Modeselektor, Jahcoozi and Gebruder Teichmann team up with a raft of Kenyan artists for the upcoming LP.
The release stems from a project by the Goethe Institute and German duo Gebrüder Teichmann. Beginning in 2009, artists from Berlin were flown out to Nairobi, Kenya with the goal of starting a creative dialog with local musicians. Modeselektor, Jahcoozi and the brothers Teichmann represented Berlin, along with a host of Kenyan performers, in styles ranging from hip-hop to electropop. All of the artists lived together in a townhouse equipped with two recording studios, known as the Madhouse, which quickly became a hangout for scores of local artists not officially involved in the project.
After countless jam sessions and an initial concert in Nairobi, the artists recorded their tracks over a several-week period last spring, 18 of which are collected on BLNRB. Each song features a different combination of artists, with more than 20 acts appearing on the release overeall.
01. Abbas, Kimya, LJ, Teichmann - Goldbreaks Variation
02. Nazizi, Jahcoozi, Abbas - Madhouse
03. Teichmann, Abbas, Kimya, LJ - Dirty Laundry
04. Jahcoozi, Ukoo Flani - Msoto Millions
05. Necessary Noize, Teichmann - Very Necessary
06. Just a Band, Jahcoozi - Room For Me
07. Jahcoozi, Ukoo Flani, Radi - Ma Bhoom Bhoom Bhoom
08. Teichmann, Alai K - Everyday Without You
09. Teichmann, Ukoo Flani, Dogs - Living Room
10. Modeselektor, Nazizi, Abbas - Monkeyflip
11. Teichmann, Kimya, LJ, Abbas - Goldbreaks
12. Jahcoozi, Little King, Robo - Take It Higher
13. Jahcoozi, Michel Ongaro, Abbas - Kumbuka
14. Teichmann, Ukoo Flani - Richie Interlude
15. Massai Mbilli, Modeselektor, Just a Band - Kibera Benga
16. Just a Band, Jahcoozi, Teichmann, Michel Ongaro - Away
17. Jahcoozi, Ukoo Flani - Zamaney
18. Teichmann, Ukoo Flani - Whateverman Dub
Outhere Records will release BLNRB - Welcome to the Madhouse on July 8th, 2011.