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Kush Arora & MC ZULU Team Up On Azonto-Kuduro Twisting 'Witch Doctor'

Kush Arora and MC ZULU have teamed up on the azonto-kuduro collab 'Witch Doctor,' the latest in a series blending dancehall vocalists with electronic music.


When last we heard from SF producer Kush Arora he was building bridges between Angola and Jamaica on his kuduro-dancehall collab with Jahdan Blakkamoore. Kush's electronic dancehall experiment continues this time around with riddim-maker and longtime collaborator MC ZULU. Twisted and chopped into full moon dancefloor candy, "Witch Doctor" blends elements of azonto and kuduro into a sinister banger. Listen to the full EP and watch a live production video below. The track's acapella breakdown and a "Wine and Bend" version featuring ESCORT's Dave Sharma on percussion are up for free download. Witch Doctor is out now via Kush Arora Productions. Be on the look-out for more in the KAP series combining dancehall vocalists with electronic production.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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