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Tracka de Day: Soul Keita 'Dusties n 808s'


The Addis Ababa-based kissar player Soul Keita was 17 when Democracy EP dropped in 2009. His tracks, along with others found on the Clown and Sunset label, are largely influenced by Ethio-Jazz father, Mulatu Astatke. If you're a fan of Astatke's beautifully haunting key rifts, it's truly amazing to hear where Soul Keita and new friend Nicholas Jaar takes the vibe. Check out "Dusties n 808s" from 2010's Ines LP below.

CS004 ∆ Soul Keita - Dusties N 808s by Clown & Sunset

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MFE Pays Tribute to PRO on The Second Anniversary of The South African Hip-Hop Legend’s Passing

Artists signed to PRO's label MFE commemorate him in new tribute song 'MAWE: VITA24' on the second anniversary of the South African hip-hop pioneer's passing.

One aspect of PRO(Kid)'s legacy that rarely gets mentioned is his label. As head of Money First Entertainment, the label he founded, PRO played roles in the trajectories and craft of artists such as Red Button, Captian_fs, sFs 5 Star and TeePee among others. The former three were official members of MFE with Red Button, PRO's protégé, being the first artist to be signed to the label.

PRO who passed away exactly two years ago today gets a tribute from his label's roster. "MAWE: VITA24" is a remix of an sFs 5 Star song titled "Mawe" that the artist released in February.

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