"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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not a foot put wrong on the whole album...beautiful melodic reggae,tight yet effortless musicianship and sweet harmonies..in a desperate year this has kept me smiling and dancing...thanks all involved.. wattyness