LOOWOOD – LOVE LOVE
Anglo-Mauritian pop-experimentalist Mo Kolours completes his trilogy of EPs for One-Handed Music with EP3: Tusk Dance. The most introspective collection so far, Tusk Dance is the best opportunity yet to glimpse the otherworldly visions of this unique singer, producer and percussionist.
Mo Kolours’ first two releases have established him as a singular voice as he explores the rhythmic possibilities of his mix of soul, dub, hip hop, the Sega music of his homeland, and various electronic styles.
Engone also appears on our latest beat tape, tribute to Ravi Shankar, with the track Morning Bloom.
1- Albior lude
4- Sous l’orage
5- Le Dominant
6- Ulquiora lude
7- Oh yeah!
12- Agora lude
14- Seiya Lude
15- Indigo Seed
16- Medzimba (skit)
17- The Shrine Overture
18- Shinsō (GodSpear)
Engone Endong is a busy cat.
Just for this year, the Montreal based producer/beatmaker and Dj is working on 3 different projects, including his debut album that he relates himself as an "Off the Planet" journey.
In December 2012, he put online a free album, "Colored Dust (lite)", under the name of the fictive band, Atsie Sun Orchestra.
This project was a huge success and was downloaded more than 5000 times (Japan with 2000 downloads)!!!
He also composed the entire soundtrack of the virtual experience of the movie/documentary "Les Etats-Unis d’Afrique- United States of Africa" by Yanick Letourneau.
Engone describes his music as an experience, a fusion of cultures and traditions, a mix of genres that can’t be really defined without listening.
He also cites Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Fela Kuti and traditional teachings from all across Africa as inspirations.
He started his career under the mentorship of mythic Siya Po’ssi X in 2000 (pioneer of gabonese Hip-Hop) and since then he collaborated with numerous artists such as Elom 20ce (Togo), Waahli Yussef (Canada), Safari Black (USA)…
With Dj Sugarface Nene (Beat the World, Canicule Tropicale), they formed the duet Dj combo, Kelly+Engone, performing live the Essence of Traditional Music (Latin, African, Asian, etc…) with samplers, rare vynils and percussions.
This podcast is another journey in the colored universe of Engone Endong.
From japanese mangas (Saint Seiya, Bleach) to the Bwiti and Mvet music (Gabon), It opens another window and give an interesting perspective of things to come.
He sure is a busy cat.
More on ENGONE ENDONG :
Cette compilation, disponible en téléchargement libre chez Unlog, est l’hommage rendu par 12 beatmakers de différents bords à l’univers de Ravi Shankar, célèbre compositeur indien et inspiration incontournable décédé en décembre dernier. Merci à tous ceux qui ont pris part, de près ou de loin, à ce projet au cours des deux derniers mois.
This compilation, available for free download, is the tribute paid by 12 eclectic beatmakers to the world of Ravi Shankar, famous Indian composer who died last December. Thanks to everyone who took part to this project over the last two months.
• Cover: Julien Charbonneau
• Mastering: Axel Hélie Fontaine.
01 – FelPrezidente – Hari Om 02:33
02 – L.Boy Jr – Goodnight Daddi Shankar 02:22
03 – M. Robin – Voice Over 03:15
04 – R33 Soundmakin – Radio Jaipur 04:05
05 – W – Awaa 03:00
06 – Skribe – Le refuge 04:08
07 – Archibald Singleton – Shankar’s sun path 03:26
08 – Hark – Nada Brahma 03:31
09 – Misty LD – Citharegang 03:41
10 – Famelik – Minor Offense 02:50
11 – Tehu – As found 03:39
12 – Engone Endong – Morning Bloom 02:36
Digital LP 12 Tracks
Release : 17/09/2012
FS036 / Folistar – Idol Distribution
"Here’s an interesting music project full of guests that you readers should know about" – M. Gandhi
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"Le choix de la maison""Pure product of the golden age of Hip Hop , "Sonik Fiktion" is the result of an encounter between legendary MC’s and a composer worthy of the greatest names of English trip-hop. A flashback of the days before the audio compression of the 10′s, this album draws as much inspiration from New York’s soulful moods as from Bristol’s theatrical atmosphere. Rose From The Dirt immediately raises the mood: powerful, dark and heady, where DV the Kryst & Rock (Heltah Skelath) offer a tribute to the underground. Guilty Simpson and Oh No set Trust The Song on fire , a production worthy of Stones Throw’s greatest moments. Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Lord Have Mercy (Flipmode Squad) & Fred The Godson drop Look At The Door, leaning laid back on the corner of 88 Tenth Ave. Hannah Aldridge and Grace Kelly cast a spell with their nostalgic melodies reminiscent of the "Wild Bunch" sound. Finally a few instrumentals complete the tracklist, worked as a DJ Krush under Prozak. 12 tracks for an endless journey on the sinusoidal waves of a Galactic Akai."
1 – Predation
2 – Rose From the Dirt – DV feat Rock
3 – Phoenix Jones – Sleep Steady feat.Bridgette Amofah
4 – Trust The Song – Guilty Simpson feat. Oh No & Dj Gero
5 – Dells
6 – Nuclear Abandon – Grace Kelly
7 – Head To The Sky – F.Stokes
8 – Look At The Door – Sadat X feat. Lord Have Mercy & Fred The Godson
9 – Love
10 – On And One – Hannah Aldrigde
11 – Obsession – DoItAll feat. Sheliyah
12 – Geisha
Later in 2011, he released his first opus of the Rare & Limited Beats series, an instrumental hip hop trip among lost indian soundscapes, which was recently reissued on Blackelk Recordings, the label he founded in 2012.
Now, the good news is that an amazing second opus is available for free download on Blackelk Recordings. Check it out!
Special mention has to be made on the mad artworks made by Auregrafik.
Produced by Morbin
Vocals by Jess Abran
Mastered by Roger "Re Kon" Quinn
Filmed and Directed by Lee Thorburn of Black Cannon Films
Nostomania Records 2012
This 11 tracks compilation gathers the latest works of some of the label’s artists :
[Famelik, Jean du Voyage, Duff Ill, MLp, Killacam, Cheikh Mehdi, UM Le Villain, Hentitan, Dajaz, Le Med, Nolive.]