Audio

Hear New Tracks From Just A Band & Dirty Paraffin In 'Ten Cities'

Stream new songs from Kenya's Just A Band & SA's Dirty Paraffin off Sounway Records' upcoming 'Ten Cities' compilation.


For their upcoming Ten Cities compilation, Soundway Records brought a pack of electronic producers and musicians from five European cities (Berlin, Bristol, Kiev, Lisbon, and Naples) to record original tracks with artists in five cities across Africa (Cairo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda and Nairobi). The end result is an extensive, 17-track collection of cross-continental collaborations that includes input from 50 musicians and producers. Below, we get a taste off the album with a double premiere of Kenyan future-pop group Just A Band & Lisbon duo Octa Push's club-ready"Boom Boom Boom," plus SA's Dirty Paraffin loose and wavy "Choborops" featuring Hannes Teichmann — which includes some elite verses from the always-noteworthy Okmalumkoolkat. The Ten Cities compiliation — which will also include work from Perera Elsewhere, BLK JKS' Tshepang Ramoba, Djeff, Moonchild, and more — is up for pre-order now and due November 17 from Soundway Records. Stream Just A Band and Dirty Paraffin's tracks below.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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