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Alegria
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Alegria (12" + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDW 12014. Rel: 24 Dec 12
International
  1. Alegria (extended 12" mix)
  2. Alegria (radio edit)
  3. Puxa (Beat Laden remix)
  4. Cuka (Maga Bo remix)
Review: Batida have been a key part of Soundway's successful 2012, debuting on a rather nice looking split 7"alongside A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire before unveiling their debut self titled album in March. For those who might have missed out on that wondrous long player, a welcome chance to indulge in the blend of traditional Angolan sounds and contemporary Kuduro is offered here with the Alegria 12". The record features three of our favourite album cuts extended and reworked by Batida creator Pedro Coquenao alongside Portuguese producer Beat Laden and Brazilian Maga Bo. The title track has instant appeal, with sampled guitar licks offering true heritage and bass heavy Kuduro rhythms providing real thump - it sounds even more joyous extended to over six minutes by Coquenao. Beat Laden's take on "Puxa" offers a curious dub heavy Portuguese slant on UK Garage aesthetics, whilst Mago Bo displays a dizzying understanding of polyrhythmic percussion on a delightful remix of "Cuka".
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Batida
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Batida (180 gram vinyl LP + free MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDWLP 038. Rel: 02 Apr 12
International
  1. Pronto Pra Batida (feat MCK)
  2. Algeria
  3. Yumbala (feat Circuito Feixado)
  4. Tirei O Chapeu (feat Ikonoklasta)
  5. Puxa (feat Beat Laden)
  6. Bazuka (Quem Me Rusgou?)
  7. Ka Heueh (feat Ngongo)
  8. Saudade (feat Bob Da Rage Sense)
  9. Cuka (feat Ikonoklasta)
Dois
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Dois (CD)
Cat: SNDWCD 059. Rel: 03 Nov 14
International
  1. Pobre E Rico
  2. Ta Doce
  3. Mama Watoto
  4. Luxo
  5. Bantu
  6. Cooking Ugali
  7. Fica Atento!
  8. La Vai Maria
  9. Chat With Mr Ochieng
  10. Ceu
Review: Soundway fans should be more than familiar with Pedro Coquenao's Batida project, with the Lisbon-based Kuduro fusionist dropping a killer self-titled album on the label in 2012. Supplemented by several 12" releases, this has laid down the groundwork of a relationship between Coquenao and Soundway which was always likely to result in further releases, such as the album. Dois is a fourth Batida album overall and find Coquenao at his most confident, retaining the feel of previous albums but widening the stylistic remit, working with guests and utilising more live instrumentation. Afro house, benga, semba are thrown into the mix along with Kuduro, whilst Coquenao slips in the odd Clash sample as well as referencing his heritage with Angolan movies and afro-beat tracks plundered for usage.
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Anokwar
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Anokwar (12")
Cat: SNDW 12023. Rel: 24 Jun 16
 
