One of these men is Philip Seymour Hoffman.
From the PopMatters review of The Very Best's MTMTMK, some sentences:
A slam-bang dance pop album of the first order, MTMTMK is technically an Africa-meets-Western-pop hybrid, because The Very Best is comprised of a Malawian singer who met a Swedish producer in London.
MTMTMK is like a Western pop album that’s decided to suss out all the Africanisms inherent in Western pop.
For instance, most of the album’s beats are derived from the Afro-Cuban clave rhythm, which shape-shifts and echoes out of music across the world—highlife, reggaeton, Bo Diddley, “Pass That Dutch”, Zumba workouts, and I even hear a large-scale impliedclave in the melody of Britney’s “Till the World Ends”.
In the single “Yoshua Alikute”, the clave beat moves from drums to synth and adopts a whole different character—it’s sexier and smoother, as though twirling you around the dance floor with a rose in its teeth. Hugo accordingly inserts whoooshing sounds.