Author Topic: WHAT CONVINCED KEROZENE TO BECOME A COUPÉ DECALE ARTIST?  (Read 736 times)

Matebu on: September 11, 2018, 19:04

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Within a year of being dropped by Koffi he appeared on Arafat’s first album. Later on he shifted back and was part of Les Chics Men



By this point he really lost the voice he had in Effrakata and ADE. He’s borderline making noise

mvulusi96 #1 on: September 11, 2018, 20:29

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He didn’t became a coupe decale artist. It was just that DJ Arafat went to record is first solo-album ever after arriving in France. Then he asked his producer David Monsoh to get Kerozene for him. He used to be a big fan of Kerozene. I was very happy when he meeted him in the studio.

Kerozene left QL by himself because his ex’girlfriend was pregnant. Then he rejoined Quartier Latin, but prefered to stay again because he still didn’t had papers.

Matebu #2 on: September 11, 2018, 20:47

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He didn’t became a coupe decale artist. It was just that DJ Arafat went to record is first solo-album ever after arriving in France. Then he asked his producer David Monsoh to get Kerozene for him. He used to be a big fan of Kerozene. I was very happy when he meeted him in the studio.

Kerozene left QL by himself because his ex’girlfriend was pregnant. Then he rejoined Quartier Latin, but prefered to stay again because he still didn’t had papers.

When I was in Abidjan in '04/05 I remember hearing that Erikson Le Zulu was trying to Kero to be based in Abidjan and become a Congolese Atalakou/DJ like Shegal Mokonzi did in the early days of decale

The writing was on the also on the wall for Kero to leave QL when he started loosing his voice during concerts and repetitions


Wenge1995 #3 on: September 11, 2018, 21:37

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@Matebu

Remember his animations on Mopao en Or? I'm surprised Koffi didn't have them deleted from the song, because his voice was badly pitched and exhausted. If it wasn't for L’autre La, I would have forgotten that he was involved in Monde Arabe.

Matebu #4 on: September 11, 2018, 22:30

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@Matebu

Remember his animations on Mopao en Or? I'm surprised Koffi didn't have them deleted from the song, because his voice was badly pitched and exhausted. If it wasn't for L’autre La, I would have forgotten that he was involved in Monde Arabe.

I believe it was Rouge à Levre. I agree he sounded bad on that song and the mixing of his voice by the arranger was also bad. Usually Koffi has a good ear good ear for atalakous (always making adjustments) so i don’t understand why he decided to include those vocals

I don’t think he was included on L’autre La, it was predominantly CNN, Apoca, Acide.... oh yea Koffi as a screaming atalakou. Great song but I wish Koffi would’ve chilled with screaming. It’s almost as intrusive as Wemba screaming mabanga on the otherwise great Somo Trop générique

EDIT- never mind he was on L’autre La with a forgettable short portion. CNN was a beast on this track. 10/10 for him
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Wenge1995 #5 on: September 15, 2018, 02:57

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What is CNN saying during at the 5:28 minute part of the song and what is the chorus chanting back in response? This has always been my favorite part of this generique, the sebene by Felly Tyson is severely underrated! My lingala is limited lol


Matebu #6 on: September 15, 2018, 03:12

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What is CNN saying during at the 5:28 minute part of the song and what is the chorus chanting back in response? This has always been my favorite part of this generique, the sebene by Felly Tyson is severely underrated! My lingala is limited lol




It’s actually not lingala. « Imbess » comes from a Coupé decale song coincidentally. Wasn’t really a good look for Koffi because coupé décalé was causing the demise for our genre

^ one could swear that clip is Extra’s Shalai clip watching on mute. Flagrant ripoff

mvulusi96 #7 on: September 15, 2018, 06:29

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Its a old animation from Taking and his group Minzoto Wella Wella. Malembe Chante sung it during their fara fara against Viva La Musica in 1993. You will notice that Tchaku Libondas is a very old dance like Helicopter



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