RUBBADUB, AFROPEAN ROOTS, ZOUK, DRUM & BASS, FUNKY GROOVES ...
Chriss Piper and Jean-Marc Brissat: The creative force behind the musical collaboration "Shakalaka", met in L.A , summer 2002.
Originally from Kingston Jamaica, Piper migrated with his family to the UK when he was 10 . By the age of sixteen Piper was already a popular figure Toasting at many sound systems on the London Club scene. Piper is The true " ORIGINAL TOASTER".
MUSIC AND PRODUCTION
The first Shakalaka release is a perfect blend of Chris Piper's and Jean-Marc Brissat's Musical influences, coming from all African roots and conscious lyrics. we wanted to give a new feel to what toasting usually might sound like and try to get all kind of different vibes from Zouk to African beats Mixed with RnB, house, reggae or Arabic Influence.
AFRO BEAT 70'S
The legendary percussionist and exquisite drummer from Nigeria Remi Kabaka's new release says it all.A fantastic compilation of the great and ageless African Standards; Remi Kabaka's playground! Internationally known master drummer, Remi Kabaka, is currently in Los Angeles performing his new album titled “The Past, Present and The Future.
ARABIC, POP, ELECTRO
Hawa Ya Hawa, since it's release April 2009 has been playing full rotation (Radio and Television) on all major network in the middle East (Egypt, Lebanon, Dubai, etc )
Adam Ferris: Lyrics and Vocal performances and producer of the music video. Jean marc brissat: Music Production and mix. Mark Tyson: Guitars.