MJ Fela mash-ups

Rich medina jump n funk

I discovered LYSERGIC FUNK a few weeks ago when working on the Felaxtravaganza to celebrate Fela Kuti's birthday and through that blog I discovered MJFela.com: "The King meets the President in Africa". A collection of mashed-up Michael Jackson and Fela Kuti tracks that are oh so danceable, from two legends whose beats have moved people the world over.

"Fela Ransome Kuti and Michael Joseph Jackson mash in thematic, musical and spiritual unity in ten vibrant instances, with results that deliver pure mind/body juju. … Michael is, well, Michael. And as anyone who’s ever mixed or danced to a Fela record can attest, his songs are highly organic, ever evolving, ever changing records, the complete antitheses of modern beat-machine music—not exactly prime candidates for blending. Yet, blend they do. The outcome? Mental and dance-floor dynamite!"

Selwyn Seyfu Hinds

The tracks are available for download here. My current favourite is "Billie Jean Is Shakara." What's yours?

Image: Flyer a Jump N Funk Fela celebration. Jump N Funk DJ Rich Medina worked on the MJ Fela mash-ups with The Marksmen Guerilla Production Network.

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