Stream Kashaka's 'AFROFUTURE MIX'

NYC-based producer Kashaka shares new 'AFROFUTURE MIX' featuring E.L. Big Fkn Gun, and his original productions.

New York-based producer and DJ Kashaka presents us with his hypnotic new AFROFUTURE MIX. According to the budding beatsmith, the moniker Kashaka was inspired by a hand-held shaker given to him during his stay in Accra, Ghana where he was studying West African drumming. The hour-long mix features music that the producer discovered during his travels through Ghana, like E.L.'s "Obuu Mo" and Joey B's 'Tonga," as well as newer tunes like BIG FKN GUN's "As'Jiki." Kashaka's mix opens and closes with two of his own original productions, the Sekou Batourou Kouyaté-sampling "Mamayoo" and the futuristic rap banger-meets-kuduro "Andruwoid." Stream Kashaka's 19-song AFROFUTURE MIX and check out the full tracklist below.


1.Mamayooo - Kashaka

2.Hand in Dirt - Jumping Back Slash

3.Pressure - Jumping Back Slash

4.Obuu Mo - E.L.

5.Yaca (Nax & Rosario Remix) - Dj Afro Pupo

6.Wossop - Bradez

7.Ewe Feat. Deeza - DJ X-Trio

8.Fancy Footwork (Prod. Cid Rim and The Clonius) - Okmalumkoolkat

9.Put Some Red On It (Machinedrum Remix) - Spoek Mathambo

10.Nosso Mundo - Dj Firmeza & DJ Maboku

11.Beyiya - DJ Nigga Fox

12.As’jiki - BIG FKN GUN

13.Tonga (feat. Sarkodie) - Joey B

14.Sound of Da Police (Remix) - DJ Nigga Fox

15.Bit Binary - DJ Marfox

16.L’Afrique - Full Crate Feat. Papa Ghana

17.Kimene - Mastiksoul & DJ Malvado

18.African Central Soul (Guitar Mix) - Homeboyz Music

19.Andruwoid - Kashaka

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Interview: Lady Du, Amapiano’s Sultry-Voiced Superstar, Is Smashing The Glass Ceiling

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Lady Du is currently one of the hottest voices in amapiano. Born into a family of musicians, her father DJ Choc and uncle DJ Zan D are reputable deejays and producers. Lady Du, real name Dudu Ngwenya, first learned how to play at the tender age of nine. Since then and during her early adult life, she had been trying to get a successful break into the music industry. Though she made songs with renowned producers such as DJ Clock, DJ Mshega and DJ Maphorisa (back when he still did gqom) in 2013, 2014 and 2018 respectively, her breakthrough only came under a year ago through the track "Superstar", alongside revered amapiano deejay and producer Mr JazziQ.

Lady Du's musical journey speaks to her resilience, and her success can rightfully be attributed to her perseverance. On "Superstar", Lady Du sings about aspiring to superstardom, even going as far as mentioning some South African celebrities that she looks up to! Today, her name is listed among the very stars she once mentioned on the track. Since 2020, she has collaborated with heavyweights like Oskido, Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, Focalistic, De Mthuda, Josiah De Disciple, Busta 929, DBN Gogo and many others. Her signature sultry voice, which sometimes resembles that of a baby, can also be heard on some of amapiano's biggest smash hits like "Umsebenzi Wethu", "Dakiwe", "Catalia", "Woza", "GUPTA" and more.

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