Sampha in the Mix

SamphaLast year’s Mercury Music Prize winner Sampha is a long-standing admirer of Oumou Sangare’s work, and is one of several high profile re-mixers of the Malian’s Mogoya album for a forthcoming release Mogoya Remixed (due out 2nd March via No Format). Spoek Mathambo, St Germain & François And The Atlas Mountains are among those who also provide their own take on the African-blues sound of Sangare.

“My dad had a copy of Oumou’s album Worotan,” says Sampha, “and no other album has spoken to me quite like that. Her music has been a huge inspiration ever since and it’s a real honour to have remixed some of her music.”