Hot Congotronics (Hot Chip x Kasai Allstars)

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Ready for the floor? Members of quirky dance-starters Hot Chip mingle with the Kasai Allstars, a supergroup blending Congolese traditions.

Kasai Allstars is a collective which regroups members from five other bands, all originating from Kasai (a Congolese province the size of France), but coming from very diverse cultural traditions, such as the Luba, the Lulua and the Songye.

Their respective sounds and languages were thought to be incompatible until these musicians decided to put their resources together and form this supergroup.

Kasai Allstars played a central role in the spectacular Congotronics International ensemble, in which they played alongside Deerhoof, Konono No.1 and Juana Molina, and recorded an album coming out this spring.

Hot Chip's position as the thinking person’s party band is now firmly and magnificently set in stone, as is the group's ability to mix the highest strobe-lit euphoria with the most reflective kind of headphone melancholy.

In a career that has already produced seven albums, an infinite number of mixes and borderline devotional live performances, Hot Chip have claimed the salvation of the sweet spot of the dancefloor as their own.

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