Jack Parow is back with a European collaboration EP – From Parow with Love. The story goes that, during Parow’s last tours to Europe, he met some artists from the other side of the pond, and decided to collaborate.
In typical hip-hop style, Die Ou Met Die Lang Swart Hoed has always been a fan of collaborations, but this is his most collab-heavy release yet – reaching “from Cape Town all the way to the Netherlands”.
The EP goes live on iTunes today, and physical copies should be available in stores around the end of next week. Unless you go to his launch shows this weekend (see details below), and get a copy first!
1. De Kraaien & Jack Parow – Kattenkwaad (Netherlands)
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.
2. Ertebrekers & Jack Parow – Party Too Much (Belgium)
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.
3. Jack Parow – Thunderbolts & Lightning (feat Simon from De Likt) (Netherlands)
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.
4. SKIP&DIE & Jack Parow – Perpetual War Remix (Netherlands)
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. Parow suggested they do a remix of this song together and in August 2015 production started when he visited them in studio in Utrecht.
5. Jack Parow – A Rebel Till He’s Dead (A tribute to Pieter-Dirk Uys) (South African)
The press release claims that “more information will be released at a later stage.” Even though this looks like it isn’t actually a collaboration, this might be the track that intrigues me the most.
6. Freshlyground & Jack Parow – Army of One (South African)
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 From Parow With Love this weekend:
Date: 29 January 2016 – Raasblaar Pub & Grill, Rustenburg
Date: 30 January 2016 – Aandklas Hatfield, Pretoria
Date: 30 January 2016 – Ty’s Nightclub, Pretoria
Date: 31 January 2016 – The Good Luck Bar, Johannesburg
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