I wouldn't call myself a dancer, but I love moving. Those who know me personally are accustomed to seeing me sway, bop or jiggle to music in my head on the street. So when I hear a tune that makes me want to move and shake even more unabashedly than usual, I just have
to share it.
Temi Dollface's 'Pata Pata' (means 'total' or 'absolute') has a beautifully bright video, with 1950s fashion intersecting with more traditional African styles. And the music? Eurgh, I love it! - a deliciously thick and modern bass, that somehow still manages to remind me of the Afrobeat records my dad played when I was a little girl. Her voice and lyrics are an awesome mix of spunky wit, effortless sophistication and honey.
Basically, this song is a whole heap of fun and I'm obsessed.
Oh, and go here
for her silk-smooth re-doing of Teenage Dirtbag.
Thanks to Chai for sharing first
Great find. I literally just found out about antenna the other day. I do like the mix of African with something else, it is very innovative.ReplyDelete
Antenna by Fuse ODG? My laptop's speakers have gone kaput, so I can't reacquaint myself, haha. I love the emerging music scene, of musicians whose influences come from their parents and other experiences. Its so exciting!Delete
I know! Temi Dollface is adorable.Delete