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"Diaspora Remixed" - Watcha Clan

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  • Artist:Watcha Clan
  • featured artist:Watcha Clan
  • region:Borderless
  • release year:2009
  • style(s):
    • Electronic
    • Mediterranean
  • country:France
  • formats:
    • audio file
    • Vinyl

Watcha Clan are the fierce posse of musical nomads to watch out for lately, their multi-ethnic, multi-groove infusions whip audiences into a dance frenzy, regardless of where in the world W-Clan happen to be on their never-ending tour trail. Along the way they've met talented DJs, fellow musical travelers on dance floor journeys. Friendship and mutual inspiration blossomed, communicated in the languages of dub, ragga, reggae, drum'n'bass and electro, sung to melodies traditional or modern, with arabic and Mediterranean flavorings. "Diaspora Remixed" is Watcha Clan's tuneful travel diary, documenting these encounters in descriptive sound chapters. The authors include pioneering London collective Transglobal Underground, Balkan breakbeat maestri and kazoo virtuosi Shazalakazoo, EarthRise SoundSystem (NYC), Viennese sound-spice mixer Dunkelbunt, Dj Click (Paris), Gaetano Fabri (Brussels), BalkanXpress Soundsistema (Cologne), Spark (Berlin), Undergang & Mars Exist (Marseille), Barrio Populaire (Hamburg) and Stratman (Athens). Each give Watcha Clan's music a new, individual interpretation. Have a listen and take a sound trip.

Available on extra-heavy 180 gram vinyl with 6 tracks (LP-PIR2336) and digital download with 13 tracks (OCD-PIR2336)




Quotes

"“An international group catching a global buzz”"

blogs.sfweekly.com, by Eric Arnold, monday, July 2009

"“French-Algerian phenom Watcha-Clan puts a refreshing, live global spin
on the fractured obses- sion of yesteryear, in keeping
with our borderless times. The Afrolicious boys crack it all open.”
"

www.sfbg.com, July 15, 2009

"“"Watcha Clan is one of the most exciting bands I've seen on
the world music circuit. They were controlled chaos in action - at
times sounding Balkan, others Brooklyn and then Egyptian. There were
also Moroccan rhythms and Sufi trance mixed with the electronica.
For all the reasons I've mentioned this shouldn't work -it
should be a mess- but it does."
"

NPR Music

"“The Marseille-based global beat outfit have met many
talented DJs and fellow musical travellers on the tour.
And from the friendships made comes Diaspora Remixed...”
"

JEWISH TELEGRAPH, April 2009

"“Watcha Clan are a fierce posse of musical nomads, their multi-ethnic,
multi-groove infusions whip audiences into a
dance frenzy, regardless of where in the world W-Clan happen to be on
their never-ending tour trail. […] Following up on their award-winning album
on Piranha Musik, Diaspora Hi-Fi, Diaspora Remixed is Watcha Clan's
tuneful travel diary, documenting these encounters in descriptive sound chapters.”

"

allaboutjazz.com, 15.06.2009

" Transglobal Underground, Balkan Xpress Soundsistema und ein paar andere übliche Verdächtige quadrieren den outernationalen Mix und gestalten das vom Watcha Clan observierte Gebiet von Jamaika bis Balkan via Tel Aviv back to London aus, mit zuverlässig groovendem Karneval-der-Kulturen-Wumms."

Jazzthetik, Oct 09

""Watcha Clan play a giant and jubilant electronic, gypsies, chaâbi, dub music
mix (...). This record gives an overview of the group's vitality and
their findings on stage - their favorite way of expressing themselves."
"

