Nouvelle Ambiance !​!​!

by Various Artists

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    Deluxe double vinyl pressing with 28 page magazine format booklet featuring in-depth interviews with musicians and producers plus previously unpublished photos from the archive of photographer Bill Akwa Bétotè.

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Paris - Brazzaville - Kinshasa - Abidjan - Douala.
A celebration of the underground Pan-African music scene centred around Paris in the 80s featuring never-before-reissued productions and dancefloor sure-shots taking in new forms of dancefloor-ready Rumba, Bikutsi, Soukous, Boogie and more.

In the early 80s a perfect storm of social, technological, political and cultural developments brought about a unique music scene centred around Paris, away from the major labels and pop charts. Musicians, ideas and styles flew between the small independent studios and labels of the French capital and Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, experimenting with new technology and drawing in a dizzying array of influences to soundtrack clubs, bars and radio stations.

Release comes with 28 page magazine format booklet featuring previsouly unpublished photos from the archives of photographer Bill Akwa Bétotè as well as interviews with producers Cyriaque Bassoka and Rigo Makengo, musicians Michel Alibo, Denis Hekimian & John Jongos and Studio Caroline owner Jacky Reggan.

credits

released September 21, 2018

Researched & compiled by Hugo Mendez & Nico Skliris
Liner notes by Hugo Mendez
Interview transcription by Eduard Isar
Vinyl restoration by Frank Merritt at the Carvery, London
Mastered by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin

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Paris-based record label celebrating musical and cultural collaborations.

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