INTL BLK is happy to announce the release of “Tiene El Control” a romantic Afrobeats en Español single by Raka Rich of Los Rakas. A continuation of the platform’s Black Atlantic single series, the track brings together 3 California-based artists, each with Panamanian, Garifuna and Sierra Leonean origins. It is a perfect example of INTL BLK’s mission to be a platform celebrating Black diversity.

Read an interview with Raka Rich on the motivation behind the collaboration on Africa’s premiere music blog, NotJustOk.com, and stream or buy the song via any major digital platform.

It’s been some time coming, but Kondi Band — the inspired Afro-electronic collaboration between Dutty Artz member Chief Boima and Sierra Leonean kondi (thumb piano) virtuoso Sorie Kondi — will release their debut LP Salone in partnership with Strut Records and Chief Boima’s own INTL BLK, this June 2nd.

The album follows the release of 2016’s Belle Wahallah EP, which spawned a #1 Spotify Viral Chart hit in the form of the track “Yeanoh (Powe Handa Blingabe),” as well as The Freetown Tapes, a free collection of Kondi’s solo work in the early 2000’s, mixed by Boima.

Salone arrives on CD, 2LP, and digital formats. Pre-order the album and get the song “Titi Dem Too Service” (performed live at WOMEX below) now!

Today my bother from another mother Sunsplah a.k.a Alberto Stangarone is officially dropping his new EP titled “13” with support of Mexican label Casete.

Along with his release there is a music video directed by long time friend Adela Pantin for “Lucero”

[youtube]http://youtu.be/Kd9xIraEQu8[/youtube]

You can get “13” for free on bandcamp for limited time or go over to iTunes and show some love.

Much love!