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June 20, 2018 15:15
Akuphone shared ‎The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة‎'s photo.
The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة European Tour 2018
June 19, 2018 22:32
Folk songs, field recordings, folktronica, and future pop from all over the world : discover the Akuphone's universe with our first sampler! 🎶 Name your price to download it and stream for free❗ => akuphone.bandcamp.com/album/akuphone-sampler-1-june-18
June 12, 2018 21:43
https://www.lautrequotidien.fr/abonnes/2018/4/5/coup-double-chez-akuphone-avec-mushapata-et-the-dwarfs-of-east-agouza
June 12, 2018 21:36
"From grippingly jagged, edge-of-seat, to sun-stroked meditation and motorik jammers, The Dwarfs of East Gouza’s 2nd studio album catches Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls), Sam Shalabi and Maurice Louca expressing a driving, febrile sort of gnaw trance psychedelia in Cairo, Egypt, 2015. Practically worth it for the B-side’s 23 minute transition from quietly nerve jangling strings, organ to distorted electronic abstraction and skronky kosmiche." https://boomkat.com/products/dwarves-oea
June 5, 2018 22:22
Akuphone shared Nawa Recordings's post.
🇪🇬️ Cairo's New Wave 💛
June 4, 2018 13:14
🇱🇰️ SRI LANKA: The Golden Era of Sinhalese & Tamil Folk-pop Music -- 2LP/2CD/Digital 30 tracks -- 👉 akuphone.com/catalog/1z9H4cHP#content “Buddist chants, kettledrum-and-oboe ensembles, verses sung to hindu guardian spirits, Sinhala drum music, masked theater, temple processions, popular Afro-Portuguese-influenced dance music,and Sinhala pop all contribute to the musical soundscape of present-day Sri Lanka”. This double compilation is conceived as a panorama presenting the diversity of Sri Lankan musical styles between 1967 and 1979 through 30 titles. It comes along with a booklet depicting the country’s historical, cultural and musical context.
June 4, 2018 12:17
The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music's last issue focused on Cairo's new wave! With The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة, Maurice Louca and Nadah El Shazly! The new sound is coming from Egypt! 🇪🇬️
May 25, 2018 21:09
Du producteur au consommateur! Retrouvez nous ce weekend au Village Label - Villette Sonique avec tout le catalogue à prix sympa, des goodies et autres surprises! à partir de 13h! #VS18
May 24, 2018 19:19
Akuphone shared Ko Shin Moon's photo.
Ko Shin Moon 💥💣
May 24, 2018 15:07
Akuphone shared Atlas Electronic's photo.
May 22, 2018 17:50
Very nice review from Bandcamp Daily :) Thank you Peter Holslin! order here => akuphone.bandcamp.com/album/rats-don-t-eat-synthesizers or => akuphone.com/catalog/1c28Ygvgr0Ay#content
May 21, 2018 22:07
💙💙💙💙 8/10 Norman Records Emerging magically from deep within the hot, dusty confines of -- no, not Holbeck -- the Agouza district of Cairo, are The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة. The band are fully worthy of our attention for their name alone; however, the trio of Alan, Sam and Maurice make a fine noise together which is by turns chaotic, energising and mesmeric. There can be no doubt that the extended jams these guys make have a careful structure about them and some sort of plan at the outset. Beats akin to intricate gamelan drumming are actually more freeform than they at first appear. Rubbery bass-lines slink hither and thither under jaunty percussion, punctuations of sax and art-rock-post-punk-jazz guitar. There’s also a plasticky synth (of course, rats can’t eat them!) to add to that North African stew. Two longform tracks, the first of which is particularly incendiary. Winner. Also: Can’t. Take. Eyes. Off. Sleeve. Art. (Norman records staff review)
May 15, 2018 17:26
Akuphone shared HAWA's post.
May 11, 2018 18:09
Diggin' session at @bm_lyon !! #notforsale #vinylculture #instavinyl
May 4, 2018 16:42
Rats Don't Eat Synthesizers by The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة has been spoted by Bandcamp for their last week's essential releases! "{...} three guys sitting on stage, surrounded by wires and instruments, creating some of the most dynamic rock music you’ve ever heard. There’s a remarkable sense of calm throughout the proceedings, even though the resulting art is overtly raucous and enveloping. {...}" click to read full review
May 3, 2018 16:53
Akuphone shared Village Label - Villette Sonique's post.
