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Brain Damage Harison Stafford Live 2018
Brain Damage Harison Stafford Live 2018

Within the wake of their album’s release « Liberation Time », Brain Damage and Harrison Stafford (from Groundation) are back on the road together again this spring: the first shows of 2018 were just announced, the first ones will be in April! Among other nice concert venues they will be playing at “Le Printemps de Bourges”’s festival on the 26th of April.

To gain some grasp of the genesis of this new project, that may seem surprising at first, let’s address what both artists have in common, rather that what differentiates them. Internationally recognized masters in the styles, respectively reggae & dub, that they are developing in parallel for almost 20 years, without never really meeting each other, the two protagonists strive to challenge their codes in an ever greater respect to their Jamaican roots: two decades furthering a relentless fight against musical orthodoxy, to the benefit of interbreedings that have always been major contributions to music — and arts in general — History. This is evidenced by jazz and Jamaican traditional music fusion in the case of Harrison Stafford, and notably with his amazing adventure with Groundation, as well as by Martin Nathan countless experimentations, over Brain Damage prolific discography, always digging in more unlikely and audacious directions.

From this unexpected collaboration will stem « Liberation Time » album, an LP that will delight many fans of the two artists’ works, all what builds their respective uniqueness being there so well intricated. Harrison Stafford unique voice supports, in a most elegant way, the delivery of a uniting message focused on self-empowerment through music and his universalist vision of Rastafarian faith. Brain Damage writing and production, on the other hand, appear always more subtle and personal, intellectualized yet visceral. Solid compositions, hit melodies and classy dub effects are among assets that will undoubtedly confirm « Liberation Time » as one of the most accomplished collaboration project of this year.

 

SHOWS :

11/04 – SMAC 07 – Annonay
12/04 – Le Forum de Vauréal – Vauréal
13/04 – FGO-Barbara – Paris
14/04 – Les Insolents– Lorient
15/04 – Les Cuizines – Chelles
17/04 – Bucéphale – Draguignan
18/04 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon
19/04 – Ebullition – Bulle
20/04 – Le Moulin – Brainans
21/04 – Festival Renk’Arts – Ancenis
22/04 – La Grange à Musique – Creil
25/04 – Le Gueulard Plus – Nilvance
26/04 – Le Printemps de Bourges – Bourges
27/04 – Le Tangram – Evreux

Midnight Ravers
Midnight Ravers

Midnight Ravers continues to spread its « Mali-tronic » beyond all borders. The Sou Kono 2017 tour ends with an unprecedented formula at the Africolor festival on November 30th!

Midnight Ravers delivers a new facet of their live. They will work for this in the company of two representatives of the Malian hip-hop scene: Mc Waraba and Méléké Tchatcho from the Supreme Talent show of Bamako. The flow of the two rappers will flirt with the electronic beats of Dom Peter, the kora of Madou Sidiki Diabate, the ngoni of Assaba Dramé. As usual, this multidisciplinary concert will benefit from the collaboration of the talented painter Emmanuel Prost by establishing an immediate dialogue between artistic performance and the energy of the stage.

Noticed at the Eurockéennes in Belfort, these creators of the « Balani show » (a Malian cousin of Kuduro who mixes balafon and tama hip-hop) distill a conscious rap on explosive music. The Mandingo tradition mixes with the urban din of the bustling capital Bamako. 2017, a year punctuated by the emotion, the vitality of dancefloor and especially by traveling. He toured West Africa starting with the Africa Bass Culture Festival in Burkina Faso. And at the Asa Baako Festival in Ghana! He ended this epic sound in Ivory Coast (Bushman Coffee) and Mali (BlonBa). Enriched by these experiences, Midnight Ravers is featured in renowned venues such as the Transbordeur, the 6B in Paris and Gravière in Geneva. They have also appeared on prestigious festivals such as Nuits Sonores, Les Invites de Villeurbanne, Novamix Radio Nova and MIL – Lisbon International Music Network.

The year 2018 heralds a new album as well as international tours in India, Reunion Island, East Africa and Canada.

