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Audio: The Very Best 'MTMTMK' [Full LP Stream]


MTMTMK, the sophomore full-length from producer Johan Hugo and Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya's project The Very Best, furthers the duo's explorations into future diaspora sounds. Esau's lyrics, delivered in chewa and English, now boast political reach — as in the anti-Bingu wa Mutharika (now deceased) "Yoshua Alikuti" — while Johan's sequencer beats attain a new level of conversation between traditional drums and underground synthesizers.

We've previously posted album cuts "Kondaine ft. Seye" and the K'naan-featuring (and Bruno Mars co-written) "We Ok," but you can now stream MTMTMK in its entirety over at NPR — which also features collaborations with Amadou & Mariam, Baaba Maal, Taio Cruz, Mo Laudi and Xuman. Lookout for the official release July 17 via Moshi Moshi.

>>>Stream: The Very Best MTMTMK LP (via NPR)

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