• Mr Raoul K's Mande In The Press!

     Mr Raoul K's album is just released - and besides getting props from Gilles Peterson - it is already gathering some killer reviews:

    Here is its review in the latest Groove Mag # 139 (Germany - translated):

    "Although actually always essential part African American embossed dance music, African and other "World" music elements so usually a very delicate plaster and especially in recent years, more often than the superficial Masked degenerate with which the boring minimal Tune quickly yet to receive a dash of authenticity. Happy and vice versa, so help with beats from the can to the World-music monotony on the juvenile jumps. When Mr Raoul K but luckily everything else. And altogether. The dial-Lübeck comes from the Ivory Coast and his new album on Still Music underpinned like his releases on Baobab or mule, with that he was one of the very few the gift, the essence of modern, hypnotic dance music from deep house and percussive techno to join his African roots, and indeed sounds in a way that not only completely authentic, but also almost inevitably generates epic peak time monster.Mr Raoul K's at times like 10-minute track seems to stand still, and that's basically exactly the goal of good club music. Trance at its best. The more rootsy songs "Mande" and "Belebeleba" fall a little out of the ordinary here, but certainly not negative. And is a 20-minute documentary (CD version) by Mr Raoul K and his band are on top of it yet. SD"

    Also Boomkat, one of our favorite record store, drops a nice review right on the nose:

    "**Double gatefold CD includes album and documentary film** Recently, Still Music flew their revered producer Mr Raoul K back to his country of birth, The Ivory Coast, to record an album with local musicians. The trip was filmed and accompanies the album here as a special documentary in the 'Mande' double pack - his first long playing release for the label. Raoul's music really suits the LP format, and he takes the opportunity to really stretch out his grooves in a style reminiscent of Fela Kuti's normally 20min+ grooves: from the hypnotically unfolding 13 minute vision of opener 'Somassai' thru the lean, tantric mix layering and evolution of 'Bardot', to the dual extended mixes of 'Rainforest' and taking in the lilting Afrobeat dancepop shimmy of 'Mande (Revemix)' at its apex, beside a sterling Deetron techno mixdown of the simmering drama, 'Sierra Leone'."

    If you like Fela, you now what to do. Get a copy fast, the DLP is very limited!

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