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Jumping Back Slash Remixes Fantasma's 'Eye of the Sun'

UK/Cape Town producer Jumping Back Slash remixes Fantasma's "Eye of the Sun".


Fresh off the new release of their brilliant debut EP Eye of the Sun, South Africa's Fantasma share an energetic remix of the title track by UK/Cape Town producer Jumping Back Slash. Marking yet another ace collaboration with township tech renaissance man Spoek Mathambo, Jumping Back Slash's remix hones in on a fast-paced flurry of claps and hi-hats combined with the vuvuzela-esque drone of horns and Spoek's scrambled vocals. JBS builds the track to a satisfying climax before masterfully stripping it all down to Spoek's voice, briefly suspending time, then returning to the main theme in celebratory fashion.

Jumping Back Slash wrote us about his involvement in the project, "Spoek asked me if I wanted to come back to SA to help produce the EP and the Fantasma LP which comes out next year. The project took us to Red Bull Studios in Cape Town for the EP, Cape St. Francis in the Eastern Cape and finally Jozi to finish the LP. The remix came as a cheeky bonus. I wanted to continue the freneticism of the original, in a slightly different way."

Once dubbed "the best South African producer you have never heard of," JBS continues to impress and excite our ears with his amazing production skills, which have evolved gracefully over time. From his earlier remixes and reworks of nostalgic tunes such as Brandy and Monica‘s ’98 R&B hit “Boy Is Mine”  (check out his highly inventive "Boy" EP), to his most recent contribution on Fantasma's debut, it won't be long until he breaks into the wider notoriety of his peers Spoek Mathambo and fellow Fantasma member DJ Spoko. Check out the remix below and be sure to listen to Fantasma's Eye of the Sun EP in full via Soundway Records.

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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