International
Friday Night EP
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Friday Night EP (double 12" + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDW 12013. Rel: 01 Oct 12
Bass
  1. Friday Night
  2. Auntie Fatty
  3. Auntie Fatty (Drumtalk remix)
  4. Floor Excitement
  5. Floor Excitement VIP
  6. Yaga Skank
  7. 1995
Review: The Busy Twist run a really interesting operation... Inspired by the UK's bass movement, the London-based producers have recorded extensively in their native Ghana, giving this a truly international tongue. A fine case in point is Drumtalk's remix of the brilliantly titled "Auntie Fatty": riddled with all manner of chopped up chants and percussion, there's a very familiar riff on the drop. "Floor Excitement" is another highlight; the vocals are reminiscent of a Wookie plate but delivered with heartwarming gusto. Technically this is an EP... But with such a bounty of tropical treats, this is almost album material.
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Aljawal
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Aljawal (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDWLP 052. Rel: 11 Nov 13
Bass
  1. Alrahal
  2. Sharara
  3. Jamilla X.0
  4. Khartoum
  5. Jibal Alnuba
  6. Alhalim
  7. Alhalim (Suite)
  8. Loulia
  9. Alkoan Baladi
  10. Alsahra
  11. Hawya
Review: Aljawal translates to 'the traveller'. A perfect name for such a far-reaching, explorative album from French beat conjurer Debruit and Sudanese singer Alsarah. A truly unique fusion of east-meets-west sonics, their collaborative creations are instantly distinctive as Debruit's off-kilter synth funk and bass brews are coated with the stunning cries and moans of Alsarah. Highlights include the delicate harmonies and shimmering synths of "Jibal Alnuba", the naked vocal beauty of "Loulia" and the boogie bass and dramatic strings and pipes of "Khartoum". Truly stunning... Happy travels.
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Airbourne EP
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Airbourne EP (12" + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDW 12016. Rel: 12 Nov 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Airbourne
  2. Strata
  3. Realm
  4. Petro
Review: Evidently the alias of someone already established, you can forgive the diversionary tactics of East London's DrumTalk when the music he makes is of the standard shown on this killer Soundway 12". No stranger to the label having previously contributed a remix to The Busy Twist's excellent Friday Night EP, DrumTalk has also graced the likes of More Music, Sofrito and Huntleys & Palmers with his distinct brand of dancefloor output. A cross pollination of sounds derived from London, NYC, Detroit and Chicago blended with the polyrhythms of West Africa, it's not for nothing that DrumTalk often gets compared to Dan Snaith's Daphni. There's a confidence and diversity to the four productions that mark DrumTalk out as an established producer clearly looking to be judged on music alone and it's an impressive statement.
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Cosmic Unity
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Cat: SNDWCD 082. Rel: 13 May 16
 
International
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Cosmic Unity
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Cat: SNDWLP 082. Rel: 13 May 16
 
International
Free Love
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Free Love (CD)
Cat: SNDWCD 070. Rel: 25 May 15
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Basbizile
  2. Shangrila
  3. Higher Power
  4. Sefty Belt
  5. Sophiatown
  6. Peaking
  7. My Wave
  8. Breaker
  9. Cat & Mouse
  10. Fire & Smoke
  11. Damn
  12. Umoya
Played by: Soundway Records
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Majesty
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Majesty (CD)
Cat: SNDWCD 085. Rel: 10 Jun 16
 
Experimental/Electronic
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Majesty
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Majesty (LP)
Cat: SNDWLP 085. Rel: 10 Jun 16
 
Experimental/Electronic
La Trampa
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La Trampa (7")
Cat: SNDW7 020. Rel: 23 Nov 15
Psych/Garage Rock
  1. La Trampa (2:54)
  2. Apelo (4:22)
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Impuros Fanaticos
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Cat: SNDWCD 080. Rel: 08 Apr 16
 
Psych/Garage Rock
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Impuros Fanaticos
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Cat: SNDWLP 080. Rel: 08 Apr 16
 
