Fela Kuti, MoBlack, Emmanuel Jal
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International Thief Thief / Chagu

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“Music is a weapon of the future.”

“Music is the weapon of the progressives.”

“Music is the weapon of the givers of life.” 

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.

Cat No: DFTD621
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£5.04
Europe
£11.18
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£14.27
Returns

If for any reason we fail to meet your expectations, you may return or exchange your items within 28 days of receipt of your order.

Please ensure the goods are returned as new with sales tags and packaging.

We, unfortunately, do not accept returns on any of our vinyl records or poster prints. This is due to return shipping cost and to avoid damages on the return trip, along with a couple of quality control reasons. We are also unable to accept returns for Facemasks, Swimwear, Underwear or Unitards. Thank you for your understanding.

We offer free returns on any garments that are defective, but not for change of mind or exchange of size/colour. If you qualify for a free return, these costs will be reimbursed to you, directly to your account. Please ensure you include a receipt for standard tracked postage costs with your return.

Returns can take up to 7 working days* to process.

RETURN ADDRESS

Please return the order* to the address below, including a copy your order form and a brief note detailing the exchange or refund required.

DStore Returns
Unit 4, Canbury Business Park 
Elm Crescent 
Kingston Upon Thames 
KT2 6HJ 
United Kingdom

Fela Kuti, MoBlack, Emmanuel Jal
Just 4 left

International Thief Thief / Chagu

£10.50

“Music is a weapon of the future.”

“Music is the weapon of the progressives.”

“Music is the weapon of the givers of life.” 

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.

Cat No: DFTD621
Shipping

Shipping cost is dependent on your country and the weight of the items in your order.

Region From
UK
£5.04
Europe
£11.18
Rest Of The World
£14.27
Returns

If for any reason we fail to meet your expectations, you may return or exchange your items within 28 days of receipt of your order.

Please ensure the goods are returned as new with sales tags and packaging.

We, unfortunately, do not accept returns on any of our vinyl records or poster prints. This is due to return shipping cost and to avoid damages on the return trip, along with a couple of quality control reasons. We are also unable to accept returns for Facemasks, Swimwear, Underwear or Unitards. Thank you for your understanding.

We offer free returns on any garments that are defective, but not for change of mind or exchange of size/colour. If you qualify for a free return, these costs will be reimbursed to you, directly to your account. Please ensure you include a receipt for standard tracked postage costs with your return.

Returns can take up to 7 working days* to process.

RETURN ADDRESS

Please return the order* to the address below, including a copy your order form and a brief note detailing the exchange or refund required.

DStore Returns
Unit 4, Canbury Business Park 
Elm Crescent 
Kingston Upon Thames 
KT2 6HJ 
United Kingdom