The Birth of Electric Maloya on Réunion Island '75-86
|Formats||2 x LP, CD Digipak, Digital|
Illustration, photo restoration, digital collage & custom typography.
This compilation documents the groundbreaking maloya scene on Réunion Island from the mid-'70s, as Western instrumentation joined traditional malagasy, African and Indian acoustic instruments to spark a whole era of new fusions and creativity. Compiled by Réunionese DJ duo La Basse Tropicale, ‘Oté Maloya’ follows up last year’s acclaimed ‘Soul Sok Séga’ release on Strut.
Package layout by Matt Thame.