Parisian Afropop Ensemble 10LEC6 Make Psychedelic Dance Tunes

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Paris-based ensemble 10LEC6 make tight cosmopolitan grooves that tap into Europe’s psychedelic subculture of electronic music (their label Ed Banger Records is also home to acts like Justice, Breakbot and Mr. Oizo). 10LEC6 (pronounced “dix-lec-six”) maintain a certain insanity and mania to their tunes that echoes the Parliament-Funkadelic ethos “free your mind and your ass will follow”.

Led by Cameroonian singer Nicole, who often sings in her native Bulu language, 10LEC6 create wild, animated soundscapes that work to cross cultures and synthesize disparate styles. “Bone Bame” is an especially rollicking jam, somewhere between Fela Kuti and LCD Soundsystem. The music video is a shroomy interpretation of the upbeat song directed and animated by Antwan Horfee. Watch the video above and bump some sick remixes of “Bone Bame” below.

Watch a documentary about 10LEC6 (subtitles in English are included for non-French speakers).

Angel E. Fraden

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