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DJ Xpect Remixes Sauti Sol's 'Sura Yako'

DJ Xpect drops an official 'afroelectro' remix to Kenyan afro-pop quartet Sauti Sol's hit "Sura Yako."


NYC-based producer DJ Xpect recently spun his new remix to Kenyan afro-pop band Sauti Sol's "Sura Yako" while setting off a New Year's Eve party in Naivasha, Kenya. As you might remember, "Sura Yako," the fourth single off Sauti Sol's upcoming Live and Die in Afrika LP, was launched with a lipala instagram dance competition. DJ Xpect's remix keeps those original dance floor tendencies but gives the song an electronic pulse adding uptempo horn riffs and short-looped vocals throughout. Xpect first heard "Sura Yako" while exploring the Kenyan music scene on his recent visit and decided to infuse a bit of his own afroelectro style into the single. Sauti Sol are coming off a recent win at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best African Act last year. Listen to the official "Sura Yako" remix and stream Xpect's brand new Aaliyah "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" rework below.

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