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    5 conceptual compilations with various strands of groovy, funky, psychedelic and moving afrofunk, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, highlife, afrojazz, afrosoul, Carribean Funk and other Tropical Grooves from all over the world. All new & exclusive tracks from the best Afro bands today hand-picked by the Paris DJs Soundsystem gang of curators.
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About The Brand New Life :
Since stepping onto the world beat music scene in 2009, The Brand New Life has been uplifting audiences with a sound that is as enlivening as the name implies. The eight-piece band has become recognized as one of the East Coast's top Afrobeat groups, sharing the stage with world-renowned all-stars such as Nigerian Afrobeat royalty Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and American Afrobeat collective Antibalas. With an adventurous original repertoire, The Brand New Life avoids being classified as purely Afrobeat by drawing on a number of musical influences from indie pop/rock to modern jazz. The result is a rousing, danceable melting pot of sound, powered by fierce polyrhythm and forceful horns that can be heard on their 2013 release 'The Brand New Life EP,' and their 2014 release 'Coconut Husband'.

The Brand New Life about Paris DJs :
We are very excited to be apart of this Paris DJs compilation. We appreciate Paris DJs for bringing afro-funk groups together like this on an international level. It is a very exciting and special thing! We believe that our track 'Bara Mbaye' is perfect for this compilation because it features a unique collaboration between an American band and a West African griot from Senegal (Mamadou Mbenge).


from A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol​.​5, released May 19, 2014
Musicians / Band Members :
Walter Fancourt : Tenor Sax
Casey Cranford : Alto Sax/Bari Sax
Sean Smith : Trumpet
Mamadou Mbenge : Tamas a.k.a. Talking Drums/Lead Vocals
Daniel Yount : Drum Set/Dun Duns/Shakeres/Backing Vocals
Evan Frierson : Congas, Shakeres
Atiba Rorie : Djembe
Seth Barden : Electric Bass/Backing Vocals
Ben Rayle : Electric Guitar

Recorded at Rubber Room Studios
Produced by Will Stephens and The Brand New Life
Mixed by Will Stephens at Bit Heart Studios
Mastered by Nick Petersen at Track & Fields Recordings
Composed and published by The Brand New Life


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