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To celebrate 13 years of naughtiness we return to London - our spiritual home - for a special night with the legendary Greg Wilson.The journey has been momentous and the friendships and memories generated at each step of the way has been positively bamboozling. DJ Legend Greg Wilson will be joined on the night by a crack team of Gouranga regulars including Algy Strutt, who recently released is first EP on our label! There is great food in the area - so we suggest everyone comes down early and celebrate together en mass!For tickets visit: http://smarturl.it/londonparty
ALGY STRUTT - FUTURE FLASHBACKS REMIX EP
KALSON AND H! - ACID BRAZIL
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Future Flashbacks is an escalating slab of dark cosmic slo-mo disco that draws inspiration from pantheon of sources, including The Unknown Cases' Masimbabele, Lindstrom, Diskjokke, Billy Idol and Andrew Weatherall's A Love From Outer Space series. Driven power chords, rolling multi-layered bass lines, trippy vocal samples, 80s-tinged guitar licks and a healthy dose of acid power this chugger through to an arpeggiated breakdown that builds to a cosmic crescendo that drops to bring all the elements back together.Gouranga have managed to put together this EP with some seriously killer remixes. I've been a fan of James Rod and Rune Lindbaek's studio work for many years and I'm thrilled that these class acts have worked their cosmic magic with such great results! It's also great to hear the Gouranga Clan's take on Future Flashbacks – badass!Production notes: This was a project that started life several years ago as an experiment when making the transition from Logic to Ableton. It was shelved for a few years while I worked on other projects and was resurrected when I found out I was due to become a father in a few months' time, so I wanted to get one last tune finished, and Flashbacks provided the perfect base. I upgraded many of the original synth and bass parts with newly acquired analogue synthesisers, recorded the guitar parts and beefed up the acid. Some of the original percussion parts remain, though have been twisted out of all recognition by running them through a series of distortion units, analogue delays and various other pieces of outboard gear. The breakdown originally consisted of a blues-rock style organ riff, which was pared back to more of a pad, but didn't sit well with the new sound the track had acquired, so it was replaced by a whirling italo-cosmic arpeggiator part played on a Sequential Circuits Prophet 6 that was immensely fun to record live.
Gouranga Music – Live From The Bowery Ballroom
Friday 31st May
After two years of events in Manhattan we embraced a new concept, merging live music with Electronic programming over two floors of the iconic Bowery Ballroom.
DOMBRANCE (LIVE )XANDER FERREIRA & THE TRUE TONES ( LIVE BAND )GOURANGA CLAN (LIVE)JKRIV RAZOR-N-TAPETHE HAPPY SHOW DJSRECHULSKIHONEY MONTANAOLIVER CLEGGAMBROSIISAAC FERRYPVNX
France’s most exciting live electronic prospect Dombrance on his stateside American debut.
South African Native Xander Ferreira together with his 6-piece Afro Funk ensemble The True TonesJKRIV, the South American, African and generally groovy Disco Edits guru kept things funky with RAZOR-N-TAPE, Brooklyn’s hottest label.
Gouranga Clan will joined Afrobeat crew The Happy Show and a host of regular collaborators: Rechulski, Oliver Clegg, Ambrosi & Isaac Ferry – along with Latin-groove specialist Honey Montana and expert PVNX
Dombrance, is the name of a project founded by Bertrand Lacombe of the group DBFC, an outstanding DJ performer as well as an excellent producer/remixer for acts such as Oliver, Superpoze, Pardon moi, Is Tropical, Get a Room and many more. Dombrance uses his own "science of music" to deliver dance tracks experienced as insane roller coaster rides, where he takes disco dance music and telescopes it through a techno, funk, pop fusion - constantly climbing towards a collective hysteria.
Thus is born a new electro-musical project, complemented by the brilliant visuals of Olivier Laude, a key stakeholder in the campaign whose inventions or re-inventions bring the music to live visually. The mixing genres and remixing of memes are an essential part of the joyful subversion of this mind-boggling music experience.
After his triumph at the Transmusicales Festival de Rennes in December 2018, Dombrance embarks on the road this year, in between recording his album, to play live festivals around the globe and upcoming clubs shows in Berlin, Paris and New York.
XANDER FERREIRA & THE TRUE TONES
South African artist, Xander Ferreira set off on a journey between worlds to build cultural bridges through the unifying voice of music. Fusing African music, that he grew up with in rural Limpopo, with a variety of American styles in his current home of New York.
Formerly known as Gazelle, he became one of the country’s most recognized musicians, known especially for his popular fusion of contemporary electronic sounds and traditional African music. Celebrated for his flamboyant stage persona and enigmatic performances, he took to the stage in 17 countries around the globe. His musical journey has seen him collaborate with a variety of artists such as Deva Mahal, Peaches, St. Lucia, Findlay Brown and The Bloody Beetroots. After Gazelle’s success, Xander moved to New York where he embarked on a journey to create, what he calls, “A reverse version of Paul Simon’s Graceland”, in turn fusing African sounds with a variety of American musical styles.
Following his relocation to New York, he teamed up with Steve Williams on Drums (De La Soul, Sade, Digable Planets), Paul Frazier on Bass (David Byrne, Chic, Chaka Kahn, Arrested Development, Digable Planets) and David Bailis on Guitar (John Forte, Pimps of Joytime) to form a new group for a solo project. Xander’s signature new sound is a fusion of influences ranging from South African traditional music, Afrofunk, 60’s Pop,Soul and Psychedelic Rock accompanied by an undertone of Electronic sound.
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME PARTY
Public Arts - New York
SOUL TRAIN PARTY WITH RECHULSKI & JOSH LUDLOW
SPACE DISCO PARTY WITH JUSTIN STRAUSS
New York Fashion Week - African DiscoSeptember 7th 2018Public Arts - New York
On the Friday Night of New York Fashion week Gouranga joined forces with #DanceLikeMandela and threw an African Disco party at Public Arts. The evening will go down as one of the best Afro-beat dance-offs New York has ever seen.DJs on the Night playing strictly solely African musicThe Happy Show - Isaac Ferry - Chloe Caillet & Josh Ludlow - Alexandra Richards - Gouranga Clan
We raised funds on the night for Project Ø - one of the best Oceanic charities out there.
is a new generation focused on fixing the world's largest and most solvable problem - the ocean. We're a global movement supported by renowned scientists, business leaders, celebrities, campaigners, ocean experts and individuals, who are all working together to restore and protect the ocean.
And the ocean needs it. Less than 3% is protected, countless fisheries are overexploited – the majority of top predators are gone - huge amounts of plastic and waste are pouring into the ocean unchecked, half the coral reefs are gone, and dead zones cover huge swaths of ocean unable to support life.