Monday 4 July 2011V/A - Watch The Closing Doors: A History Of New York's Musical Melting Pot Vol. 1 1945-1960
The label that calls itself Year Zero certainly had a bit of a year zero concept when they thought up the musical compilation concept of a history of New York’s musical melting pot so let’s investigate how high they got on the first edition.
Monday 27 June 2011V/A - Horse Meat Disco III
So it doesn’t take a genius to work out that Horse Meat Disco III is the latest in the compilation series by James Hillard, Jim Stanton, Severino and Luke Howard; and it’s proof indeed that 3 is a magic number.
Saturday 25 June 2011Snorkel - Stop Machine
Stop Machine is an album of electronic jazz that’s so deep, it’ll get you coming up for air - Snorkel or not!
Thursday 23 June 2011V/A - Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds
In the finest traditions of a dub stylee sound clash, in the red corner it’s Ninja Tunes’ The Bug and in the blue corner, its Soul Jazz Records very own Stuart Baker who fight it out for the 3D Dancehall Digital Dub Belt of the worldddddddddddddddddd!
Thursday 23 June 2011Von D - Daydreaming
Von D’s debut album is out this week and he’s a true genre merger of the highest order, a modern day new formula for bass heavy sounds that puts you in a daydreamin’ frame of mind.
Wednesday 22 June 2011Amon Tobin - ISAM
Fans of Amon Tobin will be used to expecting the unexpected when it comes to new releases but even for the Brazilian born maverick, ISAM is a step into the unknown.
Tuesday 21 June 2011Easy Star All-Stars - First Light
First a band that are on their 5th album and have toured every continent on the planet, First Light might seem an odd title for the new album but all becomes apparent very quickly.
Monday 20 June 2011Wiley - 100% Publishing
Big Dada has a monoply on the coniseti of grime and as Wiley’s 100% Publishing made “Album Of The Week” today in the Metro, we’re going to give it bit more at 110%!
Friday 17 June 2011Bootsy Collins - Tha Funk Capital Of The World
With the history of Bootsy, I tend to think that Tha Funk Capital Of The World should really make it clear what planet it’s on as this is mega funky.
Wednesday 15 June 2011Jessica 6 - See The Light
Jessica 6 has been getting some attention of late with their debut album release but is there anything to back up the good looks of front woman Nomi Ruiz?
Monday 13 June 2011V/A - Untold Songs: Volume 1 (Curated by Belle)
There are at least two reasons for getting this compilation as the majority of the proceeds will go directly to Amnesty International and all 23 tracks are by women from all over the world: proper FLYGlobalmusic you might say?
Wednesday 8 June 2011SMOD - SMOD
What with the “Produced By Manu Chao” sticker on the cover and the Metro’s ‘Album of the Week’, what more do you want from SMOD’s third album?
Monday 6 June 2011Hollie Cook - Hollie Cook
It may be 30 years since Bob Marley passed away but reggae’s pop flame is still going strong and he’s Hollie Cook is a hot name for the summer.
Friday 20 May 2011Kraak & Smaak - Electric Hustle
It’s good to have something to dance to on a Friday, and Kraak & Smaak’s latest album Electric Hustle is certainly a good album to dance to and so much more!
Thursday 19 May 2011Charlie Haden Quartet West feat. Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Renée Fleming, Ruth Cameron - Sophisticated Ladies
Charlie Haden gets some sophisticated ladies to join in with his Quartet West project where they excel in lush, romantic arrangements of music from Hollywood’s golden era; and they are in London Town this weekend!
Tuesday 17 May 2011Mo Kolours - Drum Talking EP1
One-Handed Music’s roster of stars already includes Paul White and Bullion has now expanded to include Mo Kolours making 3 a very magic number!
Monday 16 May 2011Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr - Gravity
When I think of gravity, I would think of ‘heavy’ and ‘serious’ in the two most used senses of the word but from now on, we can add the new excellent album by Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr!
Wednesday 11 May 2011Nguyên Lê - Songs Of Freedom
The spring revolution continues and as if by some sort of clairvoyance, Nguyên Lê’s latest album Songs Of Freedom is right on message
Thursday 5 May 2011Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Cotonou Club
If you’re going to see Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Contonou at the Scala tonight, I’m well jealous but then, it’s time to review their latest album Contonou Club so I’m very happy.
Tuesday 3 May 2011James Pants - James Pants
If you know James Pants as a man who bangs drums, plays records at discos, record scratcher, picture drawer and all round ideas person you need to add his new album James Pants to his long list of abilities.
Friday 29 April 2011V/A - Rockin' Rollin' Wedding
Subtitled 24 wedding songs from the golden age of Rhythm & Blues and Rock’n’Roll it is exactly what it say on the tin and is the proverbial two fingers to the current wedding day excess.
Monday 25 April 2011Magnus Öström - Thread Of Life
The cover of EST’s Magnus Öström looks like a study in Norwegian Black Metal but ACT label’s release is a vision in modern jazz (and there’s a European Tour to start very soon).
Sunday 24 April 2011Prommer & Barck - Alex And The Grizzly
The opening track of this album ‘Pictures Of The Sea’ would have been a far better descriptive title for this Balearic beauty of an album so don’t let that put you off cuddling up to Alex And The Grizzly.
Thursday 21 April 2011Verneri Pohjola - Aurora
This was a celebrated release in Finland a couple of years ago but now it gets repackaged on ‘jazz label of the year’ ACT and you’ll find that the name Verneri Pohjola will be the on the lips as the horn of the year!
Thursday 21 April 2011V/A - Disconnect: Leo Zero
Now you might have thought from what you’ve heard from Leo Zero before that this would be another disco compilation but when this guy plays at his legendary sets you’ll soon discover that he’s one of the most interesting DJ’s around at the moment.
Tuesday 19 April 2011V/A - Fania Records 1964-1980: The Original Sound Of Latin New York
Fania Records will always be the original sound of Latin New York and Strut have put Fania Records will always be the original sound of Latin New York and Strut have put together “the first ever definitive 2CD retrospective of Fania Records” cover their golden period; and it’s hot.
Monday 18 April 2011Ebo Taylor - Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980
Hot on the heals of the Love And Death, Strut have sensibly dug deep into the back catalogue for a fantastic double CD compilation which is a must have ‘Best Of’ his Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980
Thursday 14 April 2011Dennis Coffey - Dennis Coffey
When we’ve got the achievements of a legend like Dennis Coffey, you do wonder why a new album? Well the short answer, at least to these ears, he’s still got more to contribute to the back catalogue of fabulous music and there’s a list of current stars who are more than happy to join in.
Friday 1 April 2011James Pants - Clouds Over The Pacfic EP
Pants is back! Our favourite former resident of Spokane has fled the nest and finds Clouds Over The Pacific in superb 4-track EP form.
Wednesday 30 March 2011Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 - From Africa With Fury: Rise
After Gilles Peterson’s Interview with Seun Kuti on his Worldwide Show this morning, you’d be right to be excited by the fact that his new album is coming out next week as it’s time to rise up!
Tuesday 29 March 2011V/A - Mellow Mellow: Original Smooth Grooves & Chilled Beats
The title of this set is taken from Lowrell’s super sexy ‘Mellow Mellow, Right On’ and here’s a proper collection of downtempo 70s and 80s soul that will put you right on in the mood.
Monday 28 March 2011V/A - The Breaks: Original B-Boy Street Funk & Block Party Classics
This one is another reminder that Harmless Records is 15 years old and this time it’s a B-Boy breaks party jam that gets Dean Rudland compilation slip mats moist and funky.
Wednesday 2 March 2011Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - World Of Funk
Shawn Lee is a regular on FLY and his latest album opens the doors on his multi-national genre fusing World Of Funk - a “Music Master” indeed!
Sunday 20 February 2011Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
“An infusion of exploding beats, filled with tales of mysterious events, your music reminds of tiny pings of exciting fireworks..of surprises..that’s what I’m trying to say?” And it’s hip-hop on the Brownswood label, that’ll do nicely!
Saturday 19 February 2011Brandt Brauer Frick - You Make Me Real
Not to sure what the title You Make Me Real is trying to get at but this is a great debut album where classical instruments to play techno!
Tuesday 15 February 2011Gwilym Simcock - Good Days at Schloss Elmau
Siggi Loch’s ACT label has a wealth of talented young piano players on their roster and here’s another who happens to be British!
Thursday 10 February 2011James Blake - James Blake
After all the acclaim that has been loaded upon James Blakes’ debut album entitled James Blake, it’s only fair to write some more about the biggest sound of 2011 so far.
Sunday 6 February 2011V/A - Disco Discharge: Disco Fever USA
If there’s one good thing about January, for the past couple of years anyway, there’s been the release of 4 sets of Disco Discharge double CD albums; and they are back in 2011 better than ever!
Tuesday 7 December 2010Marc Rapson - Dark Vs. Light
If you’re looking forward to seeing Marc Rapson at Scope this Friday, don’t forget to take a few bob with you just in case there’s a few copies left of his fantastic debut EP for sale: Dark Vs. Light.
Friday 3 December 2010Gilles Peterson/Stuart Baker - Bossa Nova
With most of the UK covering in snow, what better week to launch a book dedicated to the cover art of Bossa Nova albums released in Brazil in the 1960s?
Wednesday 1 December 2010V/A - Gilles Peterson presents: Worldwide - A Celebration Of His Syndicated Radio Show
With 10 years under his BBC DJing belt, what better time to have “A celebration of his syndicated Radio Show” on 2 CDs?
Monday 29 November 2010Belleruche - 270 Stories
The long awaited return of the purveyors of beats and soul, Modest, Fabulous & deBore (aka Belleruche) and they’re got 270 Stories to tell on their latest album that’s out on the wonderful Tru-Thoughts label.
Saturday 27 November 2010Donso - Donso
Early on this year Gilles Peterson was proclaiming Donso as one of the albums of the year, so why has it taken us so long to take it to our hearts and agree with the Brownswood supremeo?
Thursday 25 November 2010dOP - Greatest Hits
Even for the “saviours of house music”, naming your debut album as Greatest Hits seems a bit arrogant? Can these 14 tracks live up to the billing?
Wednesday 24 November 2010V/A - Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space
Wow! Yes it really is veteran Jamaican dub expert at the controls of Tectonic’s dubstep compilation with cover by Tony McDermott and you can’t get much better than that.
Wednesday 17 November 2010Bilal - Airtight's Revenge
As you might guess from the recent Bilal appearance on the Gilles Peterson show, he’s a bit of a wildchild and people can call him “anything” not that his lastest album is finally out; revenge is sweet?
Tuesday 16 November 2010River Nelson - The Rise And Fall Of River Nelson
The thing to note about the cover of this release is that the prominence it gives to the producer, “the man with the Golden Sound” - Lewis Parker as the music and lyrics of River Nelson come together on The Rise And Fall Of River Nelson.
Monday 15 November 2010SBTRKT - Step In Shadows EP
Following on from the ‘Soundboy Shift’ 12”, SBTRKT makes even more sonic reductions with the new Step In Shadows EP.
Tuesday 9 November 2010Ludovico Einaudi - The Royal Albert Hall Concert
Recorded earlier this year Ludovico Einaudi’s The Royal Albert Hall Concert is a 2CD and DVD set that lets you see and hear Ludocico Einaudi at his best and a reminder to book up now for the November UK tour!
Saturday 6 November 2010Ebo Taylor - Love And Death
The album of the week without a doubt is Ebo Taylor’s Love And Death which isn’t bad for the guitarist, composer, arranger and producer from born in 1936 - be prepared to see it in all good ‘Best of 2010’ lists very soon!
Friday 5 November 2010As Valet - Primitive
Experimental French hip-hop via Japan with a dash of Futuristica Music is the cocktail that is the debut album by As Valet, Primitive.
Thursday 4 November 2010Drums Of Death - Generation Hexed
If you’re still in that Halloween mood after all the excitement last week, here’s something from the darkside with a surprising loving touch - ladies and gentlemen, be prepared for the Drums Of Death!
Wednesday 3 November 2010Zombie Zombie - Zombie Zombie Plays John Carpenter
Obviously Zombie Zombie don’t literally ‘play’ John Carpenter but they certainly play some of the best of his film music and it’s pretty scary as you’d imagine.
Wednesday 27 October 2010Gotan Project - Tango 3.0 The Remix EP
As Gilles Peterson continues to celebrate 10 years at Radio 1, here’s a band that made it big at the same time the show was finding its feet; it’s the return of the Gotan Project with a remix EP
Monday 18 October 2010Gecko Turner - Gone Down South
It’s been a while since we were dancing to Gecko Turner but whilst he’s been away, going down south has done him a world of good as Gone Down South blends his Spanish heritage with freewheelin’ funky blues.
Friday 15 October 2010David Sanborn - Original Album Series
Like the George Duke collection (another in the series Originals here’s another 5 album package from one of the biggest smooth sax players around, David Sanborn.
Thursday 14 October 2010Youn Sun Nah - Same Girl
Quite an interesting statement of intention calling your debut album Same Girl with all but two tracks being covers of mostly well known songs; if she is the same, she’s always been uniquely fantastic on this evidence.
Wednesday 13 October 2010Dominic Miller - November
Dominic Miller is the Argentinean guitarist is best known for his work with Sting and even though he’s done loads of session work, it’s his own albums that showcase him the best but his latest is the exception - in a very good way.
Tuesday 12 October 2010George Duke - Original Album Series
A budget package of 5 original albums by one of the biggest names of the funky keyboard, Mr. George Duke - if this doesn’t get you excited, I’ll be surprised!
Monday 11 October 2010V/A - Secret Weapons (DJ History)
DJHistory.com’s Frank Broughton and Bill Brewster (co-authors of esteemed dance bible ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ and the soon to be released ‘The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries’), the duo have gathered together some of their favourite DJs and asked/persuaded/threatened them to divulge their own secret DJ weapons - bomb away!
Sunday 10 October 2010Solomon Burke - Nothing's Impossible
James Solomon McDonald was born 21st March, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA, USA and died October 10, 2010 in Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands - may the King of Rock ‘n’ Soul rest in peace.
Friday 8 October 2010Jerry Lee Lewis - Mean Old Man
It’s the hell raiser who had ‘Great Balls Of Fire’ at the birth rock’n’roll in the late 50’s that’s now Jerry Lee Lewis as a Mean Old Man but he’s still rockin, country and gospel with a bunch of big name mates on a fantastic brand new 19 track album.
Thursday 7 October 2010V/A - Danny Krivit: Edits By Mr. K Vol. 2: Music Of The Earth
Strut re-kindle their involvement with one New York’s most revered DJs and re-edit pioneers, Danny Krivit, with a fresh album of essential new, rare and classic re-works, past and present (that reads as “must have” in case you didn’t guess).
Wednesday 6 October 2010[em] - Live at JazzBaltica Festival (Wollny Kruse Schaefer)
ACT are determined to prove they are ‘Label Of The Year’ as they’ve gone and done it again with a live jazz trio album by Wollny, Kruse & Schaefer, aka [em].
Monday 4 October 2010Soweto Kinch - The New Emancipation
The multi-award winning saxophonist from Birmingham proves once again that he’s the Courtney Pine of his generation with the new album, The New Emancipation.
Sunday 3 October 2010V/A - Bustin' Out 1983: New Wave To New Beat Vol. 3
So like the proverbial London Bus scenario, here comes No. 3 in the Bustin’ Out series of compilations dedicated to the post-punk, new wave and new beat scenes.
Friday 1 October 2010Hidden Orchestra - Night Walks
Based in Edinburgh, it’s about time that the Hidden Orchestra revelled themselves and their debut album is certainly a revelation that’s already caught the attention music insiders; another big album from the terrific Tru-Thoughts label.
Wednesday 29 September 2010Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Barbican (Live Review)
The best night’s jazz in many a year at the Barbican
Wednesday 29 September 2010Black Country - Communion
Not our usual territory but ‘Communion’ has its roots in the birthplace of heavy rock and has some magical moments and some superstar members, all hail Black Country!
Sunday 26 September 2010Nsimba Foggis & Taxi Pata Pata - The Tabernacle (Live Review)
A night of contrasts, propelled by the power of soukous
Friday 24 September 2010Robert Mitchell's Panacea - The Cusp
The new album by Robert Mitchell’s Panacea, The Cusp finds the band in expanded and exceptional form; on the cusp of a classic!
Monday 20 September 2010V/A - Pulp Fusion: The Return Of The Original Ghetto Jazz & Funk Classics
Just to say it again, Harmless Records is 15 years old and it’s party time with the meister of the jazz and funk compilation, Dean Rudland as he gets some classic on the latest Pulp Fusion
Sunday 19 September 2010V/A - Songs For Endless Cities Volume 1: Brackles
Kick starting a series of new mixes for !K7-affiliated label Cool in the Pool, they’ve invited 24 year old Londoner Brackles to step up to plate for Volume 1.
Saturday 18 September 2010Jolly Boys - Great Expectations
The original Jamaican Jolly Boys are back and who the dickens would have thought that the sound of mento would be big with the kids in 2010?
Friday 17 September 2010The Electric Press - Steam / Cosmos
Still in love with Codec Shift’s release on VeryVeryWrongIndeed? We’ll here’s another on the same label with a bit of a revivival of The Electric Press as they steam around the cosmos.
Wednesday 15 September 2010Bruce Haack - Farad: The Electric Voice
Just when you thought we knew all the ‘odd balls’ in music there is to know, Stones Throw Records finds an eclectic soul that “deserves at least one proper retrospective” and Farad: The Electric Voice certainly is that.
Monday 13 September 2010Marcos Valle - Estática
One of the titles of the year but can veteran Marcos Valle produce one of the albums of the year - you bet as he’s estatic about this!
Thursday 9 September 2010Fat Freddy's Drop - The Troxy, London (Live Review)
Kiwi dubsters pack ‘em in at Limehouse’s The Troxy
Thursday 9 September 2010Fat Freddy's Drop - Live At The Roundhouse
Fat Freddy’s Drop Live At The Roundhouse is possibly the easiest review of the year as FFD are at their best live and at The Roundhouse, they were at their best; plus they are still likely to be when on tour in the UK this week.
Tuesday 7 September 2010V/A - Philly ReGrooved : The Tom Moulton Remixes
The art of ‘Re’ (as in remixed, reimagined, remastered, etc) hits a new high as Tom Moulton ReGrooves the classic sound of Philly with some mighty remixes that you can’t miss out on.
Friday 3 September 2010Jah Wobble - Welcome To My World
To say Jah Wobble is an interesting bloke would be an understatement so when he releases an album called Welcome To My World you’ll want to hear what the dub his world is like.
Thursday 2 September 2010Special Benny - Toys
Not one of the five members of the band Special Benny are called Benny which is encouraging as post indie folktronic sound so much better than their impulse name choice.
Tuesday 31 August 2010V/A - All Your Beats Vol. 3 EP
If you know All Your Beats you’ll be ecstatic to know that we’re up to Vol. 3 and it’s out now.
Tuesday 31 August 2010V/A - Jazzy Vibes (Compiled by Dean Rudland)
If you’re of a certain age, Dean Rudland will be a familar name as a the man that knows how to compile a album of Jazzy Vibes and this new release on Backbeats is proof he’s not lost his touch.
Monday 30 August 2010Lee Ritenour - Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory
Any guitarist will tell you the theory is OK but it’s all down to practice so celebrated jazz guitarist Ritenour (aka Captain Fingers) gets to pick 20 (twenty!) world class guitarist mates to join him as they get to grips with Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory.
