The basic rundown on William Onyeabor is that he is a Nigerian musician who made a lot of funky records before becoming a born again Christian and basically disappearing. Luaka Bop has unearthed many of his recordings for their Who is William Onyeabor? album. It sounds like early LCD Soundsystem made by robots in the ’70s—excellent vibes. In companion with the release, Luaka Bop teamed up with Moog to produce an entire album of remixes and covers. The French producer Joakim’s remix of “Good Name” is one of the more interesting, with a heavy sense of adventure. Hear the remix and original below.
Stream: William Onyeabor, “Good Name (Joakim Remix)”
Stream: William Onyeabor – Good Name