Stop Making Sense 124 Fri, 2013-05-31 18:13

ASTRAL AFRICA ACTION

Alongside the usual myriad of genre busting musical nuggets, MADERA shows off his French skills interviewing JUPITER, rising star of the West African music scene. Fear not, non – Francophones, here is a loose translation of what was said? allez, salut maintenant!

MADERA: the four tracks on the promo ep are part of the new album?
JUPITER:yes
MADERA: listening to the street sounds in the background, it appears you recorded this live?
J: yes but all mixed in the studio
M: do you prefer live or studio?
J: live is best, natural? studio is too “machine”
M: promoting live gigs in the Congo, on your website you show how you do it, using a van with speakers
J: we have to do what we can as we don’t have the resources you have e.g. on line + sponsoring + government subsidy.
M: how do you like your music. Pure or mixed?
J: pure is the past. We have to mix our music with Western and Eastern sounds
The name of our band, Okwess means “grub”, “food”
We are on a mission to change the worldwide perception of Congolese music.
Its all about mixing it up so everyone can eat it!

RICHARD E EDITS, Dimensions
BLACK COFFEE FTG HUGH MASEKELA, We Are One
MARC MAC, Third Adam
WEEKND,Twenty Eight (Urulu Lonely Remix)
* interview with JUPITER*
JUPITER & OKWESS INTERNATIONAL, Djwende Talelaka
JUPITER & OKWESS INTERNATIONAL, Bakwapanu
EDU K, Putaria
DJ DIOGO, Mulher Minha Nao Nega
?, Mi Ma Bo
2 PEXES, Twixlloo
TICKLAH, Pork Eater
THE RESONATORS, Try Again