Monday 30 August 2010Deolinda - Dois Elos Um Carimbo
Irreverance, wry wit and social rebellion are not characteristics usually associated with Fado, Portugal’s melancholy national song. Yet Deolinda, the quartet led by vocalist Ana Bacalhau has blossomed by combining lusty tunes rooted in the sound of Fado with frothy and even downright caustic contemporary lyrics.
Sunday 29 August 2010Andy Votel - Vintage Voltage (Plugged-In-Prog & Conrete Pop)
When Andy Votel isn’t putting his talents to creating album covers for Far Out Recordings he spends all his time on his other passion, creating a mix of experimental, psychedelic, folk sci-fi popcorn and his latest album is vintage Votel.
Friday 27 August 2010Darkstarr - They Live By The Night (Compiled by Ashley Beedle & Cosmo)
One thing you can say about Ashley Beedle (actually, there lots of things but without contradiction), he is possibly the most polymath of musicians around today and he never lets us down; bring on the Darkstarr!
Thursday 26 August 2010Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong
Andreya Triana has already worked with some big names in her short career to date so it’s great to hear that the debut album ‘Lost Where I Belong’ is out this week on Ninja Tunes and is getting all right reactions.
Wednesday 25 August 2010Céline Bonacina Trio feat. Nguyên Lê - Way Of Life
If you’re not familiar with the ACT label yet, time to get busy as they are so on form at the moment, it is little wonder that they’ve been voted label of the year already!
Wednesday 25 August 2010Aufgang - Aufgang
I’ve just discovered my new favourite experimental classical ambient house band, its Aufgang baby!
Monday 23 August 2010Vijay Iyer - Solo
Solo is Vijay Iyer on Steinway piano playing five orginal pieces and six cover versions of tracks made famous by Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Steve Coleman and Michael Jackson, this is going to be one of the Jazz album’s of the year!
Monday 23 August 2010Richy Pitch - Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch
With album launch at Big Chill House on 28th August with M3NSA (named as one of BBC’s Top 50 Ghanaians!), it’s about time Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch.
Monday 23 August 2010Codec Shift - Viper Room / Cyrus One
In truth, I’m running a little behind (Oh! Err, Mrs) with the releases on VeryVeryWrongIndeed which is very poor form; especially when there’s a Codec Shift going on.
Sunday 22 August 2010Max Sedgley feat.Tor Cesay - Sound Boy
Sound boy Max Sedgley gets big props from Tor Cesay as they shift things up a gear with the release of new single ‘Sound Boy’.
Saturday 21 August 2010Toddla T feat. Wayne Marshall - Sky Surfing
Toddla T signing to Ninja Tune shows that even as they celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, they are still a force to be reckoned with and party with a bit of Sky Surfing.
Friday 20 August 2010Morcheeba - Blood Like Lemonade
Here’s a crowd pleaser from back in the day as Skye Edwards rejoins Paul and Ross Godfrey in the classic line up of downtempo beat favourites Morcheeba with a new album, Blood Like Lemonade.
Wednesday 18 August 2010Incognito - Transatlantic R.P.M.
Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick’s Incognito marks the 30th Anniversary with a new album and 3 nights at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s from tonight until Friday.
Tuesday 17 August 2010William Orbit - Pieces In A Modern Style 2
Mr. Orbit was at his pop zenith about 10 years ago or so which coincided with the release of the first version of Pieces In A Modern Style where he updated classical works; so is Pieces In A Modern Style 2 an improvement?
Sunday 15 August 2010Ashley Beedle & Darren Morris presents MAV!S
After last week’s performance at the Big Chill, it was time to have another look at the Ashley Beedle & Darren Morris’ MAV!S project.
Saturday 14 August 2010The Soundcarriers - Celeste
This band’s debut album last year left me a little lost for words so could they do the same with the “difficult second album” with its celestial body?
Thursday 5 August 2010James Chance - Twist Your Soul: The Definitive Collection
Any fan of No Wave - Post Punk 1976-1980 will know that James Chance was the leading man of the movement as with The Contortions, they made some of the most compelling tunes of the time that you’ll find on this new release Twist Your Soul: The Definitive Collection.
Wednesday 4 August 2010Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom - Jah Warriors feat. Ricky Ranking
Roots Manuva is back! Not only is he live at Big Chill on Saturday, there’s a single out at the end of the month and a (sort of) new album, a brand new album next year plus a special on Gilles Peterson’s show - what more do you want?
Monday 2 August 2010Walter Gibbons - Jungle Music - Mixed With Love: Essential & Unreleased Remixes 1976-1986
If you’ve got a touch of “disco droop” here’s some 12” madness from the golden era as lovingly extended by master DJ Walter Gibbons.
Sunday 1 August 2010Herbie Hancock - The Imagine Project
So if you can imagine giving jazz legend a 70th birthday party and got a load of his favourite International music stars to join in on ten of his favourite songs, The Imagine Project would be such a star studded present!
Saturday 31 July 2010V/A - Far Out Spaced Oddyssey (Vols. 1 & 2)
Sub-titled “Psychedelia Folk, Rock, Electronica & Jazz from the Out There Edges of Brazil” this is so much more than a trip into the mid 60s to 70s as Far Out Recordings bring you a trip of a lifetime.
Wednesday 28 July 2010Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 - Seahorse And The Storyteller
Still coming to grips with Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 debut album Seahorse And The Storyteller? Now the summer of love 2010 is here, time to give it another go - Peace.
Tuesday 27 July 2010V/A - The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria
Why The World Ends?…The latest title from Soundway Records features 32 electrifying and funk laden grooves from the sound of a generation attempting to pick up the pieces after the devastation of the Nigerian civil war.
Sunday 25 July 2010JazZstePpa - Sweet Tooth EP
If you’ve not got a sweet tooth for JazZstePpa just yet, watch out as the ‘Big Swing Sound’ takes on the credit criss with this new release, it’s a wise investment.
Friday 23 July 2010Taraf de Haïdouks / Marko Markovic Orkestar double-bill at Hackney Empire
The Barbican’s Blaze festival is presenting an astounding range of contemporary music this summer, a line-up - from Staff Benda Bilili to Youssou N’Dour - that puts every other London presenter in the shade.
Thursday 22 July 2010Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Dog With A Rope
Get this, Will ‘Quantic’ Holland brings dub and reggae flavours to his Afro-Latin American Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno project; who much better can it get?
Wednesday 21 July 2010Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics
When I first heard about this one, I admit that I was a little excited and the combination of Lloyd Miller and The Heliocentrics is just that, excitement.
Tuesday 20 July 2010Baths - Cerulean
When I were a lad, going to the Baths was the highlight of the week but this week Baths is the album of the week; and probably a lot longer than that!
Monday 19 July 2010V/A - Palenque Palenque: Champeta, Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91
In short, its a compilation album on Soundway called Palenque Palenque: Champeta, Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91 - I’d say that was enough information to rush out and buy it, but if you need more…
Sunday 18 July 2010Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers
Mount Kimbie have been the ‘go to’ name for a remix for months now but with a debut album coming out and a long list of tour dates, 2010 is their year.
Wednesday 14 July 2010Earth Wind & Fire - The Greatest Hits
There’s no argument that Earth Wind & Fire were a great band with a great live act with a great catalogue of albums so you know that the latest The Greatest Hits compilation is great to say the least.
Sunday 11 July 2010Boohgaloo Zoo - Boohgaloo Zoo
Can you think Arthur Russell, Chromeo, Amp Fiddler and George Clinton all at the same time? Me neither but Boohgaloo Zoo’s debut album comes fairly close to it; give it some P-Funk boys.
Friday 9 July 2010V/A - Disco Discharge: Pink Pounders
“Can you handle it?” as Sharon Redd might have said as we get to the eight double CD in the Disco Discharge series - bring on the Pink Pounders!
Friday 9 July 2010V/A - Disco Discharge: European Connection
Here’s we go again with the less than obvious but totally dance floor crazy 12” disco madness with the European Connection.
Wednesday 7 July 2010Jammer - Jahmanji
“Jammer’s template is focused to the point of feeling limited at times but the tunes have a velocity that crackles..”
Tuesday 6 July 2010Shez Raja Collective - Mystic Radikal
As the Shez Raja Collective prepare for their album launch gig in the heart of Soho jazzland this week, the CD got wondering where the Mahavishnu Orchestra would be in 2010 if they’d been led by Jaco Pastorius; Mystic Radikal wouldn’t have been too far away - yep, It’s that good!
Sunday 4 July 2010V/A - Disco Discharge: Disco Boogie
Hey it’s Sunday Nite and Robbie Vincent and Greg Edwards have provided the soundtrack to the weekend and it’s time to Disco Discharge with some Disco Boogie!
Saturday 3 July 2010Nnenna Freelon - Homefree
In the long tradition of not judging CDs by the cover, Grammy nominee and esteemed jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon has re-interpreted the jazz vocal of the great American Songbook.
Friday 2 July 2010V/A - Nervous Nitelife: David Tort
It’s Friday so this is the time of the week that we get up and party. This week we are guided by the Nervous Nitelife signing David Tort who is going to be spinning House this summer somewhere near you.
Thursday 1 July 2010Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust
Hard to believe that their worldwide hit ‘La Bamba’ came out in 1987 but they are there still going strong and their new album Tin Can Trust sees them all set for their Hop Farm Festival set this weekend.
Tuesday 29 June 2010V/A - Balkan Fever London (Mind the Brass)
It’s probably stating the obvious but for all sorts of reasons, the music from the Balkans can be found all over the globe in various adaptations but this latest compilation on Green Queen Music is a healthy thermometer, London is the place for Balkan Fever London: mind the brass!
Saturday 26 June 2010V/A - Sound of the World Presents: Anywhere On This Road
“The late, great Charlie Gillett had a passion for music”, Mark Coles, BBC World Service, June 2010.
Monday 21 June 2010V/A - Next Stop... Soweto 3: Giants, Ministers & Makers: Jazz In South Africa 1963-1984
We love both previous editions of Next Stop…Soweto as both are totally brilliant and so different whilst the third in the series is just as good, if not the best of the lot!
Sunday 20 June 2010V/A - Watergate 06 (dOP)
Brilliant! the new Watergate compilation has been selected by “the saviours of house”, Clement Zemstov, Damien Vandesande and Jonathan Illel (aka dOP) and this mix is one of the best!
Sunday 20 June 2010Aufgang - Barock
With Francesco Tristano, Rami Khalifé and Aymeric Westrich (aka Aufgang) down at Sonar this weekend, it’s about time we celebrated their latest release.
Sunday 20 June 2010Young Fathers - Automatic / Dancing Mantaray
It’s about now that artists tipped as The next big thing back in January start to get themselves sorted and it’s looking automatic from the Young Fathers.
Saturday 19 June 2010V/A - Disco Discharge: Diggin' Deeper
The return of four brand new Disco Discharge double CD sets is further proof that, to paraphrase, Discos Not Dead and it kicks off diggin’ deeper into the vaults.
Saturday 19 June 2010John Scofield, Vince Mendoza & The Metropole Orchestra - 54
If you think this is jazz tribute to Studio 54, you’ve lost your marbles but this is a big album all the same and a more than unexpected pleasant surprise!
Saturday 19 June 2010The Herbaliser - Herbal Tonic
When you’ve got an outfit that’s so in tune with soul, jazz, funk and hip hop as The Herbaliser, can you imagine what a pick me up a Best Of compilation is; a real tonic to cue all ills.
Friday 18 June 2010Stac - Turn That Light Out
Anyone would we’re at war as I keep hearing folks saying, “Turn That Light Out” but it’s all to do with Stac’s fantastic debut album that’s coming out on Monday.
Wednesday 16 June 2010V/A - Horse Meat Disco 2
The new compilation by the Horse Meat Disco crew of James Hillard, Jim Stanton, Severino and Luke Howard that is thoroughly disco-fantastic from start to finish!
Monday 14 June 2010Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura: Remixed
Does Peterson ever stop? Clearly not as he’s recently returned from Cuba recording a new album with Danay plus this new release on his own Brownswood Recordings label with a launch party in London and Roberto Fonseca live with the New Cuba Sound at the Barbican on the 6th July - phew!
Sunday 13 June 2010The Ipanemas - Que Beleza
Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson played a track this week from the fifth Os Ipanemas album on Far Out Recordings and although it’s a busy week, these new recordings from “the original Afro-Brazilian Kings” have rarely sounded better.
Saturday 12 June 2010The Haggis Horns - Keep On Movin'
If you don’t recognized the name of The Haggis Horns, it probably doesn’t mean you haven’t heard them as in the past they’ve recorded with Amy Winehouse, Robbie Williams, Estelle, Adele, KT Kunstall and Lily Allen to name just a few; no wonder it’s taken so long to record the ‘difficult’ second album - but you gotta keep movin’.
Thursday 10 June 2010V/A - Ginga: The Sound Of Brazilian Football
It’s here at long last! The World Cup coincides with the return of the much missed Mr Bongo label with a fantastic Brazilian football themed compilation - let the drums ring out.
Monday 7 June 2010Max Sedgley - Suddenly Everything
A few years ago Max Sedgley was Mr. Happy with his worldwide super hit but it’s been a while since then; but is suddenly everything alright again?
Monday 7 June 2010Build An Ark - Love (Part 2)
Last year we showed Build An Ark some Love (Part 1) and leader Carlos Niño showed us some love back. Now it’s time to do it all over again as Love (Part 2) is now in the air!
Sunday 6 June 2010King Britt - The Intricate Beauty
You’ll have spotted that there’s loads of fantastic CDs coming out at the moment but it wouldn’t be right to miss out on the latest intricate beauty by King Britt; so we won’t!
Saturday 5 June 2010Kay Suzuki - Opening EP
London-based Japanese DJ/producer Kay Suzuki has found an opening for a new EP on his own label, Round In Motion and it’s good enough to get anyone moving!
Thursday 3 June 2010Adam Port & Santé - Own / Faire Des Seines
With over 20 years of individual solo careers Timo Maas and Santos decided to get all their A&R together and launch their own label and Adam Port & Santé have the honour of the first release; time to ride your Rocket & Ponies!
Wednesday 2 June 2010V/A - Bustin' Out (New Wave To New Beat Vol. 2: 1982)
You wait 30 years for the first Bustin’ Out compilation and then, like a London bus, before you know it, Vol.2 is upon us with 15 more killer New Wave To New Beat tunes solely from 1982.
Wednesday 2 June 2010Jah Wobble & The Nippon Dub Ensemble - Japanese Dub
After England’s friendly with Japan at the weekend and with the World Cup fast approaching, time to check out some Anglo-Japanese musical appreciation via the mighty bass of Jah Wobble!
Saturday 29 May 2010Ty - Special Kind Of Fool
Wow! At last a new album from Ty and even with a switch from Big Dada to BBE this special kind of Fool is still the star of British rap.
Friday 28 May 2010Sun Ra - The Antique Black
It’s nearly two decades since Sun Ra left this planet but he is still constantly in our thoughts and is a relevant today as ever, hence the latest re-issue by Kindred Spirit of this classic album The Antique Black.
Sunday 23 May 2010V/A - Football & Funk
After a couple of years of releasing super funky 7s, Skyline Recordings team up with the Delicious Digital production boys for their first and ever so timely compilation album called Football & Funk - get in there my son!
Saturday 22 May 2010Dexter Gordon - American Classic
Dexter Gordon’s American Classic is as cool as the cover and now re-mastered, it’s better than ever.
Friday 21 May 2010Renée Fleming - A Dark Hope
Can you image one of the most celebrated soprano voices hanging out with Arcade Fire, The Mars Volta, Muse or Leonard Cohen? Neither can I nor even doing cover versions for that matter but she has (done cover versions that is) with this new album called A Dark Hope; how could you resist?
Friday 21 May 2010Richard Seeley - Ziba Viva / Monk
Long time fans of the label Veryverywrongindeed will know that they don’t release anything but the best in tech house and Richard Seeley hasn’t let them down with this one.
Wednesday 19 May 2010Next Stop...Soweto Vol.2, Funk & Organ Grooves From The Townships 1969-76
Next Stop… Soweto 2, sub-titled “Soul, Funk & Organ Grooves From The Townships 1969-1976” is the second of a three part series by Strut’s finest in the underground sound of South Africa in the 60s and 70s.
Sunday 16 May 2010Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip - Sick Tonight / Great Britain (Remixes)
After an extended spell of political OD in the UK, it’s a welcome return for the truth via Great Britain’s favourites even if they are ‘Sick Tonight’.
Sunday 16 May 2010Antoni Maiovvi - The Thorns Of Love
Once again there’s a summer of disco ahead of us but Caravan Recordings’ glitter ball is shining on this new talent from the underground Bristol scene via Turin.
Saturday 15 May 2010Soil & "Pimp" Sessions - 6
We’ve followed Soil & “Pimp” Sessions from the start so I might have said this before, their latest album is the best yet! 6 of the best so to speak.
Friday 14 May 2010Emanative - Time
“Incredibly this is the first time these guys have played live and this is the official launch of the new album Time, Ladies and Gentleman - Emanative!”
Wednesday 12 May 2010V/A - Ten Years Of Trunfunk
When any label celebrates their 10 year anniversary these days, it’s more than a good reason to celebrate with a 14 track compilation - and guess what? That’s what Trunkfunk have done and you’ll want to know why you’ve not heard of them before now!
Sunday 9 May 2010UNITE - A Gathering of Strangers
UNITE (Urban Native Integrated Traditions of Europe) is an idea dreamed up by UK-based Transglobal Underground members Hamid Man Tu and Tim Whelan. The collection of tracks included on the project’s album A Gathering of Strangers will delight and surprise even the most intrepid musical travellers as it criss-crosses Europe in search of contemporary takes on traditional folk tracks
Sunday 9 May 2010Groovenik - Choose Your Frame
While the north -east of England may not be known as a hot-bed of funk, Groovenik’s self-proclaimed “Northern Funk” sound of debut album Choose Your Frame goes some way to establishing the region’s funk, jazz and soul credentials
Friday 7 May 2010Villa Nah - Running On / Ways To Be
With the end of the footie season, from the name of this lot sound, they sound like they should be some blue nosed anti-Martin O’Neill collective; but they don’t even come from Birmingham!
Wednesday 5 May 2010The Simonsound - Reverse Engineering
BBC Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson has already mentioned a couple of times that this album is one of his favourite three albums of the year and he’s not the only one going mad over this debut release.
Tuesday 4 May 2010V/A - Juan Maclean: DJ Kicks
So you missed the Juan Maclean DJ set at Phonica introducing Island Records’ exhibition/tribute to Grace Jones; don’t worry ‘cos his DJ compilation for !K7 packs a punch harder than Ms. Jones.
Tuesday 4 May 2010Sound Iration - Sound Iration In Dub
Dub has come a long way since Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Tubby, Scientist, Mikey Dread and such legendary knob controllers from the echo chambers pioneered the sound in Jamaica but over the years the UK has had its own stars and here’s one of the best kept secrets.
Monday 3 May 2010Irakere - Cuba Libre
Once again Joe Davis at Far Out Recordings does it again, this time with a re-issue of a very highly sort after album that feature some of the best, if not greatest, Cuban musicians of all time! Irakere’s Cuba Libre is fantastic to say the least!
Sunday 2 May 2010V/A - Music For Jazz Dancers
Fans of Adrian Gibson’s sets at ‘Messin’ Around’ and Perry Louis’ Jazz CoTech dancers are in seventh heaven with news of this 12” that features two massive tunes.
Thursday 29 April 2010Empirical - Out 'n' In
Not only have the jazzheads been after the new album by Empirical for some time, when it does arrive there’s the bonus of having it produced by Jason Yarde and featuring Special Guest Julian Siegel, what more can you want?
