BALAPHONICS & FRANZ VON PREMIER SINGLE
INCREDIBLE ENERGY VIBES ft FRANZ VON
It is when it is taken from us that we realise the essential. Entertainment? Variety? Festive or experimental music? No matter the form or the meaning that each one gives to it, the music heals our lost souls since the dawn of time, and Franz Von, emcee of K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade is in charge of paying it homage as simple and sincere.
This is a piece that has traveled a lot until its final form. Initially inspired by the Cameroonian makossa, with the voice of Jamaican born UK based emcee Franz Von it becomes the avatar of an international fusion, somewhere between afrobeat and 90s rap… And for those who are interested in its history there is also the original instrumental version on the album which notably rolls out the red carpet to a baritone saxophone solo!
Incredible Energy Vibes is the first single release from Paris based Balaphonics from their album titled SPICY BOOM BOOM. Signed by the record label VLAD PRODUCTIONS the album is due for digital release on 30th April 2021 with CD and Vinyl releases on the 28th May 2021.
This album was made possible by the support of musicians with a big heart working for the meeting between cultures, transmission and tolerance like Hilaire Penda (who was a guide during the three years between the 2 albums), Manu Dibango or Tiken Jah Fakoly who welcomed them in his Radio Libre room in Bamako. All encouraged the original way in which Balaphonics revisited African music, and were captivated by the ardor of their shows. On the strength of this recognition, the group was able to meet again, recharge their batteries, and unite the new team which marks with its sound imprint this new album including the balafonist Ben Moroy, Brice Perda on the soussaphone, and the percussionist-singer Julien Cordin on the origin of the songs I Bissimila and Onalala. To complete the production of this album, guests artists that the group met during concerts immediately responded to the invitation of the Balaphonics: Kandy Guira (Les Amazones), Jupiter & Okwess, Franz Von (K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade) and Moriba Diabaté.
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