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EPISODE #2
SUN MORNING, 08 MAY 2011

Oxmo Puccino

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Illustrator: Anais Caura

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This morning, Oxmo offers us a round-trip ticket to Brazil, where we’ll get to attend a concert of the magnificent Seu Jorge. Incredible! It’s the sound of an elevator awaiting to propel us to the top of a New York sky scrapper, listening to jazz with Billy Joel. After this beautiful concert, light headed, wandering in the streets, the sound emerging from the ghetto blaster of a dark street catches our attention: Welcome to Harlem with G-Dep.

Clair obscur

Thou it’s a bit hard to follow up on Oxmo’s incredible music selection, we won’t give up so fast.

Back to Harlem, where gangsters turn into angels and J Rocc brings us his smoke volutes, gathered in the middle of the street, illuminated by a halo, creating a cloud. We’re now floating on Lover Lover’s melody. Suddenly, the cloud disappears and seems we’ve landed in the middle of a movie set, and this time, David Lynch is hiding behind a sample. A guitar is drawing our attention, three harmonies later, the vibrations explode part of the decor, ending this journey in the middle of a farm, lost in Atlanta with Black Lips.

Oxmo Puccino’s selection:

Seu Jorge - Zé do Caroço

Oxmo Puccino: Les chansons qui m’ont frappé le plus longuement ne sont pas celles pour lesquelles j’ai eu le coup de foudre, la fusion s’opère en plusieurs étapes, on me la fait entendre, n’étant pas disponible elle me passe entre les oreilles, puis un jour on me la renvoie, sans m’en rendre compte je la mets en répétition, puis un jour une de ces écoutes illustre un moment fort, puis on se retrouve avec un nouveau morceau pour la B.O de sa vie. Cette interprétation de Seu jorge transporte ce standard brésilien dans une autre strate.

Billy Joel - New York State of Mind

Oxmo Puccino: J’aime beaucoup ce morceau sur l’appartenance à quelque chose qui tire sur vos racines, j’y trouve quelque chose de spirituel, quelque soit l’éloignement que vous pouvez vivre. Elle me rappelle aussi mes premiers voyages à NYC, surtout la 42ième rue avant “l’assainissement” de la fin des années 90.

G-Dep - Everyday

Oxmo Puccino: G-dep restera un de ces artistes qui selon moi, a frôlé un grand destin, tant son talent se démarquait des rappeurs de son époque, j’étais fan de lui bien avant son premier album qui ne m’avait pas déçu. Ce morceau dresse un portrait tristement précis des ces ombres qui hantent les ghettos de Harlem, il a lui même terminé par en refaire partie.

That’s all folks! Thanks for your support and shout out to Oxmo Puccino for his selection!

ImaCrea.

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Curator: ImaCrea
Writer: ImaCrea
Illustrator: Anais Caura

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