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Uhuru's Kwaito-House Anthem 'Y Tjukutja' Ft. Dj Buckz, Oskido, Professor + Yuri-Da-Cunha

SA fourpiece production collective Uhuru drop kwaito-house dancefloor anthem "Y Tjukutja" ft. Dj Buckz, Oskido, Professor and Yuri-Da-Cunha.


Leading the charge in Kalawa Jazmee Records' takeover of clubs on the continent are four producers– Mapiano, Xelo, DJ Clap and Maphorisa– collectively known as Uhuru. On the heels of producing Mafikizolo's smash hits "Khona" and "Happiness," the fourpiece takes to the spotlight with a second taste of their own kwaito-house. Sophomore LP Our Father is set to be HUGE in 2014– with lead single "Y Tjukutja" a sure shot for dancefloor anthem of SA's dawning hot and heavy days. We're willing to place bets that their costumed affair with house legends Dj Buckz, Oskido, Professor and Yuri-Da-Cunha will take home cake at next year's Channel O Awards. Watch the video below and scroll on for Uhuru's guide to kwaito-funk stylings.

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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.

Matador Records has announced that the eagerly anticipated album Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar will be released on May 21.

Afrique Victime is an unprecedented collaboration between Mdou, his band members, and Ahmoudou Madassane, who's been his rhythm guitarist since 2008. The album will present an effortless fusion of Saharan and rock music; melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations.

You might have come across Mdou on Off White's "Imaginary TV" channel, who designer Virgil Abloh called, "one of my favorite musicians Rn."

Mdou's desert village Agadez, in rural Niger, is his source of inspiration. He attributes his artistic style to traditional Tuareg melodies and YouTube videos of Eddie Van Halen's six string techniques. Mdou has also worked on film projects. He wrote, produced, and starred in the first Tuareg language film: a remake of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai– which translates to "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It." This earned him approval from his community and popularity across West Africa. This soon led to world tours and albums on the independent US label Sahel Sounds, including 2019's landmark Ilana: The Creator, which earned Mdou an international audience.

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