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Bangunan is an artist, composer, singer, and producer based in France.  More than music, Bantunani offers his own electro afro-funk style based on heavy bass, Funky guitars, and wyse lyrics that describe our deep feelings and the world state. The man is also a great live entertainer who had recorded more than 12 albums.

Bantunani announces its big comeback, a Cosmogonic comeback with 3 new singles including the highly anticipated title Next Generation which is already experiencing a certain thrill radio even though the official release is scheduled for Friday, April 1, 2022.

"Lucid, vibrant, and very polished, the first singles from Bantunani's Cosmogony album announce a break in the production of the singer. Last pamphlet of a music lover who, in these uncertain times, still wants to believe in the unifying force of a universal groove where electro-disco atmospheres, realistic swing, and some sounds mingle wonderfully hip-hop with poignant rhythms and melodies.  

The new album Cosmogony is experienced as a cosmic and spiritual journey made of sounds of human beings whose texts encourage reflection.

 

About this album, Bantunani has surrounded himself with some great mixers, makers hits like TJ Routon (Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj), Sam Wheat (Amy Winehouse, John Legend) alongside his faithful Sefi Carmel and James Auwarter to whom he owes his hit Sunday Can wait. The two titles Next Generation and The Reality deliver a first preview of the next opus which should contain 16 original compositions. Faithful to its matrix of dancing music and thinking,

Bantunani concedes nothing to the groove or the pen, we bathe in a modern atmosphere between electro-disco and West Coast beat with some trap revivals. Influences like the sounds of the collaborations are heard, and the productions are dancing and captivating thanks to melodies carried by the voice of a Bantunani who dares finally challenge the ubiquitous basses and other percussions that remind us that the Bantu fusion is also African.

If Next Generation has all the makings of a first single by its pop, disco Electro adornment colored, by its futuristic energy, its catchy chorus that we like to hum, its choirs which give it the air of a trans-generational anthem, it also takes a moving look at the future with the participation of the artist's children (instruments, featuring and choirs), inspiring illustration of artistic filiation. A youth who, as the clip shows, triumphs through joy, dance and song so far from all stigmatizing shackles.

What world for tomorrow? Another life is possible as the song engages "You got to bring the change for the next generation". Equally sharp and lyrical, the track The Reality cries out in an underground and scratchy way coldness of reality. The anger is there, Bantunani breaks in her voice and breaks with the sweetness that we usually know him. A raw voice, without effects, with poignant pain that transcends literally the piece. He borrows the accents of the Kingston dub, the gangsta rap beat from the West Coast. Dancehall, reggae, and trap intersect with ever more funky pop.

The time for grand illusions is over, reality is indeed here, and with it, the sad truth about the nature of man: a being made of violence, a monster. The music cannot, therefore, replace reality, the artist must commit himself, speak up and break with this narcissistic and selfish drift woven into the web of social networks. The musician cannot use arms, he uses words and poetry to defend the common dream of humanity, that of freedom, all the more effective when it is associated with groove dancing.


Bantunani invites dub culture into his afro-funk as if to better hammer the weight of words with the assumed use of echo and delay on vocals. The Reality and Next Generation carry a message that the world needs to hear. We will have understood it from the first notes, Bantunani lays down a groove with a modern beat that reveals better than ever its Afropolitan nature, we can all dance and hum together in the same melodies when these come from the soul, even from the Cosmogony, an ancestral force that orders everything when you want to hear well beyond the material. Another life is possible, Another fairer world is possible.

Bangunan works best on Chillout, Electro swing, Funk, & Soul.

 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ctGzhgXv88AlDh5rPylcO?si=8p1SE-llQkSyUJGAI_xqow

 

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