Malka Family

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French funk group founded in Paris in 1988.
After organizing the "Chez Roger Boîte Funk" weekend club parties (with DJ Dee Nasty and Loïc Dury) in 1987, Joseph Guigui and Laurent "Isaac" Cohen, guitarist and trombonist of the Human Spirit band, decided to create a French funk band . Accompanied by François Bercovici (vocals), Stéphane Malca (keyboard), Anne "Elka" Possompes (vocals), Dany'O Thomasi (bass), Séb Dupouey (drums), Woody Braun (sax), Gilles Garin (trumpet) , Hervé Sfez aka Xeus (keyboards) and Manu Azria (manager) the combo quickly became one of the most sensational stage formations of the 1990s. Their first self-produced album "Malka On The Beach" was released in 1991, and tours were held throughout France. The concerts, real costumed show always filling were often followed by the "(Tous à la) Discomobile" party all night. Rico Adiko (guitar) and Yvan Tamayo (percussion) were added to the band and in 1992, Warner France signed them for a second album "Tous Des Oufs", a P-Funk space opera featuring Sidney Duteil, Dee Nasty, Marco Prince and Juan Rozoff. After touring France, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Denmark (Roskilde Festival) and Japan the group becomes independent again and records a record with Big Cheese Records (Fricassé De Funk), two new choristers Gilda Peter and Fabrice "Beyonder" Mbea integrate the band, quickly joined by Jay "Funkmaster Jizzle" Murphy on keyboards. Malka Family has shared the stage with Daft Punk, INXS, Beck, Jazzmatazz, MC Solar, Manu Dibango, Vanessa Paradis, Manu Chao, Keziah Jones, Roy Ayers, Khaled, Village People, IAM, Michel Fugain, Cheb Mami, Zao, Zebda, Son Of Bazerk. Due to heavyweight logistics (the band included more than 14 people on the road) Malka Family separates just after the release in 1997 of their latest album Fotoukonkass (RCA / BMG) recorded with Renaud Letang. After a long 18 years break, the band is back in spring 2015 and gives a series of concert in Paris and in France. In 2017 a new album comes out : "Le Retour Du Kif".
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Malka Family Discography Tracks

Albums

Malka Family - Rlack Boots album art Human Spirit / Malka Family / Clark International Human Spirit / Malka Family / Clark International - Rlack Boots (Comp) Platform France 1990 Sell This Version
Malka Family - Malka On The Beach album art Malka Family Malka On The Beach (Album) Platform France 1991 Sell This Version
Malka Family - Tous Des Ouf! album art Malka Family Tous Des Ouf! (Album) Warner Music France France 1992 Sell This Version
FDBCD1 M7 Malka Family - Faites Du Bruit "Live 90/94" album art Malka Family Faites Du Bruit "Live 90/94"(2xCD) Platform FDBCD1 M7 France 1995 Sell This Version
Malka Family - Fotoukonkass album art Malka Family Fotoukonkass (Album) BMG France France 1997 Sell This Version
Malka Family - Le Retour Du Kif album art Malka Family Le Retour Du Kif (Album) Saint-Paul Force France 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Malka Family - Et Tu Dance Le Tous Des Ouf! album art Malka Family Et Tu Dance Le Tous Des Ouf! platform, WEA Music (2) France 1992 Sell This Version
4509-91999-9 Malka Family - L.A. Party album art Malka Family L.A. Party(CD, Single) Warner Music France 4509-91999-9 France 1992 Sell This Version
Malka Family - Fricassée 2 Funk, Fracassée 2 Freaks album art Malka Family Fricassée 2 Funk, Fracassée 2 Freaks Big Cheese Records France 1994 Sell This Version
74321 39169 2 Malka Family - Fotoukonkass album art Malka Family Fotoukonkass(CD, Single) BMG France 74321 39169 2 France 1997 Sell This Version
SPF 001 Malka Family - Donne Moi ça! album art Malka Family Donne Moi ça!(12") Saint-Paul Force SPF 001 France 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

Kamazi 2006 Malka Family - Best Of album art Malka Family Best Of(CD, Comp) Madioko.com Kamazi 2006 France 2005 Sell This Version

Videos

kifologie01 Malka Family - Kifologie album art Malka Family Kifologie(DVD-V) Madioko For Kamazi kifologie01 France 2005 Sell This Version

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ThoMaX

ThoMaX

August 27, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
March 95 will point out five prolific years of the Malka Family and their fifteen musicians. All began in the late 80's when they developped the concept of the "Discomobile" (where everything cost 1 pound) and especialy the mythical club "Chez Roger, Boîte Funk" which was the first of this kind in Paris and which paved the way for today's wave of French funk/rap.

The Malka Family have three albums to their credit, the last of which (Tous des Oufs) was released on W.E.A. However, unhappy with their treatment in a major and afraid of loosing their cutting edge, they signed with Big Cheese Records and keep on being France's favourite funk mob. Much in demand for their mad live show, the Malkas average 60 gigs per year, filling venues of up to 5000 people. Now you have the history, we'll let the music speak for itself...

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