Poupa Honk

Poupa Honk

Philippe Dunant, aka Poupa Honk began studying clarinet with a teacher who kept trying to decipher scores. But this classic approach to music only keep him away from theory and take him to explore improvisation and self-learning. In the late 90s, he swap his clarinet for a saxophone and joined Gingalas, a Swiss ska-dub band.

Years later he swap again saxophone to electronic music, because in the theatre where he works as a lighting technician and sound engineer he had to learn how to use Ableton Live to perform their work. At that time he realizes he had at his hands a tool that allowed himself to organize the rhythms and melodies stored in his head. Then he began to shape their own sounds and published his first self-produced dubs in 2012. He developed an original musical universe in which it is free to merge their musical inspirations which currently are mainly Cumbia and Rubadub, and thus forms its own musical style called "rubadumbia".

In 2015, he create a band to play live called "Poupa Honk and the Plugins" with Samy Dib on guitars and Jonathan Delachaux on baritone saxophone, a project based mainly on improvisations and clearly aimed to dance. This new meeting with the audience led him to mix live their "rubadumbias" solo or with musicians.

"Kikasaru" is a eight song compilation selected from the very beginning Poupa Honk publications, wich were borned in a home studio and they represent the period prior to its live performance. For this occasion, he remixed some old songs like "The great dog", "The loose parts of us" and "Plastic motocycle" (renamed "Kikasaru") trying to preserve the original energy: oscilating from colorful and deep downtempo dub to folk melodies and digital environments.


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About Folcore Records

Folcore Records is a label based in Barcelona (Spain), dedicated to publishing works of djs, musicians and producers who blend electronic music and earthly sounds. With more than 7 years of life, Folcore Records has published more than 65 albums of artists coming from all over the world, with a special focus on the new sounds of Latin America.

In the Folcore Records catalog you can listen to different genres and subgenres such as Global Bass, Tropical Bass, Nü World Music, Woombia, Cumbia Bass, Digital Dub, Andean Electronic Music, Neofolk or Folktronics, Electropical, Dumbia, Rub-A-Dumbia , Future, Juke and many more styles than any tag could describe.

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