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Burna Boy Just Dropped a Surprise Joint EP With DJDS

The artist proves just how versatile he is on "Steel & Copper," a new joint EP with producer duo DJDS.

Burna Boy has teamed up with American producer duo DJDS to drop a new, surprise EP 'Steel & Copper."

"Steel & Copper," sees Burna Boy proving his unparalleled versatility once again as he raps and harmonizes throughout the 4-track EP, showing he can hold his weight outside of his usual "afrofusion" sound as well.

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DJDS, who have previously worked with Kanye West on his Life of Pablo album, offer stuttering, bass-heavy production on the EP. Particularly on tracks like "Thugging" and the grime-leaning "34." The duo released the album Big Wave More Fire last year, which featured artists like Vic Mensa, Khalid, The Dream and more.

Burna Boy, who's already having a massive 2019, dropped the Zlatan-assisted banger "Killin' Dem" earlier this year, and his latest single "Dangote" shortly after. The artists is also set to begin the US-based African Giant Tour this April, with includes a stop at the Coachella music festival.

Listen to 'Steel & Copper" below.

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Interview: Sango's ‘Da Rocinha 4’ Is a Polished & Grinding Take On Baile Funk

We speak with the Seattle-based DJ and producer about his new album and the music bridges connecting Brazil, the US and the world.

It's a common joke in Brazil: once three or more Brazilian people gather together, they will start a WhatsApp group. The producer and DJ Kai Wright, who goes by the alias Sango, is well aware of that. While he is giving this interview through a Zoom call, a sound notification pops from his computer. "Do you hear that?" he says, amidst laughs. "It's WhatsApp, this album was made through WhatsApp groups."

Once and for all, Sango is not Brazilian. "I am an ambassador for that sound, but I am a Black American," he says. "That sound" is baile funk, the most prominent Brazilian electronic and popular music of the past decades. Born in Michigan and based in Seattle, Sango became a beacon for a new strain of baile funk around 2012, when he released the album Da Rocinha—a suite that he revisits in his new release, Da Rocinha 4.

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