The Congotronics series is devoted to the strange and spectacular electro-traditional mixtures which are being concocted in the suburbs of Kinshasa, Congo.

Konono N°1, Kasaï Allstars, Ndara, Sobanza Mimanisa and Kisanzi Congo are what they call in the Congo "tradi-moderne" bands.  Most of these musicians left the bush to settle in the capital. In order to continue to fulfill their social role and make themselves heard by the ancestors (and, more concretely, by their fellow citizens) despite the high level of urban ...


Kasai Allstars' wild new album now on preorder

The long-awaited 2nd LP by the mindblowing Congotronics collective from Kinshasa, DRC, will come out as a 2CD and a limited-ed. vinyl

Filmed during the recordings, "The Chief's Enthronement", the first video off the album was premiered on Pitchfork.

The album just got an enthusiastic and extensive write-up in The Wire Magazine who, among many other things, points out that "this is why Kasai Allstars connect so strongly with us. When these musicians get on stage it's easy to draw lines to VU-inspired rock, dub and the tracier areas of club music. Moreaover, nowadays we get Js and software wranglers, whereas these guys handle chunky, often self-built instruments, physically creating the music. It's exhilarating just to watch this much physical work from a musician."

The 2CD and 1LP versions of "Beware the Fetish" can now be preordered HERE 

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CONGOTRONICS - Beware the Fetish
Beware the Fetish
CONGOTRONICS - Assume Crash Position
Assume Crash Position
CONGOTRONICS - Congotronics 1
Congotronics 1
CONGOTRONICS - In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into...
In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into...

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