Made this for ultra cool international / art / architecture / concept / urbanism / fashion / music / design organization Platoon: United rhythms towards a borderless future: African House and European Acid, Hungarian Folk and Korean Pop, Cumbia Electro and Arabic Techno, Avant Jazz and Street Bass – international beats for dance floors and head space – against prejudice and xenophobia. DOWNLOAD: mediafire
A hybrid musical entity made of dj and live instrumentation consisting of 2, 3, 4, or 5 members, NGOMA Soundsystem fuses Ancestral Rhythms, Acoustic Textures, and Urban Bass Pressure. Drawing from both the wealth of sonic traditions from Africa and beyond as well as up-to-the-minute street sounds worldwide, NGOMA Soundsystem exists in the tension between electronic composition and live improvisation, creating unique “Ancient-Futurist” musical experiences for both concert hall and club, often at once mind expanding and dance-floor smashing.
this recording is a studio reconstruction of our live performance at Fusion Festival.
Dj Zhao: Edits, Mixing and Selection (Berlin)
Werner Puntigam: Trombones (recorded in Linz, Austria)
Marcel: Percussion (recorded in Berlin)
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AFRO-TECH // KUDURO // ZULU-HOUSE // UKFUNKY // CUMBIA-BASS
NGOMAsound celebrates Afro and Afro-Diasporic rhythm cultures in the 21st Century. Timeless musical traditions and urban tech-bass fuse into one, acoustic and electronic sounds collide, NGOMA is the sound of tomorrow.
MARFLIX — [Tropical Bass/Faluma - Berlin]
SELECTA JAH MIKE — [Global Vibz - Andalucia/Wolfsburg]
Dj Zhao — [Ngoma - China/Berlin]
MC Diamondog — [Nomadic Wax - Angola/Berlin]
Marcel – live drums — [Ngoma/Tropicfusion - Berlin]
from Warschauerstr: just walk 10 meters past RAW Temple and Cassiopeia, and Badehaus is standing on the left.
2 euros B4 12, 4 euros after.
when we started, Matchume just flew in from Portugal 2 hours before, and Congo from France the night before, and I had just played at Berghain the night before… so all 3 of us were running on zero to very little sleep. which might be reason that we forgot to bring a disc recorder to record off the board, so that’s why the camera stayed on the stage and didn’t move around this time, because it was attached to the sound board. also, the Camera man wanted to dance for the last hour, and put the camera down… which was too bad as that was the most hype hour: 3000 jumping and screaming. But despite all this i’m still happy with the way it turned out.
DJ Zhao (CN/US, Ngoma Soundsystem) http://soundcloud.com/djzhao
Secousse Sound System (FR, Etienne Tron & Mo DJ, DJ) http://soundcloud.com/secousse
Jess & Crabbe (FR, Mental Groove, DJ) http://www.mentalgroove.ch/press/bazzerk/
this is the way it went down:
and after that dj Zhao will be doing a set from 2AM – 3:30 at this:
Brunnenstraße 70, 13355 Berlin
Eintritt 10 € | viele Specials | Alles kann – nichts muss!
from now on all things related to NGOMA Collective, Soundsystem, and DJ Zhao will be here.
a few highlights from the past 3 years:
ETHNOPORT Festival (Poland)
and i’m just going to put this photo here: