Sunday, July 12, 2009
NEW SUMMER JAMS: THE VERY BEST (ESAU MWAMWAYA + RADIOCLIT)
Last winter's mixtape champions The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya and British DJ duo Radioclit) are finishing up their official debut album, Warm Heart of Africa, due out this fall. So far FOUR new MP3s have leaked out including the much hyped single "Warm Heart of Africa," (featuring Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend fame) "Ntende Uli" and this past Friday, "Julie" (my personal favorite) and RainDance (feat. M.I.A.) were snuck out as well. Today, their label Green Owl had the Julie/RainDance MP3s pulled, but I've included a link to the streams at hype machine (I'm sure you can still find them for download somewhere?) These new songs (and the new album) will surely move your idiot body around so get on it before, as Will says, these songs will be overblown in a shitty car commercial soundtrack.
If you haven't heard The Very Best Mixtape from late 08' click here to download its magnificence. While I generally enjoyed these mashes this past winter, it really should have been a summertime/top down release. Suddenly, "Tengazako" and "Boyz" have taken on new meaning now that the "Paper Planes"/Kala overload is finished and the weather's warm. Also, "Solata" is definitely the best possible use for that ol' Cannibal Ox track, "Life's Ill."
Click to download:
-Warm Heart of Africa (feat. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend) (SORRY, LINK HAS BEEN REMOVED PER REQUEST BY LABEL)
-Ntende Uli (SORRY, LINK HAS BEEN REMOVED PER REQUEST BY LABEL)
-Rain Dance (feat. M.I.A.)
(via I Guess I'm Floating)