The Shilungu single complements the double vinyl compilation Esa Presents Amandla from South African-raised, UK-based DJ and producer, Esa Williams.
Esa Presents Amandla: Music To The People spans electronic music from around the globe, which feature heavily in Esa’s DJ sets and hold a special place in his record bag – including exclusive versions and hard-to-find tracks from the last two decades.
The compilation was preceded by this promotional teaser 12”, featuring Penny Penny's 2001 impossibly rare Kwaito House monster Shilungu”.
A hypnotic, percussive, groove-driven anthem, it features chanting in Tsonga, celebrating South African icon Penny Penny’s Shangaani roots.
On the flip is the acid-soaked “Shilungu (Esa & Mervin Granger ’99 Mix)”, re-interpreting the track with key elements from the original which are extended into a late night, Chicago House influenced chugger.