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Mazi Chukz & Maleek Berry Share The Dance Visuals For ‘Dem Hail’

The UK-based Mazi Chukz and Wizkid signee Maleek Berry stomp around back alleys and shipping containers in "Dem Hail."

Photo courtesy Of Mazi Chukz.


The UK-based Mazi Chukz just released his first video of the year for “Dem Hail” featuring Maleek Berry. The new song is filled with club-ready drums, auto-tune vocals, and synth punctuations that let “Mr. Mazi, run this party,” as the track goes.

From dabs to getting in formation, Mazi and his crew stomp around back alleys and dance in front of shipping containers to the pulsing beat of “Dem Hail.” Maleek Berry, a signee of Wizkid’s Star Boy Entertainment, handles production and even lays down his own verse on the energetic track. Peep the dance-packed video, directed by Alex Adjei, below.

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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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