Kinshasa One Two

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Kinshasa One Two
Studio album by DRC Music
Released 30 September 2011
Recorded July 2011 Kinshasa, Congo
Genre Congolese music, electronic
Length 51:14
Label Warp, Oxfam
Producer Various
DRC Music chronology
The Fall
(2011)
Kinshasa One Two
(2011)
The Singles Collection 2001–2011
(2011)

Kinshasa One Two is an album recorded by Damon Albarn alongside ten producers of the newly established DRC Music (Democratic Republic of the Congo Music) group, to benefit Oxfam's work in Congo.

Background[edit]

Recorded in Kinshasa, Congo, within five out of nine days spent there[1] during July 2011, 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. DRC Music is composed of producers 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.

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.

Song information[edit]

Damon Albarn himself sings on "Hallo", also the only single from the album, released promotionally on compact disc. The song "Love" is completely a cappella with no music and serves both as an interlude and prelude to "Lingala". There is a hidden track only on the CD. Also, a code to access three further bonus tracks, including a heavy version of track 6, "Lourds", is given in the CD/vinyl booklets.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Hallo" (featuring. Tout Puissant Mukalo & Nelly Liyemge) Richard Russell 3:38
2. "K-Town" (featuring. N’Gotshima & Bebson) Dan the Automator 3:51
3. "African Space Anthem" (featuring. Ewing Sima) Jneiro Jarel 3:06
4. "Love" (featuring. Love) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 1:02
5. "Lingala" (featuring. Bokatola System & Evala Litongo) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 4:56
6. "Lourds" (featuring. Yende Bongongo) Yende Bongongo, Bokatola System 2:18
7. "Respect of the Rules" (featuring. Loi X Liberal) Richard Russell 3:05
8. "We Come from the Forest" (featuring. Bokatola System) Bokatola System 4:29
9. "Customs" (featuring. Bokatola System) Kwes 2:32
10. "Virginia" (featuring. Magakala Virginia Yollande & Yowa Hollande) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 2:59
11. "Ah Congo" (featuring. Jupiter Bokondji & Bokatola System) Rodaidh McDonald 3:59
12. "Three Piece Sweet Part 1 & 2" (featuring. Bebson) Actress, Kwes, Remi Kabaka Jr. 3:44
13. "If You Wish to Stay Awake" (featuring. Washiba) Kwes, Richard Russell 3:12
14. "Departure" (featuring. Bokatola System) Kwes 7:08
  • A card in the booklet for the CD version, and also along with the double vinyl, features a unique code to access album download plus three bonus tracks: "Americaaan", "Congosmo" and "Lourds (Heavy)".

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia[3] 30 September 2011 Digital download Warp Records
Germany[4]
Ireland[5]
New Zealand[6]
United Kingdom[7] 2 October 2011
France[8] 3 October 2011
Italy[9]
Portugal[10]
Spain[11]
Canada[12] 4 October 2011
Mexico[13]
United States[14]

Physical release: 7 November 2011

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Blur News – Damon launches DRC Music (updated) – Aug 1, 2011". Vblurpage.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
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  8. ^ "iTunes – Musique – Kinshasa One Two par DRC Music". Itunes.apple.com. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
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  10. ^ "iTunes – Music – Kinshasa One Two by DRC Music". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "iTunes – Música – Kinshasa One Two de DRC Music". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "iTunes – Music – Kinshasa One Two by DRC Music". Itunes.apple.com. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "iTunes – Música – Kinshasa One Two de DRC Music". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "iTunes – Music – Kinshasa One Two by DRC Music". Itunes.apple.com. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 

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