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Mdou Moctar gets reimagined with remix album, Afrique Refait

Mdou Moctar
(Image credit: Jamie Kelter Davis)

Mdou Moctar has quickly gained attention for his six-string prowess, so-much-so, in fact, that you voted him as your favourite alternative guitarist of 2021 in our end-of-year poll.

Now, Afrique Victime, the 2021 album from the ‘Hendrix of the Sahara’ has undergone a remix process as Afrique Refait, involving some of Africa’s finest musicians including Jay Mitta (Tanzania), Duma (Kenya), DJ Diaki (Mali) and more.

Many of the artists involved are associated with Ugandan label, Nyge Nyge Tapes, and the remixes serve to highlight different scenes from across Africa incorporating everything from hip-hop to grindcore. Check out the full track listing/remix credits below. 

Mdou Moctar - Afrique Refait

(Image credit: Matador Records)
  • Chismiten (Jay Mitta Remix)
  • Taliat (Rey Sapienz Remix) ft MC Dougis
  • Ya Habibti (Tommy T Remix)
  • Tala Tannam (Debmaster Remix) ft MC Yallah
  • Untitled (Duma Remix)
  • Asdikte Akal (Yugen Blakrok Remix) ft Kanif The Jhatmaster
  • Layla (Aya Metwalli Remix)
  • Afrique Victime (Kabeaushé Remix)
  • Bismilahi Atagah (Chrisman Remix)
  • Chismiten (DJ Diaki Rhythm Remix)
  • Chismiten (DJ Diaki Bass Remix)
  • Chismiten (DJ Diaki Guitar Remix)
  • Chismiten (DJ Diaki Vocal Remix)

Afrique Refait is available to purchase and stream now. Meanwhile, Mdou Moctar is currently embarking on a European tour, with further dates scheduled later this summer.

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.