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    Malian duo Amadou & Mariam released a 13-track digital album of remixes on January 11, 2011. The Remixes collection features favorite singles from their best-selling Because/Nonesuch albums Welcome to Mali and Dimanche à Bamako, along with several new versions, and some previously unreleased mixes, from across their catalog reworked by what Pitchfork calls a "wonderfully random" group of collaborators. Highlights include new versions of the single "Sabali" by Miike Snow and French techno maestro Vitalic; and "Afrika" revisited by Bob Sinclar. 

    Among the African contributions to the compilation are the township remix of "Ce N’est Pas Bon" by South Africa’s DJ Aero, and a reworking of "Masiteladi" by Mali’s Mo DJ. Two New York bootlegs also make their way onto the album with rising star Theophilus London’s mix of "Sabali" and DJ Sabo’s "Artistiya." Classics include 2005’s Afrikanz on Marz mix of "Coulibaly" by Ashley Beedle and a version by Akon. 

    Several tracks from Amadou & Mariam's back catalog are featured, including "Je Pense à Toi," from their 1999 album Sou Ni Tilé, the track that first brought the duo to Manu Chao’s attention, and which is reworked here by DJ Alix.

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    This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States only.

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on December 3, 2010 - 4:25pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 (All day)
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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

527011

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Artist Name: 
Amadou & Mariam
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UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597977318
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
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Malian duo Amadou & Mariam released a 13-track digital album of remixes on January 11, 2011. The Remixes collection features favorite singles from their best-selling Because/Nonesuch albums Welcome to Mali and Dimanche à Bamako, along with several new versions, and some previously unreleased mixes, from across their catalog reworked by what Pitchfork calls a "wonderfully random" group of collaborators. Highlights include new versions of the single "Sabali" by Miike Snow and French techno maestro Vitalic; and "Afrika" revisited by Bob Sinclar. 

Among the African contributions to the compilation are the township remix of "Ce N’est Pas Bon" by South Africa’s DJ Aero, and a reworking of "Masiteladi" by Mali’s Mo DJ. Two New York bootlegs also make their way onto the album with rising star Theophilus London’s mix of "Sabali" and DJ Sabo’s "Artistiya." Classics include 2005’s Afrikanz on Marz mix of "Coulibaly" by Ashley Beedle and a version by Akon. 

Several tracks from Amadou & Mariam's back catalog are featured, including "Je Pense à Toi," from their 1999 album Sou Ni Tilé, the track that first brought the duo to Manu Chao’s attention, and which is reworked here by DJ Alix.

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This Remixes collection features favorite singles from Amadou & Mariam's best-selling albums Welcome to Mali and Dimanche à Bamako, along with several new versions, and some previously unreleased mixes, from across their catalog by what Pitchfork calls a "wonderfully random" group of collaborators. Highlights include new versions of the single "Sabali" by Miike Snow and French techno maestro Vitalic; and "Afrika" revisited by Bob Sinclar.

FormatRestrictions: 

This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States only.