Audible Musings

The Very Best summer jams
August 18, 2009, 4:07 pm
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The Very Best are Esau Mwamwaya and production team Radioclit. You would have heard their music last year, in 2008, as their self-titled debut album received high accolades from throughout the blog network. If you didn’t hear the album, then you had to have heard the remix of MIA’s Paper Planes that was pumping out of stereo systems everywhere. You know, the one with the African Riddim bumping underneath MIA’s unmistakable vocals.

These two songs below are new tracks from this collaboration. The first has been floating around the internet for a little while, but nonetheless has been officialy released! Warm Heart Of Africa is in many ways much like the MIA remix: upbeat, a simple chord progression that is developed by vocal harmonies throughout, and most of all, tribal. It’s a great late – summer track; a breath of cool air amidst the sticky month of August. The second track, Yalira, is not as upbeat. It’s a more introspective tune that builds over the course of four minutes. Taking its cues from dubstep, it features a slow backbeat with quicker vocals going on over the top. The highlight of this song is not the beat or the rhythm, as it is in other The Very Best tunes, but is the vocal and melodic development. Both are worth checking out!

Warm Heart Of Africa – The Very Best

Yalira – The Very Best