Wednesday 28 April 2010Nguyên Lê - Signature Edition 1
The first in a series of four Signature Edition releases where the artist selects their own ‘Best Of’ tracks for a double CD set; and Nguyên Lê is a very hard act to follow!
Wednesday 28 April 2010SunSplash Antalya 2010 - 23rd to 30th May
Now that the Volcanic dust is behaving itself, it’s time to start thinking about foreign climes and this one looks like one of the best going with Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Jamie Lidell, Phil Asher, Rainer Truby and lots more…
Wednesday 28 April 2010Fatima - Mindtravelin' EP
Fatima’s debut release has been eagerly anticipated after previous appearances with Shafiq Husayns, Floating Points TettoryBad and Funkineven’; the new EP shows how far she’s travelled already!
Tuesday 27 April 2010James Blake - CMYK EP
You can’t move your butt these days without getting hit with more big props for James Blake and his new EP, CMYK is the big reason why.
Monday 26 April 2010Half Seas Over - Album and Live at Cafe Oto
Half Seas Over are pianist Elan Mahler and acclaimed guitarist Adam McBride-Smith. Mahler was famously signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label, when the Radio One DJ heard one of Mahler’s CD played at a sauna in Switzerland. I am sure the folk/jazz of Half Seas Over would work as well in a similar environment
Monday 26 April 2010Guiding Spirit - Nat Birchall
Saxophonist Nat Birchall’s excellent new album follows a similar path, both in style and execution, to Matthew Halsall’s Colours Yes . Not a surprise as Halsall both co-produces and plays on this album which is on his label Gondwana
Monday 26 April 2010Tudor Acid - 304 : Remixes
So if you’re an acid head and your debut album has just been released, what better way to promote it than to get two of you’re heroes to do remixes for a 12”?
Friday 23 April 2010Babylon Circus - La Belle Étoile
Welcome to the circus where none of the clowns cry!
Wednesday 21 April 2010Brownout - Slinky EP
Tal M. Klein and his mates get off their Magical Horses and get on some dirty funk with Brownout; oh yeah!
Tuesday 20 April 2010Bachelors Of Science - Warehouse Dayz
Bachelors Of Science are a duo based in San Francisco and after their successful Science Fiction debut, Warehouse Dayz is well up to speed.
Tuesday 20 April 2010Dr. Rubberfunk - Northern Comfort
Fans of Dr. Rubberfunk will know that his prescriptions are normally spot on but does ‘Northern Comfort’ get Jack Daniel’s vote?
Saturday 17 April 2010Joyce & Donato - Aquarius
Now spring has sprung, welcome to the new age of Aquarius from the Brazilian music stars Joyce Moreno and Joao Donato; “beautiful and understated” is an understatement.
Sunday 11 April 2010Billy Jenkins - I Am A Man From Lewisham
Billy Jenkins’ new CD I Am A Man From Lewisham got a hot reception when Jenkins was recently introduced by Libby Purves as a “Blues man from Lewisham whose latest and most significant gigs have been humanist funerals”!!! Is it enough to wake the dead?
Wednesday 7 April 2010Salif Keita: La Différence Tour - London Live Review
Salif live is always special but normally you have to wait for the second half before it kicks off — but not tonight. Salif had the Barbican on its feet by the second song and never let them sit down
Monday 5 April 2010World Malaria Day - Jazz FM, Aril 2010
Jazz FM dedicates a weekend of programming to raise awareness about malaria following its recent announcement of a five-year partnership with Malaria No More UK to help end the suffering and death caused by malaria in Africa
Sunday 4 April 2010John Butler Trio - April Uprising
The John Butler Trio’s first album in 3 years that’s appropriate released in the same week as the Grand National, why is that you ask?
Saturday 3 April 2010Anané - Ananésworld
This will come as a bit of a surprise to most, but Ananésworld is possibly the most out there album of the year so far and it’s going to make her a bigger star than she already is!
Thursday 1 April 2010Mademoiseile Caro & Franck Garcia - Soldiers
Acclaimed French electronic-pop duo Mademoiselle Caro and Franck Garcia release their latest single and they are ready for battle with ‘Soldiers’.
Thursday 1 April 2010Salif Keita - La Différence
With a short tour the month, time to get to grips with La Différence of the mighty Salif Keita who never disappoints his legion of fans.
Monday 29 March 2010Dan Berglund's Tonbruket - Southampton, 28.03.10
Southampton was buzzing’ on two fronts last night. In town, the footie fans were filling out the pubs on their return from Wembley after a 4-1 win in the Johnstone’s Paints Trophy. On the other side of town, the Turner Sims Theatre was filling up with fans for Dan Berglund’s’ Tonbruket for a celebration of Tonbruket music - guess where I’d be going then?
Monday 29 March 2010Cobblestone Jazz - The Modern Deep Left Quartet
The Modern Deep Left Quartet is the future of modern deep left music; as performed by the Cobblestone Jazz, this is real FLY Global Music - fantastic is an understatement!
Saturday 27 March 2010Bonobo - Black Sands
Simon Green (aka Bonobo) is another artist on his fourth album and everybody has said that it is his most accomplished album to date; the magnificent Black Sands is proof indeed that it is.
Saturday 27 March 2010The Bamboos feat. Kylie Auldist - 4
Taking their lead from such rock giants as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Aussie funk-soul-boogie experts drop their fourth album with the unimaginative title, 4; thankfully, the 12 tracks are anything but 4th rate - this is a big one!
Friday 26 March 2010Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead
The acclaimed father of Ethio-jazz who has fans as varied as Damian Alban, K’Naan, Nas and Damian Marley releases his first solo album in over 20 years and it’s a belter.
Friday 26 March 2010International Peoples Gang - Up
The only way is Up for the International Peoples Gang as this album has quite a few really choice tracks on it; up, up and away!
Friday 26 March 2010Burns - So Many Nights EP
Having recently toured the US and Canada supporting Calvin Harris and Deadmau5 as well as playing SXSW and Miami WMC, you could say Burns’ So Many Nights EP is eagerly awaited; and you’d be right.
Thursday 25 March 2010Drumsound And Bassline Smith - Clap Your Hands (The Remixes)
Every now and again there’s a track that makes you want to jump for joy with excitement and ‘Clap Your Hands’ is one of those; and you just can’t get enough remixes either.
Thursday 25 March 2010Nneka - Walking
Picked as Gilles Peterson’s representative for Nigeria in his recent World Cup Soundclash, watch Nneka walk now!
Tuesday 23 March 2010Josefine Cronholm - Songs Of The Falling Feather
This is the second Swedish singer that’s come out on ACT Music within a month and another name to watch out for as Josefine Cronholm voice is as soft as a falling feather.
Monday 22 March 2010V/A - Les Chats Persans (OST)
En anglais this translates as No One Knows About Persian Cats and the film by Bahman Ghobadi won a special jury prize at Cannes Film Festival last year and this is the equally good soundtrack with the film on release later this week.
Sunday 21 March 2010Daedelus - Righteous Fists Of Harmony EP
Daedelus puts ‘em up in the Marquis of Queensbury way, travels the high seas and sorts out some history with a fabulous collage of sound; this is Daedelus at his best!
Tuesday 16 March 2010Mike Monday - Your Body
Like certain professional footballers of late, what they’ve been doing with their bodies is VeryVeryWrongIndeed, Mike Monday nails it with ‘Your Body’.
Tuesday 16 March 2010Fenech Soler - Stop & Stare
With a new video and a load of gigs lined up, try not to stop and stare at Fenech Soler.
Monday 15 March 2010Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip - The Logic Of Chance
As you’re still singing along to ‘Get Better’, what better time to release the new album by the most unlikely duo of them all as they explain The Logic Of Chance.
Monday 15 March 2010Jammer - Better Than
‘Better Than’ is the anti-dote to Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip’s ‘Get Better’ but don’t write of Jammer just yet; this is just the start!
Sunday 14 March 2010Dan Berglund - Tonbruket (& UK Tour)
Best known as the bassist with the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Dan Berglund’s new band Tonbruket is eagerly awaited and as you might guess from the cover, this album should be called Heart as that would be rather appropriate on a number of levels.
Sunday 14 March 2010Thomas White - The Maximalist
Thomas White is The Maximalist! In fact, everything about this album is taken to the maximum so don’t be put off by the cover.
Saturday 13 March 2010V/A - Nigeria Special: Volume 2 - The Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds and Nigerian Blues of 1970-6
Its back! The Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds and Nigerian Blues of 1970-6 that is Nigeria Special; if you really love me, take me to your house and do me how you like (as Fubura Sekibo might say).
Friday 12 March 2010Agoria - Balance 016
Agoria (aka Sébastien Devaud) is a producer with his own unique twist that has had the call up for the latest edition of Balance on Australian based EQ Recordings and its all aller retour and rising sine!
Friday 12 March 2010Pama International - Pama Outernational
As this CD was in the window of Universal Sounds this week, that was enough of a recommendation for me and they didn’t let me down.
Friday 12 March 2010Vega & Anané, Jay & Peterson - MoS, London 11.03.10
“I was in the booth at the Ministry Of Sound watching ‘Little Louie’ Vega….the MoS Weekly Saturday nigh, it was Louie’s third appearance of the year and each time was better than the last…”
Tuesday 9 March 2010Jerry Dammers' Spatial AKA Orchestra - Poole (Live Review)
“You can’t take yourself too seriously dressed in a silver cape” says Jerry Dammers but make no mistake, the Spatial A.K.A is fantastic jazz, ska and fun all wrapped up in a Sun Ra tribute; who could want for more?
Monday 8 March 2010Stimming, Ben Watt & Julia Biel - Bright Star
Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly Records celebrates its 50th release with new single ‘Bright Star’ that’s out today and its blindin’!
Monday 8 March 2010Cobblestone Jazz - Chance EP
Now the Winter Olympics are over and the Canada picks up the most gold medals ever, what are the chances of the return of Cobblestone Jazz with a new EP?
Sunday 7 March 2010RBMA Presents Brainfeeder, London - 10.03.10
Brainfeeder in London! Red Bull Music Academy has done the unbelievable and have hauled all of the Brainfeeder crew over for a massive bash this week.
Sunday 7 March 2010Dub Pistols feat. Rodney P - Ganja
Be part of the Dub Pistols’ chart hijack and download their latest ‘Ganja’ NOW!!!!!!!!
Sunday 7 March 2010Polar Bear - Peepers
Polar Bear is one of Seb Rochford’s many projects but their latest album out this week, Peepers is just as much of a band effort that will open your eyes.
Thursday 4 March 2010Bomb The Bass - Back To Light
There was a time that folks were thinking we’d heard the last of Bomb The Bass (aka Tim Simenon) but this is the second album in 18 months and he’s back to light with loads of guest pals on vocals.
Wednesday 3 March 2010V/A - Garrincha!! Estrela Solitaria (The Lonely Star)
Far Out release the Original Sound Track to the brilliant film Garrincha ‘Estrela Solitaria’ on CD and they couldn’t have timed it better.
Wednesday 3 March 2010V/A - Afro Rock Volume One
“Hey!, that’s not a new album!” I hear you shout but this album has been effectively “out of print” since 2002 and it is certainly great to have it back.
Tuesday 2 March 2010Oddjob - Clint
Clint as in Eastwood of course, is Oddjob’s tribute to the best known of his film themes as written by the greats of Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin and others.
Tuesday 2 March 2010V/A - Boogiebytes Vol. 5 (Mixed By Seth Troxler)
The Boogiebytes are back with Seth Troxler and he wants to bite ya boogie nites groovin’ ass; one for the dancefloor then!
Monday 1 March 2010Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip - Get Better (Remixes)
With a new album out soon and a very lengthy gig list over the next couple of months, can the duo of Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip get any better?
Sunday 28 February 2010Skeletons - Smile
As you might guess from the cover, this album is inspired by the music of Ethiopia and when it’s done by Ben Lamdin, you know it’s going to be jazz of the highest quality - put it down as a must have.
Saturday 27 February 2010Rigmor Gustafasson / radio.string.quartet.vienna - Calling You
We’ve had a bit of a just of jazz vocalists of late but here’s something a bit different that is taking some well known popular songs out of their comfort zone.
Friday 26 February 2010Thomas White - The Last Blast
This is a bit of a surprise, it’s not often that you’re able to mention Mission Of Burma and João Gilberto in the same review, but then ‘The Last Blast’ is an unusual EP.
Tuesday 23 February 2010Michael Fakesch - Exchange
The sticker on the cover of this one doesn’t really cover the variety and intensity of the compilation of Michael Fakesch remixes; “Michael Fakesch?” I hear you say.
Monday 22 February 2010The Souljazz Orchestra - Rising Sun
Coming outta Ottawa, Canada, this group is the modern embodiment of soul-jazz Afro funk and I’m a little guilty that we haven’t given them as much credit as they deserve in the past; lets put that to rights with their new album Rising Sun!
Friday 19 February 2010Zero dB - One Offs, Remixes And B-Sides
First off, don’t let the title of this 2CD compilation put you off as the 23 tracks are not in any way second rate - this is Zero dB after all!
Friday 19 February 2010Gil Scott-Heron - Me And The Devil
If you’ve not got into the new album yet, try the first single taken from I’m New Here, it’s Gil Scott-Heron and the devil!
Friday 19 February 2010V/A - Next Stop... Soweto
Next Stop… Soweto, sub-titled “Township sounds from the golden age of Mbaqangwa” is the first of a three part series by Strut’s finest in the underground sound of South Africa in the 60s and 70s.
Wednesday 17 February 2010Prins Thomas - Prins Thomas
Once there was Disco and on the other side of the ocean there was Prins Thomas - this is his debut album and it’s fantastic, what else do you need to know?
Wednesday 17 February 2010RQM - Colors Fade EP
RQM steps out with his own label, Baby Sumo, so listen to the colour fade on the debut EP.
Wednesday 17 February 2010V/A - Asseteria! Live From Uranus (Mixed By Chriss Vargas)
Asseteria! is the Sunday night bash for New York’s most house hungry crowd of hedonists where Chriss Vargas can DJ for hours, even as long as it takes to get to Uranus!
Sunday 14 February 2010Don Cherry - Here & Now
So you think you know an artist, especially one that made his name in the post bop/free jazz era? Well here’s Don Cherry with a world-funk fusion that’s as Here & Now as it was in the mid 70s!
Saturday 13 February 2010Joe Zawinul - Money In The Pocket
A special release in the Atlantic Masters series of re-issues as this is Joe Zawinul’s debut solo album from the mid 1960s - Money In The Pocket you could say.
Friday 12 February 2010V/A - Bustin' Out (New Wave To New Beat: The Post Punk Era 1979-1981)
Bustin’ Out is set in a time went the punks limelight was dimming but in its place, the independent DIY label ethic took hold and a whole new generation of musicians started to experiment a little deeper than 3-chord wonders.
Friday 12 February 2010Tudor Acid - Merri Portland
How do you get to grips with Tudor Acid’s Merri Portland? It’s a good question but the answer is simple (sort of), just enjoy it.
Friday 12 February 2010Eva Be - New Crack EP
As all readers of FLY Global Music will tell you, it’s very rare that any of the major record labels know what is what; and he’s another case in point, the fantastic Eva Be.
Thursday 11 February 2010Gil Scott-Herron - I'm New Here
Announced this week as the “Godfather of Rap” on Radio 4, at last there’s a brand new album from Gil Scott-Heron and it’s on XL of all labels; talk about I’m New Here!
Wednesday 10 February 2010José James - Blackmagic
When Gilles Peterson announced on his show “this is my favourite track from the new José James album”, it was time to wake up and pay attention as the voice of jazz is back!
Wednesday 10 February 2010Niño Josele - Española
Don’t be put off by the strange Cluedo-esque imagery of the cover, this CD by Spanish guitar virtuoso is as Española as you can get.
Monday 8 February 2010V/A - Kings Of Drum & Bass (Compiled by 4Hero & DJ Marky)
We have loved every single BBE compilation in the Kings Of series as their formula is simple, two ‘Kings of’ a genre select tracks for a double CD/LP set; nothing can go wrong and the Drum & Bass selection is no exception.
Friday 5 February 2010Dr. Rubberfunk - Hot Stone
This is so much more than a one track album but you must be warned, there is an absolutely fantastic track that’s going to make you drop your funky rocks like hot stones.
Friday 5 February 2010Broadcast 2000 - Broadcast 2000
Been a bit slow on this one since Carlos Niño recommended it in Rough Trade late last year but on the basis of the first track you could see why the Spaceways guru would be attracted to this one.
Wednesday 3 February 2010Jellybass feat Brother Culture - No Love
No love for Jellybass featuring Brother Culture? Yeah, we love this one big time like dubwise rockers! Should have a health warning as it could trash you speakers (in a good way of course).
Tuesday 2 February 2010V/A - Bob Blank: The Blank Generation (Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985)
There’s been a load of brilliant compilations lately but Strut have linked up with DJ History to keep ahead of the games on some mighty fine gems from a decade of experimentation.
Tuesday 2 February 2010The Moons - Life On Earth
The Moons will be supporting Ocean Colour Scene on their forthcoming tour in February so there’s no better time for the debut album to come out.
Tuesday 2 February 2010Chapel Club - O Maybe I
With a new single and a line up of gigs in February, are Chapel Club the next young things of the moment?
Monday 1 February 2010V/A - Soma Compilation 2010
It’s a good job the music on the 12 tracks on this compilation more than outweigh this early candidate for ‘Most Unispired Title’ of the year; musically, 2010 looks like a very good year for Soma Recordings indeed.
Sunday 31 January 2010Fringe Magnetic - Empty Spaces
The new album by Rory Simmons’ Fringe Magnetic is big band leftfield jazz at its best and no doubt the highlight of the forthcoming Loop Collective Festival at the Vortex.
Sunday 31 January 2010V/A - Nervous Nitelife: Tom Stephan (Superchumbo)
If you’ve been waiting for the follow up to Tom Stephan’s Asseteria! Live From New York, the latest in the ‘Nervous Nitelife’ is testiment to how his DJ set is progressing.
Saturday 30 January 2010V/A - John Morales - The M&M Mixes
Even if you’ve never heard of John Morales, the subtitle of this massive compilaton NYC Underground Disco Anthems + Previously Un-Released Exclusive Salsoul Mixes should give you a clue that this is a very tasty release.
Friday 29 January 2010Deadmau5 - At Play Vol.2
Following the worldwide success of Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) last year, with more big gigs coming up in the UK next month, here’s the second edition of the At Play album.
Monday 25 January 2010Ceephax Acid Crew - United Acid Emirates
You won’t be surprised to hear the Ceephax Acid Crew is just one bloke and United Acid Emirates is nothing to do with UAE or Arsenal, it’s pure acid baby.
Monday 25 January 2010Tommy T - The Prester John Sessions
Don’t be put off by the cover as the debut solo album from the bassist in Gogol Bordello’ band is far-I more than anything that Bordello has done for a long time; a new world star!
Thursday 21 January 2010Bibi Tanga & The Selenites - Dunya
If your in any doubt, the way to start 2010 is the Bibi Tanga & The Selenites’ Dunya way; what a brilliant start to the new year!
Saturday 16 January 2010Rough Guide to World Music: Europe, Asia & Pacific (Volume 2)- Book Review
The noble attempt to fix the shifting sands of music from around the world has been likened to the book equivalent of Apocalypse Now. A project whose twists and turns continually threaten to overwhelm its resources makes it all the more welcome and cherished as it arrives
Friday 15 January 2010V/A - Nervous Nitelife: Mind Control Addicted
Once again, the house of Nervous Records brings us the finest in New York’s nitelife with this stunning collection by DJ/Producers Peter Bailey & Richie Santana.
