Jo’burg based outfit The Brother Moves On aren’t easy to sum up. Self-described as a “collaborative piece of performance art in the form of a band,” the group is often labeled by SA writers as ‘afro space folk funk,’ live in their own hybrid realm, compounding their formula from a vast number of genres and ideas in search of a sound with which to describe post-apartheid South Africa.
For this installment of Africa In Your Earbuds, The Brother Moves On offer a dense mix featuring tracks/reworkings from an ecletic cast: Tumi and The Volume, Animal Collective, Just A Band, Gil Scott-Heron and Kay Ara and an introduction that pairs audio from Neil Armstrong‘s moon landing with H.F. Verwoed speaking on apartheid.
Stream and download AIYE #28: The Brother Moves On “The Mothership” below! Shout out to Underdog for the cover artwork.
Intro. Neil Armstrong Landing on The Moon / H.F Verwoed Explains apartheid / Sikelela – The Brother Moves On (TBMO)
1. Kay Ara – Me Dough ft Lil Shaker and Yaa Pono
2. Afrique – Tumi and the Volume (TATV)
3. Quick as White – Animal Collective vs Kasai Allstars
4. C U L8r – TBMO remix of Motel Mari’s See You Later.
5. We babe mncane – Busi Mhlongo
6. Tingiza Kichiwa – Just A Band
7. Liberie – Neo Muyanga
8. Ba dutse – Neo Muyanga
9. You too Brutus? – Bateleur
10. Do do wap is strong in here – Curtis Mayfield
11. Mmalo We – Bayete
12. Undaunted spirit – Feya Faku
13. Mo Bophelong – Kwani Experience
14. Love and Peace – Quincy Jones
15. Whitey on the Moon – Gil Scott Heron
Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: LV, BEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE’S DRUMMER], JAKOBSNAKE, CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOL, SAUL WILLIAMS, TUNE-YARDS, MATHIEU SCHREYER, BLK JKS, ALEC LOMAMI, DJ MOMA, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA, PETITE NOIR, OLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANN, DJ UNDERDOG, DJ OBAH, SABINE, BROTHA ONACI, DJ AQBT, JUST A BAND, STIMULUS, QOOL DJ MARV, SINKANE, CHIEF BOIMA