In Malawi, They Have Radioclits…

Malawi-born rapper and DJ, Esau Mwamwaya, has a Radioclit.  In late 2008, New York City based Green Owl Records put out Mwamwaya’s new record, Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are the Very Best. And, this is very true.

Esau Mwamwaya syncopates reggae rhythm, francophonic North African sounds, and British electronica with Chichewa lyrics and spunky Malwawi beats. He first hit the scene big with an amazing remix of MIA’s Paper Planes:

Pitchfork Review, known for their sardonic cruelty, gave Esau Mwamwaya’s recent record a 8.7/10, which is not because their reviewers have never heard an African produced album. His high-energy roller-coaster record would be a great soundtrack for any Saturday night.  In a show of complete awesomeness, his latest disc can be downloaded for free.

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