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
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.