Here’s a cult band that, with its explosive, urban mix of music genres, rhythms, languages and cultures evolved to a high quality brand, appreciated by both the international press and audiences all over. Add to that the typically Belgian pinch of self-derision and understatement and the result is a band with the energy of rock (without guitars!), the improvised twist of jazz, the open-minded approach of world music and the eagerness of a street band.
Jaune Toujours’ sound is so natural that it’s deceptive and at first might give the casual listener the impression of simplicity, when it’s really their musicianship and the particular humanist angle from which they approach cross cultural composing, that makes their music sound as if it’s been around forever. Respect for content rather than form, for long term development and for collaboration rather than preservation, has enabled them to create a musical universe that is rich, diverse, honest, modern and unique.
Well-rooted in their home town Brussels the band's unique identity is yet enforced by their poetic and socially committed lyrics, celebrating the cultural melting pot of our modern day world. The optimistic undertone convincingly states that another world is possible, raising a fist rather than the middle finger. And it is the kind of music you can dance to 'till you drop at a gig, but also enjoy as you listen more closely at home. To their latest album Kolektiv (2009), for instance, or to the brand new remix album Re:Plugged (release 2011), on which they have several tracks remixed by a fine selection of DJ’s and producers.
NEW ALBUM RE:PLUGGED
Jaune Toujours and Mec Yek as you've never heard them before! RE:PLUGGED features remixes by Gaetano Fabri (B), Tagada (F), Buscemi (B), No Luck Club (CAN), Scratchy (UK), Shazalakazoo (RS), Superstereo (HU) and Turntable Dubbers (B). To top that: surprising versions of Jaune Toujours' culthit ICI BXL by the winners of the Vi.be remix contest. File under World Beats & Balkan Mash-up.
1/11/10 release Benelux - distr. Play it again Sam
8/11/10 release digital Worldwide - distr. Pias Digital
21/1/11release Germany, Austria and Switzerland - distr. Broken Silence
24/1/11 release UK - distr. Discovery Records
CONCERTS JAUNE TOUJOURS IN NOVEMBER
10/11/10 (B) BRUSSELS, Cirque Royal, free concert for International Solidarity
+ Dobet Gnahore, Pitcho, and others
25/11/10 (B) GHENT, De Centrale + DJ Gaetano Fabri
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article submitted by:Piet Maris, Choux de Bruxelles