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Here's a New Mixtape From Montréal's Afro-Electronic Underground

Congolese-Canadian DJ Bonbon Kojak shares the first installment in a mixtape series from Moon Shine, a Montreal-based “afrocentric collective.”

Congolese-Canadian DJ Bonbon Kojak comes through with the first installment in a mixtape series from Moonshine, a Montréal-based “afrocentric collective” that, apparently, hosts secret parties on the “Saturday after every full moon.”


The collective is home to Pierre Kwenders, Bambii and Boycott, and has featured acts such as DJ Windows 98 (Arcade Fire’s Win Butler), Shabazz Palaces, and Uproot Andy.

In Espoir 2018, Bonbon Kojak leads us on a high-octane journey through the sounds heard at these underground Montréal soirées.

Espoir 2018 is an uplifting selection of songs about hope and self worth, celebrating the new sonic breath of African dance culture from old to new,” Bonbon Kojak tells Okayafrica. “The year 2018 represents the utopia of the 2000s.... an opportunity to recreate the world. Motivate youth to continue working for a better future.”

Stream the mix above and check out the full track list below.

Track List

1 - Shimbalaya - Afro Panico - Prod. Leo Beatz

2 - Mabele - Oscar neves (Uproot Andy & geko jones remix)

3 - Instrumental Afro Trap ( Prod #3) - Fabio Dms

4 - J’habite à Paris - Manu le Boss

5 - Ntanina Kwame - Cabo Snoop & Kyaku Kyadaff

6 - The One Connection - Afro Panico

7 - Kia Lumingo - Urbano De Castro (Uproot Andy & Geko Jones Remix)

8 - Shonta mu Mbingu - Spilulu

9 - Celebration (extentend version) - Heaky k Ft Kestro

10 - Baraka iyi mwaka - Spilulu feat Karibiona ( Instrumental)

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

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It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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