Melt Yourself Down's North Africa-Inspired 'Sticks and Stones' Mixtape

Stream and download UK afro-punk-jazz experimentalists Melt Yourself Down's 'Sticks and Stones' mixtape.

Slept on mixtape Sticks and Stones from UK afro-punk-jazz experimentalists Melt Yourself Down (whose percussionist Satin Singh played in the FELA! On Broadway live band) is the most recent lost gem of 2013 to enter our radar. On the 48 minute global tour, band lead Pete Wareham cuts and pastes north African retro beats with forays into percussive Arabic tonalities, fading seamlessly into Thom Yorke's unmistakable falsetto crooning on Atoms for Peace's "Before Your Very Eyes." Without a tracklist it's easy to get lost in a musical whirlwind as cuts flit between the choral sound of gnawa vocalists and snippets of electronic break beats. Melt Yourself Down are set to bring heir own live sound to NYC's Pianos on March 17th. In the meantime, stream and download their hand-picked odyssey below.

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South African Rapper 25K Drops 'Pheli Makaveli (Intro)' After Signing With Sony Music

Pretoria rapper 25K has released his highly anticipated single "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)" to launch pre-orders for his upcoming titular debut album Pheli Makaveli.

Pretoria's trap rapper 25K has announced that he is officially signed with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Following months of teasing fans, 25K has finally delivered "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)", a single off his upcoming debut album Pheli Makaveli. The song is a bass-dropping, energy tripping-single that is expected of an artist who just broke into international markets. Curated by hip-hop artist Zoocci Coke Dope, the Pheli Makaveli album is due to drop at the end of July, following the release of two more singles "Hustler's Prayer" and "Trap Jumpin''.

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