Guts - Philantropiques (Heavenly Sweetness, 2019)

It was initially the idea of ​​a return to his basics of beatmaker which  had settled in the spirit of Guts. A return to samplers and sequencing.  Cut, pitch, filter, cut again, program, deconstruct to build better. A  solo work about the opposite of what he had lived in the last three years and the release of « Eternal », an album recorded with his Pura Vida Band, then a show created, developed and perfected during tours in France and Europe.

Then, this return to beatmaking, Guts finally put it back below his stack of ideas and has made another, that of making an album radically  different from previous. Experimental, sunny, which would explore all these vibrations from the  southern hemisphere that Guts has been collecting for years while  practicing in his passion for diggin ‘. The ones with whom he builds his  DJ sets, those he patiently collected on the five volumes of his  compilations series Beach Diggin ‘.

An Afro-tropical album.

To carry out his plan, Guts was joined by the services of Cyril Atef (co-leader of Bumcello and Congopunq) and Ben Wolf (the man behind the comeback of African legends Pat Thomas and Ebo Taylor) to whom he entrusted part of the keys to the realizationHe also set up a new live band where Kenny Ruby’s bass, Cyril’s drums,  Cyril Atef’s percussion, Adelaide Songeons’ trombone and Ben Wolf’s sax are become the axis around which all the pieces were thought and 
composed. A totem on which the arrangements would later agglomerate and  from which all further ideas would be developed.

Supported by the all-terrain keyboards of  Florian Pellissier and in  connection with the beatmaker Izem remained in Portugal, the fearsome  quintet who traced the groove road, pioneered the thick musical jungle  so that other musicians could join the base camp.

Jowee Omicil, Lameck Macaba, Djeuhdjoah and Nicholson, Vum Vum, Pat  Kalla, Draman From the outset, Pinduca the king of Carimbo, the  illustrious Nazaré Perera, Catia Wernec, Black Sage and Mario Canonge  came to help in the studio. Add a dose of brass, guitar, flute or  vibraphone. Add some keyboards,  make sound the wood of the balafon,  take the microphone for a vocal caress or to unleash to vibrate the  cabin. To put poems to music or bring a touch of humor. Travel between Brazil, Caribbean islands and Africa. Lose the sense of  direction in an Afro trance, between the roar of the bass and the  whirling percussion, to wiggle until dehydration on the funk tough,  waving smoothly on a Brazilian jazz funk.

As in a biplane trip, contemplate Haiti and the Caribbean, admire  Cameroon and Angola. Fly over the Amazon rainforest, spectator of its  luxuriant vegetation. Guts is at the controls of the device. On the cabin, a colorful and  generous fresco announces the name of this new album: PHILANTROPIQUES.

Heavenly Sweetness + NMR (picture: Facebook)