Friday 15 January 2010Richie Phoe - Bumpy's Lament
Fans of Isaac Hayes’ Shaft soundtrack will recognise the title, but would they recognose this version from Brighton’s Richie Phoe?
Wednesday 13 January 2010Sun Circle - Reborn
In the post-New Year rush, more than happy to agree with Gilles Peterson’s choice last week of Album Of The Week but this week, it must be Sun Circle’s debut Reborn?
Monday 11 January 2010The Imagined Village - Empire And Love
The Imagined Village’s debut won many accolades including the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards but their latest, Empire And Love is definitely their best yet!
Saturday 9 January 2010Dr. Rubberfunk feat. Roachford - Trouble Woman
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from the every excellent Dr. Rubberfunk but the start of 2010 finds him with a Trouble Woman!
Saturday 9 January 2010Memory Tapes - Graphics
To celebrate the UK arrival of Memory Tapes for a couple of live dates in the UK, here’s a ‘pocket sized’ single release that’s out on soon.
Wednesday 6 January 2010Neon Circus - Future Disco
It’s that time of year when the printed and online press get obsessed with “the band you need to hear ” lists so we’re going to join in with throbbing beat dance popsters Neon Circus.
Wednesday 30 December 2009Agnes Milewski - Learn To Swim
The second Agnes Milewski album Learn To Swim takes the listener on a journey across the limitless wonderland that is her mind
Wednesday 30 December 2009Bullion - Say Goodbye To What
You know what they say about hot as toast? Well, Bullion is that hot and has made it onto ‘Ones to Watch 2010’ - trust me, he’s the gold standard.
Tuesday 29 December 2009Colour Yes - Matthew Halsall
Matthew Halsall sets the tone for jazz in 2009. This is music to chill with a loved one to, an early morning ipod journey to work soundtrack, or the score to a jazz dance in a little basement dive
Monday 28 December 20092econd Class Citizen - A World Without
The world of leftfield hip-hop neofolk is the realm of this 2econd Class Citizen and a world without his debut album A World Without would be a very second rate planet to be on indeed.
Wednesday 16 December 2009Radioclit - Secousse All Stars
Hard to believe that these guys’ last release was with Malawian singer Easu Mwanwaya but don’t worry, Secousse All Stars is full of Afro-centric rhythms for the dancin’ season.
Wednesday 16 December 2009The CB's - Misdemeanour
OMG! What is going on? This is absolutely incredible; The CB’s ‘Misdemeanour’ is Motown meets funk, soul and hip hop that’s just the bet jam for your festival buns.
Monday 14 December 2009Bush Doctors - Rockin' On A Speaker
Bush Doctors have got their PhD certificates from the Royal School of gynaecologists of breaks with this bit of dancefloor goodness.
Monday 14 December 2009Melleefresh vs. CyberSutra - White Trashy & Blonde (The Remixes)
Canada’s Queen of Sleaze turns up to the party with the most appropriately entitled anthem ever; she is white, trashy and (not naturally) blonde!
Sunday 13 December 2009Stanley Brinks - End Of The World
Stanley Brinks (aka Andre Herman Dune) teams up with The Wave Pictures for his new single ‘End Of The World’ released on Ciao Ketchup.
Monday 7 December 2009The So So Glos - Tourism / Terrorism
“Would you go and see a band called The Boombombs?” I don’t think so either but I would like to see The So So Glos - especially as their new mini-album has the promising title of Tourism / Terrorism.
Monday 7 December 2009Laroca - Unit 125 EP
This track has been picked up by 6Music and Kiss but mention of an Aaron Jerome remix and “21st Century beats fused effortlessly with exotic gypsy flavours, tango rhythms and timeless Sufi Soul” and FLY Global Music won’t be far behind.
Monday 7 December 2009Blockhead - The Music Scene
If you’ve ever been moved by a J-Rocc mix, if you’ve ever been amazed by a sample expert like Madlib, The Clonious or Kira Neris, if you just like lots of different types of music, The Music Scene is the album of the year.
Friday 4 December 2009TBA_Natalie Beridze - Pending
Perhaps the title of his album Pending actually best describes an eary, downtempo, electronic ambiance that is ‘Pending’; but can Hectic do better than that?
Friday 4 December 2009Nikakoi - Selected
It’s been a while since I’ve been seduced by anything on the Laboratory Instinct label, but this double CD set of selected works by Nikakoi is something that’s quite different and not to be ignored.
Thursday 3 December 2009Osunlade - Rebirth EP
When Gilles Peterson played a new Osunlade track on his show last night, you could almost hear the folks say, “is that Osunlade?”
Thursday 3 December 2009Emanative - Spacebeats EP
Not content with pulling off album of the year, can Emanative really have got the double with EP of the year?
Wednesday 2 December 2009Sophia May - Come Back
Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper are back on form with a ‘Come Back’ by Sophia May that’s big enough to make anyone nervous.
Monday 30 November 2009V/A - In The Christmas Groove
For some folks Christmas can’t come soon enough but here’s something that will even make bar humbugs happy as Strut get some real groovin’ tunes on this brand new compilation.
Sunday 29 November 2009Pinch - Get Up feat. Yolanda
The term ‘anthem’ is much overused but if you’ve got Yolanda on vocals, you’re a step ahead of the game and if you add the dubstep perfection of Pinch - ‘Get Up’ fits the anthemic bill.
Sunday 29 November 2009V/A - Athens: Underworld vs. The Misterons
Now this is the best compilation of the year, just fantastic in every respect.
Sunday 29 November 2009V/A Panamá! 3 - Calypso Panameño, Guajira Jazz & Cúmbia Típica on the Isthmus 1960-75
Wow! Those boys at Soundway are really too good for us folks as here’s the third release in the Panama! series and there’s a hell of a fire down below.
Saturday 28 November 2009Bellows - The Troop EP
The latest signing to Cake Records march out with a debut EP, The Troop, are they ready to do battle?
Friday 27 November 2009V/A - Zevolution: ZE Records Re-Edited
With the 30th Anniversary tribute album reminding us how good ZE Records was, this Re-edit package show us how good the label (and the music) still is - Strut do it again.
Friday 27 November 2009V/A - Watergate 04 (Sebo K)
We’ve had so many great dance floor centred mix CDs of late, could Watergate04 be as good as Watergate03? And who is Sebo K?
Thursday 26 November 2009Alex Malheiros & Banda Utopia - The Wave
The Brazilian jazz equivalent of “dolphins, seals, birds, fish, sharks, cliffs, moonlight, glassy water” is The Wave; that means it’s another Far Out Recordings slab of excellence.
Wednesday 25 November 2009V/A - Electronic Listening Music: Vol. 1
“Conceived and executed in Nottingham” is the proud boast of this debut CD on the Oeuvre label and it proves there’s more going on in the city’s bedrooms than you might think.
Saturday 21 November 2009Miriam Makeba - Mama Afrika (1932-2008)
South African vocalist Miriam Mekeba was known as “Mama Afrika” and this beautiful double CD of her best work is a fitting celebration of life in music.
Saturday 21 November 2009Frankie Knuckles - Motivation Too
It’s time to be nervous as Frankie Knuckles is in the mood to get some Motivation and you will too when you here this!
Wednesday 18 November 2009Crimea X - Chorne More EP
Crimea X brings us the second instalment of their nu-Balearic Italo-cosmic disco as funded by the “NASA of Sound”, Hell Yeah Recordings.
Wednesday 18 November 2009V/A - Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Ghanaian Blues 1968-81
If this Ghana Special was a train, you would not want to get off as this is the highlife of Ghana in the 70s (plus a little bit either side) that is proper Afro-Sounds and Ghanaian Blues!
Wednesday 18 November 2009X-Ray Spex - Live @ The Roundhouse, London 2008
I’ve been having the “What is Jazz?” conversion quite a bit lately and then this week, we get CD/DVD set of Poly Styrene and the X-Ray Spex live concert from last year - Is this Jazz?
Monday 16 November 2009FunkinEven - Kleer
This week my specs got damaged but I really thought I was seeing things when this one turned up, could that really be Kleeer on Eglo Records?
Friday 13 November 2009Womad - Gran Canaria
Fancy some autumnal sunshine and great free music then you should be here at Womad’s Gran Canaria festival!
Wednesday 11 November 2009DJ /rupture & Matt Shadetek - Solar Life Raft
In these days of global warming apocalypse warnings, what we need is a Solar Life Raft for emergencies, luckily DJ /rupture and Matt Shadetek are here to rescue us.
Wednesday 11 November 2009Build An Ark - Love (Part 1)
With a live show at Cargo on the 19th November, it’s time we had some love from the magnificent Build An Ark; yes - yes!
Monday 9 November 2009Tal M. Klein - Magical Horses EP
For fans of the Tal M. Klein, this is going to be a bit of a surprise in some ways as nearly everything he’s done to date is so FLY; but Magical Horses sees him take off.
Monday 9 November 2009Emptyset - Emptyset
Caravan Recordings is a forward looking label and have released some of the best electronic music over the past couple of years, could their new signing Emptyset be an exception; I don’t think so.
Monday 9 November 20092562 - Unbalanced
The one thing that Unbalanced isn’t, that’s unbalanced but it’s so powerful, it moves tectonic plates with bass.
Monday 9 November 2009Danny Krivit - 718 Sessions
Back in the day, a t-shirt with the Nervous Record label logo on it was the hipest street wear in town; thankfully the records were rather good too but is there anyone better to have a session with than Danny Krivit?
Friday 6 November 2009Jah Wobble - Get Carter
With the press full of Michael Caine this weekend, there’s no better single to look at than Jah Wobble’s latest, the cover version of ‘Get Carter’.
Friday 6 November 2009Filewile - Blueskywell
You may know Filewile from their recent EP Number One Kid but Mouthwatering Records have a winner with the album Blueskywell.
Wednesday 4 November 2009J Dilla - Dillanthology 3
The last in the trilogy of tribute albums called Dillanthology is even more proof that James Yancey’s untimely passing was such a great loss to the world in so many respects.
Wednesday 4 November 2009Hudson Mohawke - Butter
Spreading the word about Hudson Mohawke has been as easy as a hot knife cutting through butter over the last couple of years but has his debut album come to a sticky end (or should that be loop)?
Tuesday 3 November 2009Speed Caravan - Kalashnik Love
French-Algerian four-piece Speed Caravan is the brainchild of oud virtuoso Mehdi Haddab, whose other groups - DuOud and Ekova - have also fused the Arabic lute (electrified) with cutting edge contemporary sounds. However compared to DuOud’s experimental 2009 release, Ping Kong, Kalashnik Love is a blast of anger that reveals Haddab’s radical side.
Tuesday 3 November 2009Mulatu Astatke - New York - Addis - London : The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965 - 1975
To take liberties with a well known tune, you could say “New York, Addis, London, Munich everyone’s talkin’ about Ethio-jazz music”.
Tuesday 3 November 2009DJ Yoda & The Heritage Orchestra - G. Prokofiev Concerto For Turntables & Orchestra
So granted, Gabriel Prokofiev is a visionary, experimentalist and all round clever bloke but if you are about to attempt a ‘Concerto For Turntables & Orchestra’, you couldn’t have picked a more suitable double act of DJ Yoda & The Heritage Orchestra to do it.
Monday 2 November 2009Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen - Inspiration Information Vol. 4
The latest edition in the Inspiration Information series finds the original beat of Afro-beat Tony Allen paired with the cosmic saxophonist from Finland, Jimi Tenor.
Monday 2 November 2009Thandiswa Mazwai - Ibokwe
Next year will be dominated by all things South African but I can’t wait and as “Best Female Vocalist” Thandiswa Mazwai is releasing her latest album, let’s kick off now.
Monday 2 November 2009Mr. Beatnick - The 4th Day
For students of all things theology, you’ll know that on the fourth day it all got a bit elemental and here’s some space inspired beats from a man who is out there, Mr. Beatnick!
Monday 2 November 2009Koby Israelite - King Papaya
Koby Israelite’s fifth album is no back handed tribute to the hot dog Papaya King’s of New York; no, King Papaya is in a world of its own.
Monday 2 November 2009Brazilian Groove Band - Anatomy Of Groove
We’ve got Leo Gandleman to thank for this as it was his foresight to make the call to his musician chums in 1999 to record some Brazilian inspired boogie as the Brazilian Groove Band as they got down to explore the Anatomy Of Groove.
Sunday 1 November 2009Ursula Bogner - Recordings 1969-1988
Ursula Bogner isn’t exactly a household name compared to, say, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop but the rare discovery of her DIY set up makes this album even more remarkable?
Sunday 1 November 2009Omar Puente - From There To Here
Omar Puente is a regular on the pages of FLY, but From There To Here is actually his debut album and it couldn’t come soon enough; produced by a certain Fitzgerald Courtney Pine OBE no less.
Sunday 1 November 2009Noel McKoy - Brighter Day
Noel McKoy is best known as the vocalist with Acid Jazz legends The James Taylor Quartet but if you want soul, you’ll want Brighter Day.
Friday 30 October 2009WOMEX 2009 - Copenhagen, Review
This year our man on the ground is James Barrie, aka the Global Souljah. Join him as he checks out the best of this global scene and then drinks all the free wine
Friday 23 October 2009Show of Hands - Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed
“Without our stories or our songs, how will we know where we come from?” The lines from Show of Hands favourite ‘Roots’ sum up a central tenet of the Show of Hands creed.
Thursday 22 October 2009Ytre Rymden Dansskola - Ytre Rymden Dansskola
Students of Norwegian nu-disco will know that Ytre Rymden Dansskola translates as ‘Outer Space Dance School’ and their self-titled debut album, is an education!
Wednesday 21 October 2009V/A - Disco Discharge: Gay Disco & Hi NRG
So we finally come to the last in this Disco Discharge set and perhaps Gay Disco & Hi NRG is the epitomy of the three previous versions rather than a genre inself; but if it is, it’s time of come out of the disco closet.
Wednesday 21 October 2009Nguyên Lê - Saiyuki
When worlds collide sometimes you get something unusually magical. And guess what? Saiyuki is such magic.
Monday 19 October 2009Portico Quartet - Isla
There debut album was Mercury-nominated so for a jazz band’s follow-up, Isla has been getting much attention for your more popular press; and even better than that, it’s fantastic!
Friday 16 October 2009Hell & Christian Prommer - Freak It
They say, “Part techno, part jazz, part house - boundary blurring bomb from German dons” and I can’t argue with that; just watch it go off.
Wednesday 14 October 2009Claude VonStroke - Bird Brain
We know Mixmag loves Future Disco and the like, but you can at least double that when it comes to Claude VonStroke. So can you imagine what they think of his latest album, Bird Brain?
Monday 12 October 2009V/A - Future Disco - The Extended Future Disco Mix
Future Disco brings together the best of the new exponents of disco from Hercules & Love Affair to original DJ innovators like Greg Wilson as the The Extended Future Disco Mix is a new experience of quality disco dance.
Saturday 10 October 2009King Cannibal - Let The Night Roar
The Ninja Tune label have a bit of an obsession with dark, moody, cinematic, bass heavy albums and yes, thankfully Let The Night Roar is another great one!
Saturday 10 October 2009Point B - Suicide Beauty Spot
As the title and cover suggests, Suicide Beauty Spot reflects both the dark and lighter sides of Point B’s take on beats, 2-step and dubstep that’s a very individual outlook with lots to recommend it.
Tuesday 6 October 2009Sabrina Malheiros - New Morning : Deluxe Edition
I can’t believe the original New Morning was released back early last year as it still sounds fresh as a ‘new moring’ so what’s with the Deluxe Edition re-issue? We’ll it’s lots more than a new sleeve, DON’T over look this one!
Tuesday 6 October 2009Fenech Soler - Lies
Fenech Soler announced themselves on the world six months ago and on Friday they are supporting Groove Armada on tour; and I’m not lying!
Monday 5 October 2009V/A - Disco Discharge: Euro Disco
OK, so even if the cover is a bit scary and the title includes the dreaded ‘e’ word, there’s absolutely no connection to the extremes of Vision or Trash that have followed Euro in the past, this is proper Euro Disco!
Sunday 4 October 2009Mdungu - Afro What?
One of the year’s undisputed highlights so far. A joy from beginning to end. Diverse, funky, challenging and fresh
Saturday 3 October 2009V/A - Disco Discharge: Disco Ladies
Perhaps the one musical genre that got the ladies the overdue foothold into the music business post the nominal 60s diva appearances, it was the Disco Ladies. And here’s a proper double CD celebration on Harmless.
Friday 2 October 2009V/A - Tumbélé! Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds - French Caribbean 1963-73
As this is on the Sound Way label with a sub-title of “Biguine, Afro & Latin sounds from the French Caribbean, 1964-74” can you imagine that this CD is totally excellent from start to finish? Well, I think I can say that it’s even better than that!
Friday 2 October 2009Thavius Beck - Dialogue
Thavius Black ensures that the hip-hop beat goes on with a debut album on Big Dada that’s his Dialogue.
Wednesday 30 September 2009Forro In The Dark - Light A Candle
The well informed will know that the literal translation of ‘forro’ is ‘party’ where like minded folks get together to have a good time and dance; so can Forro In The Dark light a candle to past masters?
Monday 28 September 2009Anti-Pop Consortium - Fluorescent Black
Anti-Pop Consortium are back with a new label and a new album to light up hip-hop with some Fluorescent Black.
Monday 28 September 2009Magic Drum Orchestra - In The Studio
For those with good memories and sharp eyes (and ears) will recall that in-between the Rockers Hi-Fi, Lightning Head and BiggaBush tracks on Lion Head Compilation Volume One, there was a certain nugget by the Magic Drum Orchestra and now there’s the full In The Studio album out on Lion Head Recordings; time to bang the drum.
Monday 28 September 2009V/A - Tru-Thoughts 10th Anniversary
Happy Birthday to Tru-Thoughts, 10 years young, a major achievement for any independent record label especially in these turbulent time of falling record sales, thoughtless free loaders/uploaders and distributors going bust (which happened to the label last year).
Monday 28 September 2009V/A - Jazz and Milk Breaks II
Jazz and Milk is now officially THE reliable home of great soul, funk, jazz and Afrolatin breaks and I’m glad to report they are they are back with another welcome compilation full of dancefloor winners for those more groove-enlightened dance floors
Monday 28 September 2009Mary Anne Hobbs - Wild Angels
Mary Anne Hobbs is now officially the queen of the electronic new school with her weekly radio show offering a portal to the freshest electronic experiments and cutting edge urban sounds from across the globe. Wild Angels is her third compilation for the cutting edge Planet Mu label and is another great album showcasing where new electronic music is at in 2009 and a good pointer to where it’s going.
Monday 28 September 2009Peter Kruder - Private Collection
Peter Kruder is a bit of a compilation king racking up six and seven figure sales with some of his previous outings and once you’ve listened to this album you’ll know why they sold so well. The concept with this private collection is that Peter Kruder invites us into his living room to listen to some of his favourite records. Great! Milk, two sugars, thanks Pete
Monday 28 September 2009Collage - Forty Seven Minute Four Seconds
Correct me if I’m wrong but I’m guessing that late 60s Estonian jazz pop folk doesn’t play a big part in your record collection? Well it’s time to change all that with this inspired re-issue from Wool Recordings of the genre fusing group of students known as Collage
Monday 28 September 2009Kelpe - Cambio Wechsel
Kelpe is back with a new album and it’s another studied exercise in lovingly stitched together beats with more references than Wikipedia
Monday 28 September 2009Architeq - Gold + Green
Architeq is a young Scotsman called Sam Ammand now based in London where, after a minimum amount of fuss and not a lot of previous form, he has just unleashed one of the most accomplished beat driven debut albums that I’ve heard in a while
Wednesday 23 September 2009Breakestra - Dusk Till Dawn
You will know that Breakestra is the L.A. funk band “orchestra” that have been blowing up for over 10 years and their latest release is their debut album for the fantastic label Strut; and these guys will funk up from Dusk Till Dawn.
