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NYC: Dragons Of Zynth x Denitia & Sene At Highline Ballroom

Catch Ghanaian twins Aku and Akwetey's group Dragons of Zynth live at Highline Ballroom with denitia & sene.


Dragons of Zynth, the NYC indie/psych rock outfit fronted by Ghanaian twin brothers Aku and Akwetey, are prepping the follow-up to 2007's Coronation Thieves, which featured the likes of Karen O and David Byrne and was produced by TV On The Radio's David Sitek. Why's it taken them so long to record a followup? Well, among other things, they've been touring the world playing backup for Santigold and acting in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. DOZ will be playing their first show of the year at Highline Ballroom this coming Wednesday, Feb. 19 alongside Okayplayer favorites denitia & sene. Don't sleep on the show — all info in the flyer below— and while you wait, stream an unreleased DOZ track "Kim." Grab tickets here.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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