Philantropiques Guts

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Label: Heavenly Sweetness

Genre: World Music

Subgenre: Worldbeat

Artist: Guts

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  • 1Voyaging Bird07:34
  • 2Mucagiami03:48
  • 3Já Não Há Mais Paz06:46
  • 4Groove ma poule03:54
  • 5Daddy Sweet06:19
  • 6Li Dous Konsa05:59
  • 7Sa Ce Kado03:50
  • 8Kenke Corner06:27
  • 9Shake It and Rise Up04:06
  • 10Nosso Carimbó é do Mundo03:52
  • 11Matadou03:37
  • 12Sé Nou Menm04:06
  • 13Bougé Bagay La04:24
  • 14Penda03:51
  • 15Dans la vie, j'aime12:59
  • Total Runtime01:21:32

Info for Philantropiques

Afro trance, Brazilian jazz funk and frantic percussion are all explored over this 13 track offering...

Lead singles Kenke Corner and Mucagiami step effortlessly between the dancefloor to ballad, the latter featuring a stunning vocal performance from Angolan vocalist, Vum Vum. Now five albums deep into his recording career, he's built a loyal fanbase and following from his early days as a beatmaker. Guts' initial spirit of sampling, sequencing and programming still remains but it has now morphed into something of a full-on musical opus.

Philantropiques is an experimental yet sunny outing, comprising longer tracks that open up into carefully considered arrangements. One strong theme that runs throughout is the vibrations of the Southern Hemisphere, somewhere Guts has been so well associated with over the years. His compilation series, Beach Diggin, now in its fifth volume, brings together highly sought-after rarities, lovingly curated with long-time friend, collaborator and visual artist, Mambo. To help him realise this new musical plan, Guts set up a brand new live band featuring:

Pat Kalla, vocals
Brazilian legend Pinduca, vocals
Nazaré Perera, vocals
Catia Wernec, vocals
Kenny Ruby, bass
Christiane Prince, drums
Cyril Atef, percussion
Adelaide Songeons, trombone
Ben Abarbanel-Wolff, saxophone
Jowee Omicil, saxophone
Lameck Macaba, guitar
Djeuhdjoah, guitar
Lieutenant Nicholson, guitar
Mario Canonge, piano

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.

This album contains no booklet.

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