Philou Louzolo

Banoffee Pies Records

Philou’s coming of age is defined by the forces of musical and cultural diversity, living in worlds seemingly estranged from one another. As an adopted black kid, Philou grew up with the loving care of his adoptive Dutch grandparents. His grandfather taught him how to listen to jazz and classical music from a very young age, provoking a surge of curiosity about his own African heritage. He found Nigerian and Congolese tapes from his African birth parents that were in his families possession and started digging into the traditional sounds of Africa. Through music, Louzolo developed an early sensitivity towards cultural expressions in general. Not merely for the continent that carries his roots, but also for sci-fi and Japanese anime. He began experimenting with producing electronic music as a way to unite the various realms of his omnifarious inner word.

Composing his identity as a performing artist began years later, guided by the nightlife scenes of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. With an extensive pan-african sound, he began reaching the hearts of large crowds, ultimately pushing his popularity across national and international borders where he made appearances in the Panorama Bar, Nuits de Sonores, DGTL, Le Sucre, DJOON, North Sea Jazz, De School, Dekmantel Selectors. A highlight of his early success is the release of the EP Alkbulan Republic which was a tribute to Nigerian pioneers such as Fela Kuti and William Onyeabor. This EP was recorded in collaboration with musicians from Ghana and Nigeria and mixed and produced by Philou in the city where he currently resides, Rotterdam. This vinyl gem is repressed at least four times, and hit the Juno bestseller charts. His influence even grew into the embodiment of a larger message, containing an awareness about socio-political issues within the industry concerning representation, (musical) ownership and race.

Wokoundou Radio

Live from Red Light Radio Wokoundou juju in full effect!1. Oceanic - Yellow Cone (Solo)2. Kalbata - The Town3.Exquisite Corpse - Inner Rhythm4. Ninos Du Brasil - Legios De Cupins5. Harmonious T - Kabriman6. Ninos Du Brasil - No Meio Da Noite (PL Edit)7. Orion 70 - Book 038. Alma Negra - Kabare (Bambounou Remix)9. Damon Bell - Teph Tep10. Damon Bell - Hue Man Made11. Philou Louzolo (Upcoming Wokoundou)12. Aybee - Man Over Machine13. DJ Qu - Circuit14. Master H - Cogs15. Afrikan Voices - Ekon16. Floyd Lavine - African Acid17. Kususa - Icilongo18. Africans With Mainframes - The Face Of Africa19. Philou Louzolo (Upcoming Wokoundou)20. Drexciya - The Plankton Organization21. Philou Louzolo (Upcoming Wokoundou)22 .Philou Louzolo (Upcoming Wokoundou)

Geplaatst door Philou Louzolo op Dinsdag 23 april 2019
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