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Radio Citizen - Express Brassmania

Jan Kohlmeyer Yuletide DJ Mix for Paris DJs

From electro-organic funktronica to jazz, soul & afro, Niko Schabel and friends a.k.a. Radio Citizen have already amazed us twice, in 2006 with Berlin Serengeti, and in 2010 with Hope and Despair (both on Ubiquity Records). Niko has been playing a lot live and improvising, with Radio Citizen, the Niko Schabel Quartet, the Express Brass Band and other bands from Germany. He cooked for Paris DJs this very nice brass band mix, with mostly live, unpublished recordings!

Radio Citizen Express Brassmania
Radio Citizen - Express Brassmania
(MP3 Podcast on 2011-12-07

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Tracklisting :
01. Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra - Silence
(from 'The Ballad of the Fallen' album, 1982 / ECM) USA
02. The Express Brass Band & Guests - Ya Binte Bledi
(rehearsal at the opera, original version from 'Oriental Journey' album, 2004 / Trikont) GERMANY
03. The Express Brass Band & Guests - African Queen
(rehearsal, original version from 'Oriental Journey' album, 2004 / Trikont) GERMANY
04. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Spottie
(from 'The Heritage EP' 12 inch, 2010 / ChoiceCuts) USA
05. Express Brass Band - Akwa Be
(rehearsal, exclusive unreleased track) GERMANY
06. Kopeyia School Brass Band - Afro Blue
(free download from GHANA
07. The Rhythm Allstars Brass Band - Unknown live track
(Only info is their facebook page) NETHERLANDS
08. Aruba ? - ?
(unknown live track)
09. Samenakoa - Fever
(from 'Voyager Léger album, 2006 / self-released) FRANCE
10. Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band - Bimuva Swing
(from 'Where Home Is' album, 1999 / Enja)
11. Remote Brass Band - Voodoo
(exclusive unreleased live track) GERMANY
12. Express Brass Band - Session on the Streets of Istanbul
(exclusive unreleased live track) GERMANY
13. Youngblood Brass Band - Avalanche
(from 'Center:Level:Roar' album, 2003 / Ozone) USA
14. Samenakoa - Dans Ces Moments Je T'Aime
(from 'The March' album, 2009 / Studio des Sirènes) FRANCE
15. Express Brass Band - St James Infirmary
(exclusive unreleased live track) GERMANY
16. Rebirth Brass Band - Do Watcha Wanna (live)
(originally from 'Feel Like Funkin' It Up' album, 1991 / Mardi Gras Records) USA
17. Rebirth Brass Band - Feel Like Funkin It Up (live)
(originally from 'Do Watcha Wanna' album, 1988 / Rounder Records) USA
18. Tony Scott - Calling The Dogs
(from 'In Afrika' album, recorded 1970 / Music of the World)
19. Abiodun Oyewole & Express Brass Band - We have come share our love
(exclusive unreleased live track) USA/GERMANY
20. Express Brass Band - Ballade
(exclusive unreleased live track) GERMANY

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Credits :
Selected and mixed by Niko Schabel / Radio Citizen
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork layout by Nicolas Ragonneau and Djouls

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EL Mare EL Mare ·  12 December 2011, 21:51

Boaahhh, what a rockin' blowin Mix!
I say more ;-)

Mike Mike ·  14 December 2011, 17:18

YBBB are my favourites. As a birthday gift for my son we traveled to Berne to enjoy their music, in addition after the concert he got a CD from Mr. Wagner. And now you made me a gift with this compilation for my birthday (nearly). Thank you!! -- Mike

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