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lv feat. okmalumkoolkat - get a grip ep

get a grip ep
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9.77 €
dubstep/bass music/uk funky
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LV return to Hyperdub with a taste of what’s to come on their forthcoming South London-meets-South Africa album ‘Sebenza’, due at the end of August. What LV make here is the exciting prospect of music influenced by South African house and Kwaito, informed by regular trips out there and sessions with up and coming South African artists such as Okmalumkoolkat, Ruffest and Spoek Mathambo, but letting the influences of UK soundsystem music and hip hop bleed naturally into the mix too, creating a genuine hybrid. The ‘Get A Grip’ EP leads with the enormously catchy ‘Sebenza’ .Okmalumkookat emcees around a chorus of “Sebenza only rest in December”, “sebenza” meaning “work” in his native Zulu tongue, dropping wit and product placement over super bouncy soca-like drums and bright stabs; it’s a guaranteed hit. The song also has an amazing video by South African director Chris Saunders, shot in Everton Johannesburg. The EP’s title tune ‘Get A Grip’, featuring Mumdance, is a loose, funky house track but bent out of shape with strange modulating synth sounds and a weird glottal repeating vocal.

Closer ‘Zulu Compurar’ is a fictional alias of Okmalumkoolkat, a hipster internet fiend. He drops his boasts over 8bit chords, 808 toms and clicks and claps.
a01. lv feat okmalumkoolkat / sebenza
b01. lv & mumdance / get a grip
b02. lv feat okmalumkoolkat / zulu compurar
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