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Video: Chris Dave x Fela Kuti

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Drum virtuoso Chris "Daddy" Dave, name-checked by ?uesto as "the most dangerous drummer in the world," offers up a head-spinning percussive remix of a Fela Kuti jam. Stick around for the 1-minute mark where Chris does the impossible and ups the intensity and intricacy of an already complex Tony Allen beat.

The whole things was put together by Chris as a tribute to the afrobeat king and inspired by Fela! the musical — which you can still catch on its world tour (currently in Boston, next stop Bmore)! Watch the video, shot/edited by Gerard Victor.

Edit: For all you UK, New Zealanders, et al getting blocked by youtube, here's the vimeo version.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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