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Loco Hot Feat. A-WA

I'm A Tribe

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The song was jump-started by Kahana's English lyrics, which A-Wa translated into Yemenite –riding on a custom Muskat beat. Kahana: "We all aspire to be unique individuals, but we are part of something bigger,we are essentially pieces of a whole, a 'one'. The 'one' got broken a long time ago, and I feel we are seeking the particles of our specific tribe, yearning to connect and unite." A-Wa agrees: "We wanted to remind people of the true essence of why we are here: Love and unity."
 
The 'drop' (instrumental melody) was created by Muskat editing A-Wa's voices into a synth sound, then re-playing it like an instrument. From there on, A-Wa recalls, "We all worked together in the studio, brainstorming and developing the melodic structure." Kahana plays with lyrics as adeptly as Muskat manipulates beats and samples. "He's a master of his craft," Muskat says. "So working with him on ideas is amazing. Great stories just flow out of him!"
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