Great news! Jack Parow’s brand new EP, From Parow with Love is jam packed with the kiefest collaborations from ‘Cape Town all the way to the Netherlands’ and goes live on iTunes on Friday. Fans can also look out for limited physical copies hitting the store shelves around the end of next week.
But, if you attend one of the launch shows this weekend (see the gig guide below) you can be the coolest cat in town and get it there first! While Parow was busy conquering the Benelux countries he made new chommies and before you know it they started making some fantastic music together. Jack Parow dropped the first music video from the EP on 22nd January. Check it out below:
This colab with De Kraaien is pretty damn catchy if you ask me (and I mean that in a non – Black Plague kind of way). Jack Parow met Bernd Gansebev and Prins Clit in Paanham during his travels in The Netherlands a few years ago. In 2015 he ended up visiting De Kraaien at their studio in Den Haag. After a full day session Kattenkwaad was almost finished. Jack Parow finalised his part in Cape Town and the two acts worked together to make the music video.
Besides this track the EP also features Ertebrekers & Jack Parow – Party Too Much. Flip Kowlier contacted Jack Parow in the beginning of 2015 about working together on a track that he had an idea for. That was the birth of “Party Too Much”. The Jack Parow parts were recorded at a friend’s flat in the East side of Amsterdam in July 2015.
The EP also features “Thunderbolts & Lightning” (feat Simon from De Likt). Jack Parow was only recently introduced to De Likt’s music by an Amsterdam based South African. He immediately connected with their energy and music. He needed an additional track for this EP. After a few emails and WhatsApp messages the production started on this killer track produced by Johnny De Ridder (Soft Light City) featuring De Likt front man Simon.
“Perpetual War Remix”, a track that Jack Parow recording with SKIP&DIE (who played a set at Park Acoustics in Pretoria in 2015) is also on the EP. Jack Parow met SKIP&DIE for the first time in 2010 at an event in The Netherlands where they were on the bill and they immediately clicked. They worked together on two other projects, but when SKIP&DIE released their second album (Cosmic Serpents) in 2015 Parow immediately fell in love with their track, “Perpetual War”. He suggested that they do a remix of this song together and in August 2015 production started when he visited them in studio in Utrecht.
The second last track on the EP is “A Rebel Till He’s Dead” (A tribute to Pieter-Dirk Uys). More information will be released at a later stage, but I’m think that we can expect Mr Parow rapping with Tannie Evita. It might just be interesting. Who knows?
The last track on the EP is “Army of One” (featuring Freshlyground). Secret agents of #zefspionage, Jan Bont (Jack Parow), Geldpenni (Zolani Mahola) and Freshlyground joined forces on the very thrilling and action-packed song, Army of One for November 2015’s Sony Xperia Mashlab on 5FM.
Jack Parow is launching this EP this weekend, so make sure that you catch him at one of the shows:
- 29 January 2016 – Raasblaar Pub & Grill, Rustenburg.
- 30 January 2016 – Aandklas Hatfield, Pretoria (show starts at 10 PM)
- 30 Janaury 2016 – Ty’s Nightclub, Pretoria (show starts at midnight)
- 31 January 2016 – Goodluck Bar, Johannesburg.
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