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Mo Kolours Shares 'How I (Rhythm Love Affair)' EP

Mo Kolours blends beats, soul samples and Mauritian sega music in this 'How I (Rhythm Love Affair)' EP, stream the full 7-track release.


Throughout the 7-track How I (Rhythm Love Affair) EP, Anglo-Mauritian producer Mo Kolours looks to cultivate his own style of dance music. From the silky vocal samples of opener "How I" to the dizzying laughs and heavy percussion of "Sega Chuckle," the London-based producer sifts through a wide range of influences — hip-hop beats, dub bass lines, soul samples, and Mauritian sega music — to craft his own alluring sound.

As Mo Kolours tells FACT, "Inspiration for the new EP seemed to come from all sorts of angles. Rhythm exploration, looped cycles, 70s soul, Sumerian tablets, up-tempo mindsets, roots of sound… drums and discos, along with many other topics, people, and general happenings." The EP, which can be streamed in its entirety below, also features a reworking of the world's oldest known melody over booming drum machines ("Sumerian Mother") and house-indebted ode to his current home ("South LDN" ft. Henry Wu).

Stream Mo Kolours' How I (Rhythm Love Affair) EP, due March 9 from One-Handed Music, below. Pre-orders are available now via Bandcamp. For more, revisit the producer's Drum Stalking mini-mix from last year.

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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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