A Six Degrees Collection: African Travels

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All Music Guide - Bret Love
Fresh on the heels of last year's excellent Frikyiwa compilations, the latest installment of the Six Degrees label's Travel Series takes a similar approach, taking the ancient musical traditions of the Mother Continent and updating its infectious sounds for the 21st century. In some cases, like Mali's Issa Bagayogo's dub-influenced "Diarabi," the original tracks are merely updated, subtly remixed with a glossier sheen and some trippy effects to give them a more modern appeal. In others, like Future Loop Foundation's "Freetown," the traditional elements serve as a launchpad for a unique track that draws the line connecting Nigerian Afrobeat and deep house music. But the best ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bret Love
Fresh on the heels of last year's excellent Frikyiwa compilations, the latest installment of the Six Degrees label's Travel Series takes a similar approach, taking the ancient musical traditions of the Mother Continent and updating its infectious sounds for the 21st century. In some cases, like Mali's Issa Bagayogo's dub-influenced "Diarabi," the original tracks are merely updated, subtly remixed with a glossier sheen and some trippy effects to give them a more modern appeal. In others, like Future Loop Foundation's "Freetown," the traditional elements serve as a launchpad for a unique track that draws the line connecting Nigerian Afrobeat and deep house music. But the best cut is Masters at Work's "MAW Expensive," which finds legendary DJ/producer team "Little" Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez paying tribute to Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti by updating one of his hottest anti-authority anthems, "Expensive Shit." Three decades after Bob Marley introduced the theme of a global village, albums like this show that, musically at least, this really is "One World," after all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2001
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • UPC: 657036105027
  • Catalog Number: 1050
  • Sales rank: 131,331

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Diarabi - Issa Bagayogo
  2. 2 MAW Expensive - Masters at Work
  3. 3 Sidudla (Gus Gus Remix) - Mabi Thobejane
  4. 4 Waking the Spirits (African Travels Re-Awakening Mix) - Bob Holroyd
  5. 5 Sutukung
  6. 6 Noumou Foly (Frederic Galliano Mix) - Neba Solo
  7. 7 Freetown - Future Loop Foundation
  8. 8 In the Sun @@Beat Pharmacy - Beat Pharmacy
  9. 9 Dan Gna (Joe Clausell Mix) @@Les Go - Les Go
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Masters at Work Track Performer
Bob Holroyd Track Performer
Future Loop Foundation Track Performer
Mabi Thobejane Drums
Neba Solo Track Performer
Issa Bagayogo Track Performer
Mamou Sidibe Vocals
Organic Grooves Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ken Lee Mastering
Frederic Galliano Remixing
Mark Barrott Producer
Joachim "Joe" Clausell Remixing
Richard Henderson Liner Notes
Rick Henderson Liner Notes
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