A couple of weeks back, Austrian label Affine Records officially announced a collaboration between South African MC Okmalumkoolkat and the label’s very own Cid Rim and The Clonious. The track above gives us a first impression of the 4-track EP that will be available on August 4th, 2014. I’m little surprised about the production quality on the track, though I might have to get used to the lyrical side of it (I love Okmalumkoolkat’s work with LV though!) Let’s see, some things just take more time to shine and I’m confident Holy Oxygen will not disappoint. Watch out!
Considering the year-long hiatus since Affine last released a record, 35 seconds of teasing doesn’t sound like a lot. But given the label’s consistency in quality, there is much more to it. For once, it marks the return of The Clonious and LuckyMe rising star Cid Rim, to the label. The third member in Holy Oxygen is South African MC and former LV-collaborator Okmalumkoolkat.
“Holy Oxygen I” will hit stores around the world in July 2014.
I’m still a bit suprised that LV‘s 2012 album Sebenza didn’t end up in most of the best-of lists I read, it was certainly one of my most played albums of that year. The London-based trio already released two videos from that album, their third is for a re-edit for the track Boomslang. Their label Hyperdub also announced an instrumental release of Sebenza, which will be available exclusively from their website.
Apparently, there’s a a new LV album in the making and below is a first teaser from the upfront EP Get A Grip that will be out end of July on Hyperdub.
Sebenza (work in Zulu) is also the name of the forthcoming album and besides South African MC Okmalumkoolkat on the title track, it also features collaborations with Spoek Mathambo and Ruffest.
The video was shot by Chris Saunders in downtown Johannesburg city and Orange Farm Township.