We’re happy to announce the long awaited release of physical and deluxe editions of Maison Des Jeunes by Transgressive Records. In celebration of Record Store Day, we’ll be releasing a limited edition (only 1000 copies!) 2×12 blue vinyl LP on 19th April, featuring 5 brand new tracks.
Originally released in December 2013 as a digital-only format in the spirit of the project, just two months after recording, Maison Des Jeunes brought to light some of the vital new music being created in Mali, produced with Western artists including Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Nick Zinner, Ghostpoet, Two Inch Punch, Olubenga (Metronomy) and David Maclean (Django Django).
Aside from standout tracks from the original record like Songhoy Blues’ Souboura, Ghostpoet and Doucoura’s Season Change, and Lil Silva’s own Bouramsy, this physical release is bolstered with impeccable new recordings, such as a fresh take on blues standard Wade In The Water by Olubenga and Gambari, and intimate takes from Brian Eno on Tiemoko Sogodogo’s Man Nyale Totebereye.
A CD and digital release will follow on April 21st. In the meantime, check out the album trakclisting below.
1- Adama Koita – Fantainfalla Toyi Bolo (Produced by Two Inch Punch)
2- Songhoy Blues – Soubour (Produced by Nick Zinner & Remi Kabaka)
3- Ghostpoet feat. Doucoura – Season Change (Produced by Two Inch Punch & Damon Albarn)
4- Bijou – Dougoudé Sarrafo (Produced by Damon Albarn)
5- Lil Silva – Bouramsy (Produced by Lil Silva)
6- Tal B Halala – Rapou Kanou (Produced by Two Inch Punch)
7- Gambari feat. Kankou Kouyaté – Yamore (Produced by Damon Albarn)
8- Yacouba Sissoko Band – Chanson Denko Tapestry (Produced by Brian Eno)
9- Lobi Traoré Band – Deni Kelen Be Koko (Produced by David Maclean)
10- Moussa Traoré – Farafina (Produced by Damon Albarn)
11- Tiemoko Sogodogo – Latégué (Produced by Brian Eno)
12- Kokanko Sata – Djoti Sayoro Don (Produced by Damon Albarn and Two Inch Punch)
13- Remi Kabaka feat. Batoma Sidibé – Milk (Produced by Remi Kabaka & Batoma Sidibé)
14- Gambari and Olugbenga – Wade in the Water (Produced by Olugbenga)
15- Tiemoko Sogodogo - Man Nyale Totebereye (Produced by Brian Eno)
16- Another Power Cut
Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes
was made possible with the support of Arts Council England