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Lungu Lungu: Instilling African Confidence

Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, he wrote about Mo Laudi, a South African DJ … read more »

POSTED May 23, 2013 3:49PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , ,
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Preview Tough Bond, A Documentary on Street Kids in Kenya Scored by The Very Best and Seye

Tough Bond, named after a commonly huffed adhesive, is a new documentary about four homeless children in Kenya who band together in a family. It looks devastating. The film was shot, directed and edited by … read more »

POSTED February 5, 2013 1:11PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Dollars to Pounds: Seye

Just before interviewing Seye I checked his Twitter. His latest update said: “Good morning…right. Better get some clothes ob, got an interview to do”. At the time he was in Portland, coming to the end … read more »

POSTED August 30, 2012 4:32PM IN DOLLARS TO POUNDS TAGS: , , , ,
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The Very Best, “Yoshua Alikuti” (Nadastrom Remix) MP3

Check out Nadastrom’s propulsive remix of “Yoshua Alikuti,” a track from The Very Best’s upcoming album MTMTMK. The remix takes the original a step back, looping and manipulating Esau Mwamwaya’s vocals to render them a … read more »

POSTED May 10, 2012 9:59AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,
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Video: The Very Best, “Yoshua Alikuti”

FADER #52 cover star Esau Mwamwaya and producer Johan Hugo will release their second full-length as The Very Best, titled MTMTMK, on July 17th via Moshi Moshi and Cooperative Music. They’ve been working on it … read more »

POSTED April 25, 2012 11:01AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,
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Ghetto Palms: Catching Up with The Very Best + “Yalira (Douster Remix)” MP3

Time flies. It seems like, not yesterday, but definitely not four years ago, that I found myself sharing some sort of faux-Arabic pizza device with Johan Hugo and Etienne Tron of Radioclit, the three of … read more »

POSTED July 29, 2011 12:15PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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The Very Best’s Super Mom Mixtape

Not sure if anyone talked about it on the internet at all, but yesterday was Mother’s Day, also known as “the best possible day to mention how much you appreciate your mom on Twitter.” So … read more »

POSTED May 9, 2011 12:20PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , ,
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Ghetto Palms 118: Deevani / TVB / Busy / Bunji / Skinny Fabulous

In every Ghetto Palms sector there are certain artists who are my go-to artists, the standard-bearers of the sound, always right at the cutlass-edge of their respective genres. These are them: Fuego f. Deevani and … read more »

POSTED October 14, 2010 6:45PM IN GHETTO PALMS TAGS: , , , , ,
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Video: The Very Best f. Mo Laudi, “Angonde (Johan Hugo RMX)”

We randomly met Mo Laudi this weekend at our issue release party (starring his friend Spoek Mathambo), but he apparently forgot to tell us that he’s the new MC in The Very Best. Then he … read more »

POSTED September 13, 2010 12:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , , , ,

Ghetto Palms 112: Busy Signal / Vybz Kartel / So Shifty / Douster / The Very Best / Exclusives!

Like Richard Pryor said, everything’s moving. If you don’t play this Ghetto Palms thing pretty close, it could slip by you. Which explains how the homie DJ Rupture put out a whole CD’s worth of … read more »

POSTED September 1, 2010 1:00PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (5) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,