I mentioned yesterday that many African musical exports are of the glee-full, exuberant kind. Here is one such group.
Magic System, like CIAfrica, are from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, except they’ve amassed millions of record sales and are in FIFA video games. The other half of this song is from Algeria’s 113, a crew I’ve had trouble finding much information on. One video is an Algerian rapper who goes by 113, and for this song it’s Bollyhood-style Rai, often called Rai’n'B. I plead ignorance on this front, and will leave you to your own conclusions.
The original track is a big bear hug of a song, and the remix, from Holland’s Bubbling young gun DJ Shaun D injects much needed vocal edits and drum-work that takes out a healthy dose of the song’s cheese. If you don’t know about Shaun D or Bubbling hype-numbers like “Pull Up!” or “Alien Spaceship,” start hunting now.