Folila is an international block party hosted by an experienced duo. Amadou & Mariam continue to release textured jams that build on their bluesy-worldbeat sound. The eclectic album effectively features a mix of American artists (such as Santigold and TV on the Radio) with local African acts to create an organic album ready for endless spins through the summer months.
Santigold encapsulates the New Wave genre at its best with her sophomore release. Producers ranging from Diplo, Greg Kurstin and Boys Noize help her weave various influences and styles through a cohesive track-list. The sensation of angst and revolution permeate the eclectic mix.
The hipster favorite, “212” has found it’s way into the mainstream, but Banks is thirsty for more than just a one-off. She continues to slap her listeners with fresh production and a never-ending stream of thought that leads to the belief that this girl’s brain never stops going. Banks soundtracks a hot Saturday night with 1991, but will be back soon to take over the summer with her mixtape Fantastic.