I ran across this really inspiring interview with Celia and Helene aka Les Nubians which begins with them literally singing about the planet of Brooklyn. Originally from France, they speak about their love of NY and what it means to be an immigrant. They actually discuss everything but when they’re going to release new music!
So, I decided to dig in the crates for one of my favorite Les Nubians joints that features someone from their beloved Brooklyn on the boards. This DJ Spinna remix of their explosive, introductory single Makeda transports it from the jazz lounges of France to a galaxy far, far away. Cosmic yet soulful with bounce to spare, this one is always good for a headnod session. Shouts out to I Don’t Camouflage for the footage
Check them out at Apollo Theater tomorrow, Dec. 5th for Je Suis Soul: A Salute to French and African Soul & Jazz
Les Nubians – Makeda (DJ Spinna & Ticklah Mix)