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EPISODE #306
SUN MORNING, 01 APR 2018

Nakhane

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Curator: ImaCrea
Writer: PS KY
Illustrator: Pierre-Julien Fieux

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This morning, we bring you the irresistible and striking Nakhane for a MailTape full of felicity.

South Africa is a nest filled with musical gems and talents often hard to discover. A country pulsating with mixed styles, uncut expressions and authentic souls. Nakhane is an honest and delicate incarnation creating music coated with fragile emotions and touching messages.

His silky and hypnotizing voice paired with his luscious dancing and raw moves will instantly charm and pacify you. “You will not die”, his second album, is a powerhouse of shared stories and personal thoughts. A mirror to his soul, his style is sensible yet truly poignant.

An original talent, Nakhane is a world class guide of authentic and organic music.

Nakhane’s selection

Joan As Policewoman - Damned Devotion

Nakhane: Joan Wasser never strains. The melodies are all syrupy and easy. It’s as if she doesn’t try at all. And they’re hypnotizing. But dig a little deeper into the words, and you’ll find some erotic metaphors hidden in there. The percussion is stunning. That chorus!

Janelle Monae - Django Jane

Nakhane: This is the Janelle I didn’t know I needed until I heard this track. Bars bars bars! Politics (of all kinds) never sounded more entertainment. And the braggadocio! She’s unhinged and I’ve never been more excited. Then there’s that line: “Hit the mute button/Let the vagina have a monologue”.

Nils Frahm - Sunson

Nakhane: The organ in the begin reminds me of Jeff Buckley’s “Lover, You Should Have Come Over”. But then Nils switches it up on us, and moves the pretty ambiance into beautifully repetitive techno rhythm. Fucks with my mind and with my body

MailTape’s selection

Nakhane - The Dead

ImaCrea: Nakhane releases here a multi-layered track with a profound and spiritual inspiration. The more I listen to it, the more I get carried away. A delicate string stretched between earth and sky waiting to be strummed.

Chris Thile - Thanks for Listening

ImaCrea: Now in the sky, let’s travel among clouds on a flying book of poetry. I discovered this track randomly in the chilled atmosphere of a warm café in Copenhagen I believe.

Moderator - Burning Bridges

ImaCrea: Revisiting here ‘real’ triphop here with this fresh release included in his upcoming album, “Sinners Syndrome”. Something tells me it’s going to be a beautiful trip.

Yuma Guma - Cosmic Baby

ImaCrea: Fresh and French new pop sensation, spring is here baby! Discover their first EP and prepare for summer…

That’s all for this morning. Thanks for listening and much love to Louise for inviting the grand Nakhane, and to Pierre-Julien Fieux for this perfect illustration.

ImaCrea.

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Curator: ImaCrea
Writer: PS KY
Illustrator: Pierre-Julien Fieux

Dedicated to help your discover new music, since 2011 💎

MailTape is a nonprofit art collective run by volunteers united by their love for music. We are committed to offering an experience that respects you: ethical design, 100% human curation, no ads, no external trackers.

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