Africa Express, the collective , will release new album EGOLI on July 12. The album is preceded by new song “Johannesburg” featuring Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, and Sibot. Listen below.
Other contributors to EGOLI include Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Georgia, Mr Jukes, DJ Spoko, and Ghetts. There are also multiple South African artists featured on the record, including Moonchild Sanelly and Blk Jks.
The album was recorded in South Africa over a seven day period in January 2018 and is named after the Xhosa word for Johannesburg, which translates as "City Of Gold."
"Welcome" ft. Phuzekhemisi
"City In Lights" ft. Georgia, Mahotella Queens, Otim Alpha, Nick Zinner
"The River" ft. Muzi, Zola 7, Mahotella Queens
"Bittersweet Escape" ft. Mr Jukes, Nonku Phiri, BCUC
"Johannesburg" ft. Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Sibot
"Become The Tiger" ft. Sibot, Damon Albarn, Mr Jukes
"Africa To The World" ft. Infamous Boiz, Dominowe, Otim Alpha, Mahotella Queens, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Radio 123
"Absolutely Everything Is Pointing Towards The Light" ft. Gruff Rhys, Zolani Mahola
"Where Will This Lead Us To?" ft. Moonchild Sanelly, Radio 123, Blue May
"Mama" ft. Otim Alpha, Georgia, Radio 123
"No Games" ft. Sho Madjozi, Poté, Moonchild Sanelly, Ghetts, Muzi, Radio 123
"Morals" ft. Moonchild Sanelly, Mahotella Queens, Muzi, Mr Jukes
"Taranau" ft. Otim Alpha, Gruff Rhys
"The Return Of Bacardi" ft. DJ Spoko, FAKA
"Sizi Freaks" ft. Infamous Boiz, Moonchild Sanelly
"Twirl" ft. Poté, Ghetts
"I Can't Move" ft. Damon Albarn, Moonchild Sanelly, Mr Jukes, Sibot, Blue May
"See The World" ft. Mahotella Queens, Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys