Oumou Sangaré has announced release details for the ‘Mogoya Remixed’ album, due out through Nø Førmat! on March 2, 2018. The release sees Oumou’s critically praised new album ‘Mogoya’ – included in 2017 Albums Of The Year lists by MOJO, NPR, BBC Culture, Gilles Peterson and Songlines – remixed by artists including TWOTEK and Auntie Flo, whose remixes of ‘Fadjamou’ and ‘Djoukourou’,out now
Both remixes arrive just ahead of two UK live shows from Oumou this month at Celtic Connections (January 30) and The Roundhouse (In The Round, January 31 – tickets here), following a sold-out Village Underground show and appearances at Glastonbury and WOMAD last year. Stream ‘Fadjamou (TWOTEK Remix)’ and ‘Djoukourou (Auntie Flo Remix)’.
A versatile and enigmatic production duo from Manchester, TWOTEK, are connected to the UK Dancehall, House and Hip-Hop scenes and have written and produced for various artists including Davido, Shenseea and Popcaan. London-based producer Auntie Flo has been described as ‘one of the most truly original production talents’ by Crack Magazine for his unique Afro-futurist sound. He has released DJ mixes for the likes of Resident Advisor and has previously remixed tracks by Chvrches and Crystal Fighters. He currently has a monthly Radio Highlife residency on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM.
‘Mogoya’ – which features the drumming of Afrobeat legend Tony Allen – was released in May 2017 to unanimous critical applause, alongside appearances from Oumou as part of the first all female line-up on ‘Later…..With Jools Holland’, and as part of Mt Kimbie’s NTS Radio residency, alongside the likes of James Blake and Savages. The power of Oumou’s voice and her message remain as strong as ever on ‘Mogoya’. Co-produced by Andreas Unge in Stockholm and by the French production collective A.L.B.E.R.T. (who have also worked with Air, Beck and Franz Ferdinand), it draws on a rich musical heritage whilst also looking to the future. As Oumou puts it, “This time round I wanted to go for more of a modern sound, to satisfy young people in Mali but being careful, all the while, to respect my culture and tradition”.
Oumou has a high international profile, touring all over the world, collaborating with artists such as Alicia Keys, Tracy Chapman, Bela Fleck and Dee Dee Bridgewater, also featuring on the soundtrack of Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation and owns three businesses in Mali.
UK LIVE DATES 30 January GLASGOW Celtic Connections 31 January LONDON Roundhouse ‘In The Round’