The Very Best Mixtape

The Very Best - The Very Best Mixtape

Biggest October surprise? No, it’s definitely not Joe the Moron Plumber… the upcoming mixtape from The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit), scheduled to come out November 1st, has been released a good two weeks early! And rest assured that it does not disappoint. Esau has already been described as “awesome”, “sincere”, “gloriously uplifting”, and “King Midas” — all are accurate and all are highly relevant to this collection of tracks. I’m still not really sure why they would choose to incur any kind of unsavory Lion King comparsion with that album art, but the music here makes up for anything that could be construed as a misstep.

There’s so many great tracks on this mixtape, including all those linked in my previous post, but “Dinosaur on the Ark” featuring Ben Brewer, the “Boyz” remix with Akon & M.I.A. (and a segment with Esau on autotune!?), and The Very Best/The Ruby Suns‘ collaborative reworking of The Beatles’ “Birthday” are all additional notables.

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Download: The Very Best – Dinosaur on the Ark (Feat. Ben Brewer)

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Download: The Very Best – Boyz (Feat. Akon & M.I.A.)

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Download: The Very Best – Birthday (Feat. The Ruby Suns)

You can download The Very Best Mixtape HERE. Check the full tracklist and credits (from the release notes) after the jump. (via)

1) Kamphopo (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Architecture In Helsinki – Heart It Races)
2) Wena (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Bleksem, music: DJ Cleo – Wena)
3) Tengazako (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: M.I.A. – Paper Planes)
4) Chikondi (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Hans Zimmer – True Romance Theme)
5) Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (The Very Best Remix) (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Radioclit & Vampire Weekend)
6) Hide & Seek (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Teki Latex, music: TTC – Batards Sensibles)
7) Salota (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya and BLK JKS, music: Cannibal Ox – Life’s Ill)
8) Boyz (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, Akon & M.I.A., music: M.I.A. – Boyz)
9) Sister Betina (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Mgarimbe, music: Mgarimbe – Sister Betina)
10) Birthday (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & The Ruby Suns, music: The Ruby Suns)
11) Funa Funa (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Radioclit)
12) Kada Manja (Classical Version) (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Radioclit)
13) Dinosaur on the Ark (The Very Best Remix) (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Ben Brewer, music: Bermuda)
14) Get It Up (The Very Best Remix) (vocals : Esau Mwamwaya, Santogold, M.I.A & Northern Cree, music: Radioclit)
15) Will You Be There (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Michael Jackson, music: Michael Jackson – Will You Be There)

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  2. Thanks for the heads up Scott! The link has been updated and should be working now… if not, head over to their myspace.

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