Sublime Frequencies – 2015
Burkina Faso / Afrobeat
If I understand the story, Sublime Frequencies has remixed/re-recorded an album of Baba Commander & the Mandigo Band, a group of Bobo-Dioulasso. Juguya must have been 2-year-old when Sublime Frequencies (the collective dedicated to highlighting artists and sounds from around the world) decided to re-edit it (800 copies) after a passage in the studio/mixing room.
The sound is anchored in the afrobeat but knows how to be modern, often even opens ways, surprises, retains all the attention. It’s all its strength: knowing how to be essential from the first listening without giving letting the feeling to have already heard it.