This item is to the best of our knowledge available to us from the supplier and should ship to you within the time-frame indicated. If there are any unforeseen issues with availability we will notify you immediately
Boomkat Product Review:
Planet Mu bubble up this Afro-pop treat from south of the equator, courtesy of John Withers and Emmanuel Nzaramba aka John Wizards. Blending highlife, Shangaan Electro, R&B, dub and boogie-pop with an effervescent electronic touch, they've just hatched one of this summer's most unexpected charms, a dizzily joyful sound gushing with the sweetest melodies and nudged with an effortless funk. The story of how they came to be only adds to this: "Maputo, Cape Town and Dar es Salaam; these are the three places that band leader and producer John Withers has either travelled through or lived in, and he feels have had a marked influence on his music. They also happen to be the cities in which Emmanuel Nzaramba, John Wizards Rwandan singer has lived too. John and Emmanuel met a few years ago, while Emmanuel was working as a car guard outside a coffee shop. He noticed John had a guitar strapped to his back, and they began to talk about music. John says "He told me that he had moved from Rwanda to Cape Town to become a musician, and I told him that I had been writing music that required vocals. We didn't get around to recording. Emmanuel quit his job, lost his cellphone, and moved to a new place before I had the chance to find out." A year later in 2012 John had moved to a new apartment, a place on Loop Street, when he ran into Emmanuel again - they were living in the same street. Emmanuel liked the new songs he had written and John would invite him over to sing on them after work." The results is a bounty of glorious sunshine music, ranging from the canny Shangaan dedication, 'Limpop', thru the sprt of melodies which could have appeared on early AFX or µ-Ziq records on 'Hogsback' mixed up with beaming boogie like 'Iyongwe', beautiful ballads such as 'Maria' or 'Jabu Ley', mellow funk moments on 'Leuk' and the frothy AI-era melodies of 'Durvs'. Honestly it's one of those records you HAVE to hear to believe, and even then you'll be rubbing your ears in disbelief. Big recommendation!