les freres Smith – Free To Go [CCCC002LP]

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After a first album released on Comet Records in 2011 and acclaimed by the media (Selection FIP, playlist Radio Nova, Vibrations, Songlines, Gilles Peterson, Laurent Garnier, etc…), the ©© Les Frères Smith collective is back with an even more ambitious new LP. Recorded the old school way and mixed by genius producer Masta Conga in line with the tradition of the great albums of the analog era, which results in a warm and heavy sound ; a production worth the ones by the Nuyorican Daptone Records or Truth & Soul.

More mixed, varied and generously sprinkled with multiple influences inherited from the warm 70’s sound, their dynamic and sharp music on record reveals itself totally explosive on stage where the Parisian combo is now recognized as one of the best live afrobeat acts, mainly thanks to years of stage experimentations and multiple tours in France, the UK and Europe (Roskilde Festival, UK, Lounge on the Farm Festival, Germany, Nuits Zébrées Nova, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Benelux, Slovenia, etc…).

After featurings on the first album with Fela Kuti musicians, Tony Allen and Oghene Kologbo, the second LP will feature the divine Malian singer Mamani Keïta, Guinean griot Djeli Moussa Condé and the over vitamined Barbadian flow of Milo, who all three collaborated with the Smith family on this new album.

Other vocals are done by charming and enchanting Swala Emati Smith, with a soul resonant of the Lauryn Hill style, and the charismatic Prosper Smith in a Camerounese, revendicative and libertarian spoken word.

 

Label: ©© les freres Smith – CCCC002LP

2x Vinyl LP, Gatefold

France, Jan 1, 2015

Funk / Soul, World, Afro

Style: Afrobeat

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Weight 0.330 kg

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