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LV's 'Music To... Soundtrack Your Journeys' Mix For i-D

Stream a 50-minute mix from LV featuring tracks from Spoek, Okmalumkoolkat, John Wizards and more.


It's been a couple years since London production outfit LV released their Sebenza LP, an outstanding batch of SA-influenced electronic works featuring the likes of Okmalumkoolkat, Spoek, and Ruffest. As they prep their upcoming single, the duo have crafted this eclectic Music To... Soundtrack Your Journeys mix for i-D magazine which blends their SA affiliations with tracks from John Wizards, Old Money, Chief Boima, Uproot AndyOwiny Sigoma Band and more. Stream the 50-minute mix below. [H/T Dutty Artz]

TRACKLIST

Jeremih Ft Natasha Mosley - Fuck u all the Time

Beat Spacek - Alone in Da Sun

Trees - Rootwork

John Wizards - iYongwe

LV & Okmalumkoolkat - Sebenza (DJ Clock remix)

Spoek Mathambo feat Cassper Nyovest - Hit the Floor

Uproot Andy feat Pablo Piddy - Worldwide Dembow

Tactic - Come in Di Dance

LV & Ruffest - Hustla

Bolts - Y

Darkhouse Fam - Press Continue (One for Challis)

Zeroh - Sheep/Goat (Sacrifice)

Madlib - Toe Fat

Cream of Beats - Through it All

Manu Dibango - Senga

Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyiduounga Drums

Ashley Beedle & Earl Zinger - Ghost Dancers (WILLLV remix)

Mickey Pearce - Instructions

E.M.M.A - Mitzi

Of Golden Visions - Elodie

Wen - Swingin’

Old Money - Mothership (Chief Boima Remix)

Havana Cultura Band - Agita (WILLLV Remix)

Robzilla - Smakk Rhythm

Troumaca - Layou (LV Remix)

LV & Josh Idehen - Make it Count

LV & Josh Idehen - Imminent

The Drop - Waiting For (LV Remix)

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