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.
Some of you crate diggers around here might already have checked the Stroll around the groove radio show. If not, just know that a part of the Unlog team is also part of that project, a radio show hosted on CJLO (Montréal) every monday night.Stroll and Unlog are cousins, in a way, Stroll being the old school cousin, focused on rare grooves in all its forms.Last show led us to know a bit more about our two Montreal based guests, Sugarface Nene (Beat the world) and beatmaker Endong Engone, as you can hear in our latest podcast (french speaking, but not that hard to handle).
What leads us the point to that article, a.k.a. a free download release from Endong Engone, soon to be followed by new material in some weeks. We’ll repost about it soon.
Since we’ve been working hard lately on the Unlog Complex #1 beat tape project, this Unlog Cave section may have been a bit left out. Now is the time to revive it for all you crate diggers, introducing to you this Montreal based radio program dedicated to rare groove music. (the program is in french, but the vibe remains intact).
Between funk, jazz-funk, blues, soul, hip hop, bossa, early disco, reggae, scratch music and even more, Stroll Around The Groove deeply explores the magnificent world of groove music, with selection tastes that will content the vibe seekers as well as the most demanding ears.
Here’s the team’s latest podcast (currently listening to an exclusive scratch routine by Fong Fong aka J-One), followed by the basic yet useful links that you’ll need to keep the vibe every week.
FR : Pourquoi faire un article en anglais sur une émission présentée en français? La réponse est contenue dans la question : l’émission est en français et on sait déjà que t’as pas attendu la fin de l’article pour balancer le beat et aller digger la vibe. D’ailleurs, je pense que t’en es déjà à la session Mantronix au moment où tu lis ceci. C’est pas encore fait?… Bon, remonte un peu pour cliquer, j’ai une minute…
Bien, maintenant on reprend. Stroll around the groove est une émission hebdomadaire diffusée sur CJLO, radio basée à Montréal et gérée par une méchante team de djs/diggers/chroniqueurs que je vois taffer dessus chaque semaine. La préparation est solide. Le son est solide, le pattern est respecté et bien plus encore, ils m’ont donné une méchante envie de me remettre au digging. On verra ca après la sortie de la beat tape Unlog Complex #1 tiens…
This month, and after a long wait, Unlog teams up with Sur Le Beat (CA) for a cross podcast!
Sur Le Beat is a Montreal based french speaking blog created by Archibald Singleton and Sylv9st9r, that also focuses on pushing that weird music pattern that keeps your head nodding.
For this cross podcast project, we’re pleased to have Archibald Singleton, also of the duo project The Gulf Stream(Daly City Recordings, Archipel) as our guest podcaster for this 9th edition. This 9th podcast (tracklist and download below) Meanwhile, Sur le Beat is simultaneously releasing an Unlog made podcast. Who? More details here :
Jerome Guilleaume also known as Archibald Singleton in some fields. I play with sound.
)) What’s musically to expect by the next 6 months?
We are releasing our second EP with my main project, The Gulf Stream, on May 17th. We are pretty happy to release this at last. We are also working on a Audio-visual project with VJ Ma », called Trajectoires, the teaser can be seen here:http://vimeo.com/32179659 . There are more details on our facebook page, with dates etc.
I’m also writing the music for a theater piece that will play next may, at SAT (Montréal) and simultaneously in Geneva, Switzerland. A really interesting project involving live video and music.
))) What’s your current top 5 ?
Kilowatts – Nocturnal Sunrise
Ichiro_ – Nerima Atsui Shinu
Modeselektor – Berlin
Himuro Yoshiteru – Inryoku
Raj Mahal’s mixtape, Jar
))) What is the most disturbing thing you’ve seen/heard this week?
I’m hardly bothered by disturbing things but I won’t lie, I wasn’t able to finish that video about that new Crocodile drug, you are basically roting alive.
It might sound geek but I can’t wait for the second season of Game of Thrones. The first one was a gem,
UPLIFTING TRACK LIST :
Nouveau Palais – Drama (Famelik remix RMSTR) – Unreleaded
JmeJ – Funktasticular – Unreleased
Who cares – Show Me Some Change (Knight Rider remix) – Teenage Ego Trip Remixes
E40 – The Server (MC2 remix) – Internet Release
Sebatian – Head-off – Ross Ross Ross
Machine Drum &Melo X – Let it (acapella) – Let It EP
Nasty Ways – Pass Me The Lazer Beam – Internet release
Robot Koch – Devil Drums (Alex B remix) – Friends of Friends Vol.3
B&K – En faux – Unreleased
Xzibit – Paparazzi (acapella)
Wiley – 100% Publishing – Boom Boom Da Na (acapella)
Leathal Bizzle – Pow 2011 (Taal Mala remix) – Unreleased
Wiley – 100% Publishing – One Hit Wonder Instrumental
Alaclair Ensemble – Moulin Bin Sec – Dans l’South du Bas (acapella)