Aya Nakamura, Naza and the new french urban scene

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At the moment and since the beginning of the year (especially during the world cup since they were basically the french team's soundtrack), they make the most exciting music in France, imo.
A mix of zouk, afro, RnB, hiphop with killer and funny lyrics, great charisma, energy, creativity.
Naza's concert at Olympia in October was crazy. The crowd was a mix of the suburbian youth and more parisians hipsters and everybody was shouting, dancing and singing during the whole concert.
Aya's new album is very good (the first 5 tracks are just hit after hit.. and later on you have the fantastic "Sucette").

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:04 (nine months ago) link

Oh and it's catchy as hell : if you don't feel like shaking your hips listening to these, you might be dead !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:04 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPGgnzc34tY

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:05 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkGiGf8utCM

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:05 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkDI5ElVwsA

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:05 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZuaMPFZeIU

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:06 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjdqel-Qzp8

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:07 (nine months ago) link

Never been my thing tbh (admittedly, I am dead inside), mais ça change de Jul et consorts.

pomenitul, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:15 (nine months ago) link

Eheh, many of my friends think I'm crazy for loving these so there's clearly not a consensus about this music !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:35 (nine months ago) link

I like Naza but Aya Nakamura is still too Bieber-core for me (or whatever the name should be) & not Afro enough. but I dunno I really only hear French pop on tv like on BeBlack, in the streets here in the 18ème it's all rap or Tamil tunes

L'assie (Euler), Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:54 (nine months ago) link

Yeah, Aya Nakamura's music is more a mix but the afro/caribbean aspect is still pretty strong ("Djadja" is zouk basically).
One of my favourites off the new album is "La Dot"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8eFQxwFsOQ

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:02 (nine months ago) link

Aya Nakamura is great, will check out Naza

niels, Friday, 16 November 2018 09:10 (nine months ago) link

djadja bangs

single bed mentality (||||||||), Friday, 16 November 2018 09:22 (nine months ago) link

Wow, Naza is great

Frederik B, Friday, 16 November 2018 12:00 (nine months ago) link

Does MHD fit into this thread? Both his albums are phenomenal.

Very keen to be pointed in the direction of any decent mixes of this stuff.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 November 2018 12:28 (nine months ago) link

Naza is fantastic (and even more when you understand the lyrics !)

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 16 November 2018 12:31 (nine months ago) link

Yeah, MHD is in that scene too (he's done tracks with Aya and Naza actually).

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 16 November 2018 12:53 (nine months ago) link

I haven't actually given the new MHD a listen, should definitely try that.

The title of that first Naza track doesn't exactly fill me with confidence about his lyrics, though ;)

Frederik B, Friday, 16 November 2018 13:07 (nine months ago) link

eheh, and that's nothing compared to :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uADDoWw4LO4

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 16 November 2018 13:27 (nine months ago) link

I like the one Aya Nakamura track I heard -Pop afrobeats

I feel like I heard an Afropop Worldwide popcast that covered African diaspora artists in Europe ( but I am forgetting who they specifically covered)

curmudgeon, Friday, 16 November 2018 14:17 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

aya and naza + everything on dj kimpembe's playlist during world cup was one of the best things happening this year, I thought there would be more on ILM about them by now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7XRAyAz2AU

Wish she would play some shows in the US next year

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Thursday, 27 December 2018 16:05 (seven months ago) link

A couple months ago I was excited to find out Aya was gonna be playing Olympia in March... only to find it was already fully booked!

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 27 December 2018 17:48 (seven months ago) link

oh that stinks, stubhub/ticket resellers don't have? see i am hoping when she does her first shows in the US it'll be easy to get really good tickets because she isn't really known here yet?

