afropunk premiere: alsarah & the nubatones’ ‘yanas baridou’ gets bouncy remix by djeff
By Sound Check
October 21, 2014
Today we’re premiering a remix of Sudanese American singer Alsarah & her band The Nubatones’ ‘Yanas Baridou’, off their new release Silt Remixed (available here).
Their camp tells us: “After the major success of their debut “Silt” album, Wonderwheel Recordings have enlisted the help of some of our favorite producers from across the electronic spectrum to take a crack at the unique East African Retro Pop of Sudanese American chanteuse Alsarah and her band the Nubatones.
Argentinian laptop mystic Chancha Via Circuito brings “Fugu” into the rainforest with his deep and folkloric take on the tune, while Captain Planet brings “Wad Alnuba” into late night slo-mo Disco-Dabke territory. Africa shines on “Silt Remixed” by both Central African Republic’s Boddhi Satva and Cape Verdean/Angolan producer DJeff, who both properly represent the wildly popular Deep House scene in the motherland with their refixes. Sorceress producer Issac Aesilli takes “Bilal Al Dahab” into melancholy, abstract electronic territory while KCRW DJ and LA fixture Jeremy Sole gives a tasteful, classy beat driven remix of “Habibi Taal” with help from Clap! Clap! and Beats Antique. Lastly, Wonderwheel label boss Nickodemus turns “Rennat” into a hypnotic, driving four to the floor filler, while labelmate The Spy From Cairo goes straight for the jugular with his dubby dancehall version of “Nouba Noutou”.
Sounds like a plan!
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