Genius. The King Meets The President In Africa is a brand new Michael Jackson “vs” Fela Kuti mash-up/remix project from Rich Medina and The Marksmen Guerilla Production Networks. Perfect summer barbecue soundtrack!
It’s about to go straight onto my iPod – if you want to do the same, click to download.
Further info, trailer and tracklist below:
The King Meets the President in Africa — Fela Ransome Kuti and Michael Joseph Jackson mash in thematic, musical and spiritual unity in ten vibrant instances, with results that deliver pure mind/body juju.
At first glance that conclusion rings counter intuitive, if only because the very idea of wrenching the distinct compositions of these two masters into a singular, workable groove seems improbable —if not outright impossible. Michael is, well, Michael. And as anyone who’s ever mixed or danced to a Fela record can attest, his songs are highly organic, ever evolving, ever changing records, the complete antitheses of modern beat-machine music—not exactly prime candidates for blending.
Yet, blend they do. The outcome? Mental and dance-floor dynamite! –Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
- Remember The Time (Roforofo Remix)
- Billie Jean Is Shakara
- Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
- Human Nature vs I No Get Eye For Back
- Zombie Thriller
- Earth Song vs Sorrow Tears & Blood
- Beat I.T.T.I Want You Back vs Water No Get Enemy
- A.B.C. – African Beat Class (African Rhythms)
- Rock With You (Afro Brazillian Mix)
Once again, here’s that download link.