Published Mar 26, 2014African synth whiz William Onyeabor was recently rescued from obscurity thanks to the excellent Luaka Bop reissue Who Is William Onyeabor? Striking while the iron's hot, the label is now toasting the Nigerian cult hero with a collection of covers and remixes called WHAT?! - William Onyeabor Remixed for Record Store Day (April 19).
The record, which is co-presented by Moog, features contributions from a number of notable acts, including Hot Chip, Daphni (a.k.a. Caribou's Dan Snaith), the Vaccines, Javelin and JD Twitch. See the 10-song tracklist below.
For a taste of what the record has in store, steam a number of cuts — including the ones by Hot Chip and Daphni — at the bottom of this page.
WHAT?! - William Onyeabor Remixed will be available on double vinyl, and an announcement from Luaka Bop indicates that it will be available on iTunes also.
WHAT?! - William Onyeabor Remixed:
A1. Hot Chip - "Atomic Bomb" (cover)
A2. The Vaccines - "Do You Want a Man" (John Hill & Rich Coste rework of "Heaven and Hell")
B1. Justin Strauss & Bryan Mette - "Body and Soul" (Whatever/Whatever remix)
B2. Joakim - "Good Name" (cover ft. Akwetey)
C1. JD Twitch (Optimo) - "Why Go To War?" (cover)
C2. Daphni - "Ye Ye" (rework of "When the Going Is Smooth & Good")
C3. Javelin - "Heaven and Hell" (remix)
D1. David Terranova - "Body and Soul" (remix)
D2. Policy - "Something You Will Never Forget" (remix)
D3. Scientist - "Body and Soul" (remix)