita.'

iind​man-la-bella-vita-ep-cover-art

Mafikeng electronic musician IIndman's 6-track La Bella Vita EP is a crumbling tunnel of drum whips, muffled vocals, and scraped effects. Starting with the slow, key-floored title track and moving onto the choppy, percussion-based "Lemonade," the self-produced release only sees dim light with the fifth track "Never Let You Down," a grand composition of strings that begins with a deep-voiced birthday wish. The 22-year-old experimental beatmaker, who notes Erykah BaduFlying Lotus and J Dilla as influences, ends his record with "BARS" and "Colombia," a raid of gray drums following that follow increasingly descending horns. "This EP is an outline of life in different textures and energy," IIndman comments about La Bella Vita. Speaking about his reason for playing electronica with Black African & Beautiful, the artist, also a graphic designer, recently explained, "...I think this was the best genre that could speak to me and give me a platform to express my art from within..." As La Bella Vita shows, IIndman can evoke melancholy with just beats, putting deep feeling into his own take on electronic music. Listen to La Bella Vita below and grab a free download of the EP.


News Brief
Image supplied by the 2021 Mtv Africa Music Awards Kampala

Here is the Performance Lineup for the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala

The 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards has announced their exciting performance lineup featuring Nasty C, Wizkid, Diamond Platnumz and more.

The 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) has released the highly-anticipated performance lineup ahead of the virtual award show's premiere in Uganda. South African rapper Nasty C will reportedly return to the stage after his last performance in 2016. This year's lineup is sure to keep music fans glued to their screens and dancing along. Nigerian megastar Wizkid, Sheebah Karungi, Diamond Platnumz, Khaligraph Jones, Suspect 95, Soraia Ramos, Calema are all slated to perform.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

South African Apartheid Film 'Lakutshon' Ilanga' Set for French Premiere

South African Apartheid film 'Lakutshon' Ilanga' has been selected to show at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France.