Teck-Zilla Releases Afro Funk Remixes Of Nigeria's Biggest Songs Of 2014 [Premiere]

Nigerian-born, Montreal-based Str8 Buttah producer Teck-Zilla releases afro funk remixes of some of Nigeria's biggest songs in 2014.

The last time we heard from Teck-Zilla the Nigerian-born, Montreal-based beatsmith had released Son of Sade: An Ode, an 18-minute instrumental tape honoring both the titular British/Nigerian singer and the artist's own mother (also named Sade). Now, the Str8 Buttah founder revisits his home country with Teck Afro Bootlegs, a compilation of Afro Funk-inspired remixes of some of the year's biggest songs in Nigeria, including fast-paced, percussion-based mash-ups of Yemi Alade's "Johnny" and the Ice Prince x AKA collab "N Word Remix."

Commenting on how his Nigerian heritage influenced his latest project Teck explained, "I draw so much inspiration from my roots. It's such a boundless pool of talent and inspiration, I just had to tap some inspiration from back home." The five-track EP is a thumping, undeniably danceable mix. "This is a huge segue in terms of my Hip-Hop production style," Teck says. "Having been influenced by the incredibly talented Beatmeisters, here in the Montreal music scene, I've slowly resurrected my love for Techno/House music." On the dubstep-infused opener "Stop, Look, Listen (Gidi House Maf Guy Bootleg)" and the MJ-esque third track "Working Day & Night (Midnight In Lagos Bootleg)" show, Teck immerses himself in the techno/house scene to jumpy effect. Listen to the premiere of Teck Afro Bootlegs below. For more, grab Teck-Zilla's Sade-sampled beat tape and his Isaac Hayes-sampling "L.O.V.E." anthem.

Teck-Zilla's Teck Afro Bootlegs Tracklist:

1 Switch Bass - Stop, Look, Listen (Gidi House Maf Guy Bootleg)

2 Yemi Alade - Johnny (African Skank Bootleg)

3 Ice Prince & AKA - N Word (Merix of the Remix)

4 Working Day & Night (Midnight In Lagos Bootleg)

5 Yemi Alade- Johnny (African Skank Bootleg/No Vox)

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Political Unrest In Sudan

Thousands have been protesting the Sudanese government over the weekend, supporting the military's plans for a coup.

Sudan's transitional government is in turmoil as thousands of citizens conducted a sit-in protest against them, over the weekend. A group of Sudanese citizens have called on the military to disestablish the nation's current government, as the country struggles with the greatest crisis they've seen since the end of former dictator Omar al-Bashir's controversial ruling, two years ago. The weekend's pro-military protests come as anti-military protestors took to the streets earlier this month to fight for civilian-ruled laws.

Military-aligned demonstrators assembled outside of the famously off-limits entrance of the Presidential Palace located in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday. Gatherers set up tents, blocking off access to two main intersections, cutting off access to the capital for those inside. Police attempted to wave off crowds with teargas, with Khartoum state officials saying they had, "repelled an attempted assault on the seat of government," in a statement issued Monday.

The assembly was called for by a coalition of rebel groups and political parties that support Sudan's military, accusing the civilian political parties of mismanagement and monopolizing power under their ruling. Demonstrations began on Saturday, but Sunday's gathering saw a lower attendance. According to Reuters, by Monday afternoon, thousands, between 2,000 - 3,000, had returned to voice their concerns. 52-year-old tribal elder Tahar Fadl al-Mawla spoke at the helm of the sit-in outside of the Presidential palace saying, "The civilian government has failed. We want a government of soldiers to protect the transition." Alongside a 65-year-old Ahman Jumaa who claimed to have traveled more than 900 kilometers (570 miles) from Southern region Nyala to show his support.

Protesters are demanding the appointment of a new cabinet that is "more representative of the people who participated in the December 2019 revolution that eventually led to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir", Al Jazeera reported from Sudan. Protesters headed towards the Presidential Palace, where an emergency cabinet meeting was being held when they were met by police forces.

Pro-civilian political parties have plans for their own demonstration on Thursday, the anniversary of the 1964 revolution that overthrew Sudan's first military regime under Ibrahim Abboud and brought in a period of democracy that the country still struggles to uphold.

Sudanese Twitter users shared their thoughts online, with many drawing similarities between the current unrest and other political crises the nation has faced.

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