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IREKE Ft. Pat Kalla - Femme Qui Danse [Official Video]
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IREKE en live chez Radio Nova | Chambre Noire
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Line-up: 3 musicians + 1 technician, based in La Roche-sur-Yon, available all year round


Julien Gervaix: alto saxophone, bass, machine & keyboards, beatmaking

Damien Tesson: guitars, keyboards, dub&FX, beatmaking

Amatah Keo: lead vocals, percussion


Album "Tropikadelic"

IIreke? Yoruba for sugar cane. Like Ireke, the duo love tropical climates and intoxicating rhythms, quick to set bodies free on a dance floor. Afrobeat urgency, funk suppleness, dub alchemy, highlife jubilation: with Tropikadelic, Ireke summons up the heritage of the masters and the audacity of the machines to give life to new sonic territories. At the crossroads. For the love of groove.


"Ireke returns with a light, sunny hymn to life" Radio Nova


"Ireke transports us back to the 1970s-1980s with an absolutely delicious, tropical musical fusion. Blending dub, highlife, tropical disco, Afro-Latin rhythms, jazz-funk and Afrobeat, the duo cast a spell on us with their deliberately retro production that really hits the spot." Les Oreilles Curieuses


"Ireke, which means "sugar cane" in Yoruba, likes to blur the lines. The duo cultivate the art of syncretism and navigate between afrobeat, funk, highlife and electro, drawing as much inspiration from Benin's Orchestre Poly-Rythmo as from Ivorian Ernesto Djédjé." Le Monde


"At the crossroads of genres, Ireke don't hesitate to roll out their influences, and summon up the musical heritage left by the greats. Dub, highlife, afrobeat or 70's funk, welcome to Tropikadelic" Radio Nova



• 1st album "Tropikadelic" on Underdog Records

 Feat with Pat Kalla, Agnès Hélène, Charly Sanga

 Live at Radio Nova - Chambre Noire

• Live at Culture Box - France Télévision 


Festival Culture Bar Bar - Festival We Love Van - Chambre Noir Radio Nova - Culture Box France Télévision - Festival Free Son Divers - Festival Loire’s Ondes - Festival Les Arts Fous - Festival Le Rêve du lac - Festival Les Lucioles - Festival La Fête des Coteaux 

01/04 Zygobar - Nantes
27/05 360 feat Pat Kalla Paris Music Factory - Paris
21/06 Radio Graffiti - La-Roche-sur-Yon
31/05 La Chambre Noire - Radio Nova
06/06 Culture Box - France Tv
30/06 Guinguette ensablée - Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
01/07 La P’tite Case - Pornichet
07/07 Guinguette Ô Pti Marais - Vix
08/07 Festival A la Motte d’été - La Motte Aubert
11/07 Guinguette le Débar’c - Longeville-sur-Mer
05/08 Guinguette chez Alriq - Bordeaux
18/08 Manu Surf House - Longeville-sur-Mer
20/08 Oh la la Festival - Île d’Aix
01/09 Soul’Chap - St-Hilaire-de-Chaléon
16/09 Feat. Pat Kalla Festival Maad 93 - Odéon de Temblay
23/09 Festival fête ta Récolte - Dompierre-sur-Yon
20/10 Quai M - La-Roche-sur-Yon

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