A new version of Seun Kuti’s recent album From Africa With Fury: Rise will be out in April as a collection of remixes. The reconstructed versions were commissioned from some of the most innovative electronic producers in the world: Chicago house music legend Ron Trent, South African producer Spoek Mathambo, New York City’s Jacques Renault, Glasgow DJ and lover of all things afrobeat JD Twitch, and finally Brooklyn based producer Falty DL. The EP will be out on April 10th, 2012.
Seun Anikulapo Kuti is the frontman of Egypt 80, the extraordinary afrobeat orchestra first fronted by his renowned father. Following his father’s death in 1997, Seun assumed the responsibilities of band leader at the ripe age of 14.
The songs on From Africa With Fury: Rise are marked by provocative edge and mature self-assurance which captures Seun and Egypt 80’s extraordinary power, fraught with the scorching rhythms and kinetic funk energy that has earned the band worldwide acclaim.
1. For Dem Eye (Ron Trent Juju Remix)
2. The Good Leaf (Spoek Mathambo Remix)
3. Slave Masters (Jacques Renault Remix)
4. African Soldier (JD Twitch Remix)
5. You Can Run (Falty DL Remix)
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 will return this spring for a cross country tour across the United States