Afrika Shox

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"Afrika Shox"
Africa Shox.jpg
12" cover
Single by Leftfield featuring Afrika Bambaataa
from the album Rhythm and Stealth
A-side "Shox remix"
Released 6 September 1999
Format 12", CD
Genre
Length 3:43
Label Hard Hands, Chrysalis Music
Songwriter(s) Leftfield, Afrika Bambaataa and Nick Rapaccioli
Producer(s) Leftfield, Nick Rapaccioli
Leftfield featuring Afrika Bambaataa singles chronology
"Release the Pressure'"
(1996)
"Afrika Shox"
(1999)
"Dusted"
(1999)

"Release the Pressure
(1996)
"Afrika Shox"
(1999)
"Dusted"
(1999)

"Afrika Shox" is a song by Leftfield, the first single released from their album Rhythm and Stealth. The song featured vocals by Afrika Bambaataa. It was written by Neil Barnes, Paul Daley, Afrika Bambaataa and Nick Rapaccioli and produced by Leftfield and Nick Rapaccioli. It was released on CD and 12" on 6 September 1999 on the Hard Hands record label, published by Chrysalis Music. The song was their highest charting single, reaching #7 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was later used in the 2001 film Vanilla Sky and was included in the film's soundtrack album.

Track listing

12"

  1. Afrika Shox (VW Remix) 6:19
  2. Phat Planet 5:24
  3. Afrika Shox (Jedis Elastic Bass Remix) 6:12

CD 1

  1. Afrika Shox (Radio Edit) 3:43
  2. Phat Planet 5:24
  3. Afrika Shox (Jedis Elastic Bass Mix) 6:12

CD 2

  1. Afrika Shox (VW Remix) 6:19
  2. Phat Planet (Dave Clarke Remix) 5:52
  3. Afrika Shox (Video)

Personnel

Initial copies of the 12" release had a sticker incorrectly stating the version of "Phat Planet" was the Dave Clarke mix (which is available on Stealth Remixes)

Music video

The music video was directed by Chris Cunningham and was one of the first videos to be put into DVD quality featured in the demo disc featured in issue 50 of The Official UK PlayStation Magazine.

External links

  • "Afrika Shox" music video on YouTube
  • Article and screencaps
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


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