Various Artists / Congotronics 2
Album:Congotronics 2 Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Feb 2006
Label:Crammed Discs 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-02-19 Pull Date:2006-04-23 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Apr 23Apr 16Apr 9Apr 2Mar 19Mar 12Mar 5Feb 26

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 13, 2014:Aporeia
Le Laboureur
4.Dec 20, 2012:Cacao!
Le Laboureur
2.Dec 26, 2013:World Tour
Soif Conjugale
5.Mar 05, 2012:Afro Beats
3.Jan 24, 2013:The Sunset Life
Wa Muluendu
6.Jan 23, 2012:Afro Beats
Wa Muluendu

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-02-17 
Crammed, 2006

CONGO – You didn’t think Konono No. 1 was all there was, did you? Here’s nine more examples of the fuzzed out, funky music of Kinshasa, Congo. Like Konono (who turn up on tack 9), the groups all have electrified instruments plugged into cruddy do-it-yourself amps, creating wonderfully distorted sounds. This time there’s a variety of musical styles to explore, but all still have that trance thing going on. Watch for part 3 later this year…

All tracks are awesome! Fo’s faves: 1, 2, 6, 9

1. 4:00 – local all-star band; big fuzzy bassline, xylophone, great call/response vox
2. 7:17 – amazing traditional grooves, like a symphony of frogs with chanting on top
3. 6:47 – rockin’ “power chord” pop, carnival percussion and megaphone vocals
4. 9:35 – more traditional, little distortion: yelled vocals and nice breezy patterns
5. 7:17 – electric likembe, group vox, percussion, light & airy over a muddy bassline
6. 4:59 – yowza! dense, slamming groove: megaphone vox, breakdown in middle
7. 6:14 – loping dance rhythm: accordion blends with traditional drumming & vox
8. 8:35 – steady rhythm: group vox, buzz drums, warbly guitar, then insistent trance
9. 8:19 – live in Brussels: great beat, gets trancey after 2 mins, and just takes off!

[Fo] 12/9/05

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Masanka Sankayi & Kasai Allstars Feat. MutumilayiWa Muluendu
2.Kasai Allstars Feat. TandjoloKoyile / Nyeka Nyeka
3.Sobanza MimanisaKiwembo
4.Kasai Allstars Feat. MuambuyiKabuangoyi
5.Kisanzi CongoSoif Conjugale
6.Masanka Sankayi Feat. Kabongo TshisensaLe Laboureur
7.Bolia We NdengeBosamba Ndeke
8.Basokin Feat. Mi AmorMulume
9.Konono No. 1T.P. Couleur Cafe