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

Track 1
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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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tba
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12"
Various
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Ep12 Defected
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12"
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Various
13.95 €
Ep12 Defected
House
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12"
Boys Noize Featuring Jake Shears
12.95 €
All I Want Defected
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House
12"
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Boys Noize Featuring Jake Shears
12.95 €
All I Want Defected
House
2-LP
Todd Edwards
27.95 €
Defected Presents House Masters Defected
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2-LP
Todd Edwards
27.95 €
Defected Presents House Masters Defected
US House
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12"
Louie Vega & The Martinez Brothers with Marc E. Ba
12.95 €
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
12.95 €
Let It Go (+Honey Dijon mix) Defected
tba
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12"
MD X-Spress
11.95 €
God Made Me Phunky (Remixes) Defected
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12"
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MD X-Spress
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God Made Me Phunky (Remixes) Defected
US House
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12"
Dennis Ferrer & Disciples / Idris Elba & Inner Cit
11.95 €
EP11 Defected
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House
12"
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Dennis Ferrer & Disciples / Idris Elba & Inner Cit
11.95 €
EP11 Defected
Pop
LP
Jungle
23.95 €
Loving In Stereo (Ltd. Blue Vinyl) Caiola
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Rock / Pop / Indie
LP
Jungle
23.95 €
Loving In Stereo (Ltd. Blue Vinyl) Caiola
UK Garage
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12"
Stalker / Skykap
14.95 €
DRB15 Dr. Banana
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House
12"
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Stalker / Skykap
14.95 €
DRB15 Dr. Banana
UK Garage
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12"
Para
14.95 €
DRB16 Dr Banana
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House
12"
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Para
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DRB16 Dr Banana
House
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12"
Stephane Attias (feat. MdCL, Trinidadian Deep)
12.95 €
Journey To The Light / Illusion Visions
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House
12"
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Stephane Attias (feat. MdCL, Trinidadian Deep)
12.95 €
Journey To The Light / Illusion Visions
Cosmic
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EP
MKS
17.95 €
Musical Keyboard System Stroom
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Disco
EP
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MKS
17.95 €
Musical Keyboard System Stroom
House
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2-LP
Makèz
22.95 €
City Of All (Ltd Full Cover) Heist
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House
2-LP
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Makèz
22.95 €
City Of All (Ltd Full Cover) Heist