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33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

By: Stereogum / March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am

The Very Best – “Let Go” Video

The Very Best, the duo of Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Swedish producer Johan Hugo, have a new album called Makes A King coming out next month. Their new video for “Let Go,” which features Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio on bass, follows the clip for “Hear Me” that they released last year. In the new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015 - 12:55 pm

The Very Best – “Let Go” (Feat. Baio)

Last year, the Very Best, the duo of singer Esau Mwamwaya and producer Johan Hugo, teased a new album by sharing the video for a new track called “Hear Me.” Today, the group announced that the new album is called Makes A King and that it’ll be out in August. The Senegalese star Baaba Maal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015 - 12:31 pm

The Very Best – “Hear Me” Video

The Very Best, the duo of singer Esau Mwamwaya and producer Johan Hugo, have announced plans to follow up their last album, 2012’s MTMTMK, with an as-yet-untitled new one next spring. They recorded the new LP in Mali’s M’dala Chikowa Village, on the other side of Africa from Mwamwaya’s Malawi homeland. First single “Hear Me”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2014 - 11:14 am

The Very Best & Seye – “Maso Luso” (Mumford & Sons Cover)

The Very Best’s Radioclit and Esau Mwamwaya have always had a very special way with approaching other folks’ material: recall their spangly redo of take on M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes,” and their effervescent spin on Vampire Weekend’s “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” et al. This cover is dinstinct, however, in that it finds Mwamwaya infusing his Malawia… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2013 - 11:54 am

Django Django – “Life’s A Beach (The Very Best Remix)”

This past year, the British band Django Django made a new for themselves with a self-titled album full of sparse, idiosyncratically arranged, weirdly catchy songs. And now the globally-inclined, British-based Afropop duo the Very Best has made their “Life’s A Beach” even more idiosyncratic, giving it a delicately dancey remix. Listen to it below. Also,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012 - 10:22 am

Stream The Very Best MTMTMK

The Very Best, the duo of singer Esau Mwamwaya and producer Johan Hugo, are about to release their latest joy-explosion on the world. It’s called MTMTMK, and it features collaborations from a host of other African-born artists. We’ve already heard the songs “Yoshua Alikuti,” “Kondaine,” and “We Ok,” and now the entire LP is streaming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2012 - 10:42 am

The Very Best – “We Ok” (Feat. K’naan)

The undyingly joyous African/European dance-pop duo the Very Best are about to release their new album MTMTMK, and we’ve already seen their pretty-great videos for “Yoshua Alikuti” and “Kondaine.” Now, they’ve shared “We Ok,” their bubbling collaboration with the Somalian-Canadian rapper K’naan, and it finds the group very much staying within their own lane. Liste… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2012 - 11:25 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, we skipped this list so that we could run our list of the 25 best videos of the year thus far. So I’ll just take a moment to point out that last week’s list, if we’d done it, definitely would’ve included SoKo’s “We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow and” Blood Orange’s “I’m SorryMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012 - 12:59 pm

The Very Best – “Kondaine” Video (Feat. Seye) (Stereogum Premiere)

The globally-inclined euphoric party-music duo the Very Best will release their new album MTMTMK shortly, and we’ve already seen its first video, the “A Milli”-parodying “Yoshua Alikuti.” Today, we’ve got another one. “Kondaine” is bubbling, life-affirming collaboration with the Nigeria-born, London-based musician Seye, and it shows the duo and Seye cruising through the Kenyan countryside,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 31, 2012 - 10:22 am

The Very Best – “Yoshua Alikuti (Nadastrom Remix)”

Last month, we posted the video for the Very Best’s furiously catchy new single “Yoshua Alikuti.” Now, the Washington, DC DJ duo Nadastrom has remixed the track, adding some serious bass-pulses and turning it into even more of a dancefloor monster. Download the Nadastrom remix below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2012 - 3:06 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For the most part, I’ve got nothing but disdain for Machine Gun Kelly, the goofball white rapper from Cleveland who did his very best to ruin Wrestlemania this year. But giving MGK his due, he managed to round up a whole lot of exciting rappers for the remix of “Wild Boy,” his single catchiest song,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2012 - 11:47 am

The Very Best – “Yoshua Alikuti” Video

The Very Best — singer Esau Mwamwaya and Johan Hugo (Radioclit) — will release a new album this summer, and the first glimpse of that release is the video for “Yoshua Alikuti.” The video expressly pays homage to Lil Wayne’s “A Milli” video, which is clear from the opening shot if you’re familiar with that… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 25, 2012 - 10:38 am

Download The Very Best Super Mom Mixtape

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, hopefully everyone got their moms something nice, and at the very least remembered it was Mother’s Day before this post popped in their RSS. If not there is this Super Mom Mixtape released yesterday by the Very Best, for those whose mothers might be into hearing Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit have… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 9, 2011 - 11:30 am

Vampire Weekend, Beach House, The Very Best @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/26/10

It was an unseasonably balmy evening in Hollywood as Vampire Weekend made their inaugural Bowl debut. Rounding out the bill was the hypnotic Beach House and a party starting set from the Very Best. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 27, 2010 - 9:29 am

The Very Best – “Julia” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Still with the brightest smile/voice in the game, Esau Mwamwaya’s audio/visual charm make him particularly well suited for the video format, as demonstrated in the Esau + Ezra clip, and why there shall be no stink made about the fact that this video is coming an internet age after the still-great Warm Heart Of AfricaMore »

By: Amrit Singh / September 15, 2010 - 12:19 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

Florence & The Machine – “You Got The Love” (The Very Best Re-Do Of The xx Remix)

What we have here is the Very Best’s cover of the xx’s remix of GGD fans Florence & The Machine’s cover of Candi Staton’s “You’ve Got The Love.” What we also have is an impressive nailing of the critical zeitgeist in under three minutes. More »

By: brandon / March 3, 2010 - 5:50 pm

New Very Best Video – “Warm Heart Of Africa” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

I don’t know if the Very Best’s people releasing the video for their track featuring Ezra Koenig during Vampire Week will maximize its promotional value or wash it out in the deluge of Contra-related content, but whatever the case, here it is, and it’s a cute one. You don’t need to see the Very Best… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 15, 2010 - 9:08 am

Sleigh Bells/The Very Best @ Santos Party House, NYC 11/4/09

At some point during the Very Best’s set at Santos last night, Johan Hugo — the half of production team Radioclit that made the trip overseas with the human manifestation of sunshine that is Esau Mwamwaya — said something like “Yo I think all the journalists are up front, we need the fans to come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 5, 2009 - 11:13 am
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