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Titi Bakorta // Molende LP

Titi Bakorta // Molende LP

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A record released by Congolese multi-instrumentalist and pop artist Titi Bakorta on Nyege Nyege in August 2023.

Below is an explanation by the label

"Titi Bakorta was on the verge of death. A Congolese multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Kinshasa fell off a boat while crossing the mighty Congo River en route to Uganda. Bakorta, who could not swim, was saved by a friend. , was dragged to the nearest city, Kisangani, where he unexpectedly met local singer-dancer Papparas, who soon formed a band together and traveled across continents, settling in Tanzania, South Sudan and Dubai, where they lived in the legendary Souks. Appearing before lovable Congolese vocalist General Defao, who opened for bands Grand Zeiko Wawa, Chock Stars and Big Stars, the now Kampala-based Bacorta put their own spin on the pop and folk sounds of . .

On Kop', he bends a woodblock snap into a stuttering blur, emotionally wailing over rolling riffs and weird, theatrical xylophone glints.This is still pop music on some level, but it curves around Bakorta's unwieldy personal narrative.It feels like everything could fall apart at any moment, but it's all held together by Bakorta's confident, contemporary production cleverness. Elles Vais is airier, with heavenly souk vocals hovering over tight, electronic drums.Tangled guitar echoes overlap like an intricately woven tapestry, contrasting perfectly with Bakorta's impending driving pulse. On Molende, his chants and phrases fly cleanly between praise music and contemporary R&B.

It makes sense that Bakorta teamed up with Metal Players' Jesse Hackett on the album's closing track, Titis Haunted House.Hackett's eerie synths provide a fitting eccentric foundation for Bacorta's ghostly wails and fuzzy guitar sounds.Hackett's eerie synths provide the eccentric underpinnings for Bakorta's ghostly wails and fuzzy guitar sounds.Able to showcase Congolese pop and folk sounds behind a brilliant gauze of inventive production and songwriting quirkiness, the album showcases one of Congo's most innovative talents. there is "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala / Nyege Nyege Tapes releases available at Tobira. 

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12 "black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Elles Vais 04:44
  2. Molende 03:35
  3. Kop 02:47
  4. Laisse Moi Dancer 03:29
  5. Grand Kasai 05:18
  6. Libala Makambo 02:38
  7. Ndima Kaka 04:29
  8. Nyonso Epesameli Nga 03:04
  9. Motema 03:08
  10. Titi's Haunted House (ft Metal Players) 03:10

Nyege Nyege Tapes:

"Titi Bakorta almost didn't make it. Born in and raised in Kinshasa, the Congolese multi-instrumentalist was on his way to Uganda when he fell of the boat as it traversed the mighty Congo River. Unable to swim, Bakorta was saved by a friend who dragged him to the closest city Kisangani, where he was unexpectedly acquainted with local singer Dancer Papalas. Soon they were performing in bands together, traveling across the continents and settling in Tanzania, South Sudan and Dubai - they even appeared in front of General Defao, the beloved Congolese vocalist who fronted legendary soukous bands Grand Zaiko Wawa, Choc Stars and Big Stars. Now based in Kampala, Bakorta offers his own unique take on Congolese pop and folk sounds, weaving traditional elements through a psychedelic lattice of guitar loops, mangled voices and eccentric beatbox rhythms on his debut full-length.

He bends woodblock snaps on 'Kop' into stuttered blurs, wailing emotionally over twanging riffs and bizarre, theatrical xylophone twinkles. It's still pop music on some level, but curved around Bakorta's unwieldy personal narrative - there's a sense that everything could unravel at any time but it all hangs together, strengthened by Bakorta's confident, contemporary production smarts. 'Elles Vais' is more airy, with celestial soukous vocals that float above tight, electronic drums. Tangled guitar echoes overlap each other like dense, weaved tapestries, contrasting perfectly with Bakorta's urgent, driving pulse. like on 'Molende' where his chants and phrases neatly flutter between praise music and contemporary R&B. "Hustling, hustling, hustling, everyday I'm hustling," an angelic voice coos over phased electric guitar plucks and looped, AutoTuned chorals.

It makes perfect sense that Bakorta should team up with Metal Preyers' Jesse Hackett on the album's final track, the aptly-titled 'Titis Haunted House'. The two artists share a similar obsession with moonlit, carnivalesque soundscapes, and Hackett's eerie synths provide a Suitable eccentric foundation for Bakorta's ghostly wails and fuzzy guitar sounds. This closes an album that's able to flaunt Congolese pop and folk sounds behind a vivid gauze of inventive production and songwriting quirks, introducing one of the country's most innovative talents."

