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.
In only two year, this young dj from Liège as already 10 years of practice and as played almost everywhere in Belgium (Dour Festival, Ardentes, Fuse, Dub-Timus, Cartel, Skins Party, Pure FM,…) with the biggest international artists (Koan Sound, Foreign Beggars, Diesel, Culprate, Doctor P, Skrillex, Cookie Monsta, Trolley Snatcha, Bare Noize, Dirtyphonics, Tomba, Roksonix, Culprate, Dubsidia, Chrispy, Jamie XX, Delta Heavy, Camo & Krooked, Eptic, Devnik, Jogo … ).
His rough style that never concedes enchants the Belgian Dubstep audience. One you’d better focus on!
)) What’s musically to expect by the next 6 months?
First : I want to grow up this new project of Crash and I want to try to push this style (Glitch/IDM) in our parties. I think the public is ready to enjoy this style here in Liège.
Second : I want to produce tracks in this style.
Third : I want to keep working extensively on the project MisterCrash (Dubstep)
)) What’s your current top 5 ?
))) What is the most disturbing thing you’ve seen/heard this week?
We have a government agreement on the budgetary aspects!
This time, let’s go for a bassy round with a podcast provided by Construct (CA)
Based in Montreal, Founder of international podcast & blog, J’aime Le Dubstep, Construct has been pushing bass in every way possible. Starting in Halifax 5 years ago as a DnB/Breaks promoter, he discovered Dubstep and propelled himself to the air waves of CKDU.ca 88.1FM for a 2 year stint before making moves to Montreal. Jumping on board with Vilify at Bass Drive Wednesdays and running two weekly radio shows at Sub.FM & Jungletrain.net, it wasn’t long before Constuct had rinsed all the biggest clubs Montreal. Performing on stage with acts such as Benga, Skream, Rusko, Goldie, Bassnectar, Chrispy, Borgore, and many more. His intense energy on stage is felt by everyone as he tears through crates of exclusive bone shaking Dubstep/Bass Music or mind shattering Riddims & Amens; all while jumping, kicking & screaming at the helms of the mixer.
Construct is a definitive source of cutting edge Bass Music that pleases the heads to the haters every time he blows up a party. Catch him Live on Air every Tuesday night on Dubstep.FM – 8pm EST / 5pm PST / 1am UK. This summer at Evolve Festival and Sunseekers Ballroom.
))) What’s musically to expect by the next 6 months?
Recently I help launch a new website with some friends at Twerkit.net. Wally, Hesk, Paveun & I will be writing about Juke, UK Funky, and whatever else gets us moving. We’ll be launching a podcast mix series similar to JaimeLeDubstep.com, and hosting events in Montreal. Other then that, we keep working on JLD and I hope that soon enough I’ll finally get down to producing some beats.
))) What’s your current top 5 ?
Wow, that’s a hard question because every week my answer could be drastically different. I couldn’t pick tracks so I’ll go for producers. So here goes…
Drums of Death – Cold Lazarus (Starkey Remix)
Wheez-ie – Keep Yer Chin Up (Salva Remix)
Nguzunguzu – Mirage (Girl Unit Remix)
Foreing Beggars – What’s Good FT. Lazer Sword
Viers – Werk
Distal – Apple Bottom
Wachs Lyrical – What You Say
Salva – Policy
Quitter – Street Codes
Rustie – City Star
Halp – Leek (Doshy Remix)
Sduk – YouNyt
Gemmy – Too Far
Porkchop – Boogiemon
Naphta – Jungle Republic (Ramadanman Refix)
Bambounou – Alpha (Teeth Remix)
Distal – Coke Bottle
Krampfhaft – Grind
Chris Brown & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now (Monolithium Look At Busta Re-Up)
Notorious B.I.G. – Going Back To Cali (Eprom Edit)
DJ Rashad – Drop Juke Out
Wheez-ie – Whores
Dev79 – Get 2 Know (Slick Shoota Remix)
Roni Size – New Forms (Machinedrum Juke Edit)
Omni Trio – Renegade Snares ( Phillip D Kick Footwork Edit)
Vibes & Wishdokta – Sweetest Love (Machinedrum Juke Edit)
Krampfhaft – Perfect Grain Structure
Son of Kick – Playing The Villian (Machinedrum Remix)
Björk – Crystalline
September : Your monthly Unlog Podcast is ready for your baskets, directly from our wonkiest selecter and freebies web diggers among the team aka Loowood!
DJ, mad turntablist and music enthusiastic from France, he’s been feeding the pages of this blog from the very first posts, introducing to you his way of digging the deepest future and human vibes.
Here are his few words to introduce that mix :
« After some days working on it, I’m really glad to deliver Ertyz, my latest, fully home and handmade mix.
Its eclectic tracklisting, through wonky, hip hop, instrumental, future beats, is only made of tracks that have made me travel, which have been really meaningful to me.
Good listening to all of you, hoping it’ll also please your eardrums! »
« Après quelques jours de travail j’ai le plaisir de vous livrer Ertyz, un mix maison entièrement confectionné à la main.
Son tracklisting est assez éclectique et passe par des titres wonky, hip-hop, instrumental, et future beat. Pour le faire j’ai choisi uniquement des titres qui m’ont fait voyager et qui m’ont particulièrement marqué.
Bonne écoute à tous, en espèrent qu’il ravira aussi vos tympans! «
That’s the last mix I did during this fuckin rainy sunday. What better than organize some tunes to make your head banging??
So as well, one shot mix, few mistakes also as well, but fukkkit. If you want the playlist, just notify it in the comments and I’ll give it to you. So now, it’s time to enjoy it. (don’t forget, some backwards are always welcome….) You’ve got the choice between listen it by clicking on that crappy visual, or down here on the soundcloud player. A full .aiff version is downloadable.