Supreme Talent Show blend pounding electronic beats with traditional Malian rhythms in their Balani Show-influenced 'Danbe' LP.
<p><strong>Supreme Talent Show</strong> is a Malian duo formed by <strong>Mèlékè Thiathio</strong> and <strong>MC Waraba </strong>that combines influences from Bamako's <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/audio/balani-show-super-hits-sahel-sounds/" target="_blank">Balani Shows</a>, or sound system block parties, into their own highly-energetic blend. As <a href="http://sahelsounds.com/" target="_blank">Sahel Sounds</a> has <a href="http://sahelsounds.com/2014/03/balanishowtakeover/" target="_blank">explored in-depth</a>, Balani Shows originated out of late 90s Bamako street celebrations in which DJs began opting for large sound systems and cassettes in favor of traditional Balafon musicians. Those parties birthed the 'Balani Show' or 'Ambience' style, an urban genre fusing pounding electronic beats with traditional Balafon rhythms, as well as strains of coupé décalé, kuduro and hip-hop.</p><p>Supreme Talent Show's first official release, the <em>Danbe</em> LP, is a contemporary progression of that Balani Show sound, delivering 14 tracks that mix "cut up samples of traditional Baliphones, frenetic djembes, ... rapid fire talking drums" and Bambara rapping into hypnotizing Malian dance productions. <em>Danbe</em><em> </em>is available now in digital format and <a href="http://sahelsounds.com/shop/">limited edition cassette</a> through Sahel Sounds' <a href="https://sahelsounds.bandcamp.com/album/danbe">bandcamp.</a> For more, revisit last year's <em><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/audio/balani-show-super-hits-sahel-sounds/" target="_blank">Balani Show Super Hits</a></em> compilation. Stream Supreme Talent Show's album in its entirety below.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><iframe height="150" seamless="" src="http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3907421566/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=7137dc/package=2096882364/transparent=true/" style="border: 0; width: 350px; height: 853px;" width="300"><a href="http://sahelsounds.bandcamp.com/album/danbe">Danbe by Supreme Talent Show</a></iframe></p>
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