Seun Kuti, the reigning prince of Afrobeat has released the remix EP of the song Higher Consciousness.
The new project, released digitally early this week by Knitting Factory Records, sees Seun and the Egypt 80 Band share a stream and download of internationally acclaimed DJ and producer Simbad’s dub remix of the title track on SoundCloud.
The EP also includes stellar work from Grammy award-winning album producer Robert Glasper, fellow Grammy award-winning producer and composer Qmillion and cosmic dance duo In Flagranti.
Seun and the Egypt 80 band will also be performing in several cities across the U.S. and Europe this summer, including festival stops at Electric Forest and Milwaukee’s Summerfest.
He has shared a brand new live video, filmed at last year’s Primavera festival, where fans can get a good look at the incredible, unsurpassed live show from him and the extraordinary Egypt 80 Band he inherited when his father, Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, died in 1997.
Seun’s newest record, A Long Way to the Beginning, was co-produced by Grammy winner Robert Glasper and features appearances from M-1 of Dead Prez, Blitz The Ambassador and Nneka.