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Aero Manyelo Remixes Afro-Peruvian Band Novalima [Premiere]

South African producer Aero Manyelo lends his hand to a remix of the Afro-Peruvian band Novalima.

Novalima (Photo: Vito Mirr)


South African producer and recent Batuk co-founder Aero Manyelo has lent his hand to a remix of the Afro-Peruvian band Novalima.

The rework is of the track “San Antonio” off the Lima-based group’s Planetario album, originally released last year on the Brooklyn-based Wonderwheel Recordings. It will appear on a new EP of Planetario remixes, which also includes contributions from Jose Marquez, Chris Annibell and Gigi de Martino.

“We thought the cross cultural fusion of South African house and traditional African/Peruvian sounds was an interesting one and commissioned him on a remix,” the label writes in an email to Okayafrica.

The result is a pulsing, dance floor-primed blend of Latino rhythms and futuristic Mzansi beats. Listen to our premiere of Aero Manyelo's "San Antonio" remix below.

Novalima's 'Planetario Remix EP' is out January 29. Pre-order it here and you’ll get an instant download of Aero Manyelo’s “San Antonio” remix.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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