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Major League DJz New Single With Riky Rick & Patoranking Has Too Much Sauce

South African deejay duo Major League DJz release the laidback, feel-good single "Do Better," featuring KLY, Riky Rick, and Patoranking,

South African deejay duo Major League DJz are unpredictable.


They release the most unconventional music this side of the Equator—think “Slyza Tsotsi,” “Zulu Girls” and “The Bizness”—and have just released another single that refuses to be boxed in one genre.

“Do Better” has just too much sauce in one song. If it’s not South African singer KLY’s effortless R&B vocals, then Nigerian singer Patoranking’s emotive ragga/dancehall verse will win you over. How about Riky Rick’s sing-songy rendition?

“Do Better” is a laidback, feel-good song that sees a diverse array of artists synergize their skills over a minimalistic string-heavy beat. It’s a beautiful love song with lines like, “If he breaks your heart, baby, I’ll fix you” (KLY), “I just wanna put a smile on your face, I wanna put that pretty body on me” (Riky Rick).

It's a well-crafted track that can be for both the club or to slow-dance to—depending on your mood.

Stream “Do Better” below and purchase it here. Major League have also started a #DoBetterSingAlong, check out some fan posts below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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