Badd Lime announce debut EP and launch remix contest with Malian rap artist Ami Yèrèwolo

French production duo Badd Lime have announced their forthcoming debut EP Nouveau Né, which will be released on Real World X, a new imprint of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records. They have also launched a remix contest in partnership with pro-audio brands Native Instruments and iZotope.

Badd Lime comprises Benjamin Dupuis and Antoine Delavaud, two creatives from the French music scene whose combined experience taps into many genres and production influences. Dupuis has worked with French music agency RUN Productions for many years, touring Europe as an engineer and road manager for the likes of Staff Benda Bilili, Totó la Momposina and Bamba Wassoulou Groove. Delavaud built his musical foundation in the classical discipline as a young child, expanding to work in the fields of pop, funk and electronic music over the years.

Badd Lime was born during the height of the 2020 pandemic, when Dupuis found himself with an empty schedule and an overwhelming urge to get creative. He ventured into his home studio and found comfort re-discovering his love for reggae, bass and drill music, and before long he had sculpted a package of fresh new electronic grooves and reached out to Delavaud for his trusted musical input.

After additional recording sessions with Bamba Wassoulou Groove guitarist Bainy Diabaté, the pair sought vocal contributions from a handful of the most exciting talent emerging on the West African music scene, namely the Malian rap star Ami Yèrèwolo, REENFLY, Kal B, and Laye Lodia — all of whom bring a different energy across four dynamic productions. Finally, they enlisted veteran singer Ya Ka Madou for the reggae inspired ‘Like a Jamaican Star’.

To coincide with the release of Nouveau Né, Badd Lime have teamed up with pro-audio brands Native Instruments and iZotope to launch a remix contest for lead single ‘Niafiyé’, which features Ami Yèrèwolo.

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Badd Lime - Niafiyé (feat. Ami Yèrèwolo)

Ami Yèrèwolo is the first Malian female hip hop artist to make a name for herself in the male-dominated rap scene. She has walked a lone path towards musical success, shaking off the disapproval of her family and community to build a solo career and establish her own festival of contemporary hip-hop music in Mali.

The remix contest runs until 27 February via Native Instruments’ Metapop platform, and the winning track will be released on Real World X, a new digital imprint of Real World Records. Native Instruments and iZotope are also offering a selection of software prices for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Badd Lime’s debut EP Nouveau Né is out on February 11, 2022 on all digital platforms.

By Online Editor

Main image: Badd Lime. Photo credit: Stéphane Poupin.

Published on Thu, 27 January 22

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