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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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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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