melodi / the frown & spoek mathambo (nombolo one)

Spoek Mathambo releases his 2nd album, father creeper, on sub pop in 2012.

2011 saw his bold cover of Joy Division’s ‘She’s Lost Control’ well received by supporters, and employing the craft of peter hugo to direct the video.

but what is Nombolo One?

spoek and his new Nombolo One production crew are set to release a series of cover tracks.

Melodi, a retake of the classic Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens song, featuring the delicate and beautiful vocal styling of The Frown.

This album was completely produced by the Nombolo One crew in tribute to classic south african tunes by such great artists as Phuzekhemisi, Brenda Fassie, Letta Mbuli, Caiphus Semenya, BOP, Jack Knife, Chiskop, Sankomota, Mahlathini, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

this wonderful re-visioning of ‘melodi’ employs the Knifesque vocal stylings of The Frown‘s Eve Rakow, over production that could sit seamlessly on a ruddy MIA track.

free download: Nombolo One & Spoek Mathambo – Melodi ft. The Frown

 

see also: N.E.R.D – Rockstar (The Frown cover)

 

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