Events

Tunde Olaniran Live In DC w/ DJ Underdog

Catch electropop experimentalist Tunde Olaniran live in DC with DJ Underdog


On the heels of releasing his Yung Archetype EP, Tunde Olaniran will be performing with #OKAYAFRICADC's DJ Underdog, rAt, and Mothershiester for the Allied Media Conference fundraiser at Comet Ping Pong on Saturday, April 5 in the nation's capital. The night will feature a live set from Tunde Olaniran and DJ sets from Underdog, rAt, and Mothershiester, as well as a live simulcast to a sister Allied Media Conference party being held in Detroit. The Allied Media Conference is North America's largest gathering of young independent media makers. Attendees in DC at Comet Ping Pong will be able to win prizes and connect virtually to Detroit partiers via the simulcast. Stream Tunde's Yung Archetype EP below and don't miss out on the show!

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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