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Old Money's 'Mothership' EP + Chief Boima & DJ Spoko Remixes


New York duo Old Money just dropped their debut EP for DJ/Rupture and Matt Shadetek's Dutty Artz label. The 4-track release is lead by "Mothership," a track that showcases Old Money's blend of kwaito/kuduro rhythms, East Coast rhymes and UK funky sounds. As the label writes, the metaphorical mothership is a "place where an enlightened creative community nurtures its brightest future stars... a vessel [that] has been at the cornerstone of American Black Liberationist movements since their stirrings at the beginning of the 20th Century – from Marcus Garvey’s Black Star Liner to Elijah Muhammad and Sun Ra." Old Money's Mothership EP also features the bouncing "Gargon" and remixes from global bass head Chief Boima and South Africa's DJ Spoko. Stream it below and buy it on Bandcamp / iTunes / AmazonBoomkat.

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Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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