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Philantropiques / Guts

Guts - Philantropiques

Heavenly Sweetness

With "Philantropiques" French DJ/Producer Guts has composed a gorgeous blend of French and African tropical recordings. Guts invited a number of premiere African artists such as Vum Vum, Pat Kalla and Pinduca. The sun drenched grooves and horn rhythms of "Voyaging Bird" will instantly evoke images of warm weather and lazy afternoons on the beach. "Groove ma Poule" is a festive Jazzy Pop tune that features the Afro-soul duo Djeudjoah & Lieutenent Nicholson. "Li Dous Konsa" is filled with infectious Caribbean rhythms, notably Florian Pelliissier on keys. After showcasing his affinity with hip-hop on his previous releases this radical shift pays big dividends. Simply a superb record from beginning to end that captures the essence of the Southern Hemisphere.

Reg Dancy, 05/19