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.
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