• Mdou Moctar - Tahoultine / Gulls Mix

Mdou Moctar - Tahoultine / Gulls Mix

Boomarm Nation

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Originally unearthed as part of the brilliant 'Music From Saharan Cellphones' compilation put together by the Sahel Sounds label whilst collecting music that circulated the West African backstreets via cellphone memory cards and bluetooth devices during the late 00's, Tuareg guitarist Mdou Mactar and his underground anthem 'Tahoultine' were brought to new light via this 7", beautifully presented and mastered, topped up with a rugged soundsystem mix by label owner and project collaborator 'Gulls'.

Looping, beautifully simple guitar and drum track rhythms, commonly the driving point with tuareg music, carve a space for Mdou Moctars delightfully autotuned vocal to sway along and let the music take control of the original piece on side A.
Stunning in it's own right, this track alone justifies the pressing of this 7" -

Turn the wax around and we are are presented with the Gulls remix...
Adequately bruised and overdriven, with the big speakerbox in mind, it's a tasteful approach of the original, more like a new take of the track than a brash destruction of what was already there... the vocals are dubbed through a delicate chain of echo and effects, whilst the drum track takes a harder, more rugged turn, leaving full space for the rhythm to breathe.

A joint release between Sahel Sounds and Boomarm Nation, this record sounds and looks great, we highly recommend it.

Served in hand-stamped, brown paper sleeve.
Limited to 500 copies and sold out pretty much everywhere now.
We have a handful here...

Mdou Moctar - Tahoultine

Mdou Moctar - Tahoultine (Gulls Mix)