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Young Fathers Live At Festival Les inRocks

Watch the 30 minute set from Young Fathers live at Festival les inRocks.


Edinburgh-based Scottish / Liberian / Nigeria trio Young Fathers delivered the good word to French audiences last week at a stop in Paris for Festival les inRocks. The art-rap collective has been busy touring Europe in the lead up to their forthcoming proper LP debut, news that was recently accompanied with the hyper-colored "LOW" video. French media outlet Culturebox taped the 30 minute sermon in which pounding heart percussion and savior-like presence instantly transform the joint into a cultish gathering. Watch the dark arts unfold live below. Dead is due out Feb 4 via Anticon/Big Dada. For more from YF grab a free download of Africa In Your Earbuds #38.

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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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