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Nozinja & Tessela Share The Full Stream Of Split Single 'Wa Chacha'

Hear the full versions of Shangaan Electro producer Nozinja and Tessela's dual single "Wa Chacha."


Last week we reported on the upcoming release of the collabroative dual 12'' single 'Wachaha' from South Africa's Shangaan Electro king Nozinja and UK breakbeat maestro Tessela, coming out on Bleep on February 9. In a brief e-mail interview with The Fader, Nozinja sheds some light on the meaning behind the track, explaining that "'Wa Chacha' is a song that is sung by women, especially the mother of a girl who is back from adulthood or school". The 12'' record features the original version of the song written by Nozinja, along with an interpretation from Tessela. While it may be easy to assume that this 12'' release fits the standard original single/remix format, further inquiry reveals a creative process born out of a genuine cultural and technical exchange."Tessela and I played a show in London together and we we were both in a hurry to do something together," Nozinja told Fader.  "He's very good at mixing sounds. I taught him Shangaan sounds and drums and I learned how he puts together different sounds. I wish to do it again." Nozinja is also currently working on his debut album for Warp, so maybe this collaboration will happen again sooner than we think. Listen to the full stream below.

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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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