Fela Kuti, MoBlack, Emmanuel Jal, Henrik Schwarz

International Thief Thief (I.T.T.) (Armonica & MoBlack Mix) / Chagu

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These are the words of legendary Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, words that remain as true as ever over two decades since his untimely death. A pioneer of the Nigerian revolution, his fight against police oppression remains an ongoing conversation in the country. Now, Defected pays tribute to the vital work of Fela with a special 12” release, as Armonica and MoBlack revisit Fela Kuti’s ‘International Thief Thief (I T. T.)’ as the fight against systemic corruption continues to be a pressing issue in Nigeria. The A-Side features Armonica & MoBlack’s flawlessly executed and ever respectful remix of the record where Fela called out and directly attacked former Nigerian president General Obasanjo and Moshood Abjola, the CEO of Nigeria’s biggest national telecommunications conglomerate I.T.T and Decca Records. Their homage to Fela brings a powerful and culturally relevant piece of music to the forefront of dance culture in 2020. On the reverse side is ‘Chagu’, where a powerful and evocative spoken word narration is provided by South Sudanese-Canadian artist, actor, former child soldier and political activist Emmanuel Jal. A collaboration between Emmanuel, MoBlack and Henrik Schwarz, both producers provide their own version of ‘Chagu’, with MoBlack opting for a classic afro-house beat and hypnotic percussion, while Henrik’s signature crisp, harmonious composition makes for a guaranteed dancefloor weapon. Both visionary producers, Henrik and MoBlack’s versions are equally impactful, complementing the immediacy of Emmanuel’s lyrics.

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Release Date

05.01.2021

Cat No

DFTD621

Tracklist

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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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US House
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12"
Dennis Ferrer & Disciples / Idris Elba & Inner Cit
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EP11Defected
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House
12"
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Dennis Ferrer & Disciples / Idris Elba & Inner Cit
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EP11Defected
House
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12"
Selace / Vintage Culture / Marco Faraone & Greeko
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EP10 (Inc. Gorgon City / Jansons Remixes)Defected
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House
12"
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Selace / Vintage Culture / Marco Faraone & Greeko
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EP10 (Inc. Gorgon City / Jansons Remixes)Defected
tba
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12"
Junior Jack Pres. Glory Feat. J. Brown
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Hold Me Up (Riva Starr / Michael Gray Rmx)Defected
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12"
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Junior Jack Pres. Glory Feat. J. Brown
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Hold Me Up (Riva Starr / Michael Gray Rmx)Defected
US House
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12"
Louie Vega & The Martinez Brothers with Marc E. Ba
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Let It Go (+Honey Dijon mix)Defected
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House
12"
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Louie Vega & The Martinez Brothers with Marc E. Ba
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Let It Go (+Honey Dijon mix)Defected
House
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The Vision
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The Vision (180g Gatefold)Defected
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House
2-LP + mp3
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The Vision
32.95 €
The Vision (180g Gatefold)Defected
House
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12"
The Vision Feat. Andreya Triana
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Missing (inc. Maurice Fulton / Deetron Rmx)Defected
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House
12"
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The Vision Feat. Andreya Triana
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Missing (inc. Maurice Fulton / Deetron Rmx)Defected
Cosmic
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12"
Nicola Cruz
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Hybridism Remixes (Aunti Flo, John Talabot, Azu Tivaline)Multi Culti
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Disco
12"
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Nicola Cruz
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Hybridism Remixes (Aunti Flo, John Talabot, Azu Tivaline)Multi Culti
House Re Edits
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12"
Unknown
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NOEDIT001 / ONE PER CUSTOMERNocturne Edits
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House
12"
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Unknown
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NOEDIT001 / ONE PER CUSTOMERNocturne Edits
Jazz
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Floating Points / Pharoah Sanders / London Symphon
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Promises (ltd 180g)Luaka Bop
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Jazz
LP
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Floating Points / Pharoah Sanders / London Symphon
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Promises (ltd 180g)Luaka Bop
Electronica
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Various
25.95 €
Heisei No Oto - Japanese Left-Field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996)Music From Memory
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Electronica
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Various
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Heisei No Oto - Japanese Left-Field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996)Music From Memory
Wave
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Ars Mundi
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El Genio De Los Pies RojosThank You
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Rock / Pop / Indie
12"
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Ars Mundi
12.95 €
El Genio De Los Pies RojosThank You
Techno
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12"
Projective Vision
12.95 €
ApocalypseTransmigration
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Techno
12"
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Projective Vision
12.95 €
ApocalypseTransmigration