Africa Express announce new album ‘EGOLI’

It’s released in July.

Photo: Denholm Hewlett

Africa Express have announced details of a new album.

The project - helmed by Damon Albarn - will release ‘EGOLI’ on 12th July. It was recorded in South Africa last year over 7 days and features spots from artists including Mr Jukes, Nick Zinner, Ghetts and new South African artists including BCUC, Blk Jks and Dominowe.

It was such a pleasure to be part of such a special project,” says Georgia. “This album goes far beyond just a record it is an example of the rich, modern & pioneering sounds coming out of SouthAfrica. Absolute honour to have been involved. Africa Express is such an important platform & collective.”

South African musician Moonchild Sannelly adds: “Being a part of such a diverse and deep musical project was so dope. We were like kids in a candy store where you just walk in to any of these crazy little studios packed with incredible musicians, and you could make any genre of music from futuristic rave to ballads with legendary stars. I loved every minute of it and I wrote music till my heart was on fire.”

The track listing for EGOLI is:
Africa Express ft. Phuzekhemisi

2.City In Lights
Africa Express ft. Georgia, Mahotella Queens, Otim Alpha, Nick Zinner

3.The River
Africa Express ft. Muzi, Zola 7, Mahotella Queens

4.Bittersweet Escape
Africa Express ft. Mr Jukes, Nonku Phiri, BCUC

Africa Express ft. Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Sibot

6.Become The Tiger
Africa Express ft. Sibot, Damon Albarn, Mr Jukes

7.Africa To The World
Africa Express ft. Infamous Boiz, Dominowe, Otim Alpha, Mahotella Queens, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Radio 123

8.Absolutely Everything Is Pointing Towards The Light
Africa Express ft. Gruff Rhys, Zolani Mahola

9.Where Will This Lead Us To?
Africa Express ft. Moonchild Sanelly, Radio 123, Blue May

Africa Express ft. Otim Alpha, Georgia, Radio 123

11.No Games
Africa Express ft. Sho Madjozi, Poté, Moonchild Sanelly, Ghetts, Muzi, Radio 123

Africa Express ft. Moonchild Sanelly, Mahotella Queens, Muzi, Mr Jukes

Africa Express ft. Otim Alpha, Gruff Rhys

14.The Return Of Bacardi
Africa Express ft. DJ Spoko, FAKA

15.Sizi Freaks
Africa Express ft. Infamous Boiz, Moonchild Sanelly

Africa Express ft. Poté, Ghetts

17.I Can’t Move
Africa Express ft. Damon Albarn, Moonchild Sanelly, Mr Jukes, Sibot, Blue May

18.See The World
Africa Express ft. Mahotella Queens, Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys

Track ‘JOHANNESBURG’ is out now.

“JOHANNESBURG is an embodiment of what Africa Express means to me,” says Sibot. “Three artists meeting, bonding and writing something so real and honest in a hut at 4.00 am. This song reminded me just how powerful and simple music can be. It completely destroyed my demons and set fire to a new chapter as a producer.”

Listen below.

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