Psych/Garage Rock
Played by: Dj soFa
Pass It On (Part 1)
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Cat: SNDW 12006. Rel: 15 Nov 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Pass It On (part 1)
  2. Tomorrows Sun
Review: Yet another top release from the Soundway imprint, with the international disco and funk focus shifted to Guyana for the label's first 12 inch in over two years! Here they present two outstanding South American disco cuts from Eddie Hooper, more commonly known for his Soca output but on brilliantly soulful form here. "Pass It On" comes filled with warmth via the primitive synths and undulating Rhodes riffs that characterise the melody, whilst crisp insistent percussion and Hooper's distinctive vocals provide the life affirming drive. The flipside counterpart "Tomorrow's Sun" has end of night written all over it with a heavy reliance on organ dramatics, sparkling harp melodies and the hugging groove a perfect backdrop to Hooper's soothing tone.
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Ta Lassa
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Ta Lassa (12")
Cat: SNDW 12022. Rel: 25 Apr 16
International
  1. Ta Lassa (Hide & Smile edit) (6:20)
  2. Ta Lassa (6:59)
Magnetismo
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Magnetismo (180 gram vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDWLP 079. Rel: 21 Mar 16
International
  1. Magnetismo (3:44)
  2. Carnabalito (4:00)
  3. Atormentada (3:25)
  4. Chicha Roja (feat Gustavo Santaolalla) (3:05)
  5. Fragil (3:38)
  6. Hoy (4:37)
  7. Sentos (feat Lindigo) (4:13)
  8. Adre (feat Sabina Sciubba & Puerto Candelaria) (4:02)
  9. Dejate Llevar (4:33)
Magnetismo
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Cat: MRBCD 079. Rel: 21 Mar 16
International
  1. Magnetismo
  2. Carnabalito
  3. Atormentada
  4. Chicha Roja (feat Gustavo Santaolalla)
  5. Hoy
  6. Sentos (feat Lindigo)
  7. Arde (feat Sabina Sciubba & Puerto Candelaria)
  8. Dejate Llevar
  9. Fragil
  10. Lejos
Carnival Drum Sound
Will Quantic Holland Presents Los Miticos De Ritmo
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Cat: SNDWLP 036. Rel: 30 Apr 12
International
  1. Introduction
  2. Cumbia Comejen
  3. Otro Muerde El Polvo (Another One Bites The Dust)
  4. La Libanesa
  5. Samaria
  6. Willy's Merengue
  7. Cumbia De Mochilla
  8. Satta Massa Cumbia
  9. No Pares Hasta Tener Lo Suficiente (Don't Stop Till You Get Enough)
  10. Noche De Tamborito
  11. Fabiola
Review: Los Miticos Del Ritmo is a seven piece band put together by British musician/producer/DJ Will' Quantic' Holland. Since 2007, Will has resided in Columbia and this band is assembled from Vallento & Cumbia musicians living in the tropical depths of Santiago de Cali. The obvious highlights on the album are mad cover versions of Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust" and Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough", which rock the dancefloor; even for those not familiar with the Accordion and cumbia rhythms. It's not just about cover versions however, as the album also displays decent original tracks such as "Willy's Merengue" and "Cumbia De Mochilla". Recorded entirely on 4-track tape, Will's approach has been to produce an album with the aesthetics of 1960s tropical recordings that might have been made in Colombia and the Caribbean, and to these ears he has nailed it.
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Nobody Wants To
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Cat: SNDW 7021. Rel: 20 May 16
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Kenya Special Remix 12
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Kenya Special Remix 12 (12" + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDW 12019. Rel: 22 Apr 13
International
  1. Mbiri Young Stars - "Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe" (Batida 1977 remix)
  2. Kalambya Boys - "Kivelenge" (The Busy Twist remix)
  3. Nairobi Matata Jazz - "Mapenzi Hayana Daktari" (Frankie Francis edit)
  4. Gatanga Boys Band - "Tiga Kundega" (Hide & Smile edit)
Review: Prepping us for the Kenya Special compilation, here's a selection of the respectfully remixed highlights. Soundway have done all the research: it seems the Mbiri Young Stars and Kalambya Boys originals were way ahead of their time weighing in at five minutes plus and already oozing subs long before Batida and The Busy Twist got their edit-ready fingers on them. Elsewhere we find Frankie Francis adding a little extra oomph to the Congo rumba of "Mapenzi Hayana Daktari" and Hide And Smile adding a tribal urgency to the Benga drums on "Tiga Kundega".
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Hide Your Way
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Cat: SNDWLP 088. Rel: 01 Jul 16
 
