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Alternative & Indie - Released August 31, 2018 | Jazz Village

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama - Qobuzissime
Dying today. In Creole, mo jodi. The title says it all for Delgres’ first album, an impeccable trio that could easily be compared to what would happen if the Black Keys dropped their anchor in the Antilles… Delgres for Louis Delgrès, an abolitionist infantry colonel born in Saint-Pierre, famous for his anti-slavery proclamation, a high point of Guadeloupe’s resistance against Napoleonic troops who wanted to restore the slave trade. When Louis Delgrès and his 300 men realised all was lost when faced with Bonaparte’s soldiers, they decided to commit suicide using their explosives, by virtue of the revolutionary emblem live free or die… However, this historic name doesn’t constrain Pascal Danaë, Baptiste Brondy and Rafgee to only be a “band with a message”. Delgres proudly waves its name and the ideals that go with it, but focuses first and foremost on making rock with a touch of garage, fed with some primitive blues, raw soul music and sounds from New Orleans. Combining dobro guitar, drums and sousaphone – an atypical tuba popular in the carnival fanfares of the Antilles and New Orleans −, the trio assert their originality. In his writing too, Danaë goes back and forth − with great ease − between Creole and English, blurring the lines between his influences, which he has always treated with taste throughout his long career (he was for instance involved in Rivière Noire, best World Music album at the 2015 Victoires de la Musique). A stylistic kaleidoscope, illustrated by the ballad Séré mwen pli fo, sung in duo with Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards. In its edgier moments as well as nostalgic and absorbing sequences, Mo Jodi talks about History, but also hope, and builds bridges between continents and centuries to create a blissful journey of rock’n’blues’n’soul that will take you by the guts! © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Blues - Released April 9, 2021 | [PIAS]

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Three years after the smash hit Mo Jodi, their first Qobuzissime album, Delgres not only confirm their musical uniqueness but also deepen it! With 4:00 AM the trio, that some have been swift to reduce to the ‘Black Keys of the West Indies’, refines its rock'n'roll with garage lines fed by rustic blues, primitive soul and a New Orleans sound. The forceful Delgres have also kept up their political engagement. 4 a.m. (with a nice cover featuring a flaming alarm clock) is the time when many workers get out of bed. Modern slaves whose personal stories sometimes involve exile or the experience of being uprooted. It is all there in this 2021 vintage homage, concocted by singer and dobro virtuoso Pascal Danaë, drummer Baptiste Brondy and Rafgee, guru of the sousaphone - a strange big tuba found in carnival bands in the West Indies or New Orleans... The words of Delgres' raw blues, in Creole most of all but also in French and English, consolidate this bridge that hangs between the Caribbean and Louisiana. Regardless of whether the track is nervous and rebellious (4 ed maten) or more nostalgic and touching (Ke aw), Delgres masters each stage of this beautiful and enjoyable trip of rock'n'blues'n'soul soaked in an aura of rum and sazerac... © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released March 15, 2019 | Discograph

Dying today. In Creole, mo jodi. The title says it all for Delgres’ first album, an impeccable trio that could easily be compared to what would happen if the Black Keys dropped their anchor in the Antilles… Delgres for Louis Delgrès, an abolitionist infantry colonel born in Saint-Pierre, famous for his anti-slavery proclamation, a high point of Guadeloupe’s resistance against Napoleonic troops who wanted to restore the slave trade. When Louis Delgrès and his 300 men realised all was lost when faced with Bonaparte’s soldiers, they decided to commit suicide using their explosives, by virtue of the revolutionary emblem live free or die… However, this historic name doesn’t constrain Pascal Danaë, Baptiste Brondy and Rafgee to only be a “band with a message”. Delgres proudly waves its name and the ideals that go with it, but focuses first and foremost on making rock with a touch of garage, fed with some primitive blues, raw soul music and sounds from New Orleans. Combining dobro guitar, drums and sousaphone – an atypical tuba popular in the carnival fanfares of the Antilles and New Orleans −, the trio assert their originality. In his writing too, Danaë goes back and forth − with great ease − between Creole and English, blurring the lines between his influences, which he has always treated with taste throughout his long career (he was for instance involved in Rivière Noire, best World Music album at the 2015 Victoires de la Musique). A stylistic kaleidoscope, illustrated by the ballad Séré mwen pli fo, sung in duo with Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards. In its edgier moments as well as nostalgic and absorbing sequences, Mo Jodi talks about History, but also hope, and builds bridges between continents and centuries to create a blissful journey of rock’n’blues’n’soul that will take you by the guts! © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Blues - Released October 7, 2020 | [PIAS]

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Asia - Released April 18, 2016 | Delgres

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Rock - Released January 21, 2021 | Discograph

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 17, 2019 | Discograph

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Blues - Released October 28, 2020 | [PIAS]

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 10, 2018 | Jazz Village

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Alternative & Indie - Released May 29, 2018 | Jazz Village

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Alternative & Indie - Released March 6, 2019 | Discograph