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Jumping Back Slash Shares The New Collaborative 'Put Your Fires Out' EP

Cape Town-based UK producer Jumping Back Slash releases his brilliant new project entitled 'Put Your Fires Out' via Red Bull Studios.


UK-born Cape Town-based producer Jumping Back Slash returns with the release of his latest offering Put Your Fires Out, a brilliant 4-track EP available via Red Bull Studios. The maestro credits Cape Town's restful atmosphere with providing the inspiration for the project's sound, "I think the weather has been influencing my sound. It's been raining non-stop since I got here," said the artist in an interview with Red Bull Studios. The overall tone of Put Your Fires Out, however, is more energetic than you would expect from a production inspired by gloomy weather. The EP boasts skillfully sliced synth work layered on top of jolty, polyrhythmic compositions, and features some of South Africa's most innovative electronic musicians including Kwaai Diva extraordinaire Umlilo, experimental beatsmith Andy Islands, and Andre Geldenhuys of the talented Fantasma collective, all adding their own unique touch to Slash's heady craftsmanship.

The beatmaker also shared his views on the creative process with Red Bull, “making music is a muscle. Quantity is quality. Sometimes, you don’t have to stop to think. I hear all these musicians worry about inspiration but it’s quite simple really, the more you do it, the more prepared you are to respond and react. Just get into the studio and make something. If you don’t like, get rid of it. It really is that disposable. And that’s the one thing that I’ve learnt, to treat everything as part of the process, even if you don’t know what the outcome will be in the end.” Luckily for us, the outcome is an electrifying new EP. Stream and download Jumping Back Slash's Put Your Fires Out below.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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