Sound culture in the Heart of Light

and here is a repost from the old blog, of classic Congolese Rumba, literally the sweetest sounds i have ever heard.

tracklisting: volume 1 / volume 2.

Big big thanks to Bolingo69 for the original upload.  It is criminal that these heavenly sounds are out of print and commercially unavailable anywhere.  Here are both volumes together on mediafire.

And I’ve been meaning to do an official NGOMA volume of modern dance floor Soukous for some time…  it will happen soon.  But until then, there are lots of awesome tunes in this episode of Radio Ngoma:

Fusion Festival 2011 Video

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.

NGOMA SOUND official here we go!

from now on all things related to NGOMA Collective, Soundsystem, and DJ Zhao will be here.

a few highlights from the past 3 years:

FUSION Festival 2008 (Germany)

FUSION Festival 2009

INCUBATE Festival 2009 (Holland)

KWAITO IN BERLIN (with Gazza and EES from Namibia)

AT.TENSION Festival 2009


AYOBANESS! party with PASTOR MBHOBHO and MGO from South Africa!

ETHNOPORT Festival (Poland)

EXIT Festival (Serbia) / Summer Film School Festival (Czech) 2010


and i’m just going to put this photo here: