Baaba Maal’s ‘Fulani Rock’ Gets A Bacardi House Remix From DJ Spoko

South African producer DJ Spoko reworks the lead single from Senegalese star Baaba Maal's upcoming album 'The Traveller.'

Baaba Maal The Traveller Album Cover.

“Fulani Rock” is the lead single from Senegalese star Baaba Maal’s upcoming album The Traveller, a 12-track marriage of traditional and electronic sounds produced by The Very Best’s Johan Hugo.

Like its title implies, the song carries a message for Baaba Maal’s Fulani people. “Language is a weapon,” Baaba Maal explains, “I’m not using it to destroy but to build bridges and bring people together. I am a messenger of the people so everyone’s voice can be heard.”

For his remix, South African producer DJ Spoko makes Baaba Maal’s vocals echo of each other in a ‘bacardi house’ style reworking that injects the track with military snare drums, pumped-up bass and tweaking synthesizers.

Hear our premiere of DJ Spoko’s “Fulani Rock” remix below and pre-order Baaba Maal’s The Traveller, due January 15, on iTunes.


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