3D ON JUPITER: Kinshasa meets Bristol

I have already mentioned it here (http://melissa-on-the-road.blogspot.fr/2014/11/new-ear-old-times-remembering-robert.html) but I want to share again about this work between Massive Attack's icon 3D aka Robert Del Naja and Congolese musician Jupiter:

Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja's second release on his Battle Box label is a heavy, electronic collaboration with Congolese musician Jupiter Robert Del Naja & Jupiter Bokonjdi, the pair having met on an Afrika Express adventure in 2012.

Released on October 17, 2013, by The Vinyl Factory as a limited hand-numbered pressing of 300 with exclusive sleeve artwork by Paul Insect.


The Duo produced the tack named '3D On Jupiter' - or 'Battle Box 002'.

To listen: https://soundcloud.com/thevinylfactory/battle-box-001-main-mix-feat





October 2013

A. 3D on Jupiter – Main Mix
B. 3D on Jupiter – Alternative Mix

Massive Attack figurehead Robert ’3D’ Del Naja has turned his attention to The Congo on a new 12″, strictly limited to 300 copies.
This time last year, Del Naja inaugurated his Battle Box project – a new outlet intended to “fuse music, art and discourse across one-off live events, exhibitions and exclusive vinyl releases.” Its first drop was the Battle Box 001 12″, released in association with The Vinyl Factory, which featured a new 3D/Guy Garvey collaboration plus a Guy Andrews remix on the flip.
Today sees the release of Battle Box 002, titled 3D On Jupiter. The new disc sees Del Naja on an Afrocentric tip, remixing Congolese musician and Okwess International lynchpin Jupiter Bokonjdi. As Del Naja outlines below, the record takes inspiration from his stint with Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project:
 ”In 2007 I went to the Congo with Africa Express. I was lucky to hang out and listen to some pretty amazing musicians, Jupiter among them.
“This track is built with an unknown modular synth from Munich, a Moog and a Vermona drum machine, with help from Euan Dickinson and Tim Goldsworthy. And mixes by Bruno Ellingham. I wanted to mirror the energy and message in the song without complicating it. The b-side is a more relaxed and melodic using a Prophet 5 and a jupiter 8.
It is the second release on the Battle Box label, which is made and distributed through The Vinyl Factory. Paul Insect has designed the covers and label art. Everything is screenprinted and limited in number.”
FACT have the first play of the video for the hammering A-side, which you can watch below. 3D On Jupiter touches down via The Vinyl Factory today; head here to buy.



To listen to my report on Africa Express' concert in Paris in 2009 (in French):


To know more about my report on DRC Music, Damon Albarn's album recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2011:


More on Jupiter (in French):

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