Maségo gets jazzy with Saul Williams

Soulection's Maségo added a little jazz to Saul Williams' Burundi hacktivist anthem yesterday. The Dubai-based producer, who is known for his jazz-hop infused, soulful beats, remixed Williams' "The Noise Came From Here," a prolific piece from the spoken word maestro's latest release, MartyrLoserKing.

The album as a whole is very punky, yet borrows traditional African sounds and is often electro/key-laden in elements, at times industrial and chaotic, all dominated by Williams' powerful prose.

Masego's mix blends harmonic seventh chords, saxophone fills, glorious keys and soulful vocal runs. He perfectly compliments the track as soon as you hear them sing "You never touch my love," in unison - it almost sounds like a duet.

Joe Kay's Soulection empire has been producing some really innovative stuff, and it's been great to follow their progressive sonic journey over the last couple of years.

Have a listen to the remix:




Williams was in Toronto last month, and played Tattoo on February 18th with Lido Piementa.  Ola was there to catch the show:

 Saul Williams live at Tattoo Toronto - Thursday, February 18, 2016 (c) Ola Mazzuca

Saul Williams live at Tattoo Toronto - Thursday, February 18, 2016 (c) Ola Mazzuca