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Kwabs Casts London Under His 'Wrong Or Right' Spell

Kwabs 'Wrong Or Right' video marks the official coming of 'the Year of the Kwabs.'


It's only right that Kwabs, the second coming of soul-electro by way of London/Ghana, would make his video debut with a visual exorcism as goosebump-inducing as his crooning prowess. The video for the 90s R&B-nodding "Wrong Or Right," produced by SOHN, features our gospel-strength hero casting spells all over London. The man's pipes are a dose of spiritual awakening, as they cause a crew of nimble-bodied dancers to take to the streets. With this first video off his forthcoming EP, Kwabs has officially arrived. Watch "Wrong Or Right" below and stay tuned for more on the upcoming 4-track EP of the same name, due February 3. We're looking forward to what he has in store for us this year.

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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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