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Riky Rick's 'Amantombazane Remix' Video With DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger Breadman, Nadia Nakai & Okmalumkoolkat

Riky Rick drops a video for the 'Amantombazane Remix' with DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat.


Back in January longtime collaborators, Motif RecordsRiky Rick and Okmalumkoolkat, joined forces once more on the heavy-hitting, church organ-tinged "Amantombazane." In March came a remix for their kwaito/new school rap crossover featuring an all star cast of JHB rap royalty, including "Rands and Nairas" emcee DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger Breadman, and Nadia Nakai. After popular demand, the BOYZNBUCKS affiliates came through today with a sharp-looking video for the remix, which you can watch and stream below. In related news, yesterday came official word that Okmalumkoolkat has signed with Austrian label Affine Records and his debut EP Holy Oxygen I (which you can watch a trailer for here) arrives this July.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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