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Umlilo 'Out Of My Face'

Umlilo's third single off the 'Shades of Kwaai' EP is the dance friendly 'Out Of My Face.'


The voice of future kwaai returns with new anthem "Out Of My Face." Umlilo's third single off the Shades Of Kwaai EP adds foot motivation to the dark and synthy arts we've come to love. On his latest the Cape Town buzzmaker looks to house roots and 90s trip-hop for his most club suited cut yet, a don't-mess ode to getting out of his face. Download the full Shades Of Kwaai EP here and get to know Umlilo (aka Siya Ngcobo) in this interview.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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