"Congotronics Vinyl Box Set"

We have taken the bold decision to create an extravagant Congotronics box, containing vinyl versions of the albums by all the Congolese artists featured so far in the celebrated Congotronics series (which documents the incredible electrified traditional music of Konono N°1, Staff Benda Bilili, Kasai Allstars and other like-minded bands).

The box set contains vinyl versions of all 5 Congotronics albums to date (full list below), an exclusive 7” featuring a collaboration between Kasai Allstars and US psych-rock-folk adventurers Akron/Family, plus a re-usable Congotronics USB pen drive packed with videos & mp3s, and an album sized booklet.

The box is produced as a strictly limited edition, available exclusively on pre-order from the Crammed online store

Anyone pre-ordering will also immedfiately receive downloads of all 5 albums including the eagerly-awaited new Konono No1 album Assume Crash Position.

Pre-order timeline:
-Delivery of the box sets starts around July 24, 2010.

More details on the contents of the box:

- Konono No 1: "Congotronics 1" (1x vinyl LP)

- "Congotronics 2 /Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle" feat. five different Kinshasa bands: Sobanza Mimanisa, Kisanzi Kongo, Basokin, Masanka Sankayi and Kasai Allstars (1x vinyl LP)

- Kasai Allstars: "In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head Of His Enemy By Magic" (1x vinyl LP)

- Staff Benda Bilili : "Très Très Fort" (1x vinyl LP)

- The brand-new Konono No 1: "Assume Crash Position" (2x vinyl LP)

- a specially-designed book featuring photography from Kinshasa,Congo.

- a customized, re-usable 2Gb USB pen drive containing 9 videos, and mp3s (in 320 kbps) of all 5 albums.

- a 7" with 2 exclusive tracks:
"Coupe-Jarret" by Kasai Allstars + Akron/Family
"Bana Mbende" by Kasai Allstars

Each vinyl LP (180 gr) comes in an original sleeve, and an inner sleeve of a different colour, reproducing the Congotronics fabric on the box (with a design resembling that of the fabrics used for dresses & robes in the Congo, based on the Congotronics logo).

This is a strictly limited pressing, orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.

CLICK HERE to ORDER NOW from the Crammed online store!


KASAI ALLSTARS - Beware the Fetish
Beware the Fetish
KONONO NO.1 - Assume Crash Position
Assume Crash Position
KONONO NO.1 - Congotronics 1
Congotronics 1
KASAI ALLSTARS - In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into...
In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into...