Indie
Cry Laughter (reissue) (Record Store Day 2016)
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Cry Laughter (reissue) (Record Store Day 2016) (limited 180 gram vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDWLP 081. Rel: 02 May 16
International
  1. Cry Laughter (17:49)
  2. Shakamo (8:11)
  3. Africa Is Soul (8:54)
Review: Soundway come through with the goodness once more, offering up a fresh heavyweight reissue of Joe Mensah's Cry Laughter, an extremely rare document of Nigerian funk from the '70s. A rich mixture of poly-rhythmic afro-soul, jazz, highlife and afrobeat it has an undeniable Ghanaian flavour with Joe's arrangements, keyboard-playing and vocal style adding an extra sophistication to proceedings. This album, one of West Africa's very rarest, was recorded for the Decca label in Lagos and only ever released in tiny numbers in Nigeria in 1975. Two of the tracks previously featured on the Ghana Soundz compilation from Soundway but this is the first time it's been officially reissued in its entirety.
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Africa Is Home
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Cat: SNDW 12005. Rel: 12 Dec 05
Funk
  1. Joe Mensah - "Africa Is Home" (Natural Self re-edit)
  2. Oscar Sulley - "Olufeme" (Natural Self remix)
Los Suicidas
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Cat: SNDWLP 078. Rel: 14 Mar 16
International
  1. Vertigo (3:26)
  2. Dinamita (3:50)
  3. Delirio (3:34)
  4. Contienda (3:32)
  5. Ilidio (3:31)
  6. Lagrima (3:09)
  7. Cazador (3:47)
  8. Amargura (4:23)
Sierra Leone In 1970s USA
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Cat: SNDWCD 062. Rel: 28 Apr 14
International
  1. Wali Bena
  2. Yamba Sowe
  3. Be Patient
  4. Bi Loko
  5. Ben Ben Bee
A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79
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Cat: SNDWCD 043. Rel: 15 Oct 12
International
  1. Ojo
  2. Lisabi Egba
  3. Ipasan
  4. Osekere
  5. Fiya Jemi
  6. Ifa
  7. Ogun Adubi
  8. Agbo Lo De (LP version)
  9. Iwo Ko Lo Dami
  10. Omaba D'eru Ri
  11. Jewele Jewele
  12. To Whom It May Concern
  13. Oloti
  14. E Gbe Mi
  15. Panbolanbola
  16. Lenle
  17. Aduke
  18. Aiye Nla
  19. Koriko Nde
  20. Irawo Mi
  21. Omonike
  22. Agba Lode (original 45 version)
  23. Alaru T' Onje Buredi
  24. Which Way Africa?
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Black Joe
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Black Joe (180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: SNDWLP 083. Rel: 04 Jul 16
 
