I Saw You

17/03/2017Man Recordings Drops New Video To Forthcoming Samito Single + Free Daniel Haaksman Remix

One of our favourite purveyors of Neo-African club tunes, aka the notoriously relentless Daniel Haaksman, is back at it and once again laying proof to his undeniable 'goût' as a selectah and able producer: Releasing on March 24th via his very own Man Recordings imprint is a catchy new "trans world Afro house and electro inspired club tune" by Canadian-Moçambican singer Samito. "I Saw You" is a song of lost love that takes a surprisingly harsh turn in the recently released companion video, which you can watch below.

Samito himself is currently a on a roll. Having lived in Maputo, Cape Town and Montréal, the singer/songwriter, producer and performer has increasingly made a name for himself with his "distinct blend of electro, afro and indie vibes". His 2016 hit production "Tiku La Hina" released on Costume Records and propelled him to international acclaim on the global club circuit, only to be followed by "Cem Cem (feat. Mabika & Muneshine)", which released on French fashion & music label Kitsuné. Reconnecting with the mighty Mabika on "I Saw You", Samito is set to create yet another global stir in 2017. Mabika the "renaissance-man, is a performer, recording and VFX artist", who adds his big Lingala vocals to the mix, a language of Congolese provenance.

"I Saw You" is now available for pre-order via iTunes. The release includes three international remix treatments by Daniel Haaksman, London producer Mina (of Enchufada fame) and last but not least Nairobi's Jinku (East African Wave posse), bringing you the new sound of Kenya. Listen to Daniel Haaksman's dancefloor-friendly Afro house rework in the player above. As of today the track is up for grabs via SoundCloud, just in time for the weekend!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom