West African native AMÉMÉ channels his cultural roots and ancestry into a superb new remix for connected.
Born and raised in Benin, AMÉMÉ, aka Hubert Sodogandji helms One Tribe, a global community and brand identity centred on unity and a positive outlook. His vision and unwavering dedication have been the catalyst behind the rapid growth and proliferation of both his musical endeavours and One Tribe as a whole. Specialising in Afro-leaning electronic music, with flourishes of tribal percussion and spiritual vocals built upon a foundation of contemporary deep house and tech, AMÉMÉ’s DJ sets are eclectic, energetic and nourishing for the soul, and he is equally adept in the studio. Over the past few years, he’s seen his music signed to Watergate Records, Blond:Ish’s Abracadabra imprint, Rise and MoBlack, and now he lands on the Stereo Mc’s connected label.
The combination of AMÉMÉ, Yamil and G.Zamora bring high-grade house music together with the heritage and folklore of Afro and Latin rhythms. The original version of 'Cosa Buena' is transformed into an edgy percussive landscape with rising shafts of bass and pulsing sequences full of tension. As the groove builds and the vocal evolves, synth lines offset the rhythm, and the original keys ghost in and out as bouncing synth plucks crescendo towards a dramatic final passage.