Today, Mdou Moctar shares ‘Tala Tannam‘ (Debmaster Remix), which flips the song’s gentle acoustic guitar vamp into a pulsing and percussive rhythm track for Kenya-born/Uganda-based rapper, MC Yallah (Nyege Nyege Tapes).
Released in June via Matador Records / Remote Control Records, Mdou Moctar’s Afrique Victime was met with widespread critical acclaim, receiving a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork and favourable reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Under the Radar, and Uproxx. The album charted across several categories including #2 Top New Artist (Albums), #10 Current Rock, #11 Record Label Independent (Albums), and shows no signs of slowing down as North American tour dates continue to sell out, with further dates being added. The album has amassed over 2.7 million global streams to date. It has received several “Best of 2021 So Far” nods so far, including from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Paste and others.