I. Soumaoro et L'Eclipse de L'I.J.A. - Nissodia (Mike D Edit) (12inch) (Mr Bongo)

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I. Soumaoro et L'Eclipse de L'I.J.A. - Nissodia (Mike D Edit) (12inch) (Mr Bongo)
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Mike D of the Beastie Boys drops an edit of this massive African club banger! Original version on the flip.

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In keeping with the maverick attitude of the Beastie Boys, you don't always get what you expect. For this release there isn't a hip-hop beat, instrumental-funk or hardcore-punk joint in sight, rather an electronic-African club banger.

Mike took it upon himself to rework Malian artists Idrissa Soumaoro and L'Eclipse De L'I.J.A. and their track 'Nissodia', which is taken from the 'Le Tioko-Tioko' album originally released in 1978 on the German Democratic Republic (GDR) label ETERNA. The song was also featured on 'The Original Sound Of Mali' compilation released on Mr Bongo back in 2017.

It was November 2019 and the day before a Mr Bongo 30 years celebration event in Paris at the Pedro party in the 'New Morning' club, when out of the blue the remix landed in Dave Mr Bongo's inbox. We loved it straight away and decided to road test it the next night in the club. Whether it be a remix/re-edit/rework, it doesn't matter, what does matter is that it works spectacularly in the club and had people jumping on the stage to dance at the party. A sensational track and one which leaves a beautiful memory of good-times from a night out in Paris (and one which is in retrospect is even more poignant as the late-great maestro Tony Allen was in the club that night), and we are sure it will light up many more dancefloors to come.

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Artist I. Soumaoro et L'Eclipse de L'I.J.A.
Label Mr Bongo
Music Format General Vinyl
Music Format Specific 12"
Genre African / Afrobeat, Electronic
Release Date 25 Sep 2020
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