International
Wondem
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Wondem (CD)
Cat: SNDWCD 076. Rel: 23 Nov 15
International
  1. A New Day
  2. Be My Habesha
  3. Lalibela (feat Yared Teshale)
  4. Changamuka (feat Goldfrey at Large)
  5. Mowa (feat Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
  6. Untitled (feat Alsarah)
  7. Merkato Star
  8. Sidet Eskemeche (feat Yared Teshale)
  9. Saba
  10. Xamar
  11. Eastern Prayer (feat Nia Andrews)
  12. Yene Konjo (feat Mark De Clive-Lowe)
Wondem
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Wondem (LP)
Cat: SNDWLP 076. Rel: 30 Nov 15
International
  1. A New Day (4:23)
  2. Be My Habesha (3:59)
  3. Lalibela (feat Yared Teshale) (3:48)
  4. Changamuka (feat Dustin Warren) (2:54)
  5. Without An Address (feat Alsarah) (4:08)
  6. Mowa (feat Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) (3:15)
  7. Merkato Star (3:01)
  8. Sidet Eskemeche (feat Yared Teshale) (2:48)
  9. Saba (2:52)
  10. Yene Konjo (6:50)
Review: LA industry insider Dexter follows his 2012 debut Seasons with a deeply personal love letter to Ethiopia. Working with like the decorated likes of Mark de Clive-Lowe, Alsarah Elgadi, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Yared Teshale, Wondem traverses east Africa by way of the west coast with a rich collaborative vibrancy. Chapters in Story's sprawling, engaging narrative include the dust-kicking stomps and yearning twangs of "Be My Habesha", the timeless soul swoons and keyboard flurries of "Changamuka" and the liquid sunset of "Mowa". The final chapter "Yene Konjo" closes the book on a touching soulful note, leaving you hoping for another Story very soon.
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Sound Of Siam Vol 2: Molam & Luk Thung Isan From North East Thailand 1970-1982
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Sound Of Siam Vol 2: Molam & Luk Thung Isan From North East Thailand 1970-1982 (180 gram vinyl gatefold 2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDWLP 058. Rel: 02 Jun 14
Funk
  1. Angkanang Kunchai - "Kid Hod Chu"
  2. Panom Promma - "Mainaa Tam Pom Loey"
  3. The Petch Phin Thong Band - "Bump Lam Plearn"
  4. Angkanang Kunchai - "Teoy Salap Pamaa"
  5. Saksiam Petchchompu & Pornsurapon Petchseethong - "Jeb Jing Jeb Jai"
  6. Montien Tienthong - "Kor Kai"
  7. Onuma Singsiri - "Lam Plearn Toe Lhong Tong"
  8. Petch Asia Band - "Lam Plearn Tua Yaang"
  9. Banyen Sriwongsa - "Ramwong Saraphan"
  10. Thepporn Petchubon - "Pa Gun Tor"
  11. Thepporn Petchubon - "Eua Aree See Sor"
  12. Angkanang Kunchai - "Lam Plearn Mee Mia Laew Pai"
  13. Banyen Sriwongsa - "Lam Plearn Kon Baa Huay"
  14. Thepporn Petchubon - "Saam Gler Tiew Krung"
  15. Angkanang Kunchai - "Yak Si Glap Isan"
  16. Chanpen Sirithep - "Lam Plearn Kiew Bao"
  17. Thepporn Petchubon - "Thepporn Petchubon"
  18. Yenjit Porntawi - "Fang Jai Viangjan"
  19. Rome Sithammarat - "Sao New Look"
Played by: Soundway Records
Ten Cities
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Ten Cities (3xLP + MP3 download code with bonus track)
Cat: SNDWLP 069. Rel: 17 Nov 14
Deep House
  1. Octa Push - "Khuchende Halala" (feat Isaac)
  2. Pinch - "Are You Coming With Us?" (feat Temi Oyedele)
  3. Dirty Paraffin - "Choborops" (feat Hannes Teichmann)
  4. Lunabe & Djeff - "Temedo" (feat MC Sacerdote & MC Yola Noivada)
  5. Batida - "Mama Watoto" (feat Cannibal)
  6. Just A Band & Octa Push - "Boom Boom Boom"
  7. Lunabe - "Quero Falar" (feat MC Sacerdote)
  8. Rob Smith - "Work!" (feat Jah Device & Sasha Perera)
  9. Wura Samba & Gebruder Teichmann - "Antere"
  10. Diamond Version, Bikya & Wetrobots - "DV BK WR 06"
  11. Perera Elsewhere - "Ebora" (feat Aremu)
  12. Dubmasta, Hannes Teichmann & Leon Erasmus - "10 Henry Nxumalo Street" (feat Afurakan)
  13. Diamond Version, Bikya & Wetrobots - "DV BK WR 01"
  14. Hannes Teichmann & Vakula - "Last Chance For Momo" (feat Planet Lindela)
  15. Afrologic - "Omode Mewa" (feat Aremu, Temi Oyedele & Wura Samba)
  16. Vakula & Planet Lindela - "Jozi Sunset"
  17. Vakula & Planet Lindela - "Ten Cities Masala" (feat Okmalumkoolkat, Thuli Mdlalose & Tshepang Ramoba/Moonchild)
  18. Oren Gerlitz - "Orange Green" (feat Karun)
Played by: Soundway Records
Review: There's something admirably epic and far-sighted about Soundway's Ten Cities compilation, which draws together producers from five European Cities (Berlin, Bristol, Lisbon, Kiev and Naples) with instrumentalists, producers, rappers and vocalists from five African cities (Cairo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda and Nairobi). With more than 50 artists involved across the 17 tracks, it takes a little time to sink in. It is, though, worth the effort, as this is global fusion and electronic cross-pollination on a colossal scale. From deep house-Afrobeat hybrids and techno-afro jazz-fusion, via kuduro, kwaito and hard-to-pigeonhole global hip-hop, Ten Cities is an eclectic, open-minded and groundbreaking delight.
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