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  • Limited edition (300 ex.) 5CDs boxset designed by illustrator Ben Hito

    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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    - Vol.1 - Dis Is Good For You
    - Vol.2 - We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind
    - Vol.3 - Rise Of The Troubadours Warriors
    - Vol.4 - Have you Ever Been To Electric Afroland ?
    - Vol.5 - A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand
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With a theme starting with Afrofunk and ending with Psychedelic Rock, we contacted right away Julien Raulet, guitarist in Fanga and… The Afrorockerz!! Coming from France, their AfroPsychedelicRock with a lick of Soul fits like a glove in this Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland selection. You'll hear hints of Talking Heads and early-era Prince colliding with Fela influences. This is heavy shit.

About The Afrorockerz :
The Afrorockerz is the revitalized project of guitarist Julien Raulet, knighted by Tony Allen and founding member of the band Fanga, a french afrobeat septet known in the world music circuit. After meeting with bassist and multi-instrumentalist Sylvain Daniel (ONJ, Bot'ox, Yom & The Wonder Rabbis) who navigates between rock & jazz it was evident he'd be an integral player. Both share the passion of playing Fela Kuti's music as well as being inspired by Prince, Talking Heads, & Frank Zappa. It wasn't long before they were joined by Allonymous (Jimi Tenor, Push Up) on lead vocals. Chicago born Parisian sworn painter, poet, & singer whose writing reflects his atypic views on life and is echoed through his hypnotic flow and stage presence. Equally sharing lead vocals is Emma Lamadji (Defunkt, Gospelize It) whose powerful mezzo burns with the urgency & serenity of the Central African origins she's rooted in. Together they are perfect. Alternating between backing and lead, their two voices unite to ignite our consciousness & liberate our bodies! From the underground Parisian bars & clubs to groundbreaking venues The Afrorockerz have continuously honed and shaped their hornless sound. Yet one hardly misses this keystone. Authentic, analog, dirty, traditional & furiously urban in the same vain. Of course this sound would not be complete with out staple metronome Frederic Jean (Babyx) who brings rock crash mathematics with a touch of class to the drums. Funk fueled riffs & synth stabs are trumpet-ist turned keyboardist Guillaume Poncelet's (Gael Faye, Electro Deluxe) speciality thus it is no wonder he completes the band. The premiere album 'Talking In Rings' will soon be ready. A multilayered soundtrack of life evoking images of a cast at times set in Minneapolis in the '80's, with the likes of Tony Allen & Robert Smith and a host of others you can not wait to discover!

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from Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland? - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol​.​4, released October 25, 2013
Allonymous , Korbo : guest vocals
Ruth Tafebe, Emma Lamadji : vocals
Tony Allen : drums
Chief Udoh Essiet : percussion
David Obam : bass
David Reckab, Franck Chauvier, Rachid Guissous : keyboards
Julien Raulet : guitar, programming

Composed by Julien Raulet
Produced by Julien Raulet
Mixed by Lionel Puyal

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Paris-based production team (Djouls, Grant Phabao, Loik Dury & Ben Hito) featuring worldwide guest vocalists, musicians, deejays, graphic/web designers and writers. Reggae, Afro, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Latin, Hip Hop and more audio goodness.

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