Gearing up for his AFROPUNK Paris 2017 performance, Congolese-born, Belgium-based hip-hop artist Baloji's recently released his brand-new EP 64 Bits & Malachite, along with the recut video for the track "Capture." Baloji’s music blends traditional African music, hip-hop, French folk, soul, funk, jazz and electronic to create his distinct, compelling sound.
This version of "Capture" features vocals from rising Cape Town artist Petite Noir and Kinshasa singer Muanza. "The self-directed video is a metaphor for the DRC identity crisis. A group of artists (including Sam Lambert of ACF) are on exile road, traveling to an unknown destination," Baloji explains. "The video also narrates the quest of two astronauts searching for the statue of Henry Morton Stanley, the Welsh explorer responsible for the discovery of the river Congo while searching for the Nile. The statue for the Welsh adventurer personifies the struggle that Congo went through. A struggle that brought them from being a slave state, to a colony on to their wish for independence, and then going back to a dictatorship."
Check out the video along with the Saul Williams Remix of "Unite Et Littre" from the EP below!:
Saul Williams Remix of "Unite Et Littre" :
64 Bits & Malachite (Remixes) EP Tracklisting:
Photo Attached, credit: Kristin Lee Moolman