Francis Mercier & Magic System - Premier Gaou

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    31 Mar 2021
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  • Released
    March 2021
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  • A modern house update of an early '00s Ivorian classic.
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  • As African electronic music continues to draw the world's attention, Afro house DJ, producer and label boss Francis Mercier travels to Abidjan in a revamp of an old classic. First recorded in the late '90s, the original version of Magic System's "Premier Gaou" ("number 1 fool") exploded across the continent and the world at large, gaining pace as one of the most sampled African songs of the early '00s. After 20 years, "1er Gaou," as it was initially titled, gains new life under the Spinnin' Deep stable, as an infectious modern-day dance floor essential that revives the genius of that pristine master vocal.