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Yaya announces his debut album ‘You Decide’


Tamango boss Yaya will be releasing his debut album ‘You Decide’ on the label next month (04/11 vinyl), with the digital version dropping in December.

An artist known for fusing his African ethnic roots with his Italian upbringing, Torino’s Yassin Ligali Ali, aka Yaya, has emerged as one of the hottest names on the electronic music scene since being picked up by Loco Dice and Desolat in 2009, releasing a string of material via the likes of Cadenza, Be As One, Celesta Recordings, Roush and more to date.

Building on early influences from his father, a singer and the leading voice of the ensemble ‘M’Bamina’, and his own personal experiences performing as a drummer around the city, late-2019 now welcomes his most extensive project to date as he readies his debut album ‘You Decide’, set to be released on home turf via his burgeoning Tamango Records imprint.

“’You Decide’ is my debut album, and I’m super excited to release it on my own label, Tamango Records. It’s called ‘You Decide’ because I firmly believe that each one of us is solely responsible for their actions, choices and consequences. All the times of your life, you decide. This album was produced during this past year in different periods and different places: from India to Miami, from Peru to the Maldives, so I hope you can spot where each track takes inspiration from.” – Yaya

Vinyl Tracklist
1. Intro
2. Be Yourself
3. Black Mamba
4. Ebi Awon
5. One Way
6. Lost Beach
7. Love And Hate
8. Outro

Digital Tracklist (Release date TBC)
1. Intro
2. Night And Day
3. She Is Not For Me
4. Trust Me
5. Be Y ourself
6. Black Mamba
7. Ebi Awon
8. One Way
9. Lost Beach
10. Love And Hate
11. In My Head
12. Outro

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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