dj100proof | New Blend: Fela x Pharrell “Happy Mentality”
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Fela x Pharrell - Happy Mentality vinyl

New Blend: Fela x Pharrell “Happy Mentality”

“Happy” is probably my favorite song of the past year, and I wanted to make a blend that wasn’t too obvious, but made sense upon first listen. I thought the shuffle tempo, driving bass lines and horns of Fela Kuti could provide a nice backdrop, so I chopped up his classic, “Colonial Mentality,” and this is the end result. Hope you enjoy!

Fela x Pharrell - Happy Mentality vinyl

29 Comments
  • toby

    March 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply

    SICK! , good am for the slow grinding mode. good job sire!

  • Ldj O. Ldj

    March 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm Reply

    You have made me sooooo soooo proud! I am a Nigerian and I grew up listening to Fela.
    you have done a spectacular job here and I say Thank you Brother!

  • gidimania

    March 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm Reply

    Super freaking cool! Thanks for this.

  • okemini otum

    March 23, 2014 at 1:14 pm Reply

    nice blend of musically diversity…

  • […] have just released Seattle DJ and Producer DJ100Proof’s recent re-edit of Pharrell Willams’ “HAPPY” mashing Fela Kuti’s […]

  • therese

    March 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm Reply

    Fabulous love both artists and haven’t listened to fela for some time. This was great! Thanks

  • […] On his website, Dj100proof remakes, ““Happy” is probably my favorite song of the past year, and I wanted to make a blend that wasn’t too obvious, but made sense upon first listen. I thought the shuffle tempo, driving bass lines and horns of Fela Kuti could provide a nice backdrop, so I chopped up his classic.” […]

  • […] sort but this mash-up between Pharrell and Fela Kuti is absolutely delicious! Seattle’s own DJ 100 Proof  has Afroblended Pharrell’s Academy Award nominated hit  “Happy” with Fela Kuti’s […]

  • Chuks Efa

    April 14, 2014 at 3:31 pm Reply

    This is super duper, thanks for this smile you gave me tonight.

  • Kolizo

    April 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm Reply

    This is too TIGHT…

  • damilare

    April 14, 2014 at 3:50 pm Reply

    this is some sweet ass mix, i also consider happy to be a classic all timer, mixing that to the afrobeat legends sound track is some serious dope work, it totally immortalizes it…#goodstuff

  • Master

    April 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm Reply

    Wicked!

  • Hervette

    April 14, 2014 at 5:42 pm Reply

    Love It

  • NAIJA-LOVE

    April 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm Reply

    LOVE IT! MORE FIRE….

  • denodwhan

    April 14, 2014 at 9:26 pm Reply

    Felarell!

  • Jibo

    April 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm Reply

    A nice blend of 2 different musical genre. you just brought back the old good memories of Fela’s music, am dusting my cd pack tomorrow, this is Fela’s week for me. Long live the King of Afro beat

  • Felamania

    April 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm Reply

    I think this is wicked it is! Fab wicked, good work.

  • kmo

    April 14, 2014 at 11:56 pm Reply

    Marvellous. .. what a jam

  • DJ Freestyle

    April 15, 2014 at 6:01 am Reply

    Superbly laid down – delicious!

  • IB

    April 15, 2014 at 7:22 am Reply

    nice vibes to start my day!

  • seriki

    April 15, 2014 at 7:28 am Reply

    this is musical construction from the purest fountain….. 99.9% of what you heard about of africa is wrong

  • Ms. D

    April 15, 2014 at 8:02 am Reply

    I’m a huge Fela fan, this is a boss mix, impressive!

  • Segun Afonnj

    April 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm Reply

    This sh%t is 100 PROOF! Perfect tribute to FELA. He was always happy…

  • J Man

    April 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm Reply

    beautiful. brought that shiver from opening notes. thank you.

  • Dj flexxy

    April 16, 2014 at 4:48 pm Reply

    a job well done,…..appreciate a good job when you see one

  • Adenrele "Laru" Amosu

    April 17, 2014 at 1:14 am Reply

    This is sick. Blended like fine whiskey. Good job

  • […] get enough “Happy”? Check out this infectious mashup featuring some of Fela Kuti’s Afro-beat horns. So, so […]

  • MB

    April 24, 2014 at 6:02 am Reply

    Made my day, thank you!

  • Nigeria Driver Tony

    January 3, 2016 at 6:18 pm Reply

    wow… really proud to hear this… thank you!

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