Super Single // Ivoire Promotion EP
A double shot of vital Soukous / Coupé Décalé hybrids out of Abidjan & Paris.
"Nassima" is a deep hybrid of Soukous and Highlife, recorded in Abidjan in 1975 by the mysterious Bazaré D. Pablo. Thumping percussion, intricate guitar, ethereal vocals and a solid bassline add up to a perennial Sofrito classic that never fails.
Atalaku 8 - a Paris-based Ivoirien/Congolese group operating out of the legendary Kos studio - lay down a seriously funky house-tempo Coupé Décalé track, topped off with a Siwo dub.