William Onyeabor - What??
Despite not having released any new tracks in 30 years, Onyeabor has taken on a mythical status in music. Luaka Bop, the record label founded by David Byrne, issued 'Who Is William Onyeabor?', an album of Onyeabor's greatest work, in fall 2013. The release, which took five years for Onyeabor to agree to, made 'Time's Top 10 Albums of 2013 and NPR's 'Top 50 Albums of the Year,' and and was featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times UK and Rolling Stone, among many others. This CD features fantastic interpretations by Hotchip, Optimo, Joakim (and more!). Remixes by Daphni, Scientist, Justin Strauss and even more, all done as part of the Luaka Bop / MOOG Remix Project. Based on tracks from the best selling William Onyeabor album.