Africa Express is back with the entrancing new album, EGOLI.
Throughout its 18 tracks the music collective, which was co-founded by Damon Albarn, concentrates on the sounds of South Africa. The entirety of the new record was recorded in just a week of collaborations in Johannesburg.
EGOLI includes buzzing South African names like Moonchild Sanelly, Sho Madjozi, BCUC, BLK JKS, FAKA, Mahotella Queens, Muzi, Morena Leraba, Nonku Phiri, Radio 123, and Sibot. It also features a posthumous track with DJ Spoko.
Other notable acts heard across the record are Damon Albarn, Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gruff Rhys, Ghetts, Blue May, Mr Jukes, Georgia, Poté and many more.
Standout tracks include the album’s lead single “Johannesburg”—a breezy and addictive production that blends Gruff Rhys’ soothing vocals with hip-hop beat work and additional delivery from Morena Leraba, Radio 123 and Sibot.
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1. Welcome Featuring – Phuzekhemisi
2. City In Lights Featuring – Georgia, Mahotella Queens, Nick Zinner, Otim Alpha
3. The River Featuring – BCUC, Mr Jukes, Nonku Phiri
4. Bittersweet Escape Featuring – BCUC, Mr Jukes, Nonku Phiri
5. Johannesburg Featuring – Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Sibot
6. Become The Tiger Featuring – Damon Albarn, Mr Jukes, Sibot
7. Africa To The World Featuring – Dominowe, Infamous Boiz, Mahotella Queens, Nick Zinner, Otim Alpha, Radio 123, Remi Kabaka
8. Absolutely Everything Is Pointing Towards The Light Featuring – Gruff Rhys, Zolani Mahola
9. Where Will This Lead Us To? Featuring – Blue May, Moonchild Sanelly, Radio 123
10. Mama Featuring – Georgia, Otim Alpha, Radio 123
11. No Games Featuring – Ghetts, Moonchild Sanelly, Muzi, Poté, Radio 123, Sho Madjozi
12. Morals Featuring – Mahotella Queens, Moonchild Sanelly, Mr Juke, Muzi
13. Taranau Featuring – Gruff Rhys, Otim Alpha
14. The Return Of Bacardi Featuring – Dj Spoko, FAKA*
15. Sizi Freaks Featuring – Infamous Boiz, Moonchild Sanelly
16. Twirl Featuring – Ghetts, Poté
17. I Can’t Move Featuring – Blue May, Damon Albarn, Moonchild Sanelly, Mr Jukes, Sibot
18. See The World Featuring – Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys, Mahotella Queens