Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Very Best

Free Mixtape Download - Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are The Very Best

The Very Best is a new group consisting of African vocalist Esau Mwamwaya collaborating with red hot electronic duo, Radioclit. Esau was born in Mzuzu in Malawi, East Africa. In 1999 he moved to London, where he has until recently run a second-hand furniture store. His shop was on the same street as Radioclit's old studio, and after the Radioclit boy's bought a bike from Esau, they made friends and started working on music together. Two years later and the project has gotten it's name The Very Best. In order to create an organic buzz for their forthcoming new album, The Very Best have leaked a "Free Mixtape" over the blogosphere. This free download has created a mini net frenzy and generated universal rave reviews from Pitchfork and others. Look for The Very Best's official studio release to drop soon in '09.

The Very Best also just finished a great video of their track "Kamphopo"

Johan from Radioclit describes the making of the clip like this:

"Esau Mwamwaya went back to Lelongwe, Malawi in October 2008 for the first time in 9 years. I came with him to play at the Lake Of Stars festival and to shoot this video and film his homecoming in general. We had a crazy respons from local press, radio and tv. we rehearsed at Lucius Banda's famous 'Summit' venue for 3 days with local dancers. We went to see the live venue where Esau's music career started 'Village Lodge', and we hung out with Esau's family and their neighbours outside of Lelongwe. Most of the kids dancing in the video is Esau's brothers and all their neighbours kids. They all new all the words by the time we got there, very cute! We played Lake Of Stars festival, which argubly might be the best festival in the world. Ive been meaning to edit all the material since then but havn't had time. Now I've finally manged to sit down and do it and hopefully you'll like it and get a little bit of insight into what Esau Mwamwaya is up to in Malawi at the moment."

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