"Bitteschön, Philophon!" presents a "best of" selection taken from the so far fifteen 7" releases by the Berlin-based label Philophon. Greats as Jimi Tenor, Alemayehu Eshete and Hailu Mergia as well as new discoveries such as Guy One, Alogte Oho and Y-Bayani echo on "Bitteschön" the wide spectrum of the Philophon catalogue.
Philophon puts its emphasis on authentic local styles - from heavy grooving Ethio-Jazz coming out of Addis Abeba to cheerful Frafra-Gospel, as it is celebrated in Bolgatanga/Northern Ghana. Most recordings took place where the music is located - and that's the recipe for Philophon's productions: go to the source and dive into the real.
Love this label! - Steve Owen (iTunes) - United Kingdom
Killer, love this label. - Jon More (Coldcut, Soho Radio, Ninjatunes, Solidsteel) - United Kingdom
One of my favorite labels now! - Rebecca Vasmant (BBC) - United Kingdom
Has to be one of my favorite labels… nothing but fine quality music. Just always refreshingly contemporary and un-nostalgic too! — Fergus Murphy (lightsdownlow) - Denmark
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A rich, dynamic blend of genres that would've been impressively realized standing alone, but morphed into something altogether greater than the sum of its parts when put together. Tough to put into words just how wet this album makes me on every level.
Hands down one of the best band discoveries I've made lately. The Cybernetic Protochrist