November 20, 2008

Coupe Decale

Something very different than what I normally listen to but one has to keep an open mind about all kinds of music and explore. I just heard of Coupé-Décalé, which is..

"...a type of popular dance music originating from Côte d'Ivoire and the Ivorian diaspora in Paris, France. Drawing heavily from Zouglou, Zouk, Coupé-Décalé is a very percussive style featuring African samples, deep bass, and repetitive, minimalist arrangements. While Coupé-Décalé is known as Côte d'Ivoire's definitive pop music, it actually began in Paris, created by a group of Ivorian DJs at the Atlantis, an African nightclub in northeast Paris." 

Turns out it is the same as some music I had heard some years back on some radio station -- 10+ minutes of deep bass and dance music mayhem from DJ Caloudji in a song called Sentimental Moko.

Dance on!


Not quite my style of music but interesting stuff, nonetheless. Quite liked the beat of this track though.... It's by Lady May from Namibia and the track's called Chokola. 

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