29/11 – H2M « Afrique Aujourd’hui » – Bourg en Bresse (01)
30/11 – Festival Africolor – Les Lilas (93)
01/12 – Kaz Kabar – Joyeuse (07)
05/12 – CCO – Villeurbanne (69)

Telerama Dub Festival #15

High Tone celebrates its 20th birthday this year, and the Télérama Dub Festival its fifteen! For the occasion, and after three long years of absence, French dub bosses are back on stage. The band prepare us an exclusive live, a special creation with guests of the brand at the microphone.

So to accompany the crew on stage nothing less than Lady Chann, Shanti D, with whom they went to China on their last tour, and Omar Perry ! Rendez-vous is taken for the 25th November at the Docks de Paris for the Telerama Dub Festival # 15.

Essential players on the European underground scene, High Tone has progressively created its own unique musical identity by staying close to their roots and to their core audience. Remaining open to many collaborations, they have built their own universe around the very concept of Dub music in its vast complexity.

Initially labeled « ethno-dub », High Tone’s influences and sound evolved, in diverse ways – using Dubstep elements before the term was even created for instance – and they quickly became one of the main players in the Bass Music scene, a movement reuniting various schools of sound such as drum&bass, dub, glitch hop and other adventurous soundscapes that High Tone was never afraid to explore and dissect.

You can already reserve your tickets :
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After a lot of shows all around Europe for « Talk the Talk«  Tour , Martin Nathan (a.k.a Brain Damage) will play this friday july 14th at the Grand Théâtre de Fourvière, during the Nuits de Fourvière ! french producer will play with Calypso Rose and Inna de Yard.

His last album gather reggae legends such as Horace Andy, Ras Michael, Willi Williams, Kiddus I and Winston McAnuff ! The CD is accompanied by a DVD gathering all « Talk the Talk : The Story » episodes, which show album conception, and allow to know better the singers who collaborate to it. Episodes are available on our website.

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28/07 – Festival Music’En Brousse – Jussey (70)
22/07 – Festival de Néoules – Néoules (83)
15/07 – Duck A Dub Festival – Pavie (32)

To get started on the weekend, Jarring Effects recommends you to go to the Petit Bain (Paris) tonight, where you can enjoy the Cero39 duo, which we discovered during our trip to Bogota!

The two Colombians play tropical bass, and have just released their EP « Mis Tierras Calientes«  on the label Big In Japan!

For the first edition of Latin Beat Machine, you can also enjoy the tropical and latin sounds of artists such as Dengue Dengue Dengue, Isa GT, El Freaky, Dj The Original Batichica Cumbia Balkanica, Los Gringos, or Mafe Maracuyeah !

Go listen to last Cero39′ last EP on their soundcloud
All informations about Latin Beat Machine are available on the facebook event

07/07 – Latin Beat Machine @ Petit Bain – Paris
13/07 – Rio Babel Festival – Madrid (ES)
15/07 – Secret Location – Berlin (DE)
18/07 – Paléo Festival – Nyons (CH)
21/07 – Zigiroom – Zurich (CH)
04/08 – Festival Kwal – La Réunion

No rest for Dub Invaders who just come back from a trip in China where it did 4 days of residency and 4 lives in only one week ! The Crew will perfom Saturday 17 June (4pm) at the Aucard De Tours festival, the older and most appreciated music festival of Tours !

They will share the stage with artists such as OCTAVE ONE live (Techno/House – USA), WHOMADEWHO (Rock / Pop / Dance – Danemark), DE STAAT (Rock de stade – Pays Bas), RENDEZ VOUS (Post Punk – Fr), BAJRAM BILI (Live techno – Tours), REVIVOR (Modern Soul – Tours).

All informations on the event page

Midnight Ravers will be on Radio Nova this friday for the Nova Mix Club !
The band will play at the Badaboum, and will be broadcast live on Nova.

