A collaboration between European production team Radioclit and Malawian-born, London-based singer Esau Mwamwaya, The Very Best - who met in an East London furniture shop - first came to attention with a devastatingly good take on M.I.A's Paper Planes before dropping, for free, the say-what-you-see mixtape Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are the Very Best in late 2008. Their debut proper, this time setting you back a few pounds, was released on Moshi Moshi the following year
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With one of the best records of the year - The Vert Best's Warm Heart Of Africa - out on September 14, Johan Hugo, one half of Radioclit, which in turn makes up one half of The Very Best (still with us) gives Ragged Words a guide through his life in records, including what album he was...
The story goes something like this. The Very Best are Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit, the French/Swedish "ghetto-pop" producers. They met in Clapton, East London when Radioclit’s Etienne Tron brought a second hand bike from Esau’s used furniture store. They...