Modern British culture was shaped by three things – DJs, radio (especially pirate radio), and clubs. And record shops are the thread between all three. Sanjiv takes a break from his global tour of record shops for his upcoming book to sing their praises on their special day. Continue reading We Love Record Shop Day
We spoke to Amira Kheir about life, origins, destinations and love. Her debut album View from Somewhere is a stunning set infused with many influences but anchored in the sounds and identity of her parents’ homeland Sudan.
Continue reading Amira Kheir – Music between the spaces and places
Tatiana Rucinska, compiler of the Beginner’s Guide to Scandinavia (3CD box set released on Nascente in May 2011) talks us through the inspiration for her picks
At least there’s one day a year when your local independent record store makes the news as Record Store Day returns with lots of special releases on vinyl to collect; and much more too!
As much as the mention of Futuristica’s Jazz Chronicle’s session in the Guardian’s Guide on Saturday as their ‘Pick of the Week’ was appreciated, they missed out that Manchester’s finest Matthew Halsall was a special guest DJ!
Soil & “Pimp” Sessions have release their 6th album this year and they are at the Jazz Caf?© today (and WOMAD tomorrow) so as the warmed up in Camden Town, I grabbed a few words with front man Shacho.
Simon’s appearance on Jonny Trunk’s OST show the weekend raised more questions than answers so lets get the man himself to explain more about The Simondsound in a sort of Part 2 exclusive for FLY Global Music.
Zoë Street Howe attends Iceland’s You Are In Control digital / music conference and Rettir music festival for a blast of clean air, bright sparks and fresh thinking
Like Manu Chao, who they recently supported, Peyoti for President is a political act expressed through globe hopping musical adventures. Named after a drug-induced dream for a better society, Peyoti for President is the brainchild of Pietro Dimascio
Louise Gray, the music correspondent for the New Internationalist, has written the most thought-provoking and enjoyable exploration of this whole ‘world music’ thing. She tells Fly what led her to write a book unlike any other on this subject