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ATOMGA - Black Belt

ATOMGA - Black Belt (CD, self-released, 2015) mixed & mastered by Grant Phabao


ATOMGA, a world-funk outfit from Denver, Colorado, have been under Paris DJs' radar since their early 2014 self-titled EP (released for free on atomga.bandcamp.com). The excellent opener from that EP, 'Empire', nearly made it to the final selections of our series of Afro/tropical compilations, and we had decided to follow more closely what would come next from the band. Well the afrofunk world is...

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Bixiga 70 - 100 percent 13

Bixiga 70 - 100% 13 (7"/Digital Single, self-released, 2014 - mastered by Grant Phabao)


Brazilian afrobeat band Bixiga 70 have just self-released a new single, available on 45 or digital, mixed by Victor Rice in São Paulo and mastered by Grant Phabao at Paris DJs' studio. The group liked the mastering Phabao had done for their track in the 'We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind' compilation so they got back in touch and voilà! No english info/press release seems to be available yet but...

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Que Pasa

Que Pasa - Que Pasa (CD, Miam Records, 2014)


What happens when an eminent jazz guitarist, a fiery accordeonist and a brilliant trombone player meet a gifted electronic music producer and an inspired DJ? As Miles Davis used to say: "I'll play first, then I' ll tell you what it is". if these three jazz musicians wanted to play with the music of the machines, it's because they remenbered that the true spirit of jazz is freedom .They...

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Ebo Taylor Appia Kwa Bridge

Ebo Taylor - Appia Kwa Bridge - out on Strut Records, Grant Phabao co-produced 2 tracks!


Ebo Taylor - Appia Kwa Bridge (CD/2xLP/Digital) Strut Records STRUT089, 2012-04-17 After his first studio album in so many years, Love And Death, with the Afrobeat Academy (which includes some legendary Poets of Rhythm members!), and an absolute must-have of a double compilation, Life Stories (if you haven't heard this one yet, stop what you are doing right now and correct this asap!), our...

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Franck Biyong and Afrolectric Orkestra Meeting the Basic Needs of the People

Franck Biyong & Afrolectric Orkestra - Meeting the Basic Needs of the People


Franck Biyong & Afrolectric Orkestra - Meeting the Basic Needs of the People Research In Africology - Volume 2 (Digital album) Akhetaton Records, 2011-08-27 The trademark eclectic music of artist Franck Biyong is once again carefully represented in this impressionist album. These new recordings were essentially conceived as an 'independent movie soundtrack' with a soft touch of progressive...

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Franck Biyong and Afrolectric Orkestra Jazz and Africa Knowledge Identity Reconstruction

Franck Biyong & Afrolectric Orkestra - Jazz & Africa: Knowledge Identity Reconstruction


Franck Biyong & Afrolectric Orkestra - Jazz & Africa : Knowledge Identity Reconstruction New Directions In Afro Music - Volume 6 (Digital album) Akhetaton Records/Afrolectric Music, 2011-07-15 Mixed by Grant Phabao and Franck Biyong....

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Les Freres Smith Contreband Mentality

©© Les Frères Smith - Contreband Mentality - mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao


©© Les Frères Smith - Contreband Mentality (gatefold 2xLP) Cafe Creme Contreband Corporation, 2011-04-22 (CD/Digital) Comet, late may 2011 ©© les Freres Smith - the Smiths brothers - is a Paris based 14 piece collective specialized in afrobeat and ethio flavoured grooves. These music smugglers have been touring the French and European scenes for more than 10 years, always with the same blasting...

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Ari Roze Why You Wanna Be With Me

Ari Roze - Why You Wanna (Be With Me) / Left & Rite


Ari Roze - Why You Wanna (Be With Me) / Left & Rite (limited 2x7", 300 copies) Mighty Highness Records MHR-7004/7005, 2011-01 Ari Roze's first 7inch single on Mighty Highness Records, Rolling with a Planet, took us to a place where Dub, Electro & Soul came together in an organic, spontaneous & dare we say, heretofore unimagined collision. Ari's been in the studio for a year now...

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Franck Biyong and Massak Visions Of Kamerun

Franck Biyong & Massak - Visions Of Kamerun - out now COLORED-INC.


Franck Biyong & Massak - Visions of Kamerun New Directions In Afro Music - Volume 3 (Limited CD/Download) Colored-Inc. COLI011, 2010-06-07 Recorded in Cameroon, this Afrolectric 9-tracker - with 9 spoken interludes of some selected elders' wisdom - tells the history and the links of a Southern country with Europe, with an interrogative and perplexed glance over the present state of things....

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