WORLD, France

"“Main vocalist Sista K has one of those strident voices you'll either
love or hate, and she's occasionally joined by Nassim Kouti on vocals and
guitar, as on the rather lovely Arabo-Andalusian interlude of Ch'ilet La'Yani.
The similarly peaceful intro to Oued El Chouli suggests Souad Massi before
taking off into a dub reggae lope powered by
Moroccan garagab castanets and accelerating into Sufi trance mode.”
"

bbc.co.uk, Jon Lusk 2008-04-11

""Die vier Sound-Alchemisten lassen sowohl nordafrikanische Chaabi-Samples als auch
flirrende Klesmer-Geigen und Gipsy-Blaskapellen in ihr Kaleidoskop der
Dancefloor-Klaenge einfliessen. In ruhigeren Momenten greifen sie zum Akkordeon
oder zur arabischen Oud-Laute. Auf der Buehne entfacht
der Watcha Clan ein wahres Feuerwerk [...]."
"

Juedische Illustrierte, Winter 09

""In the manner of an uncontrollable sandstorm, Watcha Clan crush prejudices and structures.
Being more than an album, 'Diaspora Hi-Fi' opens our eyes for forgotten peoples."
"

491, France

""Watcha Clan is one of the most exciting bands I've seen on the world music
circuit. They were controlled chaos in action -at times sounding Balkan,
others Brooklyn and then Egyptian. There were also Moroccan rhythms and
Sufi trance mixed with the electronica.
For all the reasons I've mentioned this shouldn't work -it should
be a mess- but it does. It is the talents of these musicians
and their magnetic and charismatic presence that makes it so".
"

Bob Boilen, NPR Music. 11.01.09

"“...the crowd smushed to the front as lead singer Sista K and her
fellow Watchas took the stage.”
"

blogs.sfweekly.com, by Eric Arnold, Thursday, July 2009

""Die vier Sound-Alchemisten lassen sowohl nordafrikanische Chaabi-Samples
als auch flirrende Klesmer-Geigen und Gipsy-Blaskapellen in ihr Kaleidoskop
der Dancefloor-Klaenge einfliessen. In ruhigeren Momenten greifen
sie zum Akkordeon oder zur arabischen Oud-Laute. Auf der Buehne entfacht der
Watcha Clan ein wahres Feuerwerk [...]."
"

-Juedische Illustrierte, 12/09

"“Also on hand is France’s Watcha Clan, pounding through
internationally-informed electro that draws on
everything from flamenco to drum ‘n’ bass.”
"

3.timeoutny.com, Posted in Around Town by John Dugan on July 2009

""There's a lot going on here so repeat listenings
are required to get the full range and feel of
things but the more you find the more you enjoy"
"

ukvibe.org, Jan 09

"“They were controlled chaos in action — at times sounding Balkan,
others Brooklyn and then Egyptian. There were also Moroccan rhythms
and Sufi trance mixed with the electronica. For all the reasons I've
mentioned this shouldn't work — it should be a mess — but it does.
It is the talents of these musicians and their magnetic and
charismatic presence that makes it so.”
"

npr.org, by Bob Boilen, January 2009

"“Watcha Clan aus Marseille entfesseln mit
2 Gitarren, einem Kontrabass, Harmonium, Keyboards,
Schlagzeugresten, Querflöte und Gesang ein
Live-Gewitter aus Drum’n’Bass, arabischen Melodien,
Hip Hop, Dub und Reggae[...]
Und so begann der Clan, sich der Leidenschaft
für elektronische Musik hinzugeben. Mit diesem neuen Sound
sind Watcha Clan bei sich selbst angekommen. Und
alle anderen sind herzlich eingeladen, mit ihnen sämtliche
musikalischen Grenzgebiete zu erforschen,
um die Grenzen dann zu sprengen!”
"

lastfm.de, Juni 2009

"“World music that hits you where it counts--makes your whole body feel
good and shake with positive energy, spirituality, and all
the things that feel good in life. […] I felt possessed in a
trance and I never wanted to come out. I was captured by those heart
thumping African harmonious vocals and deep beats, and then
spun across the border to be lifted again in another time and place.”
"

waylonhatchet.squarespace.com, by Veena Ladoo, Wednesday, July 2009

"“It’s suddenly different and unique, exposing the listener to a blend of sounds
that while first unfamiliar, suddenly refreshing.”
"

consequenceofsound.net, by Laina Dawes on May 2009

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