AMÉMÉ invigorates Omah Lay’s global hit “Understand” with his signature Afrohouse sound. Incorporating the Afrobeats elements and vocal chops of the original song, AMÉMÉ transforms Omah Lay’s smash single into a melodic, after hours-ready track filled with gqom-influenced percussion and techno-leaning synths. The AMÉMÉ remix of “Understand” will be released October 1st on Sire Records, via Warner Music.
Buy / Stream: https://omahlay.lnk.to/understandremix
West African native AMÉMÉ channels his cultural roots and ancestry into everything he does. Born and raised in Benin, AMÉMÉ (Hubert Sodogandji) helms One Tribe, a global community and brand identity centered on unity and good vibes. His visionary capabilities and unwavering dedication have been the catalyst behind the rapid growth and proliferation of both his musical endeavours and One Tribe as a whole.
When I first heard “Understand” I was immediately drawn to it and knew that I could bring something special to the remix. There is the obvious connection in our shared roots (my mother is originally from Nigeria) but it is also my upbringing on Afrobeat music and Omah Lay’s infectious vocals that really made this track resonate with me. This remix is a product of my culture and craft as it bridges the gaps between afrohouse, house, afrobeat, and melodic techno while still capturing the essence of the original version.
Specialising in Afro-leaning electronic music, with flourishes of tribal percussion and spiritual vocals built upon a foundation of contemporary deep house and tech, AMÉMÉ’s DJ sets are eclectic, paying musical tribute to his West African heritage. In the studio he is equally dynamic and adept, seeing releases via his One Tribe label finding their way to Black Coffee, who supported the music in Tulum back in 2019. With such an influential figure backing his productions, it was inevitable that AMÉMÉ’s name would soon be ringing in the ears of other key tastemakers. Over the past few years he’s seen his music signed to Watergate Records, Blond:Ish’s Abracadabra imprint and the mighty MoBlack Records all bringing the West African wonder on board.
From Benin to Brooklyn to Berlin, his worldly outlook and unrelenting drive foreshadow a rosy trajectory; surely to see AMÉMÉ hosting his own percussion-fueled rituals on dance floors across the world for many years to come—uniting the global community and reminding us that we are all One Tribe.