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The Cell Phone as Global Music Source: Dutty Artz and Sahelsounds' Transatlantic Transfer

As noted recently in Ghetto Palms, Sahelsounds' Music from Saharan Cellphones (FADER contributor and constant globetrotter Jace Clayton quickly picked up on it, and, maybe coincidentally maybe not, his label Dutty Artz just sent over a promo for their new compilation titled New York Tropical that is a file of every song from it chopped down into ringtones ready for your mobile device of choice. So theoretically, anyone, possibly Kirkley, could put these jams on his or her phone, fly to West Africa or some other random place, dump the phone and have it discovered by a local, shared with whoever and then five years from now rediscovered by a blogger. Confusing. But the music's good so it doesn't really matter. Pick up the New York Tropical Tonez here now and pick up the non-phone version on November 2nd. Tracklist after the jump.


Knight Magic - El Baile de la Cumbia
Rita Indiana - Los Poderes (Kingdom remix)
Matt Shadetek & Lamin Fofana - Sunshine City
La Ola Criminal - Sin Gas
Maga Bo - Analys D’Amour (instrumental)
DJ /rupture & Matt Shadetek - Sunset B35
DJ Orion - The Undertow (instrumental)
KG - I’m Feeling Funky
Nguzunguzu - El Bebe Ambiente (new mix + master)
DJ /rupture, Matt Shadetek, & Chief Boima - Elegy for Mr Peach (Rupture mix)
Lido Pimienta - La Minga (Sonora remix)
Matt Shadetek - This Is Love

The Cell Phone as Global Music Source: Dutty Artz and Sahelsounds' Transatlantic Transfer