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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.

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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