MTMTMK
The Very Best
MTMTMK
The Very Best
2012-07-17 Pop
Music Review

MTMTMK (2012)

The Very Best

DANCE PARTY This musical tour of the world will have you yearning for a vacation
DANCE PARTY This musical tour of the world will have you yearning for a vacation
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 17, 2012; Genre: Pop

Led by Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya, with music by English producers Radioclit, this trio suggests it's time we retired the dusty pre-Internet term ''world music'' and call it what it is: globalization pop. Following songs with Vampire Weekend and M.I.A. on 2009's Warm Heart of Africa, they've tapped Senegalese star Baaba Maal, French--South African DJ Mo-Laudi, and Canadian-Somalian rapper K'naan for a fun mix of Africa's urban grooves, Europe's club beats, and America's hip-hop swagger in MTMTMK. There's nothing particularly revolutionary about their sunny dance party, but in this One World, One Spotify Playlist age, it feels like a sign of the times. B

Best Tracks:
I Wanna Go Away
Moto
Originally posted Jul 11, 2012 Published in issue #1216 Jul 20, 2012 Order article reprints