Video

Petite Noir Shares Glorious New 'Just Breathe' Video

Watch Petite Noir's new music video for "Just Breathe," off his debut album La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful.

It’s been just over a year since Noirwave founder Yannick Ilunga put out his debut album, La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful, one of our favourite records of 2015. Under the creative direction of drone goddess Rharha Nembhard, the project's roll-out has been nothing short of visually spectacular.


12 months since the album's release last September, Petite Noir now shares a new video for the free-floating Noirwave anthem "Just Breathe."

Directed by London-based photographer and videographer Modu Sesay with creative direction from Nembhard, the black-and-white visuals beautifully capture the rise of Noirwave over the past year, weaving together footage from Ilunga, Nembhard and the Petite Noir band's travels throughout South Africa, Madeira, Portugal and London.

Watch above. And in more Petite Noir news, Ilunga produced and features on the brilliant third track off Danny Brown's just-released new album, Atrocity Exhibition.

Interview

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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