DRC Music

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DRC Music
OriginKinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Genres
Occupation(s)Record producers, songwriters
Years active2011–2012
LabelsWarp, Oxfam
Associated actsGorillaz, Blur, The Good, the Bad & the Queen, Rocket Juice & the Moon, Deltron 3030, Django Django, The xx, Africa Express, Noel Gallagher
Websitewww.drcmusic.org/
MembersDamon Albarn
Dan the Automator
Richard Russell
Rodaidh McDonald
Jneiro Jarel
Actress
Marc Antoine
Alwest
Remi Kabaka Jr.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Kwes.

DRC Music is a Congolese record producing and songwriting team, composed of producers Damon Albarn, Dan the Automator, XL Recordings managers Richard Russell & Rodaidh McDonald, Jneiro Jarel, DJ Darren Cunningham aka Actress, Marc Antoine, Alwest, Remi Kabaka Jr., Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Kwes. The group are responsible for the Oxfam charity album Kinshasa One Two.[1]

Background[edit]

The group's debut album was recorded in Kinshasa, Congo, within five out of nine days spent there during July 2011.[1]

The album was intended to shine a light on contemporary Congolese musicians, featuring more than 50 local performers, notably Nelly Liyemge, Jupiter Bokondji & Okwess International, and Bokatola System.

The album was released digitally by Warp Records on 3 October 2011, followed by a CD edition in digipak and a deluxe vinyl edition plus three bonus tracks later on 7 November 2011,[2] with album artwork by Aitor Throup and Hardy Blechman.

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Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Actress interview: Clubbing in the Congo | Juno Plus". Junodownload.com. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Blur News – Damon launches DRC Music (updated) – Aug 1, 2011". Vblurpage.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013.

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