All posts tagged as trance


The Adventures of Amir Conga

In his new DJ quest mps PILOT depicts a story. It’s the fable of Amir Conga, an Arab African with European roots, bitten by a spider.. A legendary hero he was, celebrated for his legendary voyage over unprecedented heights in the world of ancient trance music.. mps PILOT is conducting this journey into the present, carried by desert winds, through forests of pulsing beats, over waves of blaring clarinets, cricket samples and pulsed by savage chants.. Into eternal levitation.

The set is performed live, accompagnied by crickets, lion sounds and zagrouta’s.. Recorded in an inflatable church, at the Sfinks Mixed Festival, Belgium.
Photography & Design: Erna Kuik & Mayıs Rukel


Mps PILOT & The Adventures of Amir Conga by Mps Pilot on Mixcloud


Electric Rites in Guinee Conakry

This documentary tells the attachment of the Guineans to the electric guitar. In the villages of Upper Guinea, griots and sorcerers and witch doctors have swapped their traditional instruments against the distorted electric guitars. Showing electric rituals in the bush and great musical scenes in the capital, this film celebrates the diversity of the Guinean culture. I am truly amazed by the fact that here you see that the guitar is implemented in a conscious way getting the same result: Going out of your mind, in a state of trance.

The Documentay is featured on this page: TV5 Monde+afrique and is Directed by Julien Raout Florian Draussin (Guinea Conakry / France, 2012). Enjoy.