Baloji shares ‘Capture (Recut)’

Following the recent release of his standout debut EP 64 Bits & Malachite and 64 Bits & Malachite (Remixes) through Bella Union, multifaceted Congolese-Belgian artist and musician Baloji has debuted a completely reworked version of track “Capture”, accompanied by its recut video on AFROPUNK. Remixed by TINITUZ, this version of “Capture” carries the track to even greater heights, TINITUZ’ production layering in a further depth and fury to the already determined, evocative track.

Baloji comments on the track and video: “this self-directed video is a metaphor for the DRC identity crisis. A group of artists (including Sam Lambert of ACF) are on exile road, travelling to an unknown destination. Moreover, the video also narrates the quest of two astronauts searching for the statue of Henry Morton Stanley, the Welsh explorer responsible for the discovery of the river Congo while searching for the Nile. The statue for the Welsh adventurer personifies the struggle that Congo went through. A struggle that brought them from being a slave state, to a colony on to their wish for independence, and then going back to a dictatorship.”

Having just been in the UK for a performance at this year’s BBC Radio 6 Music Festival in Glasgow, Baloji will be back for a headline show at XOYO on April 4th. He has also announced a number of other UK/EU shows this Spring including an appearance at this year’s Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Full dates + info below:

31st March – PARIS – Le Virtuoz Club

4th April – LONDON – XOYO

7th April – BERLIN – Free Music Festival

6th May – OPWIJK – Nosta

17th May – BRIGHTON – Great Escape

2nd June – SAINT–BRIEUC – Place Poulain Corbion

4th June – SAINT BRIEUC – Grand Theatre