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Stream Little Dragon's South African Mixtape

Stream Little Dragon's kwaito and SA house heavy South African mixtape.


You might remember Little Dragon visited South Africa last year, shooting some stripped-down live renditions of their singles, among other things. It seems the sounds of SA stayed with the Swedish group, as they've now released the 47-minute, kwaito-leaning Little Dragon Went To South Africa mixtape via Fader. Little Dragon's mix is heavily weighted with the don DJ Cleo tracks — a popular choice among several mixes we've covered — and features selections from DJ Tira, Oskido and Black Motion and others (Eddie STATS is claiming they jacked his old Township Palms playlist *shots*).  Stream Little Dragon's mix and watch them perform"Little Man" unplugged in SA below.

TRACKLIST

1. Do It Blek Sem – Dj Cleo

2. Kuyafiwa – Dj Cleo

3. Ruthless – Dj Cleo

4. Jezebel – Professor feat. Oskido & Dj Tira

5. Mambotjie – TKZee

6. unknown name – Abafana Bovenvane from their cassette SIBALI. label is USM and the cassette no is ZGAL 2080

7. Africa Natives (silly willy) – Mzee

8. Mono T Jam – Oskido & Master Wakes

9. Akhonto feat. Lelethu – Dj Clock

10. Terminator – Dj Gukwa

11. Ndiya Ndiya feat. Zulu Naja – Dj Cleo

12. Track 7 – Dj Christos from Afrodessia mp3 disc1 …. LOL (sorry this is all i got)

13. Djs Manifesto – Oskido

14. Banane Mavoko – Black Motion feat. Jah Rich

Interview

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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