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william_kent

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nice cosmic synth at the start of this one before minimal motifs over the non-stop handclap rhythm I like


a banging tune from previous clip also works with an older crowd - one finger synth over heavy rhythm heaven


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william_kent

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Love the tunes aswell. Have we found a copy not recorded on someones phone at a wedding?

I think this one was filmed on a phone at a stick themed party


huge Tindalti anthem - special guest vocalist, audience participation, party is a road-block - also features in the next clip which is
a sort of Tindalti greatest hits compilation - first tune is a wild version of the one I originally asked about and still don't know the name of...

 
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william_kent

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more phone footage from a wedding - Tindalti crew in force - anthems all the way

poor choice of "flute" preset at the minute mark, but switching to "moog" saves the day - starts to take flight at about 3 minutes in, in orbit by four, by six and half minutes the boys are writhing on the floor only to jump up when the next anthem drops
 

IdleRich

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so frustrating - I could listen to hours of this
Did you ever see that film Shutke Book of Records WK? I'm sure you must have done. Either way, I can imagine something similar here, surely following a wedding band or two to some parties would yield some great footage and I'd say there is a chance that they have some decent stories too.
 

william_kent

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Did you ever see that film Shutke Book of Records WK? I'm sure you must have done. Either way, I can imagine something similar here, surely following a wedding band or two to some parties would yield some great footage and I'd say there is a chance that they have some decent stories too.

I'd forgotten about that film, had to look it up, then realised I have seen it. Must have made an impression.

These Sudanese guys are playing to tough crowds - I've seen whips, sticks, knives, swords, assault rifles, and a rocket launcher waved in the air in some of this footage - @sufi posted a clip in the Sudan October thread where there are guys firing in time to the beat ( dead on time, I thought it was clever use of an effects box at first ). It might be easier following an international DJ around - I'm thinking that the sun rising over a lake while the DJ and what remains of their crew pick bits of cactus out of their flesh would be a great closing shot...

This guy, Ahmed Qamar, sings in some of the videos I've seen of the "Tandalti" sound system. At about 4 minutes in the producer decides that they've had enough of the guy singing and just goes full 12" extended mix with disco breaks, cosmic synth, and crushing beats ( at 5:45 they unleash a total banger ) - just listen to this from about 4:00! It has all the elements I'm looking for - insistent handclaps, minor key drones, synth pulse...



here's Ahmed guesting on the sound... Brothers making it rain! Wave your swords in the air!




and here's Ahmed & full sound going all out party breaks - big tune!




At the start of this recording Ahmed gives a shout out to the Sound System, but I can't quite catch the name

 
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thirdform

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Love the tunes aswell. Have we found a copy not recorded on someones phone at a wedding?

They won't nearly sound as good when they are produced in studios. Over there producers aren't used to the idea that grith is a good thing, they are perfectionists to a t. Islam Chipsy for instance didn't understand why on earth westerners would go for a crusty lo fi recording over a proper production.
 

william_kent

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this is the same problem I have with Sound System tapes - find the tunes on vinyl and they don't sound the same because what has attracted me is the distortion introduced by the amplification and the speakers

I also get this when I've bought the vinyl of something I used to have on cassette - they just don't sound right and that's because the vinyl is playing at the right speed, the music isn't obscured by hiss, etc., and what I really want is the hiss and the wow and flutter...
 

thirdform

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It's a different world really. In the west we've been used to high fidelity recording for decades. In the rest of the world its comparitively new and only really has become the done thing since the mid 00s, even most average vinyl heads would play 45s on crappy stereos, the idea of a culture of audiophile vinyl fetishists would have seemed completely bizarre to the average turkish or egyptian consumer in the 70s-80s - that is if they could afford vinyl and not tape from the radio or buy comparitively cheaper cassettes which were much easier to duplicate.
 
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