FFRR FATOUMATA DIAWARA – ‘KOKORO’ (LAOLU REMIX) OUT NOW
Fatoumata Diawara is one of the most relevant female voices of the new African artistic generation. The Malian singer-songwriter and actress is a multiple Grammy Award nominee including a nomination for the Best Dance Recording for her collaboration track ‘Ultimatum’ with Disclosure at 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
Fatoumata’s song ‘Kokoro’ is her call to Africa’s new generation to embrace their own traditions and culture, with the title translating to ancestral heritage in Bambara. Now, Laolu transforms the traditional African folk song into an electronic progressive house production, demonstrating his ability to channel the vibrancy of the music and its message through his remix.
Spending his first years in Nigeria where his parents owned a club dedicated to Jazz and Soul, Laolu later relocated to France where he discovered Detroit techno pioneers Derrick May and Carl Craig. With this, Laolu’s rework of ‘Kokoko’ his direct pick up of Fatoumata’s message, embracing African culture and working it in to electronic music.
Laolu has become the clubbing scenes best kept secret, establishing himself quickly as a rising force in the electronic music scene. With releases already on Innervisions, Freude Am Tanzen and Defected to name a few he has also been championed by Radio 1’s Pete Tong who crowned his remix of ‘Too Much Information’ an ‘Essential New Tune.’ Laolu has placed his signature heartwarming house and melodic within Fatoumata Diawara’s original.
Already infiltrating dance floors with pick up from Adam Port and &Me which was notably played during their Boiler Room set at III Point Festival Miami, this infectious remix is set for success.
Fatoumata Diawara ‘Kokoro’ (Laolu Remix) is available now on FFRR