Rdv au prochain Village Label - Villette Sonique Voici une petite mixtape pour l'occasion :)
April 30, 2018 17:02
"Rats Don't Eat Synthesizers" by The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة digitally available now on Bandcamp. https://akuphone.bandcamp.com/album/rats-don-t-eat-synthesizers
April 27, 2018 13:10
Reissue of prime Afrobeat cuts by Mushapata, a former boxer whose later experience as bodyguard for Bob Marley’s summer 1980 tour of France lead him to covert to Rastafarianism and start making music. Saba-Saba Fighting or “fight for peace” was recorded between 1980 and 1984, and draws on Mushapata’s longhand love for the Blues, Soul and Rocksteady he grew up listening to in The DRC, before moving to Lyon in 1975 to pursue career as a boxer. Up top he comes off like a possessed Fela Kuti over the swingeing drums, horns and guitars of his Afrobeat ace Muanago Yé-Ye, then the reggae influence comes in on the Afrobeat-reggae hybrid Kambere Mushimbe, and much stronger on the lilting Reggae-soul of Mudongo Wangu, which is gilded with some really sweet On-U style digital inflections, and at a loping, sexy Reggae-disco title on Zambe Aponiyo. (Boomkat product review) =>https://akuphone.com/catalog/3FlMbnBJwku#content
April 25, 2018 14:38
{Be Careful} The vinyl release of Lily Chao - Chinese Folk Songs will be sold out soon! Don't miss it before it's too late! Order : https://akuphone.com/catalog/1EI3CIqJ#content
April 24, 2018 21:39
Akuphone shared Ko Shin Moon's post.
Ko Shin Moon feat Simple Symmetry and Cornelius Doctor, enjoy! Released on HARD FIST.
April 21, 2018 14:19
Akuphone DJ set pour le Disquaire Day chez Bigwax Records à partir de 19h puis au Chair De Poule à 21h pour It's a Weird, Weird World!
April 11, 2018 15:37
{OUT NOW} --Vinyl/CD/Digital-- The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة : Rat's Don't Eat Synthesizers 🐁🐁🐁🐁🐁 🔊 youtu.be/xCPkbqtjCQ8 📬 akuphone.com/catalog/1c28Ygvgr0Ay Akuphone in collaboration with Annihaya Records is very proud to present “Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers” the long-awaited second album by the Dwarfs of East Agouza. Hailing from the Agouza district of Cairo, Egypt, this brilliant trio consists of Alan Bishop (Acoustic Bass & Alto Sax), Maurice Louca (Keyboards & Drum Machine) and Sam Shalabi (Electric Guitar). Following their acclaimed first album “Bes “, this new long play is composed of two hypnotic journeys: “Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers” and “Ringa Mask Koshary” which was recorded in Cairo in September of 2015. Mesmerizing electric guitar parts, frenetic beats, both supported by the deep sound of Alan’s acoustic bass create a new magical Egyptian soundscape. Vinyl version's coming with a beautiful hot-foil stamped sleeve that magnifies the red metallic rats and a wonderful printed inner sleeve. Includes redeem code. Limited Edition. Artwork by Studio Safar Illustration by Lynne Zakhour
April 9, 2018 16:11
Akuphone shared Greedy for Best Music's post.
Nice review of Mushapata's release by Greedy for Best Music :)
April 2, 2018 11:28
Akuphone added 2 new photos.
📢 Forthcoming on Akuphone : The Dwarfs of East Agouza : Rats Don't Eat Synthesizers (LP/CD/DL) 🔊 Listen => soundcloud.com/annihaya-records/the-dwarfs-of-east-agouza-rats-dont-eat-synthesizers-edit 📬 Order => akuphone.com/catalog/1c28Ygvgr0Ay#content Akuphone in collaboration with Annihaya Records is very proud to present “Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers” the long-awaited second album by The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة. Hailing from the Agouza district of Cairo, Egypt, this brilliant trio consists of Alan Bishop (Acoustic Bass & Alto Sax), Maurice Louca (Keyboards & Drum Machine) and Sam Shalabi (Electric Guitar). Following their acclaimed first album “Bes “, this new long play is composed of two hypnotic journeys: “Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers” and “Ringa Mask Koshary” which was recorded in Cairo in September of 2015. Mesmerizing electric guitar parts, frenetic beats, both supported by the deep sound of Alan’s acoustic bass create a new magical Egyptian soundscape. Vinyl version is coming with a beautiful hot-foil stamped sleeve that magnifies the red metallic rats and a wonderful printed inner sleeve. Includes redeem code. Limited Edition.
March 31, 2018 18:06
Akuphone updated their cover photo.
March 27, 2018 11:45
{🇨🇵️📰 For French readers} Great review of The Gamelan of the Walking Warriors http://next.liberation.fr/musique/2018/03/26/le-gamelan-de-bali-son-a-secouer-les-morts_1638979
March 26, 2018 13:28
Akuphone shared Bongo Joe Records's post.
March 23, 2018 13:47
Akuphone shared ONORIENT's post.
March 19, 2018 10:07
Winter is coming back today, Mushapata too, 35 years later! New release is now available for delivery and soon at your local record store! ==> https://akuphone.com/catalog/3FlMbnBJwku#content
March 15, 2018 14:25
Akuphone updated their cover photo.
