Aleqs Notal, Wura Samba at the New Afrika Shrine for World Music Day today
Institut Français of Nigeria, Alliance Française of Lagos and The Label VOLUME To Launch Felatronic
As part of activities to celebrate this year’s World Music Day today, Paris based French DJ and producer, Aleqs Notal, accompanied by, the Nigerian famous drummer, Wura Samba, will offer original and unique creation mixing traditional Nigerian elements and electronic music to the delight of guests at the New Afrika Shrine.
Created in France by the Ministry of culture Jack Lang in 1981, Institut Français of Nigeria, Alliance Française of Lagos and the Label VOLUME have invited some French and Nigerian artistes to perform at a unique concert that begins by 8pm.
The event, which is free and in partnership with the New Afrika Shrine, RedBull, Wazobia and Konbini will feature the project Felatronic by Aleqs Notal, Po Boy, Skata Vibration and Felatronic by Aleqs Notal.
Born in the 1980’s in the Paris suburbs, the underground music enthusiast, originally coming from the Hip-Hop and scratch scene, is well accustomed to the big stages and could already be found behind the decks in the mid-2000’s.
The variety of formats that he flawlessly conveys music through is dominated by a predilection for vinyl records, which he has been collecting since a very young age. Alexis belongs to a generation of artists building on over a decade of experience in their field.
Combining influences from Detroit and Chicago, the sound that defines Notal reflects his early and endless fascination for the sharpest percussions. The always widening range inspirations he puts forward bears witness to the fruitful musical exploration he has been passionately leading over the years. From the most soulful house anthems to the darkest techno rhythms, via the fundamental genres of disco, funk, jazz and soul, the possibilities are endless.
Notal is no stranger to live performances, as he was the DJ of the famous French Hip-Hop band ‘Saïan Supa Crew’ from 2005 to 2009. He was awarded the World Champion DJ in 2010 by Red Bull and has become a master in the art of making people dance by bringing his own vibe when behind the decks.
The album Fela is the Future, released in December 2017, the Label Volume and Aleqs Notal produced the album ‘Felatronic’, which will be released today during the concert.