The track “Nissodia” released in 1978 by Malian artists Idrissa Soumaoro and L’Eclipse De L’Ija means “joie de vivre” in Bambara. An optimism that the former drummer and singer of the Beastie Boys wanted you to feel again thanks to this edit out via Mr Bongo.
The song was originally taken from the album Le Tioko-Tioko via the Eterna label of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), but it is the famous English label that Mike D has chosen for its second reissue — since it also appears on the The Original Sound Of Mali compilatation, released via Mr Bongo in 2017.
The label tell the story behind the track: “It was November 2019 and the day before a Mr Bongo 30 years celebration event in Paris at the Pedro party in the New Morning club, when out of the blue the remix landed in Dave Mr Bongo’s inbox. We loved it straight away and decided to road test it the next night in the club. Whether it be a remix/re-edit/rework, it doesn’t matter, what does matter is that it works spectacularly in the club and had people jumping on the stage to dance at the party. A sensational track and one which leaves a beautiful memory of good-times from a night out in Paris (and one which is in retrospect is even more poignant as the late-great maestro Tony Allen was in the club that night), and we are sure it will light up many more dancefloors to come.”
The track will be released in vinyl and digital version on October 9th via Mr Bongo.