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.
Stylistically, the new LV video might not be up there with Sebenza, but the tune is so nice I’m going to post it anway. Like the previous video, the track is taken from the group’s new album on Hyperdub and features Cape Town’s kwaito house duo Ruffest on vocals.
One of my favourite albums this year, make sure to check it out if you haven’t by now!
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.