Tuesday 22 September 2009V/A - Horse Meat Disco
A double CD compilation mixed by James Hillard, Jim Stanton, Severino and Luke Howard speaks quality in itself and if you know how to party; this is Horse Meat Disco!
Sunday 20 September 2009Jeb Loy Nichols - Strange Faith And Practice
Since Impossible Ark Records started, not only have they shown a flair for modern jazz, they’ve also been very adventurous but no more so that with the strange faith and practice of Jeb Loy Nichols.
Sunday 20 September 2009The Kindness - Swingin Party b/w Gee Up
If you even wondered what a minimalist Talking Heads/David Byrne would sound like? Let The Kindness smother you with their debut single, ‘Swingin Party’.
Friday 18 September 2009Bonobo feat. Andreya Triana - The Keeper
After Gilles Peterson interviewed Bonobo (aka Simon Green) a couple of weeks ago on his Radio 1 show, on the basis of the first hearing of the forthcoming single, ‘The Keeper’; the album could be the best he’s ever done!
Thursday 17 September 2009V/A - UMEK? Hell Yeah!
If the question is in the title, UMEK? The answer is in the name of the label, Hell Yeah! Once again, the pride of Italy introduces us to another expert in dance floor excellence via the mixing and selection abilities of techno icon UMEK.
Wednesday 16 September 2009Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity
Here’s one of the premier jazz pianists is an unusually setting of a trio on an album with a load of cover versions (and a daft title) but this is not old news.
Wednesday 16 September 2009V/A - Disco Discarge : Classic Disco
I’ve been promising loads of disco for a couple of week and to paraphrase the house scene moto, it’s “Disco, Disco and more fantastic Disco”; all dance to the disco discharge as this is Classic with a capital C.
Monday 14 September 2009DePedro - DePedro
Calexico’s guitarist records solo album with his mates in Arizona and it sounds as good as you’d expect, a fantastic debut for DePedro!
Monday 14 September 2009Dan Cat - Winterslow
This cat has got the cream with this slow groover called ‘Winterslow’ that’s out on Playtime that’s as much fun as a big ball of string and a scratin’ post.
Sunday 13 September 2009The Heavy - How You Like Me Now?
The truth is, we’re liking The Heavy more every time we hear them and this new single does fail us on that score.
Saturday 12 September 2009Phonat - Phonat
It’s claimed by the record label that they persuaded Italian electronic musician Phonat to swop living in Florence for the delights of a bed-sit in London’s East End with just his guitar and PC for company; two years on, Phonat the album is proof it was all worthwhile.
Thursday 10 September 2009Twisted Tongue - Twisted Tongue
Twisted Tongue have the spirit of 70’s funk and psych soul in their veins so there’s no surprise that the debut album is coming out on the Acid Jazz label.
Monday 7 September 2009V/A - Cosmic Balearic Beats Vol. 2
Even by Eskimo Recordings’ high standards, Cosmic Balearic Beats Vol. 1 was a bit special so they’ve surpassed themselves with Cosmic Balearic Beats Vol. 2; its time to dance.
Sunday 6 September 2009Kaloomé - De Otro Color
Kaloomé follow up the 2004 debut album Sin Fronteras with 13 tracks drenched in Catalan heritage that’s De Otro Color.
Friday 4 September 2009Deborah Jordan - The Light
Now anyone who thought they heard Deborah’s vocals on the Gilles Peterson show the other week would be spot on, but now you’ve got the chance to hear as well as see, The Light.
Thursday 3 September 2009Nik Weston Presents - Jazztronik - "Disco : Boogie"
Now when Gilles Peterson drops the latest track by Jazztronrik, like he did the other week, it’s going to get this office a little excited so it proved to be the track of the night; Disco : Boogie at its best; we love you Ryota!
Wednesday 2 September 2009Deadmau5 and Melleefresh - Attention Whore
Ol’ big ears is back with his partner in crime as Deadmau5 and Melleefresh crave you attention.
Monday 31 August 2009diskJokke - Rosenrød / The Bund
Now, how cool is a name like diskJokke? It’s got all the mysticism of Scandinavia and the pun on Disc Jockey; Tony Blackburn/Chris Molyes need not apply as this guy is hot with his new Moshi Moshi single, Rosenrød.
Sunday 30 August 2009The Rebel Yell - Love & War
Admittedly the cover is a little scary and for an album that starts with a track called ‘Army Of Misfits’, can previous outings with R&B royalty like The Roots, J*Davey, Erkyah Badu and Common (to name just a few), find love rather than war on this new album from The Rebel Yell?
Thursday 27 August 2009Gwyneth Herbert - All The Ghosts
Referencing Star Wars and Star Trek in an opening song is surely not a wise move?
Thursday 27 August 2009Led Bib - Sensible Shoes
I’m just dropping off to sleep a minute into the first track of Led Bib’s latest album - all dirgy and ponderous bass and piano and a touch of whispery sax - and wondering why I’m bothering, when all hell breaks loose and I realise I’ve been drawn into the false sense of security of a first time log flume rider.
Wednesday 26 August 2009Amadou et Mariam - Ce N'est Pas Bon
With “the saviour of world music” on keyboards, that’s Damon Albarn, the new single from Amadou et Mariam keeps the duo at the top of thier superstar status.
Wednesday 26 August 2009V/A - Sensacional Soul Volume 2
Madrid based imprint, Vampisoul return to their roots with the second collection of Spanish soul, r’n’b and funk from the mid 60s to the early 70s.
Tuesday 25 August 2009Ljiljana Buttler - Frozen Roses
Bosnian singer Ljiljana Buttler is hailed in many quarters as one of the great re-emerged voices of gypsy and Balkan soul, and her startlingly low and darkly evocative voice again astonishes on this collection of sevdalinka and Balkan folk songs.
Monday 24 August 2009Fat Freddy's Drop - Dr Boondigga & The Big BW
Recorded in Lyall Bay, Wellington and recently showcased live at WOMAD, the best reggae, dub, soul, jazz band in the world present their latest album… and its a grower.
Monday 24 August 2009Nick Verwey - Horn Rash
Oh! how we love a track with ‘horn’ in the title? And then combined with ‘rash’, it makes it unbeatable for us; but then Nick Verwey’s debut is out on the Playtime label.
Wednesday 19 August 2009Alarm Will Sound - a/rhythmia
Alarm Will Sound are a 20-member group described by the New York Times “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene,” so with a debut release on the Nonesuch label, a/rhythmia was an essential listen this month.
Monday 17 August 2009Wave Machines - Punk Spirit
We find Wave Machines somewhere between Arctic Monkeys and the Big Chill as Liverpool’s likeliest look for their punk spirit in a catchy sing-a-long.
Saturday 15 August 2009Romano Bumburumbum - Book Review
We love culture from marginalised communities around the world, but what of our own? 100 metres from where I write this, Roma live in a crook of a flyover, their children had never known asthma until they were moved there. Some of their fellow children have been involved in writing a book for other children to enjoy
Monday 10 August 2009Speech Debelle - Better Days
With the Mercury Prize nomination, there’s no more apt single title than ‘Better Days’ for the latest star of hip-hop, Speech Debelle!
Monday 10 August 2009Juice Aleem - First Lesson (Remixes)
Any track with the lyrics “much too hectic” is going to get my ears a throbbing and here’s the ‘First Lesson’ on the remix with Juice Aleem, MCcccccccccccccAhhhhhhh Superstar!
Sunday 9 August 2009James Yorkston and the Big Eyes Family Players - Folk Songs
James Yorkston, master of deadpan delivery folk, puts aside his own lyrical musings for reinterpretations of traditional folk tunes in the inventively titled, umm, Folk Songs
Saturday 8 August 2009Brecon Jazz Festival 2009 - Round Up
Brecon Jazz Festival is now all about the music and it shows. We went off to Wales to see for ourselves
Thursday 6 August 2009Big Chill Festival - Thursday, 06.08.09
Zombies and Woodstock were at the centre of the first day of this years’ Big Chill Festival that this year is celebrating its 15th Birthday and was hoped to be the best yet!
Thursday 6 August 2009Standon Calling Festival - Live Review
The festival experience isn’t what it used to be. Spending a lost weekend in a god-forsaken muddy field, dining on overpriced chips from a cardboard carton and watching an ageing rocker on a big screen is no longer the only way to do festivals
Wednesday 5 August 2009R.E.-Edits - Volumes One To Five
Tired of lugging those 12s around in your box? Need a handy CD with all your favourite R.E.-Edits on plus an exclusive new track? R.E.-Edits Volumes One To Five is just what you need!
Wednesday 5 August 2009Elecktralux - Missing Out
Elecktralux have nothing to do with a certain “major appliances and home care products” corporation but will they miss out on vacuuming up with their debut single?
Monday 3 August 2009V/A - ZE 30 : ZE Records 1979-2009
Even if the idea that ZE have been hot for 30 years is a bit of a non-sense, when they were hot, they were scorching as this new compilation proves.
Sunday 2 August 2009The Herbaliser Band - Session 2
So we’ve got a follow up to Session 1 as The Herbaliser (in their ‘Band’ incarnation) take forward thinking hip-hop further into jazz, funk, soul soundtrack; huge album!
Sunday 26 July 2009Luke Vibert - We Hear You
This you’ve never heard ..now here this..the sounds you’re about to hear, can be devastating to your ear…We Here You is the pride of Planet Mu.
Friday 24 July 2009Juice Aleem - Jerusalaam Come
Wow! This is an incredible debut solo album by Juice Aleem who won’t be unknown for much longer, this is Mercury Prize winning material!
Friday 24 July 2009Luke Vibert - We Hear You
I like multi genre producers the best. There has to be sense in keeping your ears and mind open whilst knowing your roots. Not only does genre hopping and moving with the times keep you fresh and young, listening only to drones or house kick drums your whole life music must send you a bit mad eventually and I for one need to look after my few remaining brain cells.
Friday 24 July 2009Jega - Variance
This is an album of two halves
Friday 24 July 2009Toddla T - Fabriclive 47
If you’ve had any interest in modern bass line music the last couple of years then there has been no escaping the justifiable rise and rise of the floppy haired Sheffield youngster, Toddla T
Friday 24 July 2009Nat Birchall - Akhenaten
Gondwana is my jazz label discovery of this year. A brand new independent label hailing from Manchester they have just released their second album, a spiritual jazz opus from little known sax stalwart Nat Birchall
Friday 24 July 2009Karizma - A Mind Of Its Own V.2.0 - The Upgrade
Karizma remembers the days when DJs had to be versatile and play a range of styles from soul and hip hop to funk and reggae and despite his early house obsession and rising popularity in the still green world of UK funky this album is a reflection of a beat loving eclectic soul.
Friday 24 July 2009Obba Supa - TO:AM - FREE:AM
Obba Supa make tunes for the hip hop community who know who The Last Poets and Mike Ladd are rather than those concerned with putting big rims on their cars. I’m also guessing this album was conceived mainly when the world was sleeping in a smoky studio using old Elvin Jones records as skinning up trays.
Friday 24 July 2009Memory Tapes - Bicycle
Yep, it’s that time of the year when summery summer sonics often have a Tour de France reference. And this is the best of this years’ bunch from the Memory Tapes is ‘Bicycle’.
Wednesday 22 July 2009V/A - Globetronica Vol. 2 (Mixed by Pathaan)
Once more our favourite rickshaw captain steers us around the world on a globetronica trip of his own favourite beats.
Wednesday 22 July 2009John Arnold & Jeremy Ellis - Nightlife
This is such an all-winner! It’s been a “go to” track since this time last year with plays on Gilles Peterson’s Radio 1 so it’s definitely about time we had some nightlife!
Tuesday 21 July 2009Latitude Festival - Live Review
Given that this was only its fourth outing, Latitude Festival is much more firmly established than it has right to be, but it is not hard to see why. Few summer festivals can offer a setting as bucolically beautiful as Suffolk’s finest.
Monday 20 July 2009Fulgeance - Smartbanging EP
Fulgeance is the French wiz of the MPC and his releases on Musique Large found him fans from far and wide; included the guys at One Handed who went that one step further and here’s the debut Smartbanging EP for the label.
Tuesday 14 July 2009Soznak - Dear Dad Tango
The debut release from this multi-faceted cross-cultural collective from Newcastle-upon-Tyne is one of the most surprising and consistently engaging treats of the year.
Friday 10 July 2009V/A - Gilles Peterson Presents Brazilika
With Gilles Peterson celebrating 10 years at the BBC and Far Out Recordings having a 15th birthday celebration, what better party animal partnership is there to bring you this compilation of the finest Brazilika there is?
Friday 10 July 2009V/A - Supperclub Naivety (Mixed By DJ Marcello)
Yet another superb double CD from the master chefs at the Supperclub, this time mixed By DJ Marcello.
Friday 10 July 2009Lucky Elephant - Star Sign Trampoline
The geek fact about this album was that it was recorded from start to finish on 2” analog tape but is that enough for Rob da Bank’s latest signings on Sunday Best as they release their debut album?
Friday 10 July 2009Zun Zun Egui - Bal La Poussiere EP
This is a debut vinyl EP of “rock edges and quick edits, Japanese progressive epicness and a heavy dose of Fela Kuti inspired eternal groove. East African guitar practise hotwired to Zappa-like subversions” - YEAH!
Friday 10 July 2009Koko Von Napoo - June EP
Electro popsters from Paris, Koko Von Napoo follow up last years’ debut single ‘Polly’ with with a 4-track EP called ‘June’.
Friday 10 July 2009Rival Consoles - I0
The top tracks on this CD are ‘1985’ and ‘Arp’ so you’ve got a fairly good idea where Ryan Lee West is coming from?
Wednesday 8 July 2009Ape School - Ape School
A swamp-ape from panhandle Florida, Michael Johnson arrived in Philadelphia to teach music technology at a downtown arts university; thankfully he had enough spare time to work on a number of projects including Ape School.
Monday 6 July 2009DJ Food - One Man's Weird Is Another Man's World
The Ninja Tune label have never been afraid to go out on a limb when it comes to genre mixing from a turntable culture and sample happy hip-hoppy trip so there could be no better home for DJ Food’s latest experiment, One Man’s Weird Is Another Man’s World!
Monday 6 July 2009Dub Colossus - Return To Addis EP
With a gig lined for Dingwalls on Wednesday, it’s time to return to Addis with the astonishing sound of Dub Colossus.
Monday 6 July 2009Crimea X - Phoros EP
The nu-Balearic future begins right here with the sound of Italo duo Crimea X who take us on a round trip of electro cosmos courtesy of the crew at Hell Yeah Recordings.
Monday 6 July 2009Brackles - LHC / Sutorîtâ Faitâ
If you’ve not come across Brackles, now’s the time for some forward thinking as this is his debut 12” release comes on the ever cutting edge Planet Mu.
Saturday 4 July 2009Sofia Jannok - Áššogáttis / By the Embers
Young Swedish singer Sofia Jannok has a voice as clear as the Nordic air she sings about with such wistful warmth on this evocative album.
Saturday 4 July 2009Katia Guerreiro - Fado
Born in South Africa, a doctor by profession, and former lead singer of a rock band, Katia Guerreiro has perhaps taken a slightly different route to Fadista stardom.
Thursday 2 July 2009The Third Degree - Mercy
‘Mercy’? Yep, it’s a cover of the summer pop hit by Duffy from last year but this version is so much better.
Wednesday 1 July 2009The Heavy - Sixteen
What would it be like to be sixteen again? What would Screaming Jay Hawkins give to be sixteen again? The Heavy give us some sort of clue on a huge summer hit.
Wednesday 1 July 2009Ape School - Wail To God
Ninja Tunes’ off-shoot label, Counter Records are raising the bar of late and they are at it again with a new EP from Ape School.
Wednesday 1 July 2009Lucky Elephant - Edgar
Even if you had no idea that this double a sided single was on Sunday Best, you could guess that this would satisfy the finely tuned ear of Rob da Bank; he being the head of Sunday Best.
Wednesday 1 July 2009Fukkk Offf - Love Me, Hate Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Yet more bangin’ electro house funk so you’re either going to love it, hate it, kiss it or kill it; and if you don’t, you can just Fukkk Offf!
Wednesday 1 July 2009Cromagnon - Cave Rock
Cromagnon on ESP! That’s what I thought but it’s not Cro-magnon so the question now is, has extremes of NY psych-no-wave of 1969 lasted the test of time?
Tuesday 30 June 2009naRa - Serenity
naRa means ‘a fire’ in Arabic but will Serenity get Hectic as hot as a July?
Monday 29 June 2009Private Domain - Private Domain
Craig and Von Oswald might not have invented reworking classical music but I guessed their album would inspire loads of other musicians to re-assess the old masters, and here’s one by Private Domain.
Sunday 28 June 2009V/A - Black Rio 2 (Original Samba Soul 1971-1980)
Here’s a winning combination, the Strut label is one of the UK’s leading record labels dedicated to unearthing the lost gems of dance music and DJ Cliffy, is one hell of a DJ that’s dedicated to finding dusty samba grooves for today’s dancefloor; say no more, it’s Black Rio 2 (Original Samba Soul 1971-1980).
Sunday 28 June 2009Legion Of Two - Riffs
Heavy, industrial, darkstep, dupstep - what! Legion Of Two is a new project of Alan O’Boyle and David Lacey in an electronics vs. live drums collaboration that is all about Riffs.
Sunday 28 June 2009Pepe Bradock - Confirote De Bits/A Remix Collection
Pepe Bradock is a French musical maverick who doesn’t follow trends and has uncompromisingly ploughed his own house music furrow since the early 90s to emerge as one of the true originals of the genre
Sunday 28 June 2009Amadou et Mariam feat. M - Masitéladi
Another hot single from our favourite husband and wife pairing from Mali, the unbeatable Amadou & Mariam with a couple of killer remixes.
Saturday 27 June 2009Lydia Lunch - Big Sexy Noise
The review of this in NME this week by legend of New York no wave, jazz poetry and spoken word, wasn’t too glowing; Hectic redresses the balance a little.
Saturday 27 June 2009Roots Manuva - Do Nah Bodda Mi
The latest Roots Manuva single is one of the album’s big tracks, ‘Do Nah Bodda Mi’ along with Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom, Xrabit and Redlight versions.
Friday 26 June 2009Ancient Astronauts - We Are To Answer
It’s been some time since we’ve had some proper old skool space-beat hip hop so it was brilliant to find that ESL’s latest signings, Ancient Astronauts have finally got their spaceship shape for the debut album with a collection of legendary old and new friends as they are to answer.
Thursday 25 June 2009V/A - Sound of the World Presents: Otro Mundo (Another World)
Charlie GIllett scoops up yet again the tracks you loved but never got round to owning and those that would otherwise have entirely slipped past you unnoticed like so many logs floating down the Niger in the middle of the night
Wednesday 24 June 2009Kyle Eastwood - Metropolitain
When your Dad is as well known and in the public eye as much as Kyle Eastwood’s, what can you do to when those are such huge footsteps to follow? What about being a professional jazz bassist?
Wednesday 24 June 2009The Time And Space Machine - Children Of The Sun
You’ve got to hand it to TIRK, they could never be accused of sticking to any formula as The Time And Space Machine are well off their usual radar.
Monday 22 June 2009Prefuse 73 - Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
“This album of wigged-out psychedelic next-level hip hop beats will appeal to fans of beatsmiths like Jay Dee and Madlib!”
