Winner of Badd Lime & Ami Yèrèwolo’s ‘Niafiyé’ remix contest revealed

The winner and runner-up of Badd Lime and Ami Yèrèwolo's 'Niafiyé' remix contest have been revealed. The contest was launched in January and had more than 300 submissions through pro-audio company Native Instruments' Metapop platform.

The winning remix by ClassroomCraig switches out the hip-hop / drill sound of the original track and gives the song a nostalgic Afro-funk setting, and is awarded software prizes from Native Instruments and iZotope, as well as the opportunity of an official release on Real World X. The runners-up in the contest were Berlin outfit Otho and Grag, who produced a classic electronic dance remix,  and Seoul-based producer EhSKei, who created an aggressive and compelling remix blending hardstyle and drill influences.

‘Niafiyé’ is the debut single by French production duo Benjamin Dupuis and Anotoine Delavaud a.k.a. Badd Lime, in collaboration with Mali’s biggest female rap artist Ami Yèrèwolo. The song features on their first EP, Nouveau Né, which was released on the Real World X imprint in February and features some of the most exciting new voices emerging on the West African hip-hop scene.

Listen to Nouveau Né by Badd Lime

Benjamin Dupuis and Antoine Delavaud, a.k.a. Badd Lime. Photo credit: Stéphane Poupin.

By Online Editor

Main image: Ami Yèrèwolo. Photo credit: Moussa Doumbia "Shambar".

Published on Wed, 04 May 22

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