Mory Kanté ‎– Yé Ké Yé Ké

London Records ‎– LONX 171
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Yé Ké Yé Ké (The Afro Acid Remix)
Engineer – Robin GuthrieRemix – Martyn Young
B1 Akwaba Beach 5:11
B2 Yé Ké Yé Ké (The French Remix) 3:58



℗ 1987 Barclay Records

Track durations are not mentioned on release.

The back cover incorrectly lists tracks as:
Side A: Yé Ké Yé Ké (Extended Remix)
Side B: Akwaba Beach Yé Ké Yé Ké (Remix)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42288 70481 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): LONX 171 A-2J-1-1
  • Barcode (Side B): LONX 171 B-3U-1-1

Other Versions (5 of 63) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
887 048-7 Mory Kante* Yé Ké Yé Ké(7", Single) Barclay 887 048-7 France 1987 Sell This Version
FXDJ 288 Mory Kante* Yeke Yeke(2x12", Promo) FFRR FXDJ 288 UK 1996 Sell This Version
887 048-1 Mory Kante* Yé Ké Yé Ké(12", Maxi) Barclay 887 048-1 France 1987 Sell This Version
887 948-1 Mory Kanté Yé Ké Yé Ké(12", Promo) Polydor 887 948-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
MKDJX 1 Mory Kanté Yé Ké Yé Ké(12", Promo) London Records MKDJX 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version


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March 14, 2012
I'm 100% sure that this is the same 'Afro Acid' remix that appears on the Club Standards 2x12" - and is the one that Hawtin plays.
Here's my copy playing:

A similar mix (but housier with more trumpets) was also released in 1987, similar cat. no. LON<strong>X</strong>R 171 -


February 21, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

There are two different remixes with the same name on these two different releases:é-Yé-Ké-Yé-Ké/release/118059 (original 1987 release)é-Yeke-Yeke/release/468144 (released in 2005)

"Yé Ké Yé Ké (The Afro Acid Remix)" from the original release is a different track from "Yeke Yeke ("Afro Acid" Mix)" from the 2005 release.

End of story.


January 17, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
I've got a copy of this 12". The version of the 'Afro Acid Remix' is this one:
sounds to me like the one hawtin plays.. here at least:


February 25, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

5/5 for the Afro-Acid Remix (the rest of the disc is unmemorable) but no - it's not the one played by Hawtin.

This original 1987 Afro Acid Remix has a driving tribal house sound, but lacks the wonky acid effects which make the release on club standards such a floor filler. Still a great tune - but I suggest listening to the different mixes on youtube if you're unsure about what you're getting.


January 18, 2011
The Hardfloor mix is an absolute classic - still puts a smile on my face. The afroacid mix is worth a listen too, if only for the curiosity factor that it's remixed by 4AD stalwarts Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) and Martyn Young (Colourbox/M|A|R|R|S).


August 26, 2009
edited over 6 years ago

Buyer beware that the Afro Acid Remix on this vinyl is not the one that has the acid elements. If you're buying this one thinking it will sound like the one that Richie Hawtin has been playing you'll be disappointed. The acid elements are swapped out for trumpets and other jazz gear. Not a bad take but its just not the same. If you want the real deal you have to get the green double vinyl version cat number CS 003 on the label "Club Standards"

Edit: It has come to my attention that the Club Standards vinyl may not be the only one to contain the version that Hawtin plays. If anyone else can point us to other cat numbers with Hawtin's version it would be very helpful as I am still seeking this version.