La Fine Équipe “5th Season” in Vinyl LP version – Limited Edition Clear or Red vinyl (Can’t be chosen) – Released on April 19, 2019 – 2 SIDES – 14 TRACKS
A1. Aurora Feat. Madjo
A2. 5Th Season Feat. Fakear
A3. Typical Boy Feat. ZeFire
A4. Nobu Feat. Grems & 20syl
A5. Free Flow Feat. Sara Lugo
A6. I Thought Feat. Unno
A7. What Eva Feat. Mr. J. Medeiros
B3. Illa Beez
B4. The Source Feat. T3 & Illa J
B5. Va Volver
B6. Fonk Jedi Feat. Declaime & Georgia Anne Muldrow
Let’s be clear: La Fine Equipe is a band. The numerous hats wore by its four members are so various that it could mislead one’s. Indeed, surrounding Blanka, oOgo, Chomsky and Mr. Gib, there are recording studios, collaborations, lives, side-projects… There is also and especially a whole universe built during the past ten years around their passion for beatmaking, embodied by the release of « 5th Season », new album.
So yes, La Fine Equipe is a band, but it’s also much more than that.
After years spent paving the way for other artists and creating a structure that could support the growth of a musical scene, they decided to go further and launch a new era with « 5th Season ».
Since the band works with eight hands and four brains, it’s no wonder that the album sounds like a compendium of their respective influences and experiences. Hip-hop, of course, sampling (as a sound color rather than as a pure musical technique), electronica, but also French Touch, alternative rap, Latin and jazz sounds …
“5th Season” is also a look at the world that affects the state of the planet, the cosmos, the plant, what is bigger and stronger than us, what could well lead to our loss. It’s an almost apocalyptic view of our future, but one full of optimism nonetheless. There is something very solar and cinematic about this album.
True to their status as spearheads, the four beatmakers continue to invite artists to perfect their world. Illa J and T3, respectively brother of J Dilla and member of the legendary Slum Village, make the junction between their glorious past and the future represented by La Fine Équipe on the title “The Source”. On Aurora, it is the mystical voice of singer Madjo that sublimates this solemn electro-pop track. The American rapper Mr. J. Medeiros on the boom-bap ode “What Eva”, the Montrealer “ZéFire” on Typical… All these musicians put their hands together to give “5th Season” an unlimited musical richness and totally uninhibited.