Radioclit and Africa FTW

28 Oct



Now those are happy faces.
Do you remember when everyone had a remix or mash up using M.I.A.’s  “Paper Planes” beat (from Diplo/Switch); this was about a year and a half ago. I mean James Murphy even took a stab at discoing it up but nothing really stood head and shoulders above the rest. But then this off the wall remix came from Radioclit featuring an artist from Malawi named Esau Mwamwaya. Boom went the dynamite.

Here’s the Recording titled “Tengazako” it’s just his lyrics over the beat with a Diplo/MIA blessing…

And a live version…

Basically everybody was like, “hmm this is interesting, we all like it. But is there more? Will it be good without the soul of the clash willing it towards success?” Oh my god Becky, it totally is! I think I just peed a little, this album is shibbyriffic.

the very best front

Mufasa knows when you touch yourself

The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa (2009)

Bam! This album is fantastic and quite a bit of fun to listen to. It fuses together a great many musical styles and takes us farther along a road that Vampire Weekend teased us with in their debut record. But i’m not going to lie, it’s not quite for everybody. I grew up listening to West African drum music (from my dad) and this delivery style is very common throughout Africa. Maybe start with a little “Warm Heart of Africa.” and go from there.

Esau Mwamwaya – Warm Heart of Africa

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Shoutout to Alice Rosenbaum. She took these awesome pictures of Radioclit and

Esau Mwamwaya. High five Alice. Maybe we can meet someday and

embrace in a slo mo Kodak Moment. I long for one of those.


2 Responses to “Radioclit and Africa FTW”

  1. Lord_B October 28, 2009 at 8:32 PM #

    That post is definitely going to make many people (mistakenly) think your dad is West African.


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