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Congolese Music / Koffi Olomide- B'ADOS
« on: June 23, 2020, 19:08 »
I'm not gonna lie. The beat slaps hard but at the same time... Koffi this ain't it lmfao! However I'd still bop to this. I've never laughed so hard in my life!



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Congolese Music / I believe that Roga Roga played here!
« on: June 23, 2020, 10:52 »
It was said that Koffi invited Roga Roga at Bercy! And I strongly believe that he played on Loi!
Listen to the solos
10:51


1:51

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(This will be edited from time to time lool)

1. Intro- Prime Time Generique Medley (With Consti Eka introducing Koffi)
-Loi
-Effrakata
-Force De Frappe
-Attentat
-Droit De Veto

2. Quartier Latin Compositions
-Sens Inverse (Do Akongo) {DDV}
- Stilla (With Suzuki)
- Détresse (Iboula) (Magie)
- Sheraton (Felly Tyson) (Ultimatum)

*VIDÉO INTERLUDE Of Koffi in his early days*

Viva La Musica/Early Days Medley
-Oiseau Bleu/Synza/Anibo
-Soraya/Ngounda/Femme Noire (With Nyoka Longo)

The Tcha Tcho Medley
- Tcha Tcho Du Sorcier/Expérience/Civilise/Petit Frère Ya Jesus


*Danseuses Interlude/VIDÉO INTERLUDE Of Koffi from his V12 days talking in the studio*

The Rumbas
- Fouta Djallon
- Aspirine
- Sans Anesthésie
- Silivi
- Classe Tendresse
- S.O.S/Bambino

Finalle
- Selfie/Papa Mobimba
*Quartier Latin Dance-off one by one like at Bercy*

One minute silence for the fallen QL members (Jean-Louis Mazugidi, Babia Ndonga and Océan)

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Congolese Music / Why aren't there more songs like this?!
« on: June 17, 2020, 22:01 »
This is one song that really puts you in the mood! One of the best ways to close an album as well! Take your madam to the dancefloor and just dance the night away to this!
Près Du Cœur by Pépé Kalle! For me, other than his big bad Soukous Bangers, this lingala flavoured smooth-jazz song is my favourite Pépé Kalle song ever!

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Congolese Music / Koffi acknowledges the death of Ocean
« on: June 03, 2020, 10:11 »

33:04 mark

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Congolese Music / These guys look so bored!
« on: May 10, 2020, 10:46 »
Looking at the "Je T'en Prie" video, i notice how the chorus is so rich but the Quartier Latin gang look as if they've come out of the night shift! It's as if they have absolutely no motivation for being a part of the video at all!



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I'm 4 seconds in and I'm laughing so hard but at the same time confused! LOOOOL... I really worry about Koffi sometimes. Here it's as if he's not putting any effort into his singing at times! But the mumbling is just comedic! And the sexual noises on Emballe-Moi... What a mess! I love Mopao like a musical father but, this ain't it!


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Congolese Music / A rare Papa Wemba song from 1985!
« on: May 02, 2020, 12:36 »
Malimba! With the production of Hector Zazou!


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Congolese Music / Koffi Olomide- État D'urgence (NEW SONG)
« on: April 30, 2020, 19:16 »
Koffi Olomide, back with another rumba after Coronavirus Assassin


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Wow... Papa Wemba died 4 years ago today! To me it was one of the biggest celebrity deaths that broke me since Michael Jackson.

Heres my top 20 favourite songs by him, and you guys can follow up down below!

Siku Ya Mungu (1986)


Y'Ellissa (1986)


Endena-Ufukutanu (1995)


Associé (2000)


Union (2016)

If you play this song along with the introduction of the Lion King film, then you will see how well the scene and song go together!


Simple Rêve (2014)
Beautiful piano ballad!


Mandola (1995)
House banger! The version down below is a remix done by Queen & Disco last year! For me it's my favourite version!


Awa Y'Okeyi (1995)
Another beautiful ballad! Lokua Kanza, what a guy!



Le Voyageur (1991)
This song for me is my favourite song from his entire catalogue! It takes me back to 2015 when I was on a coach journey to Lourdes in Southern France! (Although the irony is that the song is about flying on a plane haha!)


Maryama "Terre Battue" with Mopao (1996)
As much as I love 'Mi Amor' I love this track as well! One to close the greatest Congolese duo album of all time with.


Au Nom De L'amour (2003)

This song hits hard you know!
(In the name of love, I forgive you, but don't return, you broke my heart but in the name of love, I forgive you)


No Comment Eva (2001)
I'm living for those Jazz chords!


Proclamation (1984)
I'm always using this song when trying out a couple outfits in clothes shops, the inner sapeur comes out!


