It might be a frigid winter here in NYC, but the summer vibes are strong south of the equator. South African MC Spoek Mathambo recently dropped the first single from his new supergroup Fantasma that counts three instrumentalists, a dance producer and himself as members. “Shangrila” sees a sunny head-bopping guitar riff over an upbeat “Township Tech” beat, a style mixing local influences with global sounds Mathambo has become known for. Joburg-based artist Moonchild lends smooth vocals to the track’s chorus, making for a breezy track that makes us forget the sub-freezing temperatures outside. Look out for Fantasma’s new LP Free Love set to drop 10 March 2015.
Fantasma feat. Moonchild: Shangrila