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Darkstar on Bringing Their 'Foam Island' Social Experiment to South Africa

Okayafrica sits down with Darkstar during the UK production duo's recent trip to South Africa.

In 2015 Aidan Whalley and James Young of the UK production duo Darkstar set out to document the young voices of a town in Northern England not far from where they grew up. They began meeting with teens and early-twenty-somethings in Huddersfield, Yorkshire––a halfway point between Whalley and Young’s own hometowns––and used the recordings to shape the sounds, lyrics and emotions of their brilliant third studio album, Foam Island. The result was an unprecedented look into the lives of a neglected British youth as well as one of the year’s most brilliant offerings of electronic music.

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