Monday 22 June 2009Cookin' on 3 Burners - This Girl feat. Kylie Auldist
We know about Cookin’ on 3 Burners but who’s this girl called Kylie Auldist?
Sunday 21 June 2009The Mars Volta - Octahedron
The Mars Volta are on tour in Europe promoting the new album at the moment and what do you think, the same as the last one?
Friday 19 June 2009The Revolution - Revolution
If you’ve read the latest edition of Jungle Drums you’ll have spotted we’ve review all the album they have apart from this one which they didn’t like too much; will the Cubanistas fare any better on the FLY sound system with Hectic?
Friday 19 June 2009Lizzy Parks - This And That
We love Lizzy Parks and whilst This And That is a collection of this and that, in some ways it’s all the better for it; how’s that you say?
Friday 19 June 2009Vince Mendoza & The Metropole Orchestra - El Viento
This album explores the combination of the traditions of flamenco, comtemporay jazz and orchestral arrangements; could that possibily work?
Friday 19 June 2009Few Nolder - New Folder
Back on Planet Mu, after some detours of late into the lands of acid rave, dupstep and the bass scene, the New Folder gets us back into techno and IDM with an unusual flip.
Thursday 18 June 2009Joachim Kuhn/Majid Bekkas/Ramon Lopez - Out of the Desert
Veteran German pianist Joachim Kühn is not the first free-jazz artist to look to North Africa for inspiration — sax legend Archie Shepp recorded with Algerian and Tuareg musicians at the Pan African Festival — but to find such an electric collaboration between two such distinct musical worlds is exciting
Thursday 18 June 2009Parallel Dance Ensemble - Pizza Turtle Cadillac EP
This is the single of the week, rather EP as the previously unknown Parallel Dance Ensemble re-incarnate a ESG, Liquid Liquid, Tom Tom Club crossbreed.
Wednesday 17 June 2009Swimming - The Fireflow Trade
Its official, Prog Rock is back and it’s hip; of course nobody wants to be labelled ‘prog’ ever lone the next Rush, Genesis, Yes or Supertramp. So I won’t, but I think you’ll find others will.
Monday 15 June 2009Ojos de Brujo - Aocaná
If you look at the vast array of contributors to Ojos de Brujo’s fourth album, you might be forgiven for expecting another over-ambitious and slightly over-egged release in the mould of its predecessor Techari. Such fears prove unjustified. Aocaná finds the Catalan band back in fine form
Sunday 14 June 2009Dub Pistols - Rum And Coke
The mighty Dub Pistols are back with a new album that’ll satisfy you thirst as it’s been a couple of years since Speakers & Tweeters; and you can make mine a double!
Saturday 13 June 2009Siriusmo - The Uninvited Guest
Modeselektor’s buddy Siriusmo personally invited himself to be the very first artist on Monkeytown Records and what a smart move that was for all concerned.
Saturday 13 June 2009Swimming - Panthalassa / Crash The Current
Here’s something from the edge of the pool off, John and Peter Sampson, Andrew Wright, Jonathon Spittlehouse and Blake Pearson (aka Swimming) were personally invited by Emily Eavis to play at Glastonbury last year after a digital release on Brighton’s Izumi Records, it time to preview the debut album.
Saturday 13 June 2009Oliver Koletzki & Roland Clark - Yes We Can
Yet another monster release from Hell Yeah Recordings as “East Berlin’s perennial bad boy” gets his hands on some classic house that you won’t be able to resist.
Saturday 13 June 2009Najma Akhtar and Gary Lucas - Rishte
They both possess impressive CVs when it comes to collaborations, and this charming, eloquent mix of Indian and US roots music will surely take its place amongst the most satisfyingly creative results for both artists
Friday 12 June 2009Nik Weston Presents Kaleta & Akoya Afrobeat - The Spirit Of Fela Is Alive & Well!
Nippon Nik ‘Mukatsuku’ Weston swops continents as he’s sigined up some sons of Afrobeat so we we are plesed to report, The Spirit Of Fela Is Alive & Well!
Friday 12 June 2009Clara Moreno - Miss Balanço
Don’t let the cover fool you, this is a heavy CD for those jazz dancers; this is sambalanço!
Thursday 11 June 2009From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: The History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene - Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove (Book)
Some stories never get to be told properly. At last ours has been.
Thursday 11 June 2009Milanese - Lockout
Milanese (aka Steve Milanese) is a big name in “Bass Music” and the producer from London knows one or two of our favourite baseline homeboys!
Wednesday 10 June 2009Little Boots - Hands
When Little Boots burst onto the scene at the start of the year, it looked like we had a new electro popster who could walk the golden mile; a less than glowing review in the metro got me interested enough to check it out the debut album for myself.
Wednesday 10 June 2009Orbital - Orbital 20 (12" Mixes)
This summer the ground breaking dance duo Orbital will be appearing at some big festivals and are undertaking their own UK headline tour. And along with that comes a double CD of their most well known tracks plus some new mixes to celebrate 20 years; Orbital 20.
Tuesday 9 June 2009A Bossa Elétrica - Praia Do Futuro EP
Their first album Eletrificação was released in 2004 and as good things come to those who wait, this is a 12” three track “teaser” for the new A Bossa Elétrica album.
Tuesday 9 June 2009V/A - Watergate 03 (Konrad Black)
This album was the talk at Phonica Records this week, well whilst I was there at any rate, so what’s Konrad Black up to in Berlin?
Saturday 6 June 2009V/A - Shapes 09:01
Fans of Tru-Thoughts with instantly recgonise Shapes 09:01 as a Robert Luis labour of love with the massive 29 track double CD showcasing all what’s best about the label and its wide range of artists.
Saturday 6 June 2009The Voodoo Trombone Quartet - ...Again
Once more The Voodoo Trombone Quartet produce an album of upbeat joyous funky reggae pop sounds to get you in a happy frame of mind; all bow to the VTQ…and again!
Friday 5 June 2009Paul White - The Strange Dreams Of Paul White
We’ve loved everything on One-Handed Music that they’ve released so far and now they’ve release their first album by their prime dreamer, Paul White.
Friday 5 June 2009General Midi - Operation Overdrive
General Midi plugs in the leads for the new album as he starts Operation Overdrive with the latest gear crashing single, ‘Four Million Ways’.
Thursday 4 June 2009Busdriver - Jhelli Beam
“Consious rap failed us” he proclaims at the start of the latest album by Busdriver but as one of our favourite rappers, Jhelli Beam is just what we need to re-affirm our faith.
Wednesday 3 June 2009Kotchy - I'd Have To Be High EP
“Big tunes include the skanking 8bit cod reggae pop perversion of ‘Check Out My Keychain” so you’d I’d Have To Be High not to want a remix 12”?
Wednesday 3 June 2009Pop Levi - Police $ign / Terrifying
Pop goes Iggy on the retro-Detroit punk thrash, I say damn, police sign as Levi releases the first results from the recording the forthcoming album on a two track 7” single.
Monday 1 June 2009Rodriguez - Coming From Reality
After the success of Light In The Attic’s first official reissue of Cold Fact, an album co-produced by Motown’s Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore and featuring members of legendary Motown players The Funk Brothers, they’ve dipped back into the Rodriquez back catalogue for another ‘lost’ gem, Coming From Reality.
Monday 1 June 2009V/A - All Killer: Finders Keepers Records 1-20 Mixed By The Gaslamp Killer
Matching up a compilation of tracks from the first 20 releases of Finders Keepers Records with ace producer, DJ and all-round Dublab expert The Gaslamp Killer is not only a good idea, its now a fantastic CD!
Monday 1 June 2009The Anomalies - Margarita (Remixes)
To imitate Charlie Gillett last week, to be honest, I’ve been sitting on this one for a while with the expectation that the remix version wouldn’t be too good as I didn’t particularly enjoy the original version that was a bit sub-Blur vs. Madness (first time around and not there respective current Lords of the Festival greatness); but what was I thinking?
Sunday 31 May 2009Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy
If you were getting concerned that after the singles that there wouldn’t be much left for the debut album by Speech Debelle, don’t be as the Speech Therapy continues.
Sunday 31 May 2009V/A - Panama! 2 Latin, Funk and Calypso on the Isthmus 1967-77
Yet another essential compilation album that concentrates on the 60s-70s but this time it’s hot out of Panama on the always excellent Soundway label.
Sunday 31 May 2009V/A - Nicola Conte Presents Viagem 2
Viagem 2 is the next in a series of DJ compiled albums celebrating 50 years of Bossa Nova (circa 1962-1970) selected by Blue Note & Schema recording artist and all round man of cool, Nicola Conte.
Sunday 31 May 2009Drumattic Twins - Hammer & Tongs
It’s about time the Drumattic Twins realeased a follow up to their Drumattical album and Hammer & Tongs is it; unsurprisingly, they go at it Hammer & Tongs from the start!
Sunday 31 May 2009Billy Newton-Davis Vs. Deadmau5 - All You Ever Want
It’s the bloke with the ears and they are so tuned into what moves the big room, he’s back with the vocal talents of Billy Newton-Davis to give you 12 inches of all you ever wanted in your dreams!
Friday 29 May 2009Resin Dogs - More
Hip-hop funks and breaks is what these guys are into and when they say more, they mean more guests on the album than is reasonable to expect.
Friday 29 May 2009Blatta & Inesha - Revolution
Banks, Institutions, Relgion, Industry, Army; nobody escapes the Blatta & Inesha ‘Revolution’ (as aided by Congorock) as they prepare to blow it all up!
Friday 29 May 20092econd Class Citizen - Step Inside Remixes
Following on from the ‘One By One’ EP but before the release of 2econd Class Citizen’s new album Madrugada, here’s a 5-track remix 12” of ‘Step Inside’.
Friday 29 May 2009Deborah Jordan - Nothing Lasts / Home
A special 7” taster from Deborah Jordan on Futuristica Music before a new 12” of remixes and the debut album, it’s all happening for the girl from the sunny south coast.
Wednesday 27 May 2009Tom Belton - Irresistible
Already requested by WAWA for a future Universal Music compilation, Tom Belton latest single ‘Irresistible’ is just that, irresistible!
Wednesday 27 May 2009King Roc - A Pocket Full Of Prose
The release of the King Roc debut album Chapters was a big winner in the FLY offices but this set of remixes if definitely for where King Roc made his name, in the clubs and on the dancefloor.
Sunday 24 May 2009Toddla T - Skanky Skanky
This is been a big one we’ve been waiting for as Toddla T gets a full album release on 1965 Records; but be warned, there’s nothing mid 60s about this at all!
Sunday 24 May 2009Speech Debelle - Go Then, Bye
Speech Debelle has been getting some great reactions to her new single, ‘Go Then, Bye’ but she’s not going to get rid of her new fans that easily.
Sunday 24 May 2009Falty DL - Love Is A Liability
Whilst the dubstep forums have had this one on their radar for a while, there’s much more to this album than you’d usually find in a Croydon basement.
Sunday 24 May 2009Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience - The Fusion Experience
With news of a Jazz dance festival coming soon, there’s been no better time for the European launch of Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience album that’s exactly that, the full fusion experience!
Sunday 24 May 2009Soirée - Introducing Soirée EP
We’ve been keeping an eye on the Bear Funk label for a while and this new 12” from Soirée is definitely one of their best.
Sunday 24 May 2009Joe Bataan & Los Fulanos - King Of Latin Soul
The King is still on his thrown but there’s a new crew in the Spanish court and all without a revolution; what is Hectic on about?
Sunday 24 May 2009MJ Cole Featuring Digga - Gotta Have It
Being prolific by name and prolific by nature, MJ Cole exploded into the UK garage scene as the ‘garage man’ so it’s about time that the label was re-launched and what a better way that a new single that you’ve just gotta have it.
Sunday 24 May 2009Fink - Sort Of Revolution
With a full UK/Euro/World tour to coming up, Fink will be performing songs from his new album Sort Of Revolution and it’d be a good idea to catch him before he gets even bigger than he already is.
Friday 22 May 2009K-Scope feat. Deborah Jordan & Jennifer Moore - Precious Heart EP
K-Scope (aka Geoff Woolley) has been a longstanding project releasing quality tunes on various labels like Earth Records, Cookin’ Records, Further Out Records and now, the latest EP now 4Lux out of Holland.
Friday 22 May 2009Annabel (lee) - (1849) / I Heard
A debut single from the new project by Annabel (lee) featuring Richard E is out on Monday and it’s well up to their high standards
Wednesday 20 May 2009Various Artists - Vocals and Versions Volumes 1&2
Bassline warriors unite. Senseless Records have just dropped two CDs of bass bin battering dubstep, dancehall, grime, bassline and garage vocals and versions to make your granny’s teeth rattle and they weren’t even born anywhere near Croydon
Wednesday 20 May 2009V/A - Awaydays (The Soundtrack That Inspired A Film)
Gilles Peterson was only last week moaning about the lack of soundtrack releases these days and whilst there’s a football element to this, based on the book Run With The Pack by Kevin Sampson, you wouldn’t have thought the post-punk soundtrack would be his thing?
Tuesday 19 May 2009Hanggai/Mamer - Union Chapel (Live Review)
An absorbing evening of Chinese music with central Asian folk origins in London’s delightful Union Chapel to close The Barbican’s intriguing Beyond The Wall programme of new Chinese music.
Monday 18 May 2009WhoMadeWho - Keep Me In My Plane
WhoMadeWho are determined to put me in my place with this catchy grower that’s coming out soon - but what’s ‘Keep Me In My Plane’ about?
Monday 18 May 2009Dani Casarano & Felipe Valenzuela - Never Dies EP
Hard to keep the lid on the box of this EP as our favourite Chilean’s of the moment give us another 4 great tracks.
Monday 18 May 2009Manuel Tur feat. Alexander East - Will Be Mine
Not really known for big vocal deep house, Freerange Records have found a big one hear with ‘Will Be Mine’ that truly deserves that 12” extension as it’s BIG!
Sunday 17 May 2009Kotchy - 89
89 is the sum of many musical parts welded together in idiosyncratic style by New York musical maverick, producer and drummer Chad Curlow. Comparisons to Pharrell and Beck, although partly justified, also do him a disservice as his sound occupies its own unique corner of the sonic spectrum defying easy categorisation and I for one like it loads
Sunday 17 May 2009Flevans - 27 Devils
27 Devils actually consists of 14 tracks so I’m thinking the title might relate to Flevans exercising his love of samples and moving to a full live instrumental; whatever it is, he’s back at his Tru-Thoughts ‘home’ with a stunning album of funk, soul and jazz.
Sunday 17 May 2009Various Artists - Milky Disco II
Lo Recordings are back with another collection of cosmic disco rays entitled, in true Hollywood style, Milky Disco II and it’s a fine collection of interstellar musical collisions reflecting the diversity and energy of the cosmic disco scene in recent times
Sunday 17 May 2009DJ Vadim - U Can't Lurn Imaginashun
Fans of DJ Vadim will be more than the master has lost none of his imaginashun after his recent illness, even if his spelling is bad, U Can’t Lurn Imaginashun is well up to his musical standard with loads of special guests.
Sunday 17 May 2009Nino Moschella - Boom Shadow
When you’d mention “Boomshadow” in the circle of Nino Moschella and his friends it was an in-joke for a fictional super hero to come and save anybody from whatever the problem was; and if you’re problem is a lack of proper funk and soul, his sophmore album Boom Shadow is here to save you.
Saturday 16 May 2009Yppah - They Know What Ghost Know
If you told me a few weeks ago that we would be reviewing an album that “draws on a cultural heritage that took in My Bloody Valentine alongside hip hop and which is heavily influenced by various forms of electronic music, psychedelic soul and rock” I’d have said, I don’t think so; but Yppah’s second album is not one to dismiss so lightly.
Saturday 16 May 2009Dub Pistols feat. Ashley Slater - Back To Daylight
Dub Pistols was founded by Barry Ashworth in 1996 and spent much of the past 10 years releasing breaks, big beat, dub, reggae, house on Distinct’ive Records but this latest single is the preview for the sophomore album coming out on Sunday Best and it’s brilliant.
Saturday 16 May 2009Savath y Savalas - La Llama
The mellow side-project of Guillermo Scott Herren (better known as Prefuse 73) and this is his first Savath y Savalas release on Stones Throw Records and this llama is up in the Spanish mountains having a bit of a chill-out.
Saturday 16 May 2009Homecut - No Freedom Without Sacrifice
Homecut won’t be news to the good folk of the Leeds hip-hop community, but freedom only comes with the sacrifice of hard work and with this album, he shows that he’s put in the graft to gain get the freedom to preach his words.
Friday 15 May 2009The Soundcarriers - Harmonium
Psychedelic indie rock from Nottingham? This is one of the surprises of the year so far!
Friday 15 May 2009The Voodoo Trombone Quartet - South Westerly
With the 30th anniversary of 2-tone, The Specials reforming and Madness announcing Madstock, it seems like a good time to check out the young upstarts that are The Voodoo Trombone Quartet that are powered by the prevailing winds of ska.
Friday 15 May 2009General Midi - Four Million Ways
General Midi leads from the from the front with his latest statement of intent, Four Million Ways that’s going to blow up.
Thursday 14 May 2009ErsatzMusika - Songs Unrecantable
The second album from Berlin’s Russian émigrés takes us further into a dark and atmospheric world where post-Communist languor meets arch bohemian East German cabaret.
Wednesday 13 May 2009Easy Star All-Stars - Lonely Hearts Dub Band
With a little help from their friends, the Easy Star All-Stars’ latest album takes on The Beatles much respected Sgt. Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band for their own brand of retro reggae re-make.
Monday 11 May 2009Emanative - Space
Now, when I bumped into Gilles Peterson last week (prepare yourselves for his new haircut), I suggested the winner of album of the year. Like the old sage he is he replied, “We’ll see”. Now, was he thinking of Raphael Saadiq’s album that he was raving about last week? Well, I’m now thinking it’s another one of his favourite artists, Emanative’s debut Space!
Monday 11 May 2009Kraak & Smaak feat. Ben Westbeech - Squeeze Me
Last year Mr. Westbeech was everywhere but so far this year, there’s only been a couple of singles but they’ve both been brilliant and what with Kraak & Smaak on production, quality is guaranteed.
Monday 11 May 2009Toddla T & Herve feat. Serocee - Shake It
Will the album coming soon, here’s yet another great single put together with Toddla’s pals Herve and Serocee.
Monday 11 May 2009Ken Hayakawa - Outside The Walls
Ken Hayakawa was born in Salzburg but clearly has heritage from Japan, perhaps that’s why he feels ‘Outside The Walls’?
Sunday 10 May 2009Worthy & Yankee Zulu - Bad Side EP
Sean Worthington “Worthy” Williams and John McIver (aka Worthy & Yankee Zulu) get on the Bad Side with a extended play in playtime.
