This Week’s Best Single: Antibalas’ Rat Race / Se Chifló 12″

Antibalas: Rat Race / Se Chifló 12"Antibalas: Rat Race / Se Chifló 12″ (Exactamundo, 6/7/11)

Antibalas: “Rat Race”

Brooklyn-based Afro-funk collective Antibalas is back with its first new material since Security in 2007. The band took a recording hiatus over the last few years to work on other projects such as the off-Broadway musical Fela! and TV on the Radio‘s 2008 album, Dear Science.

Its new 12-inch record, out today, features two fresh tracks, one of which is a rearranged cover of the Bob Marley classic, “Rat Race.” The other featured track is the swinging “Se Chifló,” an Afrocuban-Afrobeat mash-up with Spanish vocals by guitarist Marcos García. Flip the record over, and you’ll find dub mixes of each song, plus bonus breakbeats.

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