Audio

Mozambican Beatmaker Nandele's J Dilla-Inspired 'Argolas Deliciosas' EP

Watch the Maputo-shot video for Nandele's "Fin O Humano" and grab a free download of his J Dilla-inspired 6-track EP.


Maputo-based producer Nandele's debut solo project Argolas Deliciosas (which translates to Sweet Rings) is a 6-track collection of instrumental boom-bap, dubstep, trap and psychedelic beats put together as a tribute to the late J Dilla. Nandele, a former drummer in Mozambican hip-hop and rock outfits, pictures the EP as a journey — a "place for contemplation, a planet, an escape to ethereal atmospheres, [and] a tele transport to other galaxies."

The Mahla Filmes-directed visuals for "Fin o Humano (E O Regresso do Boom Bap)," a previously featured lead single from the release, follow the lanky beatmaker as he takes a daytime stroll along the streets, markets and beaches of his city, ending in a kaleidoscopic rooftop hangout.

Argolas Deliciosas also features production work from Mozambique's Embri0n and Fu da Siderurgia. The EP will be accompanied by a comic book with art by Ricardo Pinto, the artist responsible for the cover artwork (above). Stream Nandele's EP in its entirety below and grab a free download of Argolas Deliciosas (limited to the first 1000). The release is out today on Kongoloti Records.

News Brief

Rowlene Shares New Single ‘Stop’ from Upcoming Project ‘11:11’

Listen to Rowlene's new single 'Stop' from upcoming album '11:11'.

Rowlene is finally releasing a project. The pre-order for 11:11 is live, and it comes with a new single, the album opener titled "Stop". The song has two parts and is fit for an intro as it sees the artist crooning confidently over a trap beat and later, a stripped down instrumental which she meets halfway with her surefooted vocals. She sings in the hook: "I'm a CEO, see me all getting paid/ You ain't on the payroll, but you asking for a raise."
Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.