Back when it was fashionable in the late 90’s early noughties, Saint Germain produced a blues sampling house album ‘Tourist’ that found it’s way into many a CD player and ITunes library.
Saint Germain aka Ludovic Navarre then disappeared completely from sight not long after that but with the revival of interest in house through movies like ‘Eden’ he’s decided, 15 years later, it’s time for a comeback. This time blues has been more or less replaced by African music. It works beautifully Malian musicians combine with electronic loops, guitars and pianos.
Blues is not completely abandoned however. On opening track Real blues he uses a Lightening Hopkins sample to great effect.