Mighty Atlas

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“Meet our hero: Mighty Atlas. The man not a myth. Born and bred on the outskirts of planet earth. A man with no limits or boundaries. A Hulk standing on shoulders of giants. Known to dip, dive and socialize. An open society is all he asks for. He’s eating ngonis, Junos and saxophones for breakfast. Re-grets the fact he never met Henri Matisse, Yusef Lateef and Luke Skywalker. He’s a raging Juggernaut, sprinkling fairy dust on unsuspecting passengers. A man of contrast… So, as music can only be understood backwards and must be made forwards, let’s take a look in the used future!”

Dutch recordlabel Fremdtunes presents the self-titled debut-album by Mighty Atlas, out on October 24 2016. The album is a true adventure in cut-and-paste music, combing sounds from all corners of the world and from different times and ages. Steady guided by key conductors Neels Smeekens en Rogier van Hout and firmly assisted by Wiboud Burkens and Baba Sissoko amongst others.

Mighty Atlas
Mighty Atlas is a Dutch collective bringing you an unusual combination of Future Beats, Dub, Jazz, pandemic grooves and 80's Electro Funk. The key-administers are Neels Smeekens and Rogier van Hout, who find inspiration in collaborations with other musicians including mainpartner keyplayer Wiboud Burkens and multi-instrumentalist Baba Sissoko. Other musical partners are Tristan Driesenaar, Vincent den Hengst, Itai Weissman, Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Erwin Vann a.o. They use vintage synths, samplers, electric piano's, live drums, turntables etc. to manufacture their beatbased, musical construc-tions.

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released October 24, 2016

Produced, composed and instrumentalized by Mighty Atlas (Neels Smeekens, Rogier van Hout & Wiboud Burkens)
All lyrics, vocals, ngoni, tamani and additional percussion by Baba Sissoko
EWI/Saxophone by Itai Weissman
Guitar + fx by Tristan Driesenaar
Drums on 2 by Vincent den Hengst
Saxophone on 8 by Erwin Vann
Bass + fx on 1 & 5 by Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva
Mastered by Ivo Statinski
Artwork by Henk Loorbach

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Fremdtunes 'S Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Fremdtunes is a Dutch record-label focussing on electronic, groove-based music: from Trip-Hop to Skweee to Bass to Future Funk. Danceable music that move both the crowd and critics, always accompanied by eye-catching artwork and original concepts. Releases include music by Kelpe, Devastate, Coco Bryce, DJ Optimus, Soosh, Jameszoo, Emufucka, Pierce Warnecke, Big Mister Doom, Moods and many others. ... more

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