Posts tagged "The Very Best"

See The Very Best Perform Cozy, Acoustic ‘Kondaine’

In his review of the Very Best’s SPIN Essential MTMTMK, Andy Beta explains that at this point, the Malawi-to-London electro-acoustic dance dudes “are beacons of…
Chris Martins / November 9, 2012

The Very Best: Afropop Duo Deliver Heartwarming Sophomore LP

Who: Johan Karlberg and Esau Mwamwaya, the two halves of the Very Best, met for the first time at a party in London several year…
David Bevan / August 22, 2012

The Very Best, ‘MTMTMK’ (Moshi Moshi)

In the 27 years since Paul Simon violated the cultural embargo imposed by the African National Congress, traveling to the apartheid nation of South Africa…
Andy Beta / July 19, 2012

The Very Best on Hanging with Hyenas and Ezra Koenig

Given that the Very Best are the result of a less-then-immediately-intuitive cultural collaboration between a Malawian singer, Esau Mwamwaya, and a Swedish producer, Johan Hugo,…
David Marchese / July 13, 2012

Hear The Very Best’s Uplifting ‘We Ok’

In our recent rundown of the Very Best's forthcoming MTMTMK, due July 17 via Moshi Moshi/Cooperative Music, we emphasized as best we could the jubilant,…
David Bevan / June 27, 2012

Download: M.I.A. Duets with the Very Best

After last year's "Paper Planes" mania, we were beginning to think that the summer of 2009 would pass without another globe-trotting M.I.A. jam colonizing our…
Ray Padgett / August 27, 2009

The Very Best, ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ (Green Owl)

On last year's mix tape Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit Are the Very Best, London-via-Malawi singer Mwamwaya lent his exuberant vocals to the British production duo'…
Larry Fitzmaurice / August 26, 2009