Matebu (1982)
Even with this one (Same as above)


Elongi Ya Jesus (1999)


Oldies Are Goodies (1994)
The distortion sebene was the one!


Love Kilawu (1987)
RIGO STAREEEHHHHH!


Rumba Originale with (MJ 30) (2016)
I love the way the "Ngai na sambwe, na bolingo" was delivered!


And lastly, Botika Na Lela (1986)


I love this remix of it!

https://soundcloud.com/elpadrecordsprod/papa-wemba-botika-na-lela-el-padrecords-87-dance-remix

R.I.P Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba (1949-2016)

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For me out of this concert, Bercy & Zénith, its without a shadow of doubt that this one is the best out of all of them. Listen to that drum tuning! ESTHÉTIQUEUUUH!
My favourite part would have to be the bit in the Miss Des Miss sebene where everyone follows Lebou Kabuya in the "belo belo" dance!

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It's such a rarity! It's as if every copy has been wiped off the face of the earth! The S.O.S. Remix is so beautiful. I prefer it over the album version!


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Congolese Music / KOFFI OLOMIDE- ASSASSAIN (New Song)
« on: March 30, 2020, 00:16 »
Koffi mentioned in one of his live streams that he was going to drop a song in response to the Coronavirus madness happening.

Good song with meaning but, in terms of mixing, it was quite lazy. Some instruments were clipping a bit leading them to sound rather distorted!


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Congolese Music / KOFFI OLOMIDE- PYGMALION (New Song) REVIEW
« on: February 14, 2020, 08:24 »
MY REVIEW

Firstly, I wish you guys a Happy Valentines Day. What's my opinion on Koffi's song "PYGMALION"?
Well for starters, this song actually slaps real good! I really love how Koffi is experimenting here. In his words, he calls it "TchaTcho Urbanisé". Reason being, is to market towards a younger audience and if course following the current trends of popular music. Which I find really clever to do.

THE LYRICS:

I'm not gonna lie to you, the lyrics were pretty minimal. Especially in the chorus." Je t'aime, je t'aime je t'aimerais". However in contrast to my criticism, I love how catchy this is! It isn't exactly Fouta Djallon but the lyrics still speak of love! What I found funny was that in the little bridge section Koffi was calling out to Rihanna to "Check her WhatsApp"? It didn't seem to match what the song was talking about. He should keep his lyrics to talking about love, instead of creating a bridge where he's suddenly talking to Rihanna by random.

THE ARRANGEMENT:

I truly admire the guitars used in the song, especially the introduction, it sounds so Spanish! It kinda gave me Flamenco vibes.
The fusion of Trap and Rumba elements are a massive factor to what makes this song great. It is rather monotonous the majority of the time. It would've been nice to have heard maybe a solo at the end similar to "Je T'aime" from ABRACADABRA. I'm not a massive fan of Koffi turning to autotune, as it tends to be overused but if this means fitting with the genre, so be it.

COMPARING TO THE REST OF KOFFI'S CATALOGUE:

To summarise, this song shows that Koffi is not afraid to mix different genres and market to a different audience. By keeping the song under 3 minutes, by keeping what what is a near pop structure and of course as already mentioned, going by today's trends of having a Rumba sound, mixed with Trap beats. Similar to Naza's song "Ouh Lala", Dadju's song "J'ai Dit Non" and Fally's song "Nidja". If I were to compare this to the proper Tcha Tcho era (late 80s), then I would say that. Within the albums of Rue D'Amour, Henriquet & Elle Et Moi, I would say that Koffi had a more lyrical direction and more meaning and definition to those songs and more lush melodies. That was the Tcha Tcho sound from the 80s.

My favourite songs from the 3 albums are: Mosika Na Miso (or Claudia Likulia in the "Stephie" 1991 reissue), Mal-aimé, Djino & Expérience, Roseau, Tcha Tcho Du Sorcier and Mannequin (I love belting out that song).

Fast forward to almost 30 years later, we have what is the 'Tcha Tcho Urbanisé' sound. With Pygmalion, the lyrics are more simplistic. Funnily enough, that's how a typical pop song stands on. A good beat and simplistic, meaningless lyrics. However, the song is still good. It still has the typical Tcha Tcho guitar that remains Koffi's trademark. Which is good as it goes back to his origins. I feel like, in order to make it more "Tcha Tchoish", the lyrics need more depth and there needs to be more stronger melodies within the arrangement. And more guitar variations than just a constant loop.

To conclude, I would give this song a... 7.5/10!
Have a listen and make your judgement!
Good tune, but I expect better. Especially when it's KOFFI OLOMIDE! A man who's spent 42 or 43 years doing what he does best.
In the contrary, it was SO MUCH better than the "Trash that shall not be named" that he put out with Carine Mokonzi back on Christmas day. What a terrible song that was.

What do you think guys?



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