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Voice notes and Soundclips

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Wed, 09/11/2019 - 00:03

Voice notes and sound clips is a soundscape produced by dj afifa. The is a 5:55 length composition of voice notes and sound clips collected by dj afifa featuring music by Sheibo Sekito

Voice notes and sound clips is the first in a series for the music and memory project by dj afifa.

 

Flies

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Wed, 09/11/2019 - 00:12

Flies is a nu-music track produced by dj afifa for Sounds of Life. Flies is a poem written by Zanj Rracc. It is performed by him and recorded in the Zanj Radio Studios in St.Andrew Jamaica.

 “ I was sitting at my doorway one day and there was a lot of flies, flies were attacking me and there was no water because of a water lock off. I was thinking about politicians in Jamaica and how we shouldn't live on an island surrounded by water and be without water...it was just a poem that came to me….” Dj Zanj Rracc

Soundscapes: A series dedicated to Netlabels

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:30

Soundscapes is a project by dj afifa for  Sounds of Life. Each soundscape features material from her favourite netlabels, original nu-music tracks and field recordings. The most recent release features tracks from bump foot, a netlabel based in Japan.

Church Wars

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:38

 

CHURCH WARS, is a soundscape documentary produced and curated by DJ Zanj RraccChurch Wars feature details about behaviours and ideas that find themselves in one of the world’s most influencing spaces, a church, despite being contradictory to its ideals.

The soundscape documentary takes its listeners/audience on a journey that explores the mob mentality of congregations and their leaders in the houses of the lord.

 

Power of the Pussy

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:48

Our first release for 2019 is the "Power of the Pussy" mixtape curated and produced by Dj Zanj Rracc. The mixtape features an exclusive selection of current female hip hop and fusion artists.

Nothing matters

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:53

Nothing matters is the latest nu-music release from dj afifa. Nothing matters is the name of a poem and a collection of haikus, poems and writings published by dj afifa earlier this year.

The NIDS

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 01:38

NIDS is a controversial identification scheme that will be implemented in Jamaica in the coming years. Every Jamaican citizen must be a part of NIDS.

As the years go by and NIDS becomes more infused into the daily experience of the ordinary Jamaica citizen, it will evolve into a component which Jamaicans will need for just about anything. This recording gives an example of Jerome, trying to use his NIDS to get to work on a hot morning in Kingston on Wednesday March 8th 2034.