by Street Rat
– Malawian Reggae Vibes for the UK –
Davie Luhanga a.k.a. Street Rat
Street Rat finally released his first international album on the 1st September 2015. In Malawi, he is a well known and respected artist, who’s made his name as front man and band leader of bands like ‘Souls of the Ghetto’ and ‘Body Mind & Soul’. A veteran to the Malawi scene, in Europe he’s still a newcomer who will have to prove his worth and talent once again.
Born in the Ghetto
To this album, Davie brings his own flavour of Malawian reggae; powerful, groovy and melodic, with what can only be described as a ‘live show’ feel to it – very danceable! Lyrically, the album deals with subjects like Life in Malawi as a Rasta (‘Born in the Ghetto’, ‘Dread Locks’, ‘Targeted’), Rastafarianism (‘Jah Power’, ‘Singing Mood’, ‘Meditation’ and sometimes Love (‘Ndakukonda’) which is also the only track sung in Chichewa, the national language of Malawi.
The album ‘Born in the Ghetto’ was recorded by Moto Wambili Studios (Spare Dog Records’ in-house recording studio in Malawi) in Mzuzu, Malawi. Musicians include members of Street Rat’s former band Body Mind & Soul, with a few brass and guitar overdubs done in Malawi and Bristol, UK.
Singing Mood – Official Music Video
Born in the Ghetto – Teaser
Lead Vocals by Street Rat a.k.a. Davie Luhanga; Guitars by Kennedy Phiri; Bass by Malson Nkhata; Drums by Stanley Jere; Keyboards by Evans Makupe; Percussion by Mackson Banda & Street Rat; Trumpet by Kristopher Thomsen; Saxophone by Jahan Meeran; Backing Vocals by Mackson, Evans, Street Rat & Jonathan Tembo; Additional Guitars & Keyboards by Mattias Stålnacke
All songs written by: Davie ‘Street Rat’ Luhanga. Recorded by Mattias Stålnacke at Moto Wambili Studios, Mzuzu & Nkhata Bay, Malawi, with additional overdubs done in Bristol, UK. Mixed in Edinburgh, UK and Nkhata Bay, Malawi