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Hear An 'Acid Kuduro' Mixtape From LCD Soundsystem's Tyler Pope

Hear a high-energy blend of Angolan kuduro and acid house in Tyler Pope's new mix for OkayAfrica.

Tyler Pope, a member of  the seminal dance-punk group LCD Soundsystem, is plugged into all types of dance floor rhythms.


Through his label, Interference Pattern, he's recently put out a 2-track experimental dancehall-dub release.

He's also previously mashed together a wide array of global beats in mixes like BAILEWAVE.

In his own DJ sets, Pope likes to blend Angolan kuduro with acid house, a high-energy combination that'll have you jumping out of your seat.

He's now made OkayAfrica a 42-minute Acid Kuduro mixtape, which we're premiering above today.

"This is a mix of some older Kuduro tracks mixed with some classic Acid house that I find really inspiring," Pope tells OkayAfrica. "The energy and the lo-fi drum sounds give the tracks a kind of punk rock feeling. I also am always looking for interesting rhythms that move the dance floor and these tracks do that for me."

Stream Tyler Pope's Acid Kuduro mix above.

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Interview: Ranks ATM Makes ‘Substance Music’

South African hip-hop artist Ranks ATM on his latest EP 'Substance Music', working with Riky Rick and his crew African Trap Movement's new chapter.

Ranks ATM demands to be taken seriously. With every successive release, listeners are bound to pick up on both his personal and artistic growth. His latest EP, Substance Music, released towards the end of 2020, is an honest body of work that sees the artist divulge some aspects of his life while remaining playful and entertaining.

Young2unn, who produced a majority of the project, gave Ranks ATM beats that primarily consist of keys and strings cushioned by atmospheric pads and ethereal vocal samples panned for effect. The music is soulful enough for Ranks to tell his story and gritty enough to maintain his street aesthetic.

On Substance Music, the artist strikes the balance between playful banter and poignant expression of emotions. It's what makes his raps believable in general—he presents himself as a complete human who feels pain at times but also feels himself. Songs such as "Die For Me" and "How Could It Be" are laced with specific details that could have only been extracted from his life experiences, for instance, on the former, he raps, "You cheated on me with a gym freak, you did me dirty."

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