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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

032° .RAW, a portrait of NICOLAS SKLIRIS.

Nico is part of what we may call the new generation of digger.
His favorite hunting ground: Africa.
Nico is an endearing character and fits a rare generosity. You probably already know him as a seller if you try to find African records on the web ...
Here is his portrait, made up of the personnal test, 11 tracks and illustrated with 11 photos that he brought back for us from his last trip to Mali...

Nico is part of what we may call the new generation of digger.
His favorite hunting ground: Africa.
Nico is an endearing character and fits a rare generosity. You probably already know him as a seller if you try to find African records on the web ...
Here is his portrait, made up of the personnal test, 11 tracks and illustrated with 11 photos that he brought back for us from his last trip to Mali...

Name: Skliris
Firstname: Nicolas
Nickname: AR**390
Date of Birth: 20/04/82
Place of birth: Aubervilliers
Astrologic Sign: Aries
Nationality: FR
Religious View: no choice... baptized at 2 years old
Political view: directed on left... or on right, it depends...
Family Statute: It's complicated...
Kids: Louis Victor, my treasure...
City you live in: Clichy sous Bois
Activity: "DIGGER"
Digging since: 100% since ... 2007
Website: thanks and f**k ebay

Music types you're the most interested with:
I dedicate my search exclusively to African music for the moment. I work on emotions...

Little name dropping of musicians you’re listening the most often?
My brother playing piano when he was younger... lol...

Person(s) that bring you into music:
Certainly my mon with her small collection of rock: Janis Joplin, the Doors, Led Zep...

The first records / artists that strike you as far as you remember, while kids:
David Bowie "Let's dance"... lol...

Records that changed your musical approach:
Amadou Ballake "Taximen"
A guy sold me this in a meeting. It's an hybrid between Anglosaxon AfroBeat of Fela and values much more traditional / Folk...

Three musical UFO's (records):
.Pascal Atangana "Cameroun partout" vol... ( bikutsi express.)
.Sorry Bamba... "kanaga 78" dis !!!???
.Melody Nelson... FOREVER...
."Idavi" (jungle). Poly Rythmo.

According to you some of the best
. musicians: it's difficult... MY BROTHER !!!
. Band: the Rail Band
. Lyricist: "Ce n'est que ma secrétaire... il n'y a rien entre elle et moi..." Pamelo Mounk'a
. Singer: Amara Touré

Favorite format: 7" ! !! !!!!
Favorite place to dig: the street
Favorite record shop: Superfly Records !!

According to you, the best place in the world to dig:
Africa, for the moment.

Best records collected:
.PolyRythmo "Idavi" Albarika
.Sunny Black Band "Holonon Die" (polyrythmo)
.Mm Dupuis: "Folklore Quadrille" Celini
.Adjaho G. "Coffi" Sap001 !!

Your best lucky find:
RAIL BAND Série 1...Near Mint... AR**390... lol

Best track ever:
.to wake up: Soukous*
.to fall asleep: Ali Farka Touré
.for your funerals: you'll choose for me...

Track of the month:
Claudy et les Wellamis (Congo)

Choose and Encode Tracks from your collection:


01° AMADOU BALAKE - Balake Ya Mariama - Sacodis
02° AMEDEE PIERRE - Souyassa
03° AMARA TOURÉ et son orchestre du black and white - Temedy - Sonafric
04° TRIO BANTOU - Safari - Sonafric
05° FRANCO et l'orchestre TP Ok Jazz - Kinsiona (Luambo Makiadi) - Editions populaires
06° ORCHESTRE AFRICAN FIESTA - Merengue president Roger - African
07° MELO-TOGO DANCE BAND - Lome - Philips West African Records
08° SUNNY BLACKS BAND - Holonon Die - Philips West African Records
09° M'PONGO LOVE - Monama Elima 1 et 2 - African Editions Toulmonde
10° Orchestre TP OK JAZZ - Siluvangi wapi Accordeon - Les Editions populaires
11° ADJAHO G. COFFI - L'adieu de Gbêhanzin - Editions Sapec Cotonou


In few words, what does "independant / underground culture" make you think of:
subversif*

Your favorite writer: Verbol Keent
Your favorite type of literature: Newlook
Most loved book: Frantz Fanon "Les damnés de la terre"

Favorite movies:
."La prisonnière" H.george clouzot
."Gloria" John Cassavettes
."wesch wesch" Rabat .. . ???"

Favorite philosophical subject: Love
Favorite painter or graphic artist: Basquiat
Favorite museum: Musée d' Orsay
What was the job you wanted to do while kids: Fireman
One thing that changed your life: My child

FAVORITE
.dance: dombolo
.meal: n' dole crevette
.drink: rhum 3 rivière
.character: my father
.drug: music
.disguise suit: zoro
.way of transport: zem (moto taxi Beninese)
.animal: cat

What about sport: Sport taught me the value of effort.

Best visited town: Kinshasa
Next country you would like to visit: Kinshasa

Best place to play records: at home...
Best place to make party: at home...

The thing you hate the most: jealousy
One sentence that could be a "device":
Work and shut up.

Three words to describe digging:
Search for futur.

Three wishes: War / Peace / Love / Unity

Last kind word: I love you ? // me too ?

Draw
Thanks
les mains noires project...
- traducteur. "voilà"
- les mains noires for their direction to other.
- my mum, my dad, my little family (jess et LV)

ALL PICS CAMES FROM NICO'S LAST TRIP TO BAMAKO (mali)
AND HAS BEEN TAKEN BY HIM OR PEOPLE HE WAS WITH THERE.

I PERSONNALY WANT TO THANKS NICO FOR ALL THOSE PICS AND FOR HIS GENEROSITY.

1 comment:

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