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Audio: Seun Kuti x Spoek Mathambo 'The Good Leaf'


Two of our all-out favorite dudes link up in this remix of — top LP of 2k11 choice — From Africa With Fury: Rise closer track "The Good Leaf." South African afrofuturist Spoek Mathambo takes Seun Kuti's tune on a trip down south from its Nigerian origins. The afrobeat horns and feel remain, but Spoek pumps up the rhythm and adds a layer of delayed haze over the whole thing. Check out Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's upcoming US tour dates and preview Spoek's upcoming Father Creeper LP. Stream and download "The Good Leaf (Spoek Mathambo Remix)" below.

Seun Kuti, "The Good Leaf" (Spoek Mothambo Remix) by The FADER

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