Africa La

“Africa La” is a perfect fusion and unique mix of Electroacoustic Music with reflections of Funk, Disco and Afro Beat! This is the first album of Max Doblhoff featuring Idd Aziz and Baboulaye Cissokho, both musicians and vocalists from East and West Africa. Together they contribute their musical statements connecting different cultures.

A cross border fusion. Defining, in a sensitive way, how a European producer can enhance a modern definition and interpretation of African music traditions. This debut album combines juicy club sounds with African attitude and the listener gets instantly triggered rhythmic twitching.

The reinterpretation of his work using authentic rhythms and melodic riffs is the focus of this album. Max Doblhoff`s debut album “Africa La” is a melting pot and shows a variety of acoustic instruments like Kora, Kalimba and the exotic pear-shaped stringed instrument Oud. Also supported by a funky brass ensemble next to pulsating percussions such as Tomtom, Djembe, Tarabuka, Congas and Dun Dun Ba.

On his continental African journey Max Doblhoff caught the vibe and honesty of the African music scene. He also collaborated with African instrumentalists and vocalists such as “Idd Aziz”, “Baboulaye Cissokho“, “Ba Ousmane“, “Kombo Chokwe” and the “Kaya Collective“. These collaborations worked in perfect harmony.

The driving idea behind the album is Max Doblhoff´s vision of minimalizing the use of electronic production techniques, like loops and synthesizers, and focus on the good old warm sounds of analog instruments. He does not only use his ability to produce music electronically, but also benefits from his skills as a drummer and percussionist. In accordance to his spiritual understanding of African and European cultures and their differences, Max found his own unique way of producing the interaction of electronic and acoustic music.


Musicians recorded on this Album

Idd Aziz – Vocals / Kenya

Baboulaye Cissokho – Kora & Vocals on Saba Bo & Afro Key/ Senegal

Kombo Chokwe – Guitars on Wanionaje/ Kenya

Kaya Collective – Horns on Wanionaje & Steel da drum/ Kenya

Ba Ousmane – Djembe/ Senegal

BigBaffolo – Vocals, Percussion on Steel da drum/ Austria

Max Doblhoff – Drums, Kalimba, Tomtom, Percussions & Electronics/ Austria

Sebastian Wiesflecker – Guitars & Bass/ Austria

Julian Hruza – Synth/Keys & Bass/ Austria

Johannes Fritz – Bass on Steel da drum/ Austria

Sebastian Porstner – Guitars on Afro Key/ Austria

Georg Barnert – Sax on Africa La, Flute on Djemaa & Synth on Saba Bo/ Austria

“AFRICA LA” Music Video directed by Didy Kimeu (Mombasa & Nairobi/Kenya 2017)

Camera – Drone shots by Matthias Peter Alscher – Bassenheim (Kenya 2017)

Released on 2017

Music recorded at:

Ketebul Studio, ADA Creative & Boxhouse Studio (Nairobi/Kenya)

Gnawa Musicians live recorded at „Djemaa el Fna“ (Marrakech/Marokko)

Primitive Studios, M. Kamler Studio & Schallmayer Music Studio (Vienna/Austria)

Produced, recorded, composed and arranged by Max Doblhoff

Co productions by Sebastian Wiesflecker & Julian Hruza

Mastered at Primitive Studios Vienna (

Cover picture by Beryl Charlotte (Mombasa/Kenya)

Cover design by P. Püribauer (Austria)

Booking Contact: “AFRICA LA” LIVE

Max Doblhoff (Electronics & Percussion)

Idd Aziz (Vocals)

Baboulaye Cissokho (Kora & Vocals)