Thursday, August 20, 2009

Warm Heart of Africa

This 7" arrived in my mailbox a day or two ago (digitally that is), and I've been playing it ever since. It's the salivating preview for the upcoming full length by The Very Best. You might ask who would go so far as the call themselves not only the best, but the very best? The answer is Esau Mwamwaya, born in Malawi, East Africa, and who until until recently, ran second-hand furniture shop in London, before hooking up with Radioclit. The title track here is also the title track of the album, which is scheduled to drop next month (pre-order it here), and is a flamboyant mix of African rhythms and dance hall stylings. It's a track that screams out for remixing. The flip side, Yalira, has got a more traditional African feel to it, and from what I've read is more representative of the album as a whole. If you really dig them, you can get a physical 7", or you can pre-order the album. So, enjoy both below.

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