Friday 8 May 2009V/A - Optimo Presents In Order To Edit (R&S Records)
Wednesday 6 May 2009Get The Blessing - Bugs In Amber
Wednesday 6 May 2009Led Bib - Sensible Shoes
Wednesday 6 May 2009Mollono.Bass - Hartenland EP
Monday 4 May 2009Two Fingers feat. Sway - That Girl
Monday 4 May 2009Shitmat - One Foot In The Rave
Monday 4 May 2009V/A - Lion Head Compilation Volume One
Sunday 3 May 2009Peyoti For President - Rising Tide Of Conformity
Sunday 3 May 2009Fenech-Soler - The Cult Of Romance
Saturday 2 May 2009V/A - Tom Middleton presents One More Tune
Friday 1 May 2009V/A - Daniel Haaksman Presents Funk Mundial
Friday 1 May 2009JJ Cale - Roll On
Friday 1 May 2009Lady Sovereign - Jigsaw
Friday 1 May 2009The Black Dog - Further Vexations
Friday 1 May 2009Wave Machines - I Go I Go I Go
Friday 1 May 2009Trevor Loveys - Good To Be Here EP
Wednesday 29 April 2009Don Thomas - Come On Train
Sunday 26 April 2009Vanessa da Mata - Koko, London (Live Review)
Sunday 26 April 2009Mulatu Astatke / The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information Vol. 3
Saturday 25 April 2009Soundspecies - Soundspecies LP
Saturday 25 April 2009Enemy Earth - Interstellar Commute
Saturday 25 April 2009V/A - Dimitri From Paris presents Night Dubbing A Dubbed Out Collection Of Classic 80s Dance Music Mixed By The Idjut Boys
Saturday 25 April 2009Nate Campany & The Serenade - The Only Bridge I Need
Saturday 25 April 2009Keaver & Brause - The Middle Way
Saturday 25 April 2009V/A - Nuspirit Helsinki - Our Favourite Things
Friday 24 April 2009Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - All In One Sixty Dancehalls EP
Friday 24 April 2009Turning Point Festival - Roundhouse, London - 8-10 May '09
Sunday 19 April 2009Tosca - No Hassle
Sunday 19 April 2009Jose Roberto Bertrami and his Modern Sound - Aventura
Sunday 19 April 2009Peret (La Linea) - Barbican, 2009 (Live Review)
Saturday 18 April 2009Stonephace - Stonephace
Thursday 16 April 2009Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
Thursday 16 April 2009Various - BRAND NEU!
Wednesday 15 April 2009Hint feat. Laura Vane - One Woman Army EP
Wednesday 15 April 2009Flevans - Hold On
Saturday 11 April 2009Miles Davis - Collectors' Items (Remastered)
Saturday 11 April 2009Thunderheist - Thunderheist
Saturday 11 April 2009Deekline & Wizard - Back Up, Coming Through
Friday 10 April 2009Alex Empire - Shivers (& UK Tour Dates)
Friday 10 April 2009King Cannibal - Virgo / Murder Us
Friday 10 April 2009V/A - Cathedral Classics Vol. 1
Friday 10 April 2009Opitkatechniqua - Sinister Dub
Friday 10 April 2009Yppah - Gumball Machine Weekend
Tuesday 7 April 2009Ayo - Gravity at Last
Tuesday 7 April 2009Baka Beyond - Beyond the Forest
Monday 6 April 2009Robert Logan - Inscape
Monday 6 April 2009Francisco Allendes & Felipe Venegas - Espiritu
Sunday 5 April 2009Nostalgia 77 feat. Keith & Julie Tippett - Sessions
Sunday 5 April 2009V/A - Real Authentic Reggae Vol.2 (Compiled by David Rodigan)
Saturday 4 April 2009Soothsayers Meet The Red Earth Collective - One More Reason
Saturday 4 April 2009V/A - Supperclub Presents Nomads 7 (Compiled by Pathaan)
Saturday 4 April 2009Wevie Stonder - The Bucket
Saturday 4 April 2009Iain Archer - Song Bird / Frozen Lake
Friday 3 April 2009Thunderheist - Nothing 2 Step 2
Monday 30 March 2009Two Fingers feat. Sway - Two Fingers
Monday 30 March 2009V/A - Future Disco - A Guide To 21st Century Disco
Monday 30 March 2009David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Friday 27 March 2009Solar Apple Quarktette - Soho By Night
Wednesday 25 March 2009Tah Mac - Welcome 2 Tahland
Sunday 22 March 2009Mungo's Hi-Fi - Sound System Champions
Sunday 22 March 2009Joyce, Nana Vasconcelos, Mauricio Mastro - Visions Of Dawn
Sunday 22 March 2009King Roc - Chapters
Sunday 22 March 2009Gomez - A New Tide
Sunday 22 March 2009Lady Of The Sunshine - Smoking Gun
Sunday 22 March 2009The Anomalies - Free Soup Social
Friday 20 March 2009El-B - Ammunition & Blackdown Present: The Roots Of El-B
Friday 20 March 2009V/A - Rinse:08 (Compiled by Alexander Nut)
Friday 20 March 2009Bonobo - Live At Koko (DVD) / Between The Lines (Remix)
Friday 20 March 2009Goran Bregovic - Alkohol
Wednesday 18 March 2009Ghost - Freedom Of Thought EP
Wednesday 18 March 2009Transformer - Cinema Car
Wednesday 18 March 2009Sei A - Knowing Innocence
Wednesday 18 March 2009Filthy Dukes - Nonsense In The Dark
Wednesday 18 March 2009Heavy - First Sessions
Monday 16 March 2009African Soul Rebels - The Anvil, Basingstoke (Live Review)
Saturday 14 March 2009Carlos Niño & Friends - High With A Little Help From
Saturday 14 March 2009Various - R.E.-Edits Volume 6
Saturday 14 March 2009The Monks - Black Monk Time
Saturday 14 March 2009Buraka Som Sistema - Sound Of Kuduro
Friday 13 March 2009Deekline & Wizard - Back Up, Coming Through
Thursday 12 March 2009Robert Logan - Accurate Spit Boy
Wednesday 11 March 2009Kal - Radio Romanista
Monday 9 March 2009Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve - Re-Animations Vol. 1
Saturday 7 March 2009Dorian Concept - When Planets Explode
Saturday 7 March 2009Iain Archer - To The Pine Roots
Saturday 7 March 2009Air France - No Way Down
Saturday 7 March 2009Remano Eszildn - R-Tracks
Saturday 7 March 2009XRABIT + DMG$ - Hello World
Friday 6 March 2009V/A - Final Song #1
Friday 6 March 2009Dusty - Keep It Raw
Friday 6 March 2009Speech Debelle - The Key
Wednesday 4 March 2009Ariel - Camará
Wednesday 4 March 2009Joris Voorn - Balance 014
Saturday 28 February 2009The Long Lost - The Long Lost
Saturday 28 February 2009Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - 4th Dimension
Wednesday 25 February 2009Horace Andy / Ashley Beedle - Inspiration Information Vol. 2
Wednesday 25 February 2009Dani Casarano & Felipe Valenzuela - Tia Anita EP
Wednesday 25 February 2009Tim Garland feat. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Libra
Saturday 21 February 2009Ramirez - Confused 90's (Blatta & Inesha Switched On Ramirez)
Thursday 19 February 2009Jazzanova - Of All The Things
Thursday 19 February 2009Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald - Recomposed
Thursday 19 February 2009AK - Say That You Love Me (Remixes)
Thursday 19 February 2009Mistabishi - Drop
Thursday 19 February 2009Filthy Dukes - This Rhythm
Wednesday 18 February 2009Shuttle feat. Cadence Weapon - Tunnel EP
Wednesday 18 February 2009Intrusion feat. Paul St. Hilaire - Little Angel / A Night To Remember
Tuesday 17 February 2009Roy Ayers - Ubiquity [Originals]
Tuesday 17 February 2009Drumattic Twins - Don't Be So Drumattic / Sound Of The Drum
Sunday 15 February 2009Titi Robin - Kali Sultana, L'ombre Du Ghazal
Sunday 15 February 2009Tom Dazing - Wasp Cocktail
Sunday 15 February 2009Ben Montague - Can't Hold Me Down
Tuesday 10 February 2009V/A - Sci-Fi-Lo-Fi Vol. 3 (Shoegazing 1985 - 2007)
Sunday 8 February 2009Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Bird Head Son
Sunday 8 February 2009Babel - Crooked Timber
Saturday 7 February 2009Rabotnik - Lounge Ass
Monday 2 February 2009V/A - 15 by 15 (Celebrating 15 Years of The Big Chill)
Sunday 1 February 2009V/A - Far Out Strictly Samba
Sunday 1 February 2009Leo Abrahams - The Grape And The Grain
Saturday 31 January 2009Syntheme - Lasers 'N' Shit
Thursday 29 January 2009Harmonic 313 - When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence
Thursday 29 January 2009The Qemists - Join The Q
Thursday 29 January 2009Gianmarco Liguori - Ancient Flight Text
Tuesday 27 January 2009Omar Rodriquez Lopez - Old Money
Monday 26 January 2009V/A - Hospital Mix.Seven (Danny Byrd)
Sunday 25 January 2009John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums (Volume 3)
Sunday 25 January 2009Riz MC - Radar Remixes
Saturday 24 January 2009The Long Lost - Amiss
Saturday 24 January 2009Diplo - Decent Work For Decent Pay: Selected Works Volume 1
Saturday 24 January 2009The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band - Darkest Light / The Best Of (Remastered Edition)
Saturday 24 January 2009Dorian Concept - Dorian Concept Remixes
Wednesday 21 January 2009V/A - Northern Faction 4
Sunday 18 January 2009Nicola Conte - Rituals
Sunday 18 January 2009Menahan Street Band - Make The Road By Walking
Sunday 18 January 2009Inspiration Information - Amp Fiddler with Sly & Robbie (Strut)
Friday 9 January 2009Etalon - Common EP
Saturday 3 January 2009Broadway Project - One Divided Soul
Thursday 1 January 2009Plump DJs - Beat Myself Up
Tuesday 30 December 2008V/A - Munich Disco Tech Vol. 3
Tuesday 30 December 2008The Qemists featuring Wiley - Dem Na Like Me
Tuesday 30 December 2008Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip Feat. Pos Plug Won - Thou Shalt Always Kill (De La Edit)
Tuesday 30 December 2008V/A - Fluid Ounce Presents...
Monday 29 December 2008David Benoit - Jazz For Peanuts
Wednesday 24 December 2008V/A - Verve // Remixed Christmas
Monday 22 December 2008Robot Koch vs Cerebral Vortex - Vortex Cookies
Tuesday 16 December 2008Arcadion - Ghost Feeder
Tuesday 16 December 2008Jesse Rose Feat. Hot Chip - Forget My Name EP
Sunday 14 December 2008V/A - Supperclub: Jealousy (Compiled by Alan Luna)
Saturday 13 December 2008The Tivoli - National Service
Friday 12 December 2008V/A - Bleep Loves ...Labels
Wednesday 10 December 2008Kellerkind - Don't Go Home EP
Wednesday 10 December 2008Of Norway - The Governor's Daughter
Wednesday 10 December 2008Hot Corner - The Five Corners Quintet
Tuesday 9 December 2008The Killer Meters - Dance Move Shake!
Sunday 7 December 2008Cassette Jam - Don't Lose Control
Saturday 6 December 2008V/A - SK200 (Sonar Kollektiv Compilation)
Saturday 6 December 2008Jah Wobble & the Chinese Dub Orchestra - Chinese Dub
Saturday 6 December 2008Latin Dub Soundsystem - Latin Dub Soundsystem EP
Friday 5 December 2008Dirty Fingernails - Greetings From Finsbury Park, N4
Friday 5 December 2008Motorcitysoul - Technique
Monday 1 December 2008Riz MC - Radar
Saturday 29 November 2008Ramon Tapia - Mini Jack
Saturday 29 November 2008Neil Landstrumm - Lord For £39
Friday 28 November 2008McGlynn, Newman, Casey and Ni Chathasaigh - Heartstring Sessions
Friday 28 November 2008Patsy Matheson - A Little Piece of England
Wednesday 26 November 2008V/A - V.02 Need2Soul (Benji B & Glenn Underground)
Wednesday 26 November 2008Drumpoet Community No. 18 Ray Okpara - Swimming To The Moon EP
Wednesday 26 November 2008Jackmate - Malawi Dub
Sunday 23 November 2008Mahler - Symphony No 6 (LSO/Gergiev)
Saturday 22 November 2008Daedelus - Touchtone & Fair Weather Friends Remixes
Saturday 22 November 2008Deadmau5 - At Play
Friday 21 November 2008V/A - Soul Ecstasy (Compiled by Ralph Tee)
Friday 21 November 2008Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald - ReComposed (Music by Maurice Ravel & Modest Mussorgsky)
Thursday 20 November 2008MIlton Nascimento - Royal Festival Hall '08 (Live Review)
Wednesday 19 November 2008Kieran Hebden / Steve Reid - NYC
Tuesday 18 November 2008V/A - The Party Keller Mix (by Florian Keller)
Tuesday 18 November 2008Thunderheist - Jerk It
Tuesday 18 November 2008Florian Meindl - Aorta
Tuesday 18 November 2008Animat - Earplay
Saturday 15 November 2008Rachael Bell - Pizza Express (Live review)
Wednesday 12 November 2008Black Britanyaa - The Windrush Vol.2
Tuesday 11 November 2008Barbara Morgenstern - BM
Tuesday 11 November 2008Shahrokh Sound Of K - Dripping Point
Tuesday 11 November 2008Yaron Herman Trio - A Time For Everything
Sunday 9 November 2008Los Desterrados - Miradores
Friday 7 November 2008Lars Bartkuhn - The New Continent
Friday 7 November 2008Brian Sanhaji - Stereotype
Friday 7 November 2008Butch - Papillon
Friday 7 November 2008A-Skillz - Happiness / Got The Rhythm
Friday 7 November 2008Chris Bowden's The Tomorrow Band - 2 To Get Set
Wednesday 5 November 2008Martyn Joseph - Evolved
Tuesday 4 November 2008Mr. Scruff - Ninja Tuna
Monday 3 November 2008AfroReggae - Favelisation, The Barbican (Live Review)
Sunday 2 November 2008The Long Lost - Woebegone
Sunday 2 November 2008Deekline & Wizard feat. Yolanda - Angels
Saturday 1 November 2008Matthew Herbert Big Band - There's Me and There's You
Saturday 1 November 2008Trickbaby - Chor Bazaar
Saturday 1 November 2008Binaro - Binario
Saturday 1 November 2008V/A - In Order To Dance (R&S Records)
Saturday 1 November 2008V/A - 10 Years Of Finger Lickin' (Album Sampler)
Thursday 30 October 2008Imelda May - Love Tattoo
Thursday 30 October 2008Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fordlandia
Tuesday 28 October 2008Adriano Adewale Group - Sementes
Saturday 25 October 2008Hank Wangford & The Lost Cowboys - Whistling In The Dark
Saturday 25 October 2008Djinji Brown - Afro-Bionic
Saturday 25 October 2008Murcof - The Versailles Sessions
Saturday 25 October 2008Energie Du Verre - United Ancestors
Wednesday 22 October 2008James Yorkston - When The Haar Rolls In
Wednesday 22 October 2008Bellowhead - Matachin
Tuesday 21 October 2008Slyde - You're My Fix (Remixes)
Monday 20 October 2008Solar Apple Quarktette - Solar Apple Quarktette
Monday 20 October 2008Soul: ID - Sex, Love & Philosophy
Sunday 19 October 2008Bluba Lu - World Melancholy
Sunday 19 October 2008Part-Time Heroes - Meanwhile...
Sunday 19 October 2008Stee Downes - All In A Day
Sunday 19 October 2008Belleruche - The Express
Sunday 19 October 2008Lesser Panda - Ghostdance / Carousel
Sunday 19 October 2008Daisuke Tanabe - After Few Layers Before EP
Sunday 19 October 2008Bluba Lu - To Love You / Nevermind
Saturday 18 October 2008D.J. Bang - The B.E.A.T.