Artist : Titi Bakorta

Label: Nyege Nyege Tapes

A record released by Congolese multi-instrumentalist and pop artist Titi Bakorta on Nyege Nyege in August 2023.

Below is an explanation by the label

"Titi Bakorta was on the verge of death. A Congolese multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Kinshasa fell off a boat while crossing the mighty Congo River en route to Uganda. Bakorta, who could not swim, was saved by a friend. , was dragged to the nearest city, Kisangani, where he unexpectedly met local singer-dancer Papparas, who soon formed a band together and traveled across continents, settling in Tanzania, South Sudan and Dubai, where they lived in the legendary Souks. Appearing before lovable Congolese vocalist General Defao, who opened for bands Grand Zeiko Wawa, Chock Stars and Big Stars, the now Kampala-based Bacorta put their own spin on the pop and folk sounds of . .

On Kop', he bends a woodblock snap into a stuttering blur, emotionally wailing over rolling riffs and weird, theatrical xylophone glints.This is still pop music on some level, but it curves around Bakorta's unwieldy personal narrative.It feels like everything could fall apart at any moment, but it's all held together by Bakorta's confident, contemporary production cleverness. Elles Vais is airier, with heavenly souk vocals hovering over tight, electronic drums.Tangled guitar echoes overlap like an intricately woven tapestry, contrasting perfectly with Bakorta's impending driving pulse. On Molende, his chants and phrases fly cleanly between praise music and contemporary R&B.

It makes sense that Bakorta teamed up with Metal Players' Jesse Hackett on the album's closing track, Titis Haunted House.Hackett's eerie synths provide a fitting eccentric foundation for Bacorta's ghostly wails and fuzzy guitar sounds.Hackett's eerie synths provide the eccentric underpinnings for Bakorta's ghostly wails and fuzzy guitar sounds.Able to showcase Congolese pop and folk sounds behind a brilliant gauze of inventive production and songwriting quirkiness, the album showcases one of Congo's most innovative talents. there is "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala / Nyege Nyege Tapes releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

12 "black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Elles Vais 04:44
  2. Molende 03:35
  3. Kop 02:47
  4. Laisse Moi Dancer 03:29
  5. Grand Kasai 05:18
  6. Libala Makambo 02:38
  7. Ndima Kaka 04:29
  8. Nyonso Epesameli Nga 03:04
  9. Motema 03:08
  10. Titi's Haunted House (ft Metal Players) 03:10

Nyege Nyege Tapes:

"Titi Bakorta almost didn't make it. Born in and raised in Kinshasa, the Congolese multi-instrumentalist was on his way to Uganda when he fell of the boat as it traversed the mighty Congo River. Unable to swim, Bakorta was saved by a friend who dragged him to the closest city Kisangani, where he was unexpectedly acquainted with local singer Dancer Papalas. Soon they were performing in bands together, traveling across the continents and settling in Tanzania, South Sudan and Dubai - they even appeared in front of General Defao, the beloved Congolese vocalist who fronted legendary soukous bands Grand Zaiko Wawa, Choc Stars and Big Stars. Now based in Kampala, Bakorta offers his own unique take on Congolese pop and folk sounds, weaving traditional elements through a psychedelic lattice of guitar loops, mangled voices and eccentric beatbox rhythms on his debut full-length.

He bends woodblock snaps on 'Kop' into stuttered blurs, wailing emotionally over twanging riffs and bizarre, theatrical xylophone twinkles. It's still pop music on some level, but curved around Bakorta's unwieldy personal narrative - there's a sense that everything could unravel at any time but it all hangs together, strengthened by Bakorta's confident, contemporary production smarts. 'Elles Vais' is more airy, with celestial soukous vocals that float above tight, electronic drums. Tangled guitar echoes overlap each other like dense, weaved tapestries, contrasting perfectly with Bakorta's urgent, driving pulse. like on 'Molende' where his chants and phrases neatly flutter between praise music and contemporary R&B. "Hustling, hustling, hustling, everyday I'm hustling," an angelic voice coos over phased electric guitar plucks and looped, AutoTuned chorals.

It makes perfect sense that Bakorta should team up with Metal Preyers' Jesse Hackett on the album's final track, the aptly-titled 'Titis Haunted House'. The two artists share a similar obsession with moonlit, carnivalesque soundscapes, and Hackett's eerie synths provide a Suitable eccentric foundation for Bakorta's ghostly wails and fuzzy guitar sounds. This closes an album that's able to flaunt Congolese pop and folk sounds behind a vivid gauze of inventive production and songwriting quirks, introducing one of the country's most innovative talents."

Artist : Titi Bakorta

Label: Nyege Nyege Tapes