Too Drunk To Dream

…ain’t no drinking when the bottle’s dry…

If this continues, then Esau Mwamwaya is gonna owe me an IPod.

Do you guys own this yet? This album has been KILLING my Ipod since Pitchfork pushed it so hard. It’s the debut mixtape from Esau Mwamwaya, a Malawi-born, British educated artist. There’s lots of hype surrounding him, but I think he deserves a fair amount of it, based upon the strength of Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are The Very Best.

Download it HERE from Green Owl – (don’t worry, it’s free and legal)

From Pitchfork:

Continuing their Six Degrees of Indie game, Radioclit and Mwamwaya leaked “Get It Up”– which featured not only Maya herself, but also Santogold– “Kamphopo”, built on an Architecture in Helsinki track, and covers of the Beatles and Vampire Weekend featuring, respectively, the Ruby Suns and, uh, Vampire Weekend. The refreshing thing, however, was that unlike 95% of the superfluous odds and sods clogging blogspace, these tracks were actually really good.

I think that’s one of the most to-the-point and accurate descriptions that Pitchfork has ever done. The official video for “Kamphopo” is below.  It shows Esau returning home to Malawi for the first time in 9 years.  The kids in the video are his brothers, sisters and villagers.  The song itself is based around Architecture in Helsinki’s “Heart It Races”, which follows.

Heart It Races – Architecture In Helsinki

thanks to Gotcha Media for tipping me off to the video.

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January 13, 2009 Posted by | african, afrobeat, architecture in Helsinki, esau mwamwaya, ghost of electricity, jameson, malawi, mixtape, radioclit, santogold, toodrunktodream, vampire weekend, video | 3 Comments

Brown University announces Girl Talk, M.I.A., Lupe, Vampire Weekend


Looks like Brown University will have, once again, the preeminent spring weekend concert series. Oh, if only I were still in school…..um, and like, smart.

Confirmed (well, reported by Pitchfork, anyway) for Friday April 11 will be rapper and Kanye-protege Lupe Fiasco and fellow ivy-leaguers, and indie-band-of-the-moment Vampire Weekend. And for those managing to recover after the mayhem Friday, concertgoers will be treated to Sri-Lankan headline generator and hip hop urbanite M.I.A. , jam-tastic Umphrey’s McGee and cut-and-paste insta-party insaniac Greg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk on Saturday April 12th. I’d go just for him…

Get your own playlist at snapdrive.net!

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Girl Talk – 02 – That’s My DJ.mp3


Girl Talk – 09 – Friday Night.mp3


Girl Talk – 10 – Hand Clap.mp3


Lupe Fiasco – 03 – Go Go Gadget Flow.mp3

Lupe Fiasco – 05 – Superstar (Ft. Matthew Santos).mp3


M.I.A. – 03 Boyz.mp3

M.I.A. – 05 Hussel (Featuring Afrikan Boy).mp3


vampire weekend – [01] mansard roof.mp3

vampire weekend – [04] cape cod kwassa kwassa.mp3

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February 24, 2008 Posted by | brown, brown university, concert, girl talk, greg gillis, hip hop, indie, live music, lupe fiasco, mia, music, rap, umphreys, vampire weekend | Leave a comment