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21.10.2022, Words by Billy Ward

DIVINEANGEL's debut single 'OBiNRiN' receives a West Afrikan-inspired Jkarri remix

The track's title is the Yoruba translation for ‘woman’

Following the release of DIVINEANGEL’s debut single ‘OBiNRiN’, today the rising duo release a kaleidoscopic remix of the cut by London producer and multi-instrumentalist Jkarri.

DIVINEANGEL is the creative love-child of Yoruba-British soulstress muva of Earth and rising Asante-British artist Angel SEKA. Representing a new wave of Afro-punk jazz artists who craft their music with the intention of connecting themselves and the diaspora to their African roots, the London-based duo’s debut release is a soul-nurturing love letter to the divine feminine within the African woman.

Pronounced ‘o-be-ri’, the track’s title is the Yoruba translation for ‘woman’ and is a powerful, affirmative chant set to encourage those in search of their ancestral and native roots. The original version of the single reflects the pair’s British upbringing and incorporates a punk-inspired edge into their eclectic sound. 

Doubling down on the African inspirations in the track, Jkarri’s remix switches lanes with a higher tempo perfect for the dance floor.

“With rhythms inspired by F.Kenya and West Afrikan highlife, Jkarri’s remix of OBiNRiN takes a kaleidoscopic, raw and energetic approach channelling the spirit of 70s and 80s West Afrikan music combined with Jkarri’s own sound. He experiments with guitar, bass and drums with a redefining sound of what it means to be Afrikan,” comments DIVINEANGEL. 

Stream ‘OBiNRiN’ (Jkarri Remix) below or listen with your preferred player here.

‘OBiNRiN’ (Jkarri Remix) by DIVINEANGEL is out now via DMY.

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