Wally badarou

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Didn't know anything about Mr. Badarou beforehand but last night i saw vesuvio solo (who i learned took their name from one of his songs) open for this last night and he totally killed it. I've been listening to the album 'Echoes' all day; it's French new-age synth stuff, very 'proto-vaporwave', kinda african-influenced in parts, some of it is just dinky soundscapes that sound like they would soundtrack some MS-DOS rpg... but at it's best it's fantastic stuff. he said something about how he's able to perform his old material live for the first time in a while because some French society digitally recreated the synths he used to record the album in the 80's. anyone know anything about him?


mambo (sampled by Massive Attack - Daydreamin)

flopson, Friday, 23 September 2016 00:10 (three years ago) link

Chief Inspector rules so hard
Mambo too

brimstead, Friday, 23 September 2016 01:24 (three years ago) link

Discovered Echoes thanks to this thread a couple of years ago. A lovely find!

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Friday, 23 September 2016 01:32 (three years ago) link

His solo on Grace Jones' 'Walking in the Rain' (especially the extended version) is one of my favourite things.


Sunn O))) Brother Where Art Thou? (Chinaski), Friday, 23 September 2016 07:19 (three years ago) link

three months pass...


Long post, yet important. (crüt), Tuesday, 27 December 2016 03:34 (two years ago) link


flopson, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 18:09 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

Echoes is fabulous, a belated thank u for this thread flopson.

Tim F, Sunday, 22 October 2017 08:50 (two years ago) link

it's rly something huh

flopson, Sunday, 22 October 2017 19:35 (two years ago) link

one year passes...


Island Records 60th this year, I pitched an idea to UMG for a compilation series a while back of classic & obscure mostly 80’s cuts & dubs from their catalogue (many not available digitally) they said no, so here’s 322mins of incredible music, enjoy. https://t.co/I9eJeGYZ3R

— Trevor Jackson (@trevorjofficial) August 3, 2019

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Monday, 5 August 2019 16:05 (four months ago) link

(seems like as good a thread as any to share that)

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Monday, 5 August 2019 16:06 (four months ago) link

I chose my eyeglasses several years ago to match the ones he wore back in the day:


henry s, Monday, 5 August 2019 17:20 (four months ago) link

looks like it's been removed, anyone snatch it first? xp

but everybody calls me, (lukas), Monday, 5 August 2019 17:21 (four months ago) link

I do a radio show! I'll play all the tracks in the exact order, same mix style, will be up in a few days, they can do nothing about it, and artists will get royalties too ;-)

— Trevor Jackson (@trevorjofficial) August 5, 2019

still would love a link if anyone managed to grab it...

J. Sam, Monday, 5 August 2019 17:43 (four months ago) link

aw rats! i only managed to listen to the first hour and was going to listen to the rest tonight, but i did jot down a tracklist of what i heard:

- Wally Badarou - Mambo
- Super classic instrumental that i really should know but i forgot
- Grace Jones - My jamaican guy dub
- Cat Stevens - Was dog a doughnut? disco mix
- King Sunny Ade - something off Aura?
- Mon Dino - La Danse Des Mots (Pt. 2)
- Malcolm McLaren - D'Ya Like Scratchin'?
- Trouble Funk - It's In The Mix (Don't Touch That Stereo)
- really cool one that goes "stop killing, stop shooting, stop burning, stop looting!", followed by sheep noises - anyone know this?
- Gwen Guthrie - Peanut Butter (larry levan mix iirc)
- Nuance Featuring Vikki Love ‎– Loveride
- The Earons ‎– Land Of Hunger

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Monday, 5 August 2019 17:53 (four months ago) link

Got to chat with him for a bit after his show Thursday at Dekmantel Festival. A humble synth and production god. We ended up talking about his production on Alain Chamfort's "Amour, Année Zéro". When I asked if Gainsbourg got involved in the songwriting process other than providing lyrics: "No, just lyrics. (pause. smile) Thank goodness!" :)

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 5 August 2019 18:48 (four months ago) link

boom baby boom!

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Monday, 5 August 2019 20:03 (four months ago) link

- really cool one that goes "stop killing, stop shooting, stop burning, stop looting!", followed by sheep noises - anyone know this?

Ah this turns out to have been 'Give Sheep A Chance' by Raw Sex, Pure Energy btw, ‎which i think was a New Age Steppers related project w/ Neneh

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 08:54 (four months ago) link

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