We have taken the bold decision to create an extravagant Congotronics package, containing vinyl versions of the albums by all the Congolese artists featured so far in the celebrated Congotronics series (which documents the incredible electrified traditional music of Konono N°1, Staff Benda Bilili, Kasai Allstars and other like-minded bands).

The box set will contain vinyl versions of all 5 Congotronics albums to date (full list below), an exclusive 7” featuring a collaboration between Kasai Allstars and US psych-rock-folk adventurers Akron/Family, plus a re-usable Congotronics USB pen drive with videos & mp3s, and a book.

The box is produced as a strictly limited edition, available exclusively on pre-order from the Crammed online store

The pre-order price of Ł80 (which will go up to Ł90 after May 15) also includes downloads of all 5 albums including the eagerly-awaited new Konono No1 album Assume Crash Position.

Pre-order timeline:

-The pre-order started on April 16. -Downloads emailed and orders processed from May 3 -Delivery of the box sets starting around June 30.

More details on the contents of the box:

- Konono No 1: "Congotronics" (1x vinyl LP)

- "Congotronics 2 /Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle" feat. five different Kinshasa bands: Sobanza Mimanisa, Kisanzi Kongo, Basokin, Masanka Sankayi and Kasai Allstars (1x vinyl LP)

- Kasai Allstars: "In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head Of His Enemy By Magic" (1x vinyl LP)

- Staff Benda Bilili : "Trčs Trčs Fort" (1x vinyl LP)

- The brand-new Konono No 1: "Assume Crash Position" (2x vinyl LP)

- a specially-designed book featuring photography from Kinshasa,Congo.

- a customized, re-usable 2Gb USB pen drive containing 9 videos, and mp3s (in 320 kbps) of all 5 albums.

- a 7" with 2 exclusive tracks: "Coupe-Jarret" by Kasai Allstars + Akron/Family "Bana Mbende" by Kasai Allstars

Each vinyl LP (180 gr) will come in an original sleeve, and an inner sleeve of a different colour, reproducing the Congotronics fabric which will be on the box (with a design resembling that of the fabrics used for dresses & robes in the Congo, based on the Congotronics logo).

This is a strictly limited pressing, orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.