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MJCR028 - LP/CD
Hell's Kitchen
  • Since I Was A Child
  • Monkey
  • The Party's Over
  • Hey Ho Chica
  • I Wanna Be The One
  • Drain
  • Let's Go Cat Go
  • Sister
  • I Shake
  • Something New
  • Pauly
  • Going Down South

 

Having become one of the leading rural/tribal blues bands in Europe, Hell’s Kitchen are back riding a fresh breeze with Red Hot Hand. After four albums, hundreds of dates all across Europe, this new record arrives with big clear ideas and, most of all, hot ideas; the spellbinding and minimal feeling accumulated after all those years of touring, recording sessions and other torments of a live band.

Hell’s Kitchen (well seconded here by Matt Verta-Rey of Heavy Trash and Mama Rosin’s Robin Girod who directed half the album), take off with an absolutely new approach where fans of the 70’s, The Roots or Captain Beefheart can recognise themselves...long time admirers and newcomers.

Moi J’Connais Records is proud to present it’s release n° 028 and wishes to recall that the birth of the label is due to this Geneva band. Release n° 001 being nothing else than the, sadly no longer available single: Hell’s Kitchen vs Mama Rosin where each band covered “baby please don’t go”. It’s also thanks to them that a lot has changed in Geneva. The cutting, edged, broken line of the GenevaBayou Connection, including Hell’s Kitchen, Mama Rosin, the Dead Brothers...A long story finally offering the album we were waiting for. The Hell’s Kitchen of the future: fresh and fun but experienced, a legend in the making. From New York to Zürich, from Coimbra to London, this release binds together the Moi J’Connais catalogue. From Blues, Calypso and brazilian groove to mind-bending new releases.

 

 

MARDI 23 SEPTEMBRE A LA CAVE 12 - 20H30

DON'T MISS IT !

 

The best and unique best finnish band in the world 22 Pistepirkko digs us!

The one and only KID CONGO POWERS digs Mr Airplane Man !

MJCR023 - LP
Nancy Dupree
  • What Do I Have
  • James Brown
  • Bag Snatchin
  • Docta King
  • Virgin Mary
  • I Want
  • Frankenstein
  • Cold
  • Jingle Bells
  • Call Baby Jesus

 

 

 

MERCREDI 21 MAI SOIREE MOI J'CONNAIS EN COMPAGNIE D'ADIEU GARY COOPER ET HELL'S KITCHEN AU CENTRE CULTUREL SUISSE DE PARIS ! WEDNESDAY THE 21ST OF MAY MOI J'CONNAIS NIGHT WITH ADIEU GARY COOPER AND HELL'S KITCHEN IN SWISS CULTURAL CENTER IN PARIS !

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/648153575254609/

 

 

MJCR024 - LP
Various Artists
  • Todos Santos, Chamula
  • Trumpet Choir, Carranza
  • String Quartet, Carranza
  • String Trio And Vocal, Zinnacantan
  • Tiger Stone Song, Zinnacantan
  • Song Of Peace, Chalchiuitan
  • New Years Prayer, Chalchiuitan
  • Drums And Flute, Huistan
  • Ladies Dance, Tenejapa
  • Catarina Sone, Majosic / Bull Dance, Majosic
  • Kosh, Kosh Avakan Kanan Chi, Tenango
  • Flute And Drum, Tenango
  • Majestic, Petalcingo
  • Good Friday Service, Tila / Carneval, Tila
  • Señor De Tila, Tila

Come join the dance with Moi J'Connais Dj and friends at Le Cabinet in Geneva on friday!

MJCR027 - LP/CD
Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp
  • Slide
  • Close and different
  • The Sheep That Said Moo
  • These Books Weren't Made For Burning
  • Cranes Fly
  • Tra La La
  • Apo
  • It Looked Shorter On The Map
  • Come On In
  • Homs

My English friends call them the-band- with-the-name-I-never-remember and I admit it's pretty muchunpronounceable. Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp (roughly translated as “All Mighty Orchestra Marcel Duchamp") is a name with a programme. It not only refers to some of the most legendary bands from West-Africa (Orchestre Tout Puissant Konono n°1, Orchestre Tout Puissant Polyrythmo etc. etc.) but also to one of the biggest dynamiters of 20th century art.

It started as a one night stand in Geneva's eclectic and experimental venue "Cave12" with Vincent Bertholet (bass) solidly in charge of operations. The one-off collective only evolved into a full blown band over time and with several changes of lineup.

However the ingredients were there right from the start: the forces of free disorder, the pulverised alphabet of rock 'n' roll, the science of contemporary music, the effrontery of punk, the speculative fantasies of intellectual music and remembered facets of popular music.

Around Vincent Bertholet's obstinate double bass riffs, Maël Saletes' striking and stumbling guitar lines keep up a hypnotic dialogue. The melodic counterpoint of Aïda Diop's marimba, here voluble and danceable, there more pointillistic, and Mathias Forge's trombone, groove impeccably along on the drumming of Wilf Plum (who we know from the legendary Dog Faced Hermans, a notable influence on OTPMD) whose playing lays down a groove of soul shivers and rhythm 'n' blues syncopation. Not to mention the majestic singing of Liz Moscarola (violinist, and with Bertholet the only remaining original band member) who casts spells and enchants the world as if it were nothing. It's a voice with an infinitely varied register of expression: machine-gun talk-over, onomatopoeia pushed to the limits of language, melodies unfurled with a sweet movement or broken jingles. Liz Moscarola is as amusing as she is moving and her absolute naturalness borders on white magic.

Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp presents ROTOROTOR, a thrilling third album produced by John Parish (P.J Harvey, Eels, Giant Sand, Dominique A...) and recorded by Ali Chant at Toybox Studio in Bristol. ROTOROTOR (a nod to Duchamp's famous rotoreliefs and to the latter's taste for palindromes) is a manifesto for free and adventurous music, organised in versatile pop songs; playful and fervent, incandescent, funny and impetuous, assuming without ostentation a sort of fragmented futurist traditionalism, combining festivity and war, wedding dances and battle-cries.

Vincent Bertholet bass Liz Moscarola voice, violin Mathias Forge trombon Wilf Plum drums Maël Salètes guitar Aida Diop marimba