The French pioneer of the Disco released a new single on February 12 Because Music. ‘Afro’ will consist of three original songs, including one in featuring with the king of Afrobeat Tony Allen and another accompanied by saxophonist Manu Dibango.
The legendary drummer, who imposed on dancefloors 4×4 rhythm in the 70s, had operated last year a return to the front of the stage with the re-release of his greatest classics, including ‘Supernature’ taken over by Beth Ditto, the charismatic leader of Gossip. This time he let his own side directory to present his first unreleased tracks since 2008.
With the latter, Cerrone delivers a funky version of the famous ‘Soul Makossa’, here re-interpreted with class. This is not yet another uninspiring cover of this huge classic, already taken by Michael Jackson, Rihanna and more recently Yolanda Be Cool …
No, this ‘Funk Makossa’, we return to the roots, to an instrumental electronic music, haunting and sexy at will. A remix of the preferred accomplice of Daft Punk, Todd Edwards, will also be available. Good game !