VARIOUS – “Ivory Coast Soul Edits”

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Available May 12th 2014, as 12inch & Digital

Label : Hot Casa Records
A1. Jimmy Hyacinthe: Yatchiminou ( Dj Vas Edit ) 6.00
A2. Houon Pierre: Mansou Djouwi ( The Reflex Edit ) 6.23
B1. François Lougah : Bravo Sotra ( Mop Mop Edit ) 6.20
B2. Okoi Seka Athanase: Melokoton Membun Ou ( Alma Negra Edit ) 4.40
B3. The Sumo Brothers : I Love Music ( Umoja Edit ) 5.29
Cat Number HC28
Format 12inch
UPC 3760179352764
Release Date May 12th 2014
Distribution The Pusher Dist.

The Ivory Coast Soul compilations revisited by the best international DJs from the Afro-Soul and Tropical-Funk scene. A really mind-bending collection of Ivorian grooves recorded in the 70‘s in Abidjan, edited by few of the best contemporary producers.
DJ Vas (France), DJ The Reflex (France), Mop Mop (Germany), Alma Negra (Switzerland), Umoja (Netherland) add their own flavors with massive new funk mixes, whilst cutting with dexterous percussive textures on the original versions. They bridge the gap between the new and the old, connect the dots and bring a new life on these rare old tracks.
From Funk, to Disco, to Soukous, to traditional Ivorian Soul music of the “maquis” from Abidjan, here’s a new collection of vintage horn-flanked tunes mixed with future club sounds!
A quintet of wonderful mixes and remixes which blend original Afro funk instrumentation with contemporary dancefloor style.
The Ivory Coast Soul Edits are officially licensed!

Full Combo Exclusive Live Recording for Dutch National Radio

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Mop Mop’s concert at BIRD in Rotterdam on February 15, 2014 has been recorded by the “Vrije Geluiden” show (Radio 6) to be broadcasted on Dutch National Radio.

Below you can stream our concert (Part One & Two)

Personnel :

  • Pasquale Mirra – vibraphone
  • Alex Trebo – electric piano, clavinet
  • Telonio – bass
  • Danilo Mineo – percussion
  • Andrea Benini – drums
  • Ft. Ange Da Costa – vocals

Part One

  • The Fence
  • Phantom Of The Panther
  • Frank & Stein

Part Two

  • Let I Go Ft. Ange Da Costa
  • Heritage Ft. Ange Da Costa
  • Kamakumba
  • Afro Jojo Part Two
  • Damballah

*On The Road*

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A short film by Lele Polga
Shooted during “Isle Of Magic Tour” February 2014
Background Music : Mop Mop – Kamakumba (iZem Remix)

Mop Mop Reworks the WDR Big Band

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Glad to be part of *Masters & Mixes* Remix-project of the multi-Grammy awarded WDR Big Band. Mop Mop’s remix of “Now I Can Ft. Gianluigi Trovesi” is included in the double CD amongst the reworks of many good producers. Release date TBA.

You can preview the remix HERE

Eastern Europe mini-tour

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We are glad to announce that we are touring again in April!
After Bologna at Spazio Indue on 10.04 and Bolzano at Sudwerk on 11.04, we will go East!
Starting with Prague at PALÁC AKROPOLIS on 24.04 then Lublin at Lublin Jazz Festival on 25.04 and finally heading to Cracow at Forum Przestrzenie on 26.04.


Isle Of Magic Remixed

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Isle Of Magic Remixed” will be released by Agogo Records on May 26 including 16 remixes by some of the hottest producers in the underground scene. Featuring Max Graef, Clap! Clap!, Simbad, Izem, Mr. Raoul K, Nostalgia 77, Africaine 808, SoulParlor, Renegades Of Jazz, Phil Gerus, Sola Rosa, Jazzy Gentle, Grant Phabao, Valique, A.K. Tenekdash. (Artwork by Gianni Rossi)

The first extract from the album is a terrific remix of “Let I Go Ft. Anthony Joseph” by the mighty Clap! Clap!

The Bastard Side Of Jazz Vol.3

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The Bastard Side Of Jazz Vol.3 is now up and FREE DL!
You can listen HERE to the previous volumes

Mop Mop reworks Sun Ra and His Arkestra

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Super-Sonic Jazz was the first album to be released on El Saturn Records, the label run by Sun Ra and his business partner Alton Abraham. Set up in 1955, they released their first singles, including a doo-wop group The Cosmic Rays and the Arkestra’s Saturn, at the beginning of 1956, and had recorded the whole of their first album by the end of the year, to be released in March 1957. El Saturn is now considered, along with Charles Mingus and Max Roach’s Debut label and Harry Partch’s Gate 5 label, “one of the very first and most active artist-owned record labels.” Often pressed in editions of 75 — sometimes as few as 20 were made for specific concerts — the records would be manufactured using local black businesses, and often put together in Abraham’s own home.

*Sun Ra And His Arkestra – India (Mop Mop’s Rework)*
Additional production and remix by Andrea Benini
Used Equipment :
MFB Tanzbär Drumcomputer
Roland Space Echo RE-201
Monacor EEM-2000 Analog Echo
Boss KM-60 Mixer
WEM Audiomaster Power Mixer

Live Recording for LEFTO I Studio Brussel Radio

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On LEFTO’s Show#575Studio Brussel you can listen to Mop Mop’s Afro Jojo, Kamakumba, Mojomamy recorded live during our performance at Espace Senghor on 14.02.2014.

Live Lineup :

  • Pasquale Mirra – vibraphone
  • Alex Trebo – piano, keys
  • Telonio – bass
  • Danilo Mineo – percussions
  • Andrea Benini – drums

Mojo Club Essentials Feat. Mop Mop

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Very excited to announce Mop Mop’s second visit to the wonderful Mojo Club in Hamburg on Saturday 29th March.
This time for a dj set. I will spin some dance floor craziness for you! Get ready!