Back in 2007, Still Music broke new ground by releasing “Think Africa”, the first 12” from Fela’s son Seun Kuti with Egypt 80, Fela’s legend- ary band . This year, we’re back in Africa via Lubeck, Germany and we are proud to present Mr Raoul K’s first full length for Still Music titled “Mande”.
Mr Raoul K is well known for his productions that mix original African instruments with techno and deep house “Made in Germany”. His re- leases, on his own imprint Baobab Music and for Mule Musiq, have spread his unique sound worldwide with great acclaim from Joe Claussel, the Innervision crew and many other DJs.
Mr Raoul K also was featured and interviewed by Gilles Peterson on the famous Worldwide show.
For “Mande”, Still Music sent Mr Raoul K back to his roots in Abidjan - Ivory Coast, where Raoul K reunited with his band and started working on this fantastic album.
We took this opportunity to document his journey in Africa with a video documentary that demonstrates the extent of Mr Raoul K musician’s sheer talent and can teach you a thing or two about African music (only available on the DCD release).
“Mande” is the fruit of collaborations with musicians from Africa and Germany and Mr Raoul K’s supervision and superb production skills. It is a complete 7-track album that dives into original African “Manding” music all the way to techno via a superb mixdown from our favorite producer, Deetron, for the track “Sierra Leone”.
Mr Raoul K is an important artist in today’s blend electronic music world, he brings a diversity that can only lift a dance floor to a new level. “Mande” has a soul that comes deep from Africa and reaches out all the way to Detroit and Chicago via Germany.
We are proud to invite you to an African techno journey lead by one of the most essential electronic artist of our decade.
Still Music Presents Mr. Raoul K: A movie about Mr. Raoul K. in Ivory Coast from Still Music on Vimeo.
Disc Two: Still Music Presents Mr. Raoul K: A movie about Mr. Raoul K. in Ivory Coast