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Tracka de Day: Gazelle ft. Teba "Chic Afrique"

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This is our first official post on the Cape Town based electro-roots act Gazelle, but the group  are by no means newbies, breaking onto the scene in 2008 with "She Did Me." Headed by artistic visionary Xander Ferreira, and DJ  Nick Matthews, Gazelle produces funky- electro-disco with crooner vocals topped with a rich sense of style and strong political stance.  Xander uses the same repetition of imagery and over exposure that African dictators use to iconify themselves - but he uses it to poke fun. Today's Tracka de Day is his latest cinematic effort, which includes Kings, Queens, a Sangoma and the Tokolosh (look it up).

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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