MUSIC | PHARRELL’S “HAPPY” + FELA KUTI = “HAPPY MENTALITY” BY DJ 100PROOF
Just when you thought you’d have to kill yourself to get Pharrell’s infectious new ear worm “Happy” out of your head, DJ 100Proof mashed it up with the vintage Fela Kuti track “Colonial Mentality” to transform the pop tune into “Happy Mentality,” the most welcome new Afrobeat single in ages. “One of the things I find interesting about [Fela’s] music is it always does have sort of a happy feel to it, even though the lyrics are serious and political and real,” 100 Proof told NPR. “To combine the overall vibe of happiness from that song and blend it with the lyrics from Pharrell that are genuinely really positive, I chopped up the saxophone and the horn parts to go with his chorus, and it really turned out better than I would’ve imagined.” Download the track below:
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