After beginning extraordinarily this 2018 -with the successful presentation of ‘Musique EP’- Fakeba release her awaited and new studio album “Made in Africa” that is on sale from this month of April.
The young Senegalese artist Fakeba considered as the electronic queen of Africa- returns to work with producer Big Toxic in this “Made in Africa” which contains nine tracks, among which we find three cuts “Fakeba”, “Senegal” and “Musique” – already known and included – with their corresponding versions remixed by Mesopotamia, Angel Altieri, J Rob & D. Passenger and Mist3rfly – in the previous EP presented in January. “Fabe”, “OuttiJamm”, “YaYe”, “Adouna”, “Am Am” and “Balna Lene” complete the track-list of an album, in which Fakeba sings in Wolof – her native language in Senegal – so that we can enjoy, above all, electro-pop, dubstep, pshyco-trance, progressive and techno-pop in an attractive and fascinating amalgam of electronic and organic sounds, synergy between different cultures rapidly alive, that invite to dance, to freedom and to spirituality.
“MADE IN AFRICA”, SUBJECT TO TOPIC
“Fakeba” is electro-tech-pop with dark-new-wave touches and industrial flare-ups in the Depeche Mode, in which the African artist is more intense, serious and forceful. The subject is like herself and her voice -such and sumptuous- in this theme: strong, brave and sure of a talent that makes her the artist -with a greater and more brilliant projection- of the best contemporary electronics of the fascinating black continent.
Fakeba, in “Senegal”, gets carried away by friendly and synthesized sounds to give rise to an endearing and nostalgic pop song – it is a hymn, almost a prayer – in which, the different textures of the Senegalese’s excited voice shines with her own light on an electronic basis, from a soft epic, feels like a second skin.
“Musique” is a vibrant passage of dubstep, with progressive touches, that from an always ethnic vision of the subject gives the theme of an urban, bassy and combative emergency of high octane. The voice of Fakeba here distils a spirituality and an overwhelming force, it is pure Africa.
“Fabe” is a fast-paced pshyco-trance and progressive cut that looks at the dance floor from its first beat. The intense and soulful voice of Fakeba rises on a galloping and synthetic rhythm, with drops included, invites to dance, as if there were no tomorrow, raising the arms to the sky, as a prayer. A surprising and overwhelming epic flail that will burn shoe soles all over the planet.
In “OuttiJamm” and “Am Am” we find Fakeba warmer and more pop, on electric bases in which there are nods to the exotic, with a certain Asian streak, and to those magical places dreamed, thanks to the influence of music, the noise of the mundane seems to stop. Likewise, “Yaye” and “Adouna” are two synth-pop songs with strong eighties ascendant, arpeggiated synth sounds in the foreground over which Fakeba’s black voice offers a striking contrast and, in any case, delicious. An initiatory journey through time, until those instants that should never have ended.
Finally, Fakeba, with “Balna Lene”, returns, all in all, to the dance floor with an emotional, vibrant and sophisticated tech-pop theme that goes straight to the jugular of the dance floor. Suggestive, rhythmic, looped and addictive. To let yourself go there, where are you.
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