Analog Players Society
CKY to JFK (2013)
CKY to JFK is a four track EP by Brooklyn-based Analog Players Society. It’s a set of effectively crafted collaborations between West African traditional music with electronics. In this occasion, producer and DJ Amon brought musicians from the country of Guinea to his The Hook Studio.
The first piece is “Coule’ba”, where engaging electronic basslines and percussion join the guitar lick and the formidable vocals of Missia Saran Diabate, a popular Guinean vocalist who is currently based in New York City.
“Korosi” introduces call-and-response vocals by Petite Conde and Missia Saran Diabate, along with a horn section, electronic beats and Highlife-style guitar.
Famoro Dioubate’s balaphone plays the leading role in track 3, “Moula.” The mesmerizing melodies are supported by vocals by Missia Saran Diabate and synthetic drums. Track four is another version of “Coule’ba”.
Analog Players Society’s previous recording was the well-received album titled Hurricane Season In Brooklyn.
CKY to JFK is a riveting mix of traditional griot music from Guinea and cutting edge dance floor electronics.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.