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Listen to Alle Farben's House Remix of Jeremy Loops’ ‘Mortal Man’

South African folk musician Jeremy Loops releases 'Mortal Man' remix by German electro producer Alle Farben.

Internationally recognised South African folk musician Jeremy Loops has been working with German electronic producer Alle Farben for the release of "Mortal Man" house remix. Farben, a world renowned electro producer known for iconic dance mixes and his work with James Blunt, has reworked the original acoustic version of the song by adding his deep house signature transforming "Mortal Man" into a danceable summer-ready tune.

Partly inspired by a friend's journey of beating drug addiction, the song's theme of acknowledging one's own mortality connected globally with millions of people.


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"Mortal Man" was officially released in July, following fans' collaborative efforts to create a music video prompted by Loops' social media invitation to followers to record videos of themselves singing "Mortal Man". The official music video is a compilation of heart-warming clips thousands of fans sent in to Loops.

Read: Why South African Folk Artist Jeremy Loops Is Pushing For International Collaborations

Dance remixes have been one of Loops' tried and tested formulas to dominate global stages. He explained this strategy in-depth earlier this year:

"If you have a song that is a hit in either Germany, the UK or America, that song can and probably will become a global hit; my interest is in having a hit song, being booked for every major festival in the European summer because I'm a live band. So, it also depends on what you're trying to get out of it."

The Cape Town-based musician has high international status and is a staple at music festivals like Rocking the Daisies. Loops has over half a million monthly listeners on Spotify; his debut album Trading Change and critically acclaimed sophomore album Critical as Water boast millions of streams

"Mortal Man" comes in the last month of South Africa's winter and is a welcomed techno transition into summer.

Listen to "Mortal (Man Alle Farben Remix)" on Spotify and Apple Music and/or everywhere else.




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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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