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BLNRB - Welcome to the Madhouse! - out on Out|Here Records



BLNRB Welcome to the Madhouse
BLNRB - Welcome to the Madhouse!
(CD/Digital) Out | Here Records OH019, 2011-07-07

From early 2009 to 2011, three bands from the world-renowned Berlin electronic music scene and some of the best bands and musicians from Nairobi engaged in an intense music project. Two studios were established in a townhouse in Nairobi, where all BLNRB artists worked, performed and lived together. After concerts in Nairobi and Berlin, the long awaited CD is out! The album features 18 original recordings - as diverse as the more than 20 artists involved. This album bridges the gap and opens a path into a new global clubsound. It is about digging deep into the local Berlin and Nairobi music scenes, building a new urban sound together with some amazing talents from the next generation of African musicians. Featuring: Jahcoozi, Teichmann, Modeselektor, Ukoo Flani, Mr. Abbas, Kimya, Lon'Jon, Michel Ongaro, Radi, Nazizi and Just A Band, the album is released on Outhere Records and available in music stores as well as iTunes and Amazon. Soon it will also be available in Kenya!

BLNRB Welcome to the Madhouse
BLNRB - Welcome to the Madhouse!
(CD/Digital) Out | Here Records OH019, 2011-07-07

BLNRB by OuthereRecords

BLNRB - WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE (DALA DALA MIX) by OuthereRecords

Tracklisting :
01. Goldbreaks Variation - Mr. Abbas, Kimya, Lon'Jon, Teichmann
02. Madhouse - Nazizi, Sasha Perera, Mr. Abbas, Jahcoozi
03. Dirty Laundry - Mr. Abbas, Lon'Jon, Kimya, Teichmann
04. Msoto Millions - Ukoo Flani, Jahcoozi
05. Very Necessary - Necessary Noize, Teichmann
06. Room For Me - Just A Band, Lisa Oduor Noah, Jahcoozi
07. Ma Bhoom Bhoom Bhoom - Ukoo Flani, Radi, Jahcoozi
08. Everyday Without You - Alai K, Teichmann
09. Living Room - Ukoo Flani, Dogs, Teichmann
10. Monkeyflip - Nazizi, Mr. Abbas, Modeselektor
11. Goldbreaks - Mr. Abbas, Lon'jon, Kimya, Teichmann
12. Take It Higher - Little King, Robo, Jahcoozi
13. Kumbuka - Michel Ongaro, Mr. Abbas, Jahcoozi
14. Richie Interlude - Ukoo Flani, Teichmann
15. Kibera Benga - Maasai Mbili, William Wawero, Modeselektor, Just A Band
16. Away - Michel Ongaro, Jahcoozi, Teichmann, Just A Band
17. Zamaney - Ukoo Flani, Jahcoozi
18. Whateverman Dub - Ukoo Flani, Teichmann

Links :
BLNRB : blogfacebooksoundcloud | vimeo


BLNRB Teichmann Bros, Abbas, Lon Jon, Kimya - Dirty Laundry


BLNRB Modeselektor - Monkey Flip (Vichwa vina ume) ft. Nazizi & Abbas

Press Release :
Welcome to the madhouse!

In early 2009, three bands from the world-reknown Berlin electronic music scene set out to a journey, their destination: Nairobi, Kenya, in East Africa. The idea ‘Berlin meets Nairobi', brainchild of Goethe-Institut Nairobi and electronic music duo Gebrüder Teichmann, was as simple as it was complex at the same time. Berlin musicians would come to this vibrant East African metropolis and meet, mix and mingle with artists from the local music scene.

The name of the project became BLNRB-NRBLN, a fusion of the colloquial abbreviations of the two cities involved. From Berlin, there were Modeselektor, the hyperactive breakbeat-duo, curious electronic producers Gebrüder Teichmann and Jahcoozi, the multicultural star trio composed of Dubstep, Grime Rave and hyper-sonic Electronica. From Kenya, rappers like Mister Abbas, Kimya and Lon ́Jon or the first lady of Kenyan rap, Nazizi, became part of the joint collaboration. The electropop band Just A Band and blind singer/guitarist Michel Ongaro also contributed their flavors. In addition, six members of the HipHop collective Ukoo Flani from the coastal city of Mombasa were a key part of the body of MCs who would turn up every day and night.

Two studios were established in a townhouse in Nairobi, where everyone in the project worked, performed and lived together. The above-mentioned bands were invited but word spread like fire within Nairobi's music scene. Quickly there was a frenzy of artists coming and going, the now infamous Madhouse was born.

After a first concert in Nairobi in 2009, the Berliners went back to Kenya in spring 2010 for a few weeks, and it was during this period, that the first recordings of the presented tracks were made. In December 2010, the musicians from Nairobi came to Berlin for a concert night that celebrated the collaboration. The release concert for a BLNRB EP was held during Worldtronics Festival in Berlin with great success.
BLNRB - Welcome to the Madhouse features 18 original recordings - as diverse as the more than 20 artists involved. The international Electro clubmusic scene has become all about the latest styles and sounds treated with the newest digital technology, ingredients that are still hard to find in Africa. This album bridges this gap and opens a path into a new global clubsound. BLNRB is about digging deep into the local Berlin and Nairobi music scenes and building a new urban sound together with some amazing talents from the next generation of African musicians.

"I remember listening to these beats for the first time, liking them, I could listen, but I didn't think I could ever rap to it. Now I'm proud of it. I love what Teichmann brothers did and the amazing experience working with Modeselektor and Jahcoozi. Soon we will have our own BLNRB sound. I think it's gonna be the beginning of greater things, we gonna start a revolution!"
Nazizi / Kenyan Hiphop queen
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