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Teleseen's Angolan & SA-Based 'Double Meaning' Mixtape

Download Teleseen's 'Double Meaning' mixtape based on Angolan tarraxinha, zouk, SA house and more, released via Jillionaire's new label Feel Up.


In Double Meaning, Brooklyn/Rio de Janeiro producer & multi-instrumentalist Teleseen crafts a 21-track mix that treks through house, zouk, tarraxinha and techno from Angola and South Africa, with occasional pit stops in Portugal and Brazil. The mixtape comes on the heels of the announcement of Feel Up, a new Brooklyn-based record label founded by Major Lazer's Jillionaire that aims to showcase electronic global sounds from an eclectic range of genres across the world. Teleseen's upcoming Anamorph EP is set to release on Feel Up this year. Stream the Double Meaning mix below and learn more about Feel Up on their website / soundcloud.

TRACKLIST

1. Angola Trip - Olivs

2. Midnite Bheng - Jumping Back Slash

3. Digital World(Crazy Drum) - Acizzy ft DJ Cubic

4. Tarde(Interlude) - Martine

5. Elegom Bounsa feat Maskarado - DJ Djeff

6. African Salsa (Motion Remix) - DJ Maspila ft Lady B

7. Chunk Hiss - Phontonz

8. Mamela - Skeat

9. Moto feat Pastilha - DJ Satelite

10. Hwwambo - DJ NiggaFox

11. Alone(Silvio Afro Drums Edit) - Liquideep

12. Patadas - Black Drums

13. Never Loved Anyone - DJ Shimza

14. Mi Ma Bo - Renato Xtrova & Edison PP

15. Xuxuado - Black Drums ft. Elly Baybe e Betinho Guevara

16. Avril - Rooted Soul

17. Auntie Fatty(DrumTalk Remix) - The Busy Twist

18. Ze Diwa - DJ Malvado

19. Depois Do Carnaval(Spiritual South Remix) - Azymuth

20. Casa Rosa - Malandro

21. Obame (Dub mix) - Afrobuddh & Kakatsitsi Drummers

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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