Mdou Moctar – “Tahoultine” 45rpm


Mdou Moctar – “Tahoultine” 45rpm

We are STOKED to bring to the high-fi, Mdou Moctar’s AutoTune anthem “Tahoultine” backed with a sandblasted remix from Gulls*.  Co-Released by Boomarm Nation and the mighty Sahel Sounds. Mdou Moctar is a Tuareg guitarist from Niger, but his anthem “Tahoultine” is unlike anything from the desert — a spaced out Autotuned jam, immensely popular on the unofficial mp3 network across West Africa. Collected by Christopher Kirkley (Sahel Sounds) from cellphone memory cards in West Africa in 2009 and featured on the viral cassette/LP “Music From Saharan Cellphones”, Mdou’s track is one of the highlights of the compilation. 

Limited to 500 copies  SOLD OUT!

* See also the official remix compilation MUSIC FOR SAHARAN CELLPHONES



“*Limited edition of 500 housed in hand-stamped brown paper sleeve* Sahel Sounds present a massive highlight of their ‘Music From Saharan Cellphones’ collection, backed with a bass heavy but sandblasted remix from Gulls. Songwriter/guitarist Mdou Moctar’s autotune anthem ‘Tahoultine’ first appeared in the mp3 markets of West Africa around 2009. In 2010, Sahel Sounds’ Chris Kirkley heard it bumping from a rattly cellphone in Kidal, Mali, and eventually compiled it on his cracking compilation LP. The saccharine sweetness of the vocal and that tender guitar lick coupled with a molasses-slow rhythm makes for one of our favourite cuts of recent months, and now comes with a ruffed up yet coolly futuristic remix from Gulls, a member of the lowkey and very interesting Boomarm Nation label. Straight TIP!” – BOOMKAT