LINE UP :
Midnight Ravers (Lyon / Bamako) – Future sound from Mali
Sutja Gutiérrez – (Espagne / Lumière Noire) – Legend of Time
Louisahhh (NY / RAAR) – Techno Vitale
Krampf (Paris / DFH&DGB) – Music Windows Maker

doors openning : 8 P.M
Free entrance (for 2 people) on invitation (only before 10 P.M, then 8€)

LE BADABOUM
7 P.M Cocktail Bar / 11:30 P.M Club
www.badaboum.paris
2 bis rue des Taillandiers – Paris 11
M°Bastille ou Ledru Rollin

All informations :
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Midnight Ravers will perform at the MIL – Lisbon International Music Network, the 1st June ! The band will carry the colours and the sounds of Africa in this festival and international convention gratifying and broadcasting the contemporary music of Portuguese speaking countries.

In DJ set formula and with the incredible malian singer Fatim Kouyaté, Midnight Ravers will  certainly set fire to the dancefloor with its new mixtape « Kuma Soudz #1 » !
« Kuma » is from Bambara of the Mandingan empire and is spoken in a large part of West Africa. It designates an erratic word, multifaceted, varying with uses, magic, daily and transcendante.

Listen to the Mixtape

After performing for several dates at the end of the year in the form Dub Invaders, the crew is coming back in China !
During one week, High Tone will be in residency at the Morning House (Chengdu), to work on its new album and meet some chinese artists.

It will be a busy week, the crew will perfom for 4 dates :

13.05 : NUT Live House / CHONG QING
19.05 : Morning House / CHENGDU
20.05 : SD Livehouse / GUANG ZHOU
21.05 : Mao Livehouse / SHANGHAI

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For the release of their 4th album « Drapetomania », Filastine & Nova will play this thursday 11th may at Batofar !
« Awesome and delicate… hybrids so fluent the defy classification » PITCHFORK
To listen and download « Drapetomania » : https://fanlink.to/drapetomania

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After 3 years devoted to reflection and creation, Erzatz is back. The band will perform at the « Transmusicales de Rennes » on December 2, as part of the « bars en trans » !

The Franco-Japanese duo will release their new album «  Meian  » on February 3rd.
The album was composed by Takeshi Yoshimura, Japanese guitarist, composer and singer, and Céline Frezza, producer, sound engineer, and now also singer.
On this new album, Erzatz has called distinguished guests in the person of Aku Fen (High tone) to the arrangements and production, and rapper Mr.Sayyid (Anti pop consortium, Air born audio) which adds a hip hop touch, underlying theme of Erzatz’s discography.

Erzatz is a moving form, constantly changing. On stage the duo is transformed, Celine always singing, accompanied by Aku Fen, and the exceptional presence of Mr.Sayyid for this show at the Bar en Trans !

 
All informations on the facebook page

Supreme Talent Show (a.k.a rappers Mc Waraba & Meleke Tchatcho), discovered by Dom Peter (High Tone) for his project Midnight Ravers, are playing tonight at « Eurockéennes de Belfort » with Balani Showbizness de Bamako.
This is a unique meeting between traditional instruments and electronic modernity of great malian instrumentists and hopes of the electro rap from Bamako.

By the way Midnight Ravers are always on tour, don’t miss them live during their summer tour :
– 17 july @ Pirineos Sur | Huesca (ES)
– 26 july @ Les Mardis Découvertes – Corse (FR)
– 30 july @ Festival Clandestino | Göteborg (SE) –
– 31 july @ Sommarlund | Lund (SE)

Last Midnight Ravers’ EP « Sou Kono Remix » has been released on May 27th, and is always avalaible on CD1D.
The videoclip of « Dabora » remixed by Spoek Mathambo, extract from the EP.

A new european tour is coming for High Tone !
The band is coming will play 14 shows between October and November 2015.

After its album, D.Lights will tour in France during two months.

They will perform their songs at the FGO-Barbara during the MaMA, in Paris, at 9p.m. The same day, the movie « Resilience » will be screen at Louxor Barbès, at 10h30 a.m!

JFX and the film director Arno Bitschy, will be happy to meet you and answer your questions after the movie !

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