Mo Horizons and The Banana Soundsystem
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(CD/Digital) Agogo Records AR019, 2011-05-06

'If you want to throw a successful block party, you need to get the sound, the system and the beats just right!' Mo' Horizons have done exactly that with their new album. 'Mo' Horizons and the Banana Soundsystem' is about putting the groove in place, as entertaining and profound as possible: 'We were touring to such an extent that we were nearly going bananas,' Mo' Horizons creative mastermind Ralf Droesemeyer recollects the last few years. 'It was as much fun as it was a colourful trip exploring the music of the world.' Mo' Horizons, of course, are no newcomers to the soundsystem culture. With four successful albums recorded plus two compilations containing their own as well as their remix work, this band is a firmly established entity. Take Come Touch The Sun from 1999 and Remember Tomorrow from 2001: Here was a band defining the sound of the Lounge era, focussing on sustainability with an open road ahead of them. Musical paths were explored further on Mo' Horizons and the New Bohemian Freedom in 2003 and Sunshine Today in 2007, both distinct voyages into the orbit of organic beats crossing Latin, electro, funk and soul. Playing their music live to the people has always been a key factor in Mo' Horizons, with the soundsystem idea of the DJ playing with various musicians and vocalists being an integral part of the concept.

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