Author Topic: Djo Lockis (former PPU and Les Marquis) interview with Nolly Tambu  (Read 1241 times)

mvulusi96 on: May 21, 2019, 17:32

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*explaining that he joined Wenge BCBG (PPU) with the song Masuwa
*saying that he joined Wenge BCBG because of people from the Kasa Vubu-area pushing him because they wanted to have a musician representing their area in Wenge BCBG.
*Adding that he was a big fan of the Feux de l'Amour-album
*Also saying that Kibens and Seguin were giving him a hard time
*Then he said that they stayed in Europe with JB's permission, because JB promised that he would return and then finish Anti Terro
*The PPU's left because they were tired of waiting
*Saying that Les Marquis was a big mess, most people coming always too late for the rehearsals
*also revealing that Kerozene used to be a les marquis-member and that he disrespected Bill Clinton during a rehearsal
*adding that Japonais wanted to become the president after Bill & Ferre's departure which caused a leadership-war between JDT and Japonais

archos #1 on: May 21, 2019, 18:49

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maybe if not for the ngulu affair jb would have gone to finish record with them(since he could come on his own but he feared as wemba was arrested)
japonais seems like he wanted the leadership opportunity so bad,no wonder he clashed with chikito who felt he was due to do be the leader since he is the most known of the singers of that les maquisards

Wenge1995 #2 on: May 21, 2019, 20:31

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@archos

Why did Anti-Terror not have the similar sound to Internet and Toujour Humble? He recorded the album in South Africa, just like Koffi did for Attentat but the drums and rhythm guitar are so poorly recorded.

archos #3 on: May 21, 2019, 20:34

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 a good part of the recording was done in kinshasa in a not so good studio then they tried as much as they could to save things in south africa the mix was even done with a lot of difficulty as they ran out of funds and energy

mvulusi96 #4 on: May 21, 2019, 20:46

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a good part of the recording was done in kinshasa in a not so good studio then they tried as much as they could to save things in south africa the mix was even done with a lot of difficulty as they ran out of funds and energy

yeah, they recorded the whole album at studio RTNC in Kinshasa, except the generique and the song Vicky Nsongi (because of Pathy Moleso having erased the vocals of Djino, Sakoko,) being done in South Africa.

On the Anti Terro-booklet they even wrote a little bit about the way Anti Terro was recorded with those difficult conditions, thanking then also the fans for all the support.

CM PRINCE #5 on: May 21, 2019, 20:49

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They should’ve just recorded it in studio ndiaye. Alerte Generale and Alain Mpela’s Intifida were recorded there and sounded wayyyy better and also Longitma skol and danger de mort all had great sound.

mvulusi96 #6 on: May 21, 2019, 20:59

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@archos

Why did Anti-Terror not have the similar sound to Internet and Toujour Humble? He recorded the album in South Africa, just like Koffi did for Attentat but the drums and rhythm guitar are so poorly recorded.

Dont forget that Koffi Olomide recorded Attentat at the BOP-Studio where big artists like Miriam Makeba & Brenda Fassie recorded albums and The Lion King-soundtrack being recorded there.

It also depends about the way the bandleader of arranger want to set the sound of the drums & rhythm guitar. Some prefer to let the rhythm guitar louder, other not. Some prefer a hard drum sound, other not. There are alot albums of Koffi were rhythm guitar was not really audible or the drum sound not very strong. Somo Trop who was like Anti Terro recorded at Studio RNTC had a strong drum sound.



In this video Werrrason from 4:25 min  explain that he don't want to get a hard drum sound on Techno Malewa, because of on Temps Present they had a strong drum sound, but it made the sebene weaker, throwing then shots to other artists for letting sound the Bass drum and toms  heaver

mvulusi96 #7 on: May 21, 2019, 21:08

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They should’ve just recorded it in studio ndiaye. Alerte Generale and Alain Mpela’s Intifida were recorded there and sounded wayyyy better and also Longitma skol and danger de mort all had great sound.

It isn't about in what studio they record (studio ndiaye, studio meko, studio RTNC, etc.), it depens on the materials they got from Europe and/or the way they mix it in Europe. Somo Trop was record at Studio RTNC and it had an excellent sound. The two generiques of Ferre's Qui est Derriere Toi and Zazou Magweli had a horrible sound, but after the mixing in Europe it sounded like they recorded in Paris.






Intifada of Alain Mpela had a very poor sound. You can't compare the sound of Alain Mpela's rumba's to those of JB who were recorded in Kinshasa (Nungu Nungu, J'Suis La, Ezau & Guy Mbuala) and the sound of Alain Mpela's generique was was horrible.








Wenge1995 #8 on: May 22, 2019, 02:01

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@mvulusi96

You're right, ndeko. Anti-Terror was lacking sonically because the studio engineer didn't have enough time with the audio mixing. I had the opportunity to talk to my friend who is he's finishing his Bachelor's in music. I gave him Anti-Terror to listen to and here was his opinion on the matter (in quotations).

"Before a demo goes in for post-production, an audio engineer needs to determine whether the submitted recordings are actually ready to be mixed. Keep in mind, studio time is expensive and charged hourly. The price excludes additional personnel for mixing and mastering of albums which is a seperate rate. So the recorded music should be at a standard that allows personnel and the client the most variables modify the recordings into a proper mix while respecting the time allowed by the artist or the overall budget."

Rushing things causes a lot of editing work to be done in post-production which wastes money because you spend all your time salvaging the mix that could have been fixed during the recording part of the session.

That's the difference between Somo Trop and Anti-Terror.