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2Peke's Zouk Bass Banger 'Txillo'

Stream Portuguese producer 2Peke's Zouk Bass banger "Txillo."


Up-and-coming Portuguese producer/DJ 2Pekes recently blessed the internet with "Txillo," a  flavorful zouk bass banger. 2Pekes, influenced by the likes of afro-house and dancehall, has been perfecting his craft since the beginning of the millennium, becoming a presence in the new zouk bass scene. "Txillo" fuses modern upbeat synth tones with traditional African percussive elements to create an innovative cut. With an entrancing synth shifting throughout the beat followed by sharp hitting snares, the track is a vibrant and consistent piece with subtle dynamic breaks. Stream 2Pekes' "Txillo" bellow and grab it from Generation Bass' solid Deep In Zouk EP.

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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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