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Premiere: Bison's 'The Wave Of Tarraxinha' EP

Stream Angola/Lisbon producer Bison's 5-track "The Wave Of Tarraxinha" EP.


Bison is an Angolan-born, Lisbon-raised young producer crafting trot-pace beats in the style of tarraxinha — a stripped and slowed-down take on Angolan kizomba that focuses on the rhythm and percussion of the track, rather than it's song and vocals. Bison's 5-track Wave Of Tarraxinha EP runs through different shades of the genre: from the brooding highlight "O Demonio Do Tarraxo," which sheds light on a brand new use of G-funk synthesizers, to the fuzzed-out bass on "Future Tarraxo." Stream the release in full below, which is out via Generation Bass.

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News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

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