St Germain Real Blues (Atjazz Remixes) EP on 12" Vinyl
St Germain (aka Ludovic Navarre), whose albums Boulevard (1995) and Tourist (2000) originated a genre of French electronic music that later included artists like Air, has returned to the studio to create his first album in 15 years. The self-titled record, due October 2015, on Nonesuch Records in the United States, marries percussive grooves, which have always been central to St Germain's sound, with a new element: traditional Malian music.
Composed, produced, recorded, and mixed by Navarre at his Paris studio, the Magic House, and mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road, "Real Blues" features a vocal sample from Lightnin' Hopkins' "You Caused My Heart to Weep" and instrumental contributions from Brazilian percussionist Jorge Bezerra, Malian kora player Mamadou Cherif Soumano, Malian guitarist and n'goni player Guimba Kouyate, and keyboardist and longtime St Germain collaborator Didier Davidas, from Martinique.
This four-track 12" vinyl EP from Nonesuch includes the album version of "Real Blues" plus Atjazz's Stay Tuned Remix, Astro Remix and Galaxy Aart Dub.