“It is my way of honoring him, his music and touareg culture” – Mula’s “Timagiren” edit
The latest edition of our free download series finds Mula for his first appearance. The producer edited Koudede’s song “Timagiren”.
trndmsk: What inspired you to produce the track?
Mula: 3 years ago I was struck by concert of Tinariwen by chance in a festival … I fell in love with this hypnotic Tuareg music. One years ago I creat an edit of the famous Malian musicien Ali Farka Touré’s “Ai bine” who receive excellents feedback. After that I found this not really know Nigerian guitarist Koudede, I began to appreciate the unusual purity of his music, I read his story and see that I died in 2012 in a car accident . it is my way of honoring him, his music and touareg culture.
Where did you record it? And how?
I record between my room and the studio of my roommate … I used the whole song of Koudede’s “Timagiren”, almost keep the original structure, then, I add electronic stuff on it.
Why do you want to provide it as a free download?
I keep the whole song of Koudede, It is therefore right to mentioned is artiste name and song name, and don’t earn money on it. I hate when artistes are stealing the whole song from other artistes without even mentioned them! I could ask of koudede family for copyright, then give back some money, but seems to be hard and inappropriate … Music is not about money, is about share, love, it must be nomad like Tuareg peoples lifestyle !
What’s up next after the release? Are you working on any other projects?
I’m working on remix and original tracks for Shango records, and the great new label of Anatolian Session : “Harabe” ! I’m still working on new release for Sol Selectas and I am planning to collaborate with artistes friends like Watt the fox, Karmâa.