Kenke Corner Guts
- 1Kenke Corner06:27
- 3Kenke Corner (Poirier Remix)04:46
- 4Mucagiami (Voilaaa Remix)05:12
Info for Kenke Corner
Travel between Brazil, Caribbean islands and Africa. Lose the sense of direction in an Afro trance, between the roar of the bass and the whirling percussion, to wiggle until dehydration on the funk tough, waving smoothly on a Brazilian jazz funk.
As in a biplane trip, contemplate Haiti and the Caribbean, admire Cameroon and Angola. Fly over the Amazon rainforest, spectator of its luxuriant vegetation.
Guts is at the controls of the device. On the cabin, a colorful and generous fresco announces the name of this new album: PHILANTROPIQUES.
Experimental, sunny, which would explore all these vibrations from the southern hemisphere that Guts has been collecting for years while practicing in his passion for diggin'.
To carry out his plan, Guts first set up a new live band where Kenny Ruby's bass, Christiane Prince's drums, Cyril Atef's percussion, Adelaide Songeons' trombone and Ben Wolf's sax are become the axis around which all the pieces were thought and composed. Jowee Omicil, Lameck Macaba, Djeuhdjoah and Lieutenant Nicholson, Vum Vum, Pat Kalla, Draman From the outset, Pinduca the king of Carimbo, the illustrious Nazaré Perera, Catia Wernec, Black Sage and Mario Canonge came to help in the studio.
"With its dancefloor signature, I bet that if DJs had to choose a track from this album to play at night, that one would be in the top 3." Guts, about "Kenke Corner"
Without hip-hop, Guts wouldn’t be half the producer he is today. Hip-hop as inspiration, a gateway to so many different musical styles, the trigger for a continually expanding musical bulimia, the springboard from which he dived into a bottomless musical well.
Hip-hop – which has been Guts’ true love for the last 25 years, despite its taking futile, gangsta and materialistic paths. Hip-hop – which in quarter of a century has driven him to spend whole nights with samplers, drum machines, expanders and vinyl, tapping on pads, adjusting the drums and honing his samples. Hip-hop – which is often done remotely nowadays by sending digital files back and forth.
Guts has opted to make it shine like when it was all brand new, decided after three entirely instrumental albums to re-establish contact with rappers, vocalists, jazz players and soul men by packing up his productions and heading across the Atlantic to record them in their home surroundings in New York and California. Backed up on production by the inexhaustible DJ Fab (Hip Hop Resistance) and supported from Paris by his label Heavenly Sweetness (“A French label spreading colourful music for the soul”), Guts explores a host of styles, flows and atmospheres to build up a mosaic of 16 tracks, each nestling inside the other to form a single concept: Hip Hop After All.
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