But what are these guys, who animate balls and fest-noz since a little more than three years? By far, that looks like rap or has ragga, in the style of what was done in the 90 ' S. And when we check it out, Hey! it is really rap and ragga… with people who swing on Breton dances and Bal Folk ones. Yeahh !
What's the begining ?
With Vanao on accordion, T-Burt on human beatbox and Faya Gur on voice. Born in Brittany in 2012, BBTeam made these first "weapons" in Festoù-noz of Brittany. They know themselves for a long time, being all originating in the same corner, in the countryside of Ploermel (Brittany). On several moments of their life, they had the occasion to play together, with groups like IMG or Shebeen but especially within the "Battle d'Avant-Deux" in Rennes. It is in one evening, at the time of an experiment between breton trad song and human beatbox that the idea to assemble a group of fest-noz/Hip-hop comes out (or the night rather).
From small evenings underground to large festivals, the Breton hip-hop style makes its way and quickly the diary fills and brings us to the four corners of Brittany.
In 2016, the things take another turning. Boombal festival, invites us in Belgium in August 2015. This weekend was marked by two important meetings : with the Portuguese female singer Fabiola Augusta “Fabs”, and the other electric meeting was with the audience and dancers of Europeans Bal Folk.
With Fabs, after a featuring in free style at the Boombal, we decided to record a few pieces with her. These pieces are on the second album.
With the Bal Folk audience, the band starts to play on the 4 corners of Europe, Netherlands, Occitanie, Switzerland, Poland and soon Portugal and Italy. We love it !!!
THE OBJECT This second album is the fruit of this meeting with audience, dancers and artists from Bals Folk, marked by the arrival of pieces like Polska, Mazurka. But be reassured, we don't give up our native Upper-Brittany, breton circles and avant-deux are always quite present.
We called it SOUMISSION IMPOSSIBLE (understand it as OBEDIENCE : IMPOSSIBLE, but with a french word game) in reference to the disturbed context of these times and like a challenge thrown to the face of the fascistic and imperialist reactionaries who lead us or seek to do it. The band is engaged and the production remains local and independent.
You will can safely appreciate 16 tracks with pieces expected like the mazurka “A l'armée”, the featuring with Fabs, “Ganjah Smokahs” or “ça Dégénère”. All the recordings are certified AB (Accordéon/Bouche) ((a word game again : AB means Organic Food, and correspond to Accordéon and Mouth (bouche) )) because we did not use any synthetic samples, as we are accustomed to doing it. But there is not only Sound because we also like very much the Action Movies and Cartoons. Then we slipped, drawn inside the object, a short story in the Black&White Comics style. The malicious ones are the same one as those of our texts and the heroes win at the end (sorry we spoiled it !) ;) So we are releasing at the same time a new album, and a mini comic inside.