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Studio 189 & Uproot Andy’s Bumper to Bumper mix is an electrifying ride through the diaspora

From afrobeats to dembow, and everything in between.

January 23, 2018
Studio 189 & Uproot Andy’s Bumper to Bumper mix is an electrifying ride through the diaspora Art by Muhasim Hamza Giwah and Fredrick Rockson

Studio 189 is a fashion brand and social enterprise founded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, launched in 2013 and based in Ghana and New York City. Its mission is to support African brands and creatives by providing them with the necessary platforms and resources to succeed. Premiering today on The FADER is Bumper to Bumper, a mixtape by N.Y.C. global bass party Que Bajo founder Uproot Andy that celebrates “the way Studio 189 balances local Ghanaian cultural traditions with a global style that speaks to everyone.”

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Running about an hour long, the electrifying mix features skin-tingling reworks of tracks from rising stars like Mr. Eazi and Bad Bunny, and spans the genres of afrobeats, dembow, baile funk, and beyond. “I wanted to emphasize the shared culture of the different genres and remix the songs so as to blur the distinctions between them,” he explained to The FADER over email, “So that it would flow together and feel like one style even as the language of the singing changes from song to song." Listen to the project below, followed by the full tracklist. Head to Studio 189’s Bumper to Bumper launch party this Thursday in New York City.

Tracklist

Leg Over (Uproot Andy Remix) - Mr Eazi
Abuso (Uproot Andy Remix) - El Alfa
Shelele (Uproot Andy edit) - E.L
Get Up (Ft. Flash) - Sarz & DJ Tunez
El Motorcito - Lirico En La Casa
Loyalty (Uproot Andy Remix) - Kendrick Lamar x Rihanna
Shabba (Uproot Andy Remix) - A$AP Ferg Ft. A$AP Rocky
Wo!! - Olamide
I Like Your Girlfriend - Bryte x Gafacci
By Cout Tet- Blackboy
Bodak Yellow (Uproot Andy Remix) - Cardi B
Gqi (Ft. Amadando) - Okmalumkoolkat
No Te Hagas (Uproot Andy Remix) - Bad Bunny Ft. Jory Boy
Make Money - Mina x Bryte
La Patilla - DJ Scuff x Gtracks
Wolosso (Uproot Andy Remix) - Dollar DJ
Bololo Haha (Uproot Andy Champeta Edit) - MC Bin Laden
Etat-Major (Uproot Andy Edit) - Extra Musica
Joga o Bum Bum Tamtam - MC Fioti
I.N.B.G (Uproot Andy Remix) - Reminisce x Mr Eazi
Feu D’artifice (Ft. MHD) - Alonzo
Hoje é dia de Plantão (Uproot Andy Remix) - MC L da Vinte
Gater le Coin - Naza
Live Up To My Name (mOma+Guy Remix) - Baka Not Nice
Ninguém Foge - Os Moikanos
Eggplant Afrobeat (Ft. AStar & EDouble) - DJ Flex
Aladji - All Black & Kiff No Beat
Sweet Afrika - Dotorado Pro
Viemos Do Congo - DJ Lilocox & DJ Maboku
Bullacake Jevito (Uproot Andy Remix) - El Mayor x Eduardo Sicario x Dexplicit x Gaia Beat
El Critica (Uproot Andy Remix) - Petrona Martinez
Nobody (Ase Manual Remix) - Wizkid
Assitou (Uproot Andy Remix) - Lokassa Ya Mbongo

Studio 189 & Uproot Andy’s Bumper to Bumper mix is an electrifying ride through the diaspora