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Listen to a Compilation by South African Electronica Label Subterranean Wavelength

Wiretribe is an introduction to artists signed to the SA label.

South African electronic music label Subterranean Wavelength's Wiretribe compilation, which we are premiering here, consists of artists signed to their roster.

Just like with most of the label's releases, the basis of Wiretribe is a boundless approach to production—boom bap, trap, soul, dubstep and even house lend their influences to the 11 songs featured on the compilation.


You'll hear raps ("Glitch Memories," "Till The Sun REC") and soulful vocals ("Prayer+for+who," "Listen," "Yellow Brick Road") over psychedelic pads and an assortment of synthesizers that are always accompanied by healthy bass lines and thumping kicks and 808 snares.

Wiretribe works for personal listening and will also turn the party up. The music on the compilation is anomalous in that it is calming yet it still demands that you move some parts of your body when it hits you.

Artists and producers such as Kajama, Micr. Pluto, Daev Martian, OTHRZ, Je Suis Ohne, Premath, among others make appearances. Wiretribe is a great introduction to the label and its diverse roster of signees—it's versatile without being a clatter, and reveals a group of individuals who channel their varied influences into a monolithic yet non-homogenous compilation.

Listen to Wiretribe below, and follow Subterranean Wavelength on Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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When Nigerian youth shout the line "Why everybody come dey para, para, para, para for me" at protests, it is an act of collective rebellion and rage, giving flight to our anger against the police officers that profile young people, the bureaucracy that enables them, and a government that appears lethargic.