Listen: Sampa the Great - Weapon Chosen

Listen: Sampa the Great - Weapon Chosen

Sampa works her magic on Hiatus Kaiyote's Choose Your Weapon to create six tracks of pure bliss.

Hiatus Kaiyote have been on the rise for quite some time now, and this year's release Choose Your Weapon was nothing short of amazing. The full-length studio album was a sparkling fusion of genres, which sat among the top ten of The ARIA's Australian Albums chart. Its complex neo-soul stylings have proved the perfect plaything for Sydney artist Sampa the Great and her producer and band-leader Godriguez, who were asked to work their own magic on Choose Your Weapon for a remix after touring together. Godriguez talked about the process, saying "I arranged the beats into one long-flowing track and then Sampa came over and jammed one long take of vocals over them. There was a special energy to the music we were flipping and the way the beats turned out and how Sampa put down her parts. Seven odd days after they'd asked if we wanted to do a remix, we’d finished a lil’ mixtape!"

The unique collaboration is a rippling journey that pays homage to Sampa's African roots, from the earthy vibe of Shake It Off to the breathy and soulful sounds of Owl Chant. Throughout the mix, Sampa's voice takes form in whispers, rap and lyricism, even serving as scattered instrumentation at times; the result is beautiful. This is a set that will stay with you long after listening, and you can keep it with you by downloading it for free via BANDCAMP.

Follow Sampa The Great: FACEBOOK / TWITTER

An A-Z Of Underground-ish Hip Hop Jams with Mike 'Maccy' Corbett (Cool Accidents)

Go deep into hip hop ahead of the Digital Natives panel at this weekend's Face The Music.

7 years ago

The magic of Miiesha, Woorabinda's unexpected star

On her debut collection of tracks Nyaaringu, the rising musician finds herself an incredibly exciting addition to Australian music.

2 years ago

Rae Sremmurd and Lil Jon Set the Roof on fire for the latest SremmLife 2 track

Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi join forces with the King of Crunk

6 years ago

Meet Sydney hip-hop group Freesouls, who emerge with Living Legend

The trio - which come from the south-west region of Sydney - begin their 2020 after a consistent stream of singles over the last two years.

2 years ago

Close
-->