Montparnasse is the story of two young producers met in Montparnasse train station in Paris. Chobolo from South Africa met Nadjib from France playing piano usually found in the big main train stations in France .
Montparnasse Musique is the story of two young producers who met each other in Montparnasse train station in Paris. Chobolo from South Africa (DJ Aero Manyelo) came across Nadjib (DJ Boulaone) from France who was playing piano, an instrument usually found in the main train stations in France.
Several months later, when they won the lottery, they decided to invest all the money into a journey into sound. That’s how Montparnasse Musique was born.
Their sound can be categorized as an explosive mixture of Afro sounds and electronics, full of powerful, foot-stomping rhythms and grooves. They made their debut performance in May 2018 during the Biennale in Dakar, with great success.
In their newest project Montparnasse Musique works together with members from Basokin/Kasai All Stars and Konono No. 1, both well known Congolese bands that have wowed and influenced a lot of musicians and audiences in the pop/rock/world/dance-scenes all over the world with their raw, psychedelic, hypnotizing tradimodern sounds labelled ‘congotronics’.
So you know now what to expect : trance-inducing rhythms, increased by hypnotizing riffs on guitar and likembe and uplifting vocals and dance. Get ready to fly…