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South African Electronica Beatsmith IIndman Shares The Downtempo 'Moment In Time'

SA experimental beatsmith IIndman returns with the downtempo track 'Moment In Time', featuring Norwegian vocalist Camila Luna and Emamkay.


In March of this year we introduced you to the deep, melancholic 6-track La Bella Vita EP from 22 year-old South African producer IIndman. The self-produced project successfully blends ambient textures and lounge-y keyboard melodies together over head nod-worthy drums and percussion in a manner reminiscent of Flying Lotus and J Dilla, who IIndman lists as some of his key influences. As a follow-up to his La Bella Vita EP, the Mafikeng native now returns with a new track "Moment In Time," which features guest vocals from Norwegian singer Camila Luna and keyboard work from fellow South African native Emamkay. The new track fits nicely within the nocturnal mood that IIndman firmly established in his previous project, and the addition of Camila Luna's vocals tastefully evokes the spirit of soul queen Erykah Badu — another one of IIndman's main sources of inspiration. In a brief correspondence with IIndman via e-mail, he revealed that the song recounts a tale of two lovers meeting each other halfway in rhythm. Listen to "Moment In Time" below and download it for free here.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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