Speakman Sound, also known as brothers Todd and Guy Speakman, have opened up the decade with a new collaboration with Simo Lagnawi entitled “Babamimoun,” which combines both modern electronica and traditional North African vocals. There’s a new video as well for the song created by Eldy Knowles.
According to the brother duo, “It’s been refreshing for us to go back to our roots in making ‘Babamimoun’. The track is heavily inspired from the many a time of being together in a muddy field at silly o’clock in the morning raving to some hard-hitting euphoric music. After visiting Morocco and falling in love with depth of the music out there we were so excited to get in the studio with Simo!”
On the other hand, Simo Lagnawi adds, “Baba Mimoun’ is the leader of the spirits of the small forests. These small forests are life givers in the Saharan environment. The Gnawa tribes people speak and sing of these spirits, in worship and appreciation. We humans have a symbiosis with these spirits they lead us through our experience of the world.”
As for what we can expect from the video? Here’s what Eldy Knowles has to say, “This film is about a traveler from an advanced race who travels to the surface of a desolate planet, reawakens it and initiates a cycle of evolution. I started off by writing a script outlining the story, gathering reference images together to get a feel for the environment. Then I storyboarded a sequence of timed scenes to the music, with a series of rough sketches for each shot. I loved the collaboration, Speakman Sound allowed me a lot of creative freedom.”
You can actually watch the music video for “Babamimoun” now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ5Bg86RwLY
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