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Streets, Raps & Us – Rattex

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<a href="http://pioneerunit.bandcamp.com/album/streets-raps-us">Ewe Nje by Pioneer Unit Records</a>

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Track List

01. Ewe Nje (3’34)
(T. Twetwa)
Produced by Hipe
Recorded by Steve Elsworth at Red Bull Studios, Cape Town
Mixed by Hipe at Hiperdelic Studios, Ravensmead
Additional Mixing by Dplanet at Pioneer Unit Studios, Cape Town
Cuts by DJ Raiko (Recorded at Hiperdelic Studios)

02. Sikubo (3’37)
(T. Twetwa)
Produced by Dplanet
Recorded by Daniel Jakob at Wankdorf Studios, Berne, Switzerland
Mixed by Dplanet at Pioneer Unit Studios, Cape Town

03. Let’s Move (3’41)
(T. Twetwa)
Produced by Dplanet
Recorded by Steve Elsworth at Red Bull Studios, Cape Town
Mixed by Dplanet at Pioneer Unit Studios, Cape Town
Cuts by DJ Raiko

04. Kuse Khaltsha La – Ft. Brazuka (3’35)
(T. Twetwa / S. Sakwantu)
Produced by Hipe
Recorded by Steve Elsworth at Red Bull Studios, Cape Town
Mixed by Hipe at Hiperdelic Studios, Ravensmead

05. Ndiselapha (3’28)
(T. Twetwa)
Produced by Dplanet
Recorded by Dplanet at Pioneer Unit Studios, Cape Town
Mixed by Dplanet at Pioneer Unit Studios, Cape Town

06. Ngu Rah (3’03)
(T. Twetwa)
Produced by Hipe
Recorded by Steve Elsworth at Red Bull Studios, Cape Town
Mixed by Hipe at Hiperdelic Studios, Ravensmead
Cuts by DJ Raiko

07. My One (3’27)
(T. Twetwa)
Produced by Hipe
Recorded by Steve Elsworth at Red Bull Studios, Cape Town
Mixed by Hipe at Hiperdelic Studios, Ravensmead

08. Let’s Move (Filewile Remix) (4’22)
(T. Twetwa)
Remix and additional Production by Daniel Jakob & Andreas Ryser
Recorded by Steve Elsworth at Red Bull Studios, Cape Town
Mixed by Daniel Jakob at Wankdorf Studios, Berne, Switzerland
Cuts by DJ Raiko

09. Ngu Rah (Hipe Remix) (3’03)
(T. Twetwa)
Produced by Hipe
Recorded by Steve Elsworth at Red Bull Studios, Cape Town
Mixed by Hipe at Hiperdelic Studios, Ravensmead
Cuts by DJ Raiko

10. Ewe Nje Acapella

11. Let’s Move Acapella

All tracks mastered by Dplanet at Pioneer Unit Studios.

Release Date: 16th August 2010
UPC: 859703821388
Catalog Number: PIONEERDIG002

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Liner Notes
Rattex is back with a banging EP that cements his place as one of South Africa’s foremost hip hop talents. With production by Hipe, Dplanet and a special remix by Swiss electro-dub band Filewile, expect more kasi fire straight from the dusty streets of Khayelitsha.

This is Rattex’s first release since his debut solo album, Bread and Butter. Rattex has just returned from an extensive European tour that saw him tear up stages at an impressive list of Festivals including Paleo Festival (CH), Electron Festival (CH), Fusion Festival (DE), B-Sides Festival (CH) and JazzParade (CH). Most of the EP was recorded at Red Bull Studios in Cape Town – big up Ivan, Steve, Richard and Jake. Sikubo was recorded at Wankdorf Studios in Berne, Switzerland while Rattex was on tour – big up Daniel, Andreas and the whole Filewile crew.

The digital EP comes with an extended artwork pack (PDF) designed by spo0ky. It also includes 2 acapellas for all the DJs and remixers out there. Although this is primarily a digital release, a limited number of CDs will be available at The African Music Store and via mail order.

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Press

“Aggressive, driving and doesn’t stray into fancy whimsical tangents to make it more commercial”
– Mail&Guardian (December 3-9, 2010)

“If you don’t understand isiXhosa, you’re going to miss the minutiae of his message, but you won’t mistake his delivery as anything but angry and committed.”
– Mail&Guardian (December 3-9, 2010)

“The remix of Let’s Move by Swiss electro-dub dudes Filewile, is a winner, adding a bright underpinning to the original’s dirty mix.”
– Mail&Guardian (December 3-9, 2010)

“I can’t recommend the new Rattex album enough. ‘Streets, Raps & Us’ is intense.”
Chris Roper, Mail&Guardian (via Twitter)

“The new Rattex, “Streets, Raps & Us”, is killer. Beats that deserve to, well, beat. And some committed danceability.”
Chris Roper, Mail&Guardian (via Twitter)

“This level of militancy, this gut-feel, ‘say-it-how-I-see-it’ type of stance is becoming increasingly rare in hip-hop.”
Biz-ark-human

“A sense of urgency is almost palpable throughout the EP, serving as the bedrock onto which Rah demonstrates several par-excellence displays of lyrical fitness.”
Biz-ark-human

“Dplanet and Hipe step up to the challenge by dishing out couture musical delicacies.”
Biz-ark-human

“Rattex may be angry, but he is directing that anger – perhaps a feeling of being let down by mainstream media as can be heard on ‘Ewe nje’, coupled with the sorry state that the entire world is in both socially and economically – towards the fully-formed creative masterpiece that is ‘Streets, raps and us'”.
Biz-ark-human

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Where to Buy CD
African Music Store, 134 Long St., Cape Town. (021) 426 0857
Contact us for mail order

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Where to Download
Our online store
If you don’t have a credit card, you can pay by cash or EFT and we’ll send you a download code (SA only). Contact us for details.
More online stores will be added over the coming days.

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Bookings
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