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“Akabongi” ft. Spoek Mathambo is the opening track of Daniel Haaksman´s acclaimed “African Fabrics” album and since its original release, has become a secret club hit.
Now released as a single including three new versions, “Akabongi” (Zulu for “no gratitude”) is featuring the shining voice of South African superstar Spoek Mathambo. Spoek perfectly reinterpretes the legendary 1980s song by South African mbaqanga heroes The Soul Brothers, adding contemporaneity with a cool freestyle rap . The magnificient guitar play by Colombia´s Bulldozer adds up to a tropical, Zoukous resembling vibe that puts sunshine and joy onto every dancefloor.
The original version is supplemented with an extended mix plus a club ready Afro house remix by South Africa´s jack of all trades, Mo Laudi. To round up the tropical feeling, Lithunia´s Boyfriend remade “Akabongi” in dembow fashion.
Play it out loud and make sure that “Akabongi” will become the summer club anthem of 2016!
DJ support by Munchi, Nina Las Vegas, Mumdance, JSTJR, Shir Khan, Mixhell, Ben Mono, Roundtable Knights, Alma Negra and many more!
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Daniel Haaksman´s “African Fabrics” album is receiving massive praise in the global press these days, now is a good moment to reveal the album´s music DNA and allow producers and DJs to play around with it. Native Instruments now released the album in STEMS format, grab it from Beatport, JunoDownload and Traxsource and rework it!
The internet has upended the music world. It has become the go-to place for new sounds. Diggers have set out to pore over LP racks and the internet’s every nook and cranny to unearth sounds that warrant airing or sampling. Thanks to them, music is travelling faster than ever before, and sometimes crossbreeding in surprising ways. Ghetto bass from Lisbon, electro-chaabi from Cairo’s suburbs, cumbia digital and baile funk from Brazil are only a few examples of the countless new genera now being played and blended.
The DIG IT! documentary webseries – 16 episodes in total – has travelled the world (Lebanon,Thailand, Argentina, the United States, the United Kingdom, Mali, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands and France) to explore this new music world where people circulate sounds and fast-track cultural cross-fertilisation.
Watch the episode “Global Sound System” below featuring Man Rec boss Daniel Haaksman, plus affiliates such as Isa GT, Mo´Laudo and Leo Zhao reflecting on how language barriers have vanished and how music is travelling and mingling more forcefully than ever on the internet.
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