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Shangaan Electro Pioneer Nozinja Shares New Single 'Xihukwani'

Stream "Xihukwani," the second single off South African shangaan electro creator Nozinja's upcoming Warp Records debut LP.


South African shangaan electro pioneer Nozinja is readying the release of his 10-song Warp Records debut Lodge LP, coming in June 1. "Xihukwani," the second single to see the light of day from the prolific producer's upcoming full-length, is a joyous blend of 120 BPM percussion (slower than the typical 180 BPM shangaan electro tempo), frenzied synthesizer melodies and looping whistles. Nozinja had previously shared the top music video of last year for album cut "Tsekeleke" and his "Wachacha" 12" dual single with UK breakbeat producer Tessela. Catch the shangaan electro creator at this upcoming North American and European tour dates (listed below) and pre-order Lodge on Bleep and iTunes. Stream Nozinja's "Xihukwani" below.

Nozinja Tour Dates

01 May Villain Brooklyn, NY, US

16 July Bitterzoet Amsterdam, Netherlands

17 July Melt! Festival 2015 Gräfenhainichen, Germany

19 July Dour Festival 2015 Dour, Belgium

22 July Barbican Centre London, UK

23 July Barbican Centre London, UK

24 July Soup Kitchen Manchester, UK

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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