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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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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (July)

Featuring Black Sherif, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, M3NSA x M.anifest, and more.

As the summer winds down releases have slowed down just a tad, but it's nothing to fear because a number of our Ghanaian music faves are in album mode, and it's only a matter of time before they let loose! In the meantime the rest of our faves have been steady dishing out that fire, making for another month of dope releases. Want the scoop? Check out the best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

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