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Audio: Dan Croll x The Very Best 'Compliment Your Soul' [Remix]

UK newcomer Dan Croll gets the remix treatment by The Very Best for his 'Compliment Your Soul' single, off his new 'From Nowhere EP


After being named a 'New Band of The Day' by The Guardian in November and lighting up SXSW last month, British newcomer Dan Croll released his debut EP From Nowhere a few weeks ago, featuring a remix of opening track "Compliment Your Soul" by Okayafrica favorites The Very Best. The original track is a sunny, folk-tinged nod to African rhythms — but the backing vocals and thumping bass combo remixed in by our homies The Very Best take the track to new levels. Jay-Z's Life + Times blog recently sat down with Croll to discuss his debut project and influences, the biggest of which he cites as afrobeat and hip-hop, so check that out if you're interested in hearing more. Check out The Very Best's 'Compliment Your Soul' Remix below,we'll been sitting here with this Dan Croll / The Very Best remix on loop all day.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

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The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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