What is a Qobuzissime? It’s an award presented by Qobuz for a first or second album.
Pop or Reggae, Metal or Classical, Jazz or Blues, no genre is excluded. More often than not the award is presented to a newly discovered artist.
Sometimes it might be a particularly quirky or a crossover album from a discography.
The important aspects are uniqueness, sincerity and quality. We look for these things in the recording, the project and the sound identity.
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Contemporary Jazz - Released October 29, 2021 | We Jazz
Soul - Released September 24, 2021 | Roche Musique
Chamber Music - Released September 17, 2021 | Orchid Classics
Electronic - Released September 10, 2021 | Ninja Tune
Classical - Released September 10, 2021 | InFiné
Alternative & Indie - Released September 10, 2021 | Rough Trade
Alternative & Indie - Released August 27, 2021 | Memphis Industries
Classical - Released August 27, 2021 | L'Encelade
Soul - Released July 30, 2021 | Masterworks
Alternative & Indie - Released June 25, 2021 | Partisan Records
Classical - Released June 25, 2021 | Nonesuch
Rock - Released June 11, 2021 | EX1 Records
Soul - Released May 21, 2021 | 4AD
Pop - Released May 7, 2021 | Third Man Records LLC
Jazz - Released April 30, 2021 | WM Germany
Dance - Released March 26, 2021 | Brownswood Recordings
Alternative & Indie - Released February 19, 2021 | Lonely Lands Records
R&B - Released January 29, 2021 | Transgressive
Alternative & Indie - Released January 29, 2021 | City Slang
Chill-out - Released January 29, 2021 | Wonderwheel Recordings
It's been four years since Jean Dasso alias Yeahman entered the scene, first with his bass music/tropical "Ghetto Sonido" nights in Toulouse, then with the track Miniyamba (featuring the sweet vocals of singers Mina Shankha and Hajna) in 2017, which allowed him to catch the eye of Wonderwheel Recordings. Led from Brooklyn by DJ Nickodemus, the label hosts big names of the "global bass" circuit such as Quantic, Chancha Via Circuito, DJ Khalab or El Buho, and offered its first long format to Yeahman, who, honouring the image of the adventurer, went to record in Dakar, Naples, Marseille and Toulouse.The Frenchman proves right from the opening that he's got something, on the catchy dreamy samba Deelahli, with the almost erased voice of Mina Shankha, then the ultra-smooth Baixi Baixi, accompanied by the two Portuguese sisters of Aluna Project on a charango and a dembow rhythm. But Yeahman also likes square rhythms, like on Soupe au Feu and its chopped string samples, Sakoneta (and its kora made in Dakar) or GLI-F4, all supported by a silky and hypnotic house beat. We find Mina Shankha and Hajna on a cover of the Peruvian cumba standard Cariñito, then Omar Zidia. Singer and guitarist of the Tuareg group Ezza on Ouloullou, before closing this Qobuzissime journey in the Ostriconi (a paradisaical Corsican region) with the folktronica of the British producer Robin Perkins, alias El Búho, Yeahman's new label mate and undoubtedly future travel companion. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz