Audio

Audio: Dan Croll x The Very Best 'Compliment Your Soul' [Remix]

UK newcomer Dan Croll gets the remix treatment by The Very Best for his 'Compliment Your Soul' single, off his new 'From Nowhere EP


After being named a 'New Band of The Day' by The Guardian in November and lighting up SXSW last month, British newcomer Dan Croll released his debut EP From Nowhere a few weeks ago, featuring a remix of opening track "Compliment Your Soul" by Okayafrica favorites The Very Best. The original track is a sunny, folk-tinged nod to African rhythms — but the backing vocals and thumping bass combo remixed in by our homies The Very Best take the track to new levels. Jay-Z's Life + Times blog recently sat down with Croll to discuss his debut project and influences, the biggest of which he cites as afrobeat and hip-hop, so check that out if you're interested in hearing more. Check out The Very Best's 'Compliment Your Soul' Remix below,we'll been sitting here with this Dan Croll / The Very Best remix on loop all day.

News Brief
Getty Images

Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

The 7 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Black Motion, Blxckie x Nasty C and more