I'm So Cool In Seoul

by Etienne de la Sayette

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Thomas Studdy
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Thomas Studdy Part one in a two part series of Spiritual Afro Jazz from a very talented multi instrumentalist who put his diversity and musical prestige on display for all to hear and feel. Deep, rich and textured sounds that transport you to an exotic paradise. Favorite track: Lord Bougainvillard.
Ethan Diamond
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Ethan Diamond I think I could listen to Paris DJs releases exclusively for the rest of my life and never wonder what I was missing. Favorite track: Lord Bougainvillard.
Yiannis Nova Dorakis
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Yiannis Nova Dorakis The sweet and exotic Afro soul of ''I'm So Cool In Seoul'' is captivating, imagine something like Air goes Afro. About Afrobeat ''Lord Bougainvillard'' i don't believe that recorded now. I'm sure Etienne de la Sayette lived a parallel life - like his Akalé Wubé life - in the previous century and record this in his first life. Simply MAGIC. Favorite track: Lord Bougainvillard.
Audio Texture
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Audio Texture Double A side release, both cuts are great though slightly preferring the evocative instrumental s(e)oul of the a-side. The Afrobeat vibes of the "Lord Bougainvillard" are a winner as well Favorite track: I'm So Cool In Seoul.
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Composer/arranger/producer Etienne de la Sayette is a frenetic globe-trotter and a relentless collector of musical instruments. Founder and headhunter of, among others, the Frix and Baeshi Bang groups, co-founder/saxophonist for Akalé Wubé, Etienne might mostly be a live musician, nonetheless, he still manages to find the time for audio production, remixes and synch music. Here's the first single of his solo project under his own name, a duet of spiritual jazz delicacies connecting Addis Ababa, Paris and Seoul.

Things starts with "I'm So Cool In Seoul", the soundtrack to a very pleasant, relaxing road-movie.

Close your eyes. You're in a taxi, in the streets of Seoul, Korea. It's the early hours, the day has just barely started. The sun is slowly rising to some deep, soul jazz funkyness. In the background you hear some Zimbabwean mbira…

When suddenly, out of nowhere, "Lord Bougainvillard" arrives on the scene.

The mbira is still playing, but the scenery has morphed into a kind of out of hand chamber afrobeat ‪paying homage to‬ an imaginary explorer.

Or is that Etienne de la Sayette messing with your mind?
Open you eyes. Play it again. Search for the details. It's all in the details.

Out there.


released December 31, 2014

Composed, arranged and recorded by Etienne de la Sayette
Published by Alter-K
Mixed by Cristian Sotomayor
Mastered by Fabien Girard
All instruments by Etienne de la Sayette
Excepted :
I'm So Cool In Seoul : Loic Réchard : guitar, Max G : bells, Max W : drums
Lord Bougainvillard : David Georgelet : drums
© 2014 Etienne de la Sayette / Paris DJs


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