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Sébastien Tellier & Fela Kuti

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Sébastien Tellier has been likened to the famous Todd Rundgren, with his versatility and abilty to grasp and fuse pop music with extreme virtuosity. He reminds me of Vincent Gallo meets Jon Brion and of course Serge Gainsbourg. Here is the fantastic track that apparently Radiohead ripped off on “Reckoner”. The famous Tony Allen, Fela Kuti’s drummer plays drums on this track as well as on Sébastien Tellier’s album, Politics, he beat Damon Albarn, take that The Good, the Bad and the Queen. Take note of the gorgeous and lush strings that work so well with the drums and bass.

Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle

Sébastien Tellier – Sexual Sportswear

Daft Punk used this song in Electroma. It reminds me of King Crimson/Vincent Gallo with the heavy use of mellotron.
Sébastien Tellier – Universe

The official video for Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Mr. Dan’s Mix) by director Ace Norton, who also directed the new Simian Mobile Disco video for Huslter.

And finally the one and only, “African James Brown”, Mr. Fela Kuti featuring Cream’s Ginger Baker:
Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker – Ye Ye De Smell

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