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Mixtape Monday: Ally Al World Premiere, J.Rocc, Kid Millions, Beatminerz + Much More!

Mixtape Monday: Ally Al World Premiere, J.Rocc, Kid Millions, Beatminerz + Much More!

La Bonne Connexion French Hip Hop Mixtape Cover

Afrikan Sciences RBMA mixtape cover

A connoisseur of global dance music who’s been doing his thing since the ’80s, Afrikan Sciences was asked by Red Bull Music Academy to showcase a little of what’s been amusing him lately. No one could have expected just how great and strange a mix he’d produce, though. Sciences’s set begins with a child choir-led cover of America’s breezy folk tune “Tin Man”–one that’s been restyled into a kind of surreal r&b march complete with crescendoing horns and glockenspiel background fills. It’s not long, though, until the real beats arrive, and we set off on a journey dancing around planet. Obscure, nigh-un-google-able joints populate much of Sciences’s mix, but there are also a few reliable favorites. AS’s Deepblak background shines through on this whole mixtape, which is one of the more ambitious and wide-eared things we’ve heard in some time.

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