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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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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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