A native of La Réunion and one of Mawimbi’s main creative force, Loya is an experienced musician and producer. After an EP dedicated to local folk icon Alain Peters on Mawimbi Records and a duo of remixes for Tony Allen, Loya is set to return with his first EP of original productions in almost two years.

The four-track release is conceived as a prequel to his forthcoming LP Corail (to be released this fall via Mawimbi Records), and “showcases Loya’s talent for exploring the diversity of sounds from the Indian Ocean and mixing it with contemporary electronic music production,” the label explains.

In support of the release, out April 27, you can download lead single “Ti Lélé” via the WeTransfer button below. As the lead single from Loya’s forthcoming new album, it’s a melancholic and yet uplifting tune, featuring the singing and drumming talents of Menwar, one of Mauritius’ boldest voices and a prominent figure of sega music.


01. Ti lélé Feat. Menwar
02. South Feat. Regis Gizavo
03. South Feat. Regis Gizavo (Kreol 808 Remix)
04. Ti lélé Feat. Menwar (Africaine 808 Remix)

Ti Lélé (feat. Menwar)