Atsie Sun Orchestra “Yabis Night”

•July 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

New Single. Press play.


And here is something interesting to read about the word “Yabis“, by Michael Olatunji (Ph.D.
Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria):


Yabis is the noun of the Pidgin English word “Yab” (which literarily means to make fun of a person or a thing).

The word (…) became very popular among residents in Lagos State of Nigeria in the 1970s, when Fela started his musical shows at his “African Shrine” which was located around Moshalashi Bus Stop in Lagos Mainland. Fela had a total of three shows every weekend, with a show per day, starting from Friday to Sunday. On Friday, it was “Yabis Night”.

(…) Many people believed that the Friday’s “Yabis Night” had the largest crowd. During this particular show, Fela would take time to “yab” himself (most often starting from his alleged “big head”), members of his band, the audience, as well as the government officials at all levels (Federal, state and local government); revealing their various corrupt practices and their money wasting programmes.

Read more here: “Yabis: A Phenomenon in the Contemporary Nigerian Music”


“Perseverance” (Episode 11)

•April 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Episode 11.

Dedicated to all Freedom Fighters in Africa and around the world. Nous vaincrons.

Produced by Engone Endong for EngongHitek Reekordz

“Mbil Biang” (Episode 10)

•April 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Hello dear friends,
Since I was very busy these past few months, here is for you!

あなたがいなくて寂しかった ! Anata ga inakute samishikatta!

Episode 10

Produced by Engone Endong for Engonghitek Reekordz

“Colored Dust (lite)” by The Atsie Sun Orchestra

•December 22, 2011 • 4 Comments

EngongHitek Reekordz is proud to announce the release of the Atsie Sun Orchestra’s “Colored Dust (lite), produced by Engone Endong.

This instrumental album was performed live on November 10th, for the premiere of “The United States of Africa/Les Etats-Unis d’Afrique” documentary (by Yanick Letourneau. Holla and thanx a lot, brother!)

Colored Dust” is a journey into the Post-Independance Africa, a spiritual travel and a musical story of the fights led by african legends such as Thomas Sankara, Fela Kuti, Um Nyobe, etc… for the freedom of all Africans and the end of cultural, political et economic oppression.

The full version of the album is set to be released in the first quarter of 2012, with more than 20 new exclusive instrumentals.

For now, the lite version on the album is available as  free download for a limited time.

Enjoy and share to the world.

Brainfeeder L.A.

•August 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment


“The Brainfeeder show at The Music Box on June 23rd was an audio, visual and vibrational experience. The room had so much resonating energy that it became tangible, you could see and feel it. Scanning through the sea of people was just as amazing to watch as the actual performance. The majority represents a youthful spirit that has completely embraced the evolving Brainfeeder sub-culture. It’s interesting to see how their response to the music has them fully immersed, barely keeping it in their own skin.

Teebs started the night off with some light, translucent vibe, a feeling similar to the one expressed in his
paintings. Samiyam kept it raw and classic, dropping some new tracks from his recent LP, Sam Baker’s Album. Gaslamp Killer is just plain mad. You see the music overtake him and his performance is always interactive. Thundercat’s fingers seamlessly fly through his five-string bass, melding harmonic chords and free flowing bass lines. You can hear his jazz and rock influence, creating a fusion sound that is truly unique. His duet with Austin Peralta on the keys was a quality display of musicianship and a nice breath of fresh air. We look forward to his highly anticipated LP, The Golden Age of Apocalypse to be released at the end of August. Flying Lotus completes the circle. He takes you on a musical journey weaving through light and dark, taking its own direction and still somehow making its way back to a peaceful space in the soul. To name a few, Galaxy in Janaki, Melt, Zodiac Shit, and Do The Astral Plane, were some connecting moments.


“Fragments/Sun” (Episode 8)

•June 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Episode 8

Produced by Engone Endong for EngongHitek Reekordz

Ethereally Infinite (via Visual Sufi Poetry) by Aida Toure

•June 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment

“you are infinite…”

Ethereally Infinite ~ Ethereally Infinite ~ Permeating the Unseen with all the Beauty only you wear, your source is divine, soul filtering Light, you are infinite, ethereally, stilled, your breath fluttering on my lip, and lo! I am free of the lonely that caged my life in this dense moment; now on the edge of you… this world drained me. © 2011 A … Read More

via Visual Sufi Poetry