😂😂🔥👑 pic.twitter.com/ASgnaewGMA

— Aya Nakamura (@AyaNakamuraa) July 18, 2018

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Friday, 28 December 2018 05:52 (seven months ago) link

nick of griezmann there

there are no good podcasts (||||||||), Friday, 28 December 2018 10:31 (seven months ago) link

every time l'équipe de france is playing some matches go on the players insta stories. l love them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OSM3gDMsjM

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Friday, 28 December 2018 16:06 (seven months ago) link

listening to MHD right now. je kiffe! what else should i check out? and any radio stations? is it still like skyrock i'd find this on?

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 30 December 2018 02:43 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

“Pookie”, my favorite track on Aya’s album, now has a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bPa-VG0AWo

(love the sashaying in what looks like Versailles)

breastcrawl, Friday, 19 April 2019 10:04 (three months ago) link

aya and naza + everything on dj kimpembe's playlist during world cup was one of the best things happening this year, I thought there would be more on ILM about them by now!
― ¯\_( )_/¯ (daria-g)

Well if they'd focused more on football and less on playlists, maybe they would've won!

VOILÀ
- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7roe9RLmenXQTmQwHnAaUA

- https://mcetv.fr/mon-mag-buzz/sport/coupe-monde-2018-playlist-presnel-kimpembe-spotify-1207/

sbahnhof, Sunday, 28 April 2019 09:28 (three months ago) link

Love DJ Plat(i)num-D’s “Ou paka fè sa” off that playlist. (Haitian and from 2013, so perhaps not completely relevant to this thread.)

breastcrawl, Sunday, 28 April 2019 11:35 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Because it’s a jam and because it’s (further) proof of l’Amitié franco-néerlandaise urbaine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VvOJ1k1dV0
OBOY ft. Aya Nakamura & Dopebwoy • Je m’en tape

(Also played La Nakamurance’s album again for the first time in months. Joyful listening!)

breastcrawl, Friday, 21 June 2019 20:18 (one month ago) link

Anybody got any new favourite jams?

breastcrawl, Friday, 21 June 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

literally the first time Youtube has ever recommended something good

https://youtu.be/GLtEalmI2Mw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLtEalmI2Mw

sbahnhof, Sunday, 14 July 2019 09:01 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Faisons le Pookie Pump:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilmZW-dZNbk
Aya Nakamura ft. Lil Pump • Pookie (Remix)

breastcrawl, Saturday, 3 August 2019 10:21 (two weeks ago) link

all over this

frame casual (dog latin), Saturday, 3 August 2019 13:33 (two weeks ago) link

A question – is being a pookie the same as being a djadja? Also, which one is ol' Pumpy impersonating on that track

sbahnhof, Sunday, 11 August 2019 05:55 (six days ago) link

'Pookie' is short for 'poucave', i.e. a snitch, whereas a 'djadja' is an average joe.

pomenitul, Sunday, 11 August 2019 14:16 (six days ago) link

this song is otherwise great but that lil pump verse is remarkably awful

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Sunday, 11 August 2019 15:30 (six days ago) link

try the original version posted upthread, it’s got a great video too

breastcrawl, Sunday, 11 August 2019 15:53 (six days ago) link

(filmed in the Palace of Fontainebleau, not in Versailles as I was vainly hoping)

breastcrawl, Sunday, 11 August 2019 15:57 (six days ago) link

Aya says a "djadja" is a guy who tells lies about women, hence me presuming that's why they got Lil Pump to do it.

He's brought shame on the entire Pump family

sbahnhof, Friday, 16 August 2019 17:43 (yesterday) link

Is the fact that he tells lies about women part of the definition of a 'djadja' or a contextual detail supplied by the song?

Un djadja, c’est un mec lambda. Ca pourrait être ton pote, ton frère qui raconte des salades sur une de ses copines.

She also says that it might as well be a proper name (which it is in parts of Northwestern Africa):

Ça ne veut rien dire, j’aurais aussi pu dire Bastien ou Antonin.

Anyway, props to her for taking such bold liberties with language.

pomenitul, Friday, 16 August 2019 18:09 (yesterday) link


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