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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