March 9, 2018 09:56
Akuphone shared The Attic's post.
March 6, 2018 16:04
https://akuphone.bandcamp.com/track/kambere-mushimbe
March 5, 2018 16:57
Akuphone shared Webzine Rythmes Croisés's post.
March 1, 2018 20:24
Akuphone shared Nuits sonores's post.
🔥 Ko Shin Moon @ Nuits sonores 2018 🔥
February 22, 2018 19:56
Akuphone shared Soul Ableta's photo.
Echange de bons procédés avec Soul Ableta! Idéal pour les parisiens du nord :)
February 22, 2018 16:07
https://akuphone.bandcamp.com/track/kambere-mushimbe
February 20, 2018 11:27
{Pre order} Mushapata : Saba-Saba Fighting (12’’EP) « A Fantastic mixture of Brakka, Reggae & Afrobeat recorded between 1980 and 1984 from the underground Afropean boxer Mushapata » Pre order Vinyl ==> akuphone.com/catalog/3FlMbnBJwku#content Buy Digital ==> akuphone.bandcamp.com/album/saba-saba-fighting “Saba-Saba Fighting” or fighting for peace, is the message that Mushapata, a legend of the African reggae underground scene in Paris with an extraordinary destiny, has fought for all his life. Born in Bukavu, a city nowadays located in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the border with Burundi, Mushapata arrived in France at the end of the 1970s to pursue his career as a boxer. A few years later, revolted by the professional sports industry, he became a personal protection agent on the advice of his manager. He escorted many celebrities among whom Bob Marley during his legendary French tour of 1980. This encounter awakened the musician hidden behind the boxing champion. Mushapata had stepped out of the ring but he kept fighting with music, lyrics and his band Saba-Saba Fighting. Ignored by the record labels of the time, his first self-produced recordings reveal a rough mix of lo-fi reggae, afrobeat rhythms accompanied by a brass section close to Free jazz. The nonchalant sounding voices of Mushapata and Tshayi complete this explosive cocktail and carry, in Swahili language, the Pan-African ideas of Lumumba and other great figures of African-American struggles. This maxi single, conceived as a mini-compilation tribute, includes 4 titles from the first two albums recorded between 1980 and 1984. Including liner notes (en/fr). Limited edition!
February 15, 2018 11:43
Akuphone shared New New World Radio's post.
February 12, 2018 13:14
📼 G A B B A R ☼ S I N G H 📼 videoclip by Cédric Dupire Watch & share ▷▷ youtu.be/9b37a97-UJQ
February 8, 2018 20:09
Akuphone shared Ko Shin Moon's post.
Next Ko Shin Moon's video clip is coming very soon!
February 8, 2018 15:10
Akuphone shared Ko Shin Moon's album.
Ko Shin Moon live au BRASS (Bxl/BE)
February 7, 2018 15:02
Akuphone shared Ko Shin Moon's video.
Thanks Brussels! See you soon!
January 31, 2018 18:20
Akuphone shared Balades Sonores's post.
Des places à gagner pour les prochaines dates de Ko Shin Moon! à Paris et Bruxelles. Merci Balades Sonores! => Bientôt Demain #5 : KO SHIN MOON + HUNGU => Ko Shin Moon, Ozferti, Cheb Gero DJ set, Rebel Up DJ set
January 26, 2018 14:04
Seconde de la bimestrielle Belleville Habibi! @ Le 9b with special guest Herve Carvalho + un passage surprise de la Troupe Kif-Kif Bledi! Gratuit! ==> Cheb Gero's Belleville Habibi #2 feat Hervé Carvalho
January 19, 2018 18:53
(For French readers 🇨🇵️) Une critique intéressante du Trip Tibétain de KINK GONG par Webzine Rythmes Croisés https://www.rythmes-croises.org/kink-gong-tibetan-buddhism-trip/
January 15, 2018 17:32
Find all Akuphone's releases at DIG! Surely one of the best record shops in Moscow!
January 12, 2018 10:30
Our two last releases are mentionned in the hhv Records's tribal top ten! Great works of KINK GONG and Vincenzo Della Ratta! http://www.hhv-mag.com/de/feature/9878/tribal-voodoo-folklore-10-aktuelle-platten-von-weit-weg
January 8, 2018 21:26
📼 Ü B E R ☼ Ç I F T E T E L L I 📼 First Ko Shin Moon's videoclip ! Watch & share ▷▷ youtu.be/SWGayHW6GKQ
January 7, 2018 19:46
Akuphone shared Ko Shin Moon's post.
Can't wait!
January 5, 2018 11:39
Here is the first Ko Shin Moon's video clip! Featuring Salwa YaSalwa. Directed by Ñiñika Hourçourigaray and edited by TinMartin Jay! Share, like and enjoy!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWGayHW6GKQ