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Premiere: Mutamassik 'Rekkez'


Half-Egyptian Saaidi hardcore pioneer Mutamassik (one half of Rough Americana) constructs experimental rhythms out of "Pan-Afrabic immigrant sound sources mixed with the head-nod of hip-hop and the bass & syncopation of hardstep." A vocal sample and an 808 bass drum kick off the title-track to her latest full-length Rekkez, eventually building the composition to a hypnotizing North Africa-stamped progression. Stream the song below and grab Mutamassik's Rekkez LP, which is full of tracks that combine organic noise with Middle Oriental beats, out now on Ini Itu. Vinyl purchases come with a giant poster painted by the artist herself (preview below).

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>>>Stream: Mutamassik "Rekkez"

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The New Fela Kuti Box Set is Curated by Femi Kuti & Chris Martin

And they said the perfect holiday gift doesn't exist...

Fela Kuti's 50th anniversary reissues released this year have reminded us why his status as a legend continues to ring true.

Through the year, Partisan Records (the homes of Fela's catalog) has released a number of special reissues, and now Vinyl Box #5 is set to drop just in time for you to be named the coolest gift giver in your friend group. The highly-anticipated fifth installment of vinyl reissues was co-curated by Fela's son, Nigerian afrobeat ambassador Femi Kuti and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

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