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Sometimes bucketloads of talent comes in small packages, like in the case of 16-year old Marcel Everett from Orlando, Florida, better known as XXYYXX. His slow motion post-dubstep is as pretty as his name speaks of harmony. Check out the somwhat disturbing video here:

Via 3Voor12

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There’s a new Red, Hot + Fela coming up, a tribute album to the late, great Fela Kuti, the profits of which will help to fight AIDS. I remember the first ever Red+Hot compilation, on which a great number of amazing artists gave their own twist to Cole Porter songs. It was one of my favourite records, and in a way, it still is. The first few notes of The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl playing ‘Miss Otis Regrets / Just One Of Those Things’ can transport me back to when I was a little girl, belting along to the songs while cycling home from school, not really knowing what the song was about but being able to guess it was something slightly sordid… AIDS was still a very scary thing back then, mainly because we didin’t really know what it was or how you could catch it. You just knew that if you got it, if you tested positive, you would die.
Thanks to organizations like the Red Hot Organization we’ve come a long way in fighting AIDS. But even though we might have won a great number of battles against the disease, it’s still spreading and causing a great many families to be torn apart. So if you can, when the album RED HOT+FELA comes out later this year, you can do your part and buyt it. Either on iTunes, or on Spotify, or the actual physical product. Because it’s not just a great cause, it’s also amazing music.

Listen to tUnE-yArDs, Angelique Kidjo, ?uestlove and Akua Naru giving us their rendition of one my favourite Fela Songs, ‘Lady’:

Via Consequence Of Sound

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