Record of the Week — THE VERY BEST

Stop Smiling presents a new mp3 blog, in which we’ll showcase one new release each Tuesday, along with a track from the albumwarm-heart-cover +++ The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa – Green Owl Records: The first legitimate release from Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Euro hotshot production duo Radioclit lives up to neither the free mixtape they put out last year nor their tantalizing live performance (those who skipped yet another sparkly spectacle from the Flaming Lips at this year’s Pitchfork Music Fest and opted to watch TVB on the B Stage were in for a treat); however, the 12 original tracks on Warm Heart of Africa still express a beaming optimism, danceability and, yes, warmth, that set it apart from other gimmicky African-based offerings that have flown in on the wings of MIA‘s “Paper Planes” +++ Audio – The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa. – Post by Nate Martin