Friday 17 October 2008Stephen John Kalinich - A World Of Peace Must Come
Friday 17 October 2008Stee Downes - Asunder
Wednesday 15 October 2008Dub Colossus - A Town Called Addis
Wednesday 15 October 2008Mexican Institute Of Sound - Méjico Máxico
Wednesday 15 October 2008The Herbaliser - Can't Help This Feelin' (Remixes)
Tuesday 14 October 2008V/A - What We Did And What We Do (3 Years Stil Vor Talent)
Sunday 12 October 2008Kuniyuki Takahashi - Remixed
Sunday 12 October 2008Aquasky feat. Blu Rum 13 - Tell Me You Love It
Sunday 12 October 2008Inkliing - Inkliing EP
Friday 10 October 2008Robert Mitchell 3iO - The Greater Good
Thursday 9 October 2008Moussu T e Lei Jovents - Home Sweet Home
Monday 6 October 2008Das Wanderlust - Puzzle
Monday 6 October 2008NuN's Chaostry - The Colonization of Unkown Areas Part 2: The Soul
Sunday 5 October 2008Florian Meindl - 8 Bit Romance
Friday 3 October 2008V/A - 10 Years Of Finger Lickin'
Friday 3 October 2008Backdraft Feat. The Ragga Twins - Roc The Mic
Friday 3 October 2008Alex Wilson - Salsa Con Soul
Wednesday 1 October 2008Asian Dub Foundation - Punkara
Wednesday 1 October 2008Fela-Ransome Kuti - Lagos Baby (1963-1969)
Wednesday 1 October 2008Gunter Hampel Group - Music From Europe
Wednesday 1 October 2008El Topo - Pigiama Psicoattivo
Wednesday 1 October 2008El Topo - Pigiama Psicoattivo
Wednesday 1 October 2008V/A - Supperclub Beauty (Compiled by Pathaan)
Wednesday 1 October 2008Terry Callier - Welcome Home
Wednesday 1 October 2008Luigi Masi - Strobelight (Remixes)
Wednesday 1 October 2008Tah Mac - Time Of My Life
Wednesday 1 October 2008Bomb The Bass - Future Chaos
Wednesday 1 October 2008KJ - Shakin' That
Wednesday 1 October 2008Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers - Love On The Rails
Wednesday 1 October 2008John Matthias - Stories From The Watercooler
Wednesday 1 October 2008El Guincho - Alegranza
Sunday 28 September 2008Lightning Head - 13 Faces Of Lightning Head
Sunday 28 September 2008Richard E - Hear Me Now
Sunday 28 September 2008Solar Apple Quarktette - Music Is Our Universe
Sunday 28 September 2008D.Ramirez - Azuli Presents Headliners
Wednesday 24 September 2008Madera Limpia - Loco (Daniel Haaksman Remix)
Wednesday 24 September 2008Ben Mono - Jesus Was A B-Boy (Remixes)
Tuesday 23 September 2008October - Houston EP
Sunday 21 September 2008Byard Lancaster - Funny Funky Rib Crib
Wednesday 17 September 2008Sibot & Spoek Are Playdoe - Afrobotic
Wednesday 17 September 2008The Nextmen - This Is The Future (The Remixes)
Wednesday 17 September 2008Digitonal - 93 Years On
Wednesday 17 September 2008TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio - Boto And The Second Liners
Saturday 13 September 2008James Pants ft. Deon Davis - Crystal Lite
Saturday 13 September 2008Plump DJs - Shifting Gears (Stanton Warriors Remix)
Saturday 13 September 2008V/A - Eclectic Development Vol. 2 (Sampler)
Saturday 13 September 2008Recloose - Perfect Timing
Friday 12 September 2008Reykjavik's 19th Jazz Festival - Hot jazz in the Capital of Cool
Friday 12 September 2008Paul White - For You And For Me
Wednesday 10 September 2008Hieroglyphic Being - The Bathroom Sessions Select
Wednesday 10 September 2008Roots Manuva - Let The Spirit
Wednesday 10 September 2008V/A - Secret Love 5
Wednesday 10 September 2008V/A - Best Seven Selections 3
Sunday 7 September 2008Koushik - Out My Window
Sunday 7 September 2008Zoo Brazil - No Place Like Home
Saturday 6 September 2008The Black Seeds - Solid Ground
Friday 5 September 2008Cornelia - Engine
Wednesday 3 September 2008V/A - Ziggy Marley In Jamaica
Wednesday 3 September 2008V/A - Brownswood Bubblers Three
Monday 1 September 2008Roots Manuva - Slime & Reason
Sunday 31 August 2008Watcha Clan - Diaspora Hi-Fi
Sunday 31 August 2008Old Rare New - The Independent Record Shop (Book)
Sunday 24 August 2008Arabian Prince - Innovative Life: The Anthology, 1984-1989
Saturday 23 August 2008Simian Mobile Disco - Sample And Hold
Saturday 23 August 20084hero - Look Inside (Remixes)
Saturday 23 August 2008V/A - The Shapeshifters In The House
Saturday 23 August 2008Joey Negro & The Sunshine Band - Moving With The Shakers
Friday 22 August 2008V/A - A Boy's Own Odyssey (Volume II)
Friday 22 August 2008V/A - Taste The Difference Vol 1: The Very Best Of Swag
Tuesday 19 August 2008Rachel Unthank and the Winterset/ Mary Hampton - Jazz Cafe, 18 August '08
Sunday 17 August 2008J.A.M - Just A Maestro
Friday 15 August 2008Gripper - A Life Of Consummate Ease
Thursday 14 August 2008V/A - Metalheadz Present The Platinum Series
Wednesday 13 August 2008Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Tuesday 12 August 2008Twelves Trio - Here Comes The Woodman With His Splintered Soul
Saturday 9 August 2008Missill - Targets
Saturday 9 August 2008J.Rawls and Middle Child - Rawls and Middle
Friday 8 August 2008Flyt - Higher
Monday 4 August 2008Lizzy Parks - Raise The Roof
Monday 4 August 2008Big Chill - Eastnor, Herefordshire, 1 - 3 August '08 (Review Part 1)
Saturday 2 August 2008Ivo Papasov - Dance of the Falcon
Thursday 31 July 2008Roots Manuva - Again & Again
Wednesday 30 July 2008Neil Cowley Trio at Koko - iTunes live 17th July 2008
Wednesday 30 July 2008Rich Mix - The Place to be on Sunday Afternoons
Monday 28 July 2008Hirtenfellner & Philip Bader - Monday EP
Monday 28 July 2008Larmer Tree 2008 - Perfectly Formed Festival (Review)
Monday 28 July 2008Natacha Atlas and The Mazeeka Ensemble - Ana Hina
Monday 28 July 2008WOMAD 2008 - Festival Back on Track (Review)
Sunday 27 July 2008Pirate Robot Midget - It's My Beat Now
Saturday 26 July 2008Soil & "Pimp" Sessions - Planet Pimp
Saturday 26 July 2008Slyde - Frequency (Remixes)
Saturday 26 July 2008Natural Self - The Art Of Vibration
Friday 25 July 2008Atjazz - Full Circle
Monday 21 July 2008Amy Winehouse: Frank Deluxe
Sunday 20 July 2008Carlinhos Brown - The Barbican (Live Review)
Sunday 20 July 2008Plej - Home Is Where Your Heart Was
Sunday 20 July 2008Akashic 11 - Leave The Area
Saturday 19 July 2008V/A - Norman Jay MBE Presents Good Times - London
Saturday 19 July 2008Wired Desire - Barely Illegal
Friday 18 July 2008V/A - I Like It Like That (Fania Remixed)
Friday 18 July 2008Zoo Brazil - It's Only A Mixtape
Friday 18 July 2008Mr Beatnick featuring Ahu - I Know All The Bitches
Wednesday 16 July 2008Samay - Dingwalls (Live Review)
Tuesday 15 July 2008Death Jazz - Neil Cowley Trio & 'Soil & Pimp' Sessions, Roundhouse (Live Review)
Sunday 13 July 2008Liquid Spirits - Music EP
Sunday 13 July 2008Shimon & Nixon - Sexy Beast
Sunday 13 July 2008Living Legends - The Gathering
Saturday 12 July 2008RZA as Bobby Digital - Digi Snacks
Saturday 12 July 2008Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Friday 11 July 2008Low low low la la la love love love - Ends of June
Thursday 10 July 2008V/A - Great Summergames Stuff
Wednesday 9 July 2008Quiet Village - Silent Movie
Sunday 6 July 2008Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Sahara Swing
Sunday 6 July 2008Pop Levi - Never Never Love
Sunday 6 July 2008Splitloop - Pleasure Machine
Saturday 5 July 2008V/A - Secretsundaze Presents Tobi Neumann
Saturday 5 July 2008The-Quartet - Shattering
Thursday 3 July 2008Festival Mestiço - Porto (Live Review)
Saturday 28 June 2008V/A - Life Beyond Mars - Bowie Covered
Wednesday 25 June 2008V/A - The Rough Guide To The Music Of Japan
Wednesday 25 June 2008The Bug - London Zoo
Wednesday 25 June 2008Tricky - Council Estate
Sunday 22 June 2008V/A - Chess Moves - Chess Reworked (with Keith LeBlanc)
Saturday 21 June 2008Karen P - ...Broad Casting
Saturday 21 June 2008Mary Hampton - My Mother's Children
Saturday 21 June 2008Daedelus - Love To Make Music To
Saturday 21 June 2008Spiers and Boden - Vagabond
Saturday 21 June 2008Heidi Talbot - In Love and Light
Saturday 21 June 2008Eliza Carthy - Dreams of Breathing Underwater
Saturday 14 June 2008Roots Manuva - Buff Nuff
Thursday 12 June 2008Gabi Lunca - Sounds From a Bygone Age - Vol. 5
Monday 9 June 2008V/A - Jazz re:freshed volume one
Monday 9 June 2008Jackie Oates - The Violet Hour
Monday 9 June 2008Adem - Takes
Saturday 7 June 2008Finn Peters - Butterflies
Saturday 7 June 2008Herbie Hancock Sextet - Hear, O Israel - A Prayer Ceremony In Jazz
Thursday 5 June 2008Ravi Shankar - Barbican, London (Live Review)
Sunday 1 June 2008Pressure Drop - You're Mine (Remixes Pt2)
Wednesday 28 May 2008Daedelus Feat. Michael Johnson - Make It So
Tuesday 27 May 2008Jose James - Jazz Cafe (Live Review)
Monday 26 May 2008Kon and Amir - Off Track Vol. 2: Queens
Monday 26 May 2008Pop Levi - Dita Dimoné
Monday 26 May 2008V/A - DC Recordings Presents Death Before Distemper 2: Revenge Of The Iron Ferret
Wednesday 21 May 2008Seu Jorge and Airto Moreira - Royal Festival Hall (Live Review)
Sunday 18 May 2008James Pants - Welcome
Saturday 17 May 2008Jackson Conti - Sujinho
Saturday 17 May 2008cirKus - Fools
Saturday 17 May 2008Ventriloquist - I Know Kung Fu
Saturday 17 May 2008One-Two - Annie Mall
Friday 16 May 2008Trickbaby - Chor Bazaar
Friday 16 May 2008Hijaz - Dunes
Thursday 15 May 2008Camille - Koko, London (Live Review)
Tuesday 13 May 2008Os Racionais Live - The Coliseum
Tuesday 13 May 2008Gilberto Gil Live - The Barbican (Live Review)
Sunday 11 May 2008V/A - Sub Club 20 Years Underground
Saturday 10 May 2008Roland Appel - Talk To Your Angel
Saturday 10 May 2008Sonar Kollektiv Orchester - Guaranteed Niceness
Friday 9 May 2008Paul Bryan - Listen Of
Friday 9 May 2008Valique - (Lets Go) Trouble Girl
Thursday 8 May 2008Mor Karbasi - The Beauty and the Sea
Wednesday 7 May 2008Cadence Weapon - House Music
Monday 5 May 2008Hardkandy - Second To None
Sunday 4 May 2008V/A - Soma Coma Vol. 2
Sunday 4 May 2008V/A - Catch Of The Day 3
Saturday 3 May 2008Mystic Man & Eshaman Jaro - In Heavy Weather
Saturday 3 May 2008Billy Bragg - Mr. Love & Justice
Sunday 27 April 2008Lightning Head - N.P.G.
Sunday 20 April 2008Nicholas Payton - Into The Blue
Sunday 20 April 20082bo4 - Junkyard Gods
Saturday 19 April 2008Mexican Institute Of Sound - Escribeme Pronto EP
Saturday 19 April 2008Art Dent Sleep presents... From L.A. with Love
Saturday 19 April 2008Zap Mama - Supermoon
Saturday 19 April 2008Eric Lau - New Territories
Saturday 19 April 2008Jim Harts Gemini - Emergence
Saturday 19 April 2008Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
Sunday 13 April 2008V/A - Frost & Wagner Remixes
Sunday 13 April 2008Future Loop Foundation - Sunshine Philosophy EP
Saturday 12 April 2008The Ipanemas - Call Of The Gods
Saturday 12 April 2008Jellybass feat. Abdominal - Transatlantic
Saturday 12 April 2008V/A - Spiritual Jazz - Esoteric, Modal And Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77
Saturday 12 April 2008Lionel Loueke - Karibu
Tuesday 1 April 2008Richard Bona - Jazz Cafe, London (Live Review)
Monday 31 March 2008Catrat - Freedom (Jay Haze & Kabuki Remixes)
Sunday 30 March 2008Pop Levi - Never Never Love
Sunday 30 March 2008Roland Appel - Inner Soul
Saturday 29 March 2008James Pants - We're Through
Saturday 29 March 2008Dee Bridgewater - Barbican, London (Live Review)
Monday 24 March 2008Benga - Diary Of An Afro Warrior
Sunday 16 March 2008Hundred Strong - Gravestones
Tuesday 11 March 2008Jay Haze - Love & Beyond
Tuesday 11 March 2008Red - Fingerprints...
Sunday 9 March 2008The Cinematic Orchestra - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Sunday 9 March 2008Dr. Rubberfunk - Sunset Breakup EP
Sunday 9 March 2008Tal M. Klein - Plastic Starfish
Friday 7 March 2008Nostalgia 77 - Everything Under The Sun
Sunday 2 March 2008Camp Actor - Warmer
Saturday 1 March 2008The Tape vs. RQM - Luvely
Saturday 1 March 2008V/A - LateNightTales : Groove Armada
Saturday 1 March 2008Moses - Friday Night
Tuesday 26 February 2008Galactic - From The Corner To The Block
Sunday 24 February 2008V/A - 4Hero ...Mixing
Sunday 24 February 2008African Soul Rebels 2008 - Poole Lighthouse
Saturday 23 February 2008Natalie Gardiner - California
Saturday 23 February 2008Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea
Friday 22 February 2008Red - Seen EP
Friday 22 February 2008Deepest Blue - 'Miracle'
Saturday 16 February 2008Roger Beaujolais / Boplicity - Bargates (Live Review)
Saturday 16 February 2008Roger Beaujolais Quintet - Blue Reflections
Saturday 16 February 2008Titina - Cruel Destino
Saturday 16 February 2008Tony Remy and Bluey - First Protocol: Incognito Guitars
Friday 15 February 2008V/A - You Don't Know: Ninja Cuts
Sunday 10 February 2008Pete Philly & Perquisite - Mystery Repeats
Thursday 7 February 2008Karl Seglem - New North
Wednesday 6 February 2008Mark Lotz Meets Omar Ka, A Fula's Call - Liingu
Monday 4 February 2008Yasmin Levy - Mano Suave
Sunday 3 February 2008Ursula 1000 - Undressed ...Remixed
Saturday 2 February 2008Think of One - Camping Shaabi
Thursday 31 January 2008Fiona Soe Paing - No Man's Land
Monday 28 January 200817 Hippies - Heimlich
Saturday 26 January 2008Alec Empire - The Golden Foretaste Of Heaven
Saturday 26 January 2008Lupen Crook and The Murder Birds - Iscariot The Ladder
Sunday 20 January 2008Steve Spacek Presents Black Pocket - The Album
Saturday 19 January 2008Various Artists - Soma Compilation 2007
Saturday 19 January 2008Chris Joss - Teraphonic Overdubs
Sunday 13 January 2008The Superimposers - Harpsichord Treacle
Thursday 10 January 2008Aaron Jerome - Time to Rearrange
Monday 7 January 2008Shukar Collective - Rromatek
Monday 7 January 2008Hal Singer & Jef Gilson - Soul Of Africa
Monday 7 January 2008Fanfara Tirana - Albanian Wedding Brass Explosion
Sunday 6 January 2008Jack Cheshire - Allow It To Come On
Saturday 5 January 2008Bugge Wesseltoft - IM
Thursday 3 January 2008Examples of Twelves - The Way Things Are
Thursday 3 January 2008Jef Gilson Avec Lloyd Miller & Hal Singer - 'Free Spirits'
Thursday 3 January 2008Dr. Rubberfunk - My Life At 33 Remixes
Thursday 3 January 2008Yam Yam - Eatdubafrobeat
Thursday 3 January 2008Ghost - 'It's All Love' / 'Ying Yang'
Thursday 3 January 2008V/A - Universal Vibes Sampler
Wednesday 2 January 2008Sparo - 'The Falling'
Wednesday 2 January 2008Kevin Gorman - Chemistry Lock
Friday 28 December 2007iWayne - Book Of Life
Thursday 20 December 2007She'Koyokh Klezmer Ensemble - Sandanski's Chicken
Tuesday 11 December 2007Robert Glasper Trio, Jazz Cafe - London, November '07
Monday 10 December 2007Va Fan Fahre - Zet Je Maar
Friday 7 December 2007Djivan Gasparyan - Portrait: The Soul of Armenia
Sunday 2 December 2007Jahcoozi - Blitz'n Ass
Saturday 1 December 2007Electric Conversation - Communication
Monday 26 November 2007Burial - Untrue
Thursday 22 November 2007Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty - St. Luke's Church (Live Review)
Tuesday 20 November 2007Nicolette - 'No Government' (Roots Edition)
Sunday 18 November 2007Steve Reid Ensemble - Daxaar
Sunday 18 November 2007V/A - It Becomes Infectious (Selected & Mixed By SNOOBA)
Sunday 18 November 2007Samp Brothers & Outbound - 'Alcoholic Drinks'
Sunday 18 November 2007Tim Garland's Northern Underground Orchestra - Due North
Monday 12 November 2007Bajofondo Tango Club - Roundhouse (Live Review)
Sunday 11 November 2007Gwilym Simcock - Perception
Saturday 10 November 2007Paul Leonard-Morgan - Filmtales
Saturday 10 November 2007V/A - Beats, Bites & Oxle (Rainer Truby & Jazzanova)
Friday 9 November 2007Joyce & Tutty Moreno - Samba Jazz & Outras Bossas
Friday 9 November 2007ASM & Skrein - Pre-emptive Nostalgia
Wednesday 7 November 2007V/A - Foresight: Urban
Wednesday 7 November 2007Domu Presents Pete Simpson - Look A Little Further (Remixes)
Saturday 3 November 2007V/A - Kings Of Electro (Playgroup & Alter Ego)
Saturday 3 November 2007Marbert Rocel - Speed Emotions
Saturday 3 November 2007Shape Of Broad Minds - Craft Of The Lost Art
Friday 2 November 2007V/A - Let's Boogaloo Vol. 4
Wednesday 31 October 2007José González - In Our Nature
Tuesday 30 October 2007V/A - Y4K → The 20th
Tuesday 30 October 2007Leggo Beast - Tales From The Crib
Tuesday 30 October 2007Diesler - The Rhythm Station
Tuesday 30 October 2007The Bionics - Solid Silver
Tuesday 30 October 2007DJ Vadim - The Soundcatcher Extras
Monday 29 October 2007Unique 3 - Invasive Signals
Monday 29 October 2007Hybrid - Re_Mixed
Monday 29 October 2007V/A - Secret Love 4 (Compiled by Alex Dallas & Jazzanova)
Monday 29 October 2007Arthur Verocai - Encore
Sunday 28 October 2007Richard Galliano & Tangaria Quartet feat. Hamilton De Holanda - Live In Marciac 2006
Sunday 28 October 2007Lack Of Afro - Press On
Sunday 28 October 2007Color Climax - Plug It In
Sunday 28 October 2007Joy Denalane - 'Let Go' EP
Saturday 27 October 2007The Littlemen - Walking Sideways
Saturday 27 October 2007The Oscillation - Out Of Phase
Friday 26 October 2007Daedelus - Fair Weather Friends
Wednesday 24 October 2007Christian Prommer's DrumLesson - Drum Lesson Vol. 1
Wednesday 24 October 2007Flowriders - R.U.E.D.Y.
Tuesday 23 October 2007Adam Gnade & Youthmovies - Honey Slides
Monday 22 October 2007Build An Ark - Dawn
Monday 22 October 2007Norman Howard & Joe Phillips - Burn Baby Burn
Sunday 21 October 2007Babel - Babel
Saturday 20 October 2007Miss Platnum - 'Give Me The Food'
Saturday 20 October 2007Candie Payne - I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
Friday 19 October 2007V/A - Future Sounds Of Jazz Vol. 11
Monday 15 October 2007Don Cash - '2k7'
Sunday 14 October 2007Unklejam - Unklejam
Saturday 13 October 2007Jonquil - Lions
Saturday 13 October 2007Slovo - Todo Cambia
Friday 12 October 2007Laura Critchley - Sometimes I
Thursday 11 October 2007Acoustic Ladyland / John Peel Day - Poole, Dorset
Thursday 11 October 2007Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara - Soul Science
Wednesday 10 October 2007V/A - The Hub Compilation
Sunday 7 October 2007Madox - Urban Plastic
Sunday 7 October 2007Elmore Judd - Insect Funk
Sunday 7 October 2007The Black Dog - Temple Of Transparent Balls
Saturday 6 October 2007Metabeats - Metaphysical
Saturday 6 October 2007Road - Can't Talk
Thursday 4 October 2007LaXula - In X-Ile
Tuesday 2 October 2007Head And Neck Sessions - 'Twelve Twelve'
Tuesday 2 October 2007Amycanbe - Being A Grown-Up Sure Is Complicated
Sunday 30 September 2007Jim Hart's Gemini - Emergence
Saturday 29 September 2007Flying Lotus - 'Reset' EP
Saturday 29 September 2007Benga + Coki - 'Night'
Wednesday 26 September 2007Fatboy Slim - The Greatest Hits Remixed
Wednesday 19 September 2007V/A - Phused 2
Tuesday 18 September 2007V/A - 'Choices' EP Vol. 2
Sunday 16 September 2007Color Climax - Disque O Heights / Pa Coco Solo
Saturday 15 September 2007Abdominal - Abdominal Workout
Friday 14 September 2007V/A - Well Deep: Ten Years Of Big Dada Recordings
Friday 14 September 2007V/A - Achili Funk: Gipsy Soul 1969-1979
Wednesday 12 September 2007V/A - Trickski Presents Members Of The Trick
Tuesday 11 September 2007Loose Ends - The Real Chuckeeboo
Sunday 9 September 2007Joachim Kuhn, Majid Nekkas with Ramon Lopez - Kalimba
Saturday 8 September 2007Domu Presents Pete Simpson - Look A Little Further
Saturday 8 September 2007Little Dragon - Little Dragon
Saturday 8 September 2007V/A - Sonar Kollektiv: Ten Years, Who Cares?
Friday 7 September 2007V/A - Secretsundaze : Volume 1 (Giles Smith & James Priestly)
Friday 7 September 2007V/A - Exploited Presents: Shir Khan - Maximize!
Thursday 6 September 2007Oi Va Voi - Oi Va Voi
Saturday 1 September 2007V/A - Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Present A To Z - The Roots Of Rock 'n' Roll
Saturday 1 September 2007V/A - Lost & Found: Rockabilly & Jump Blues - Keb Darge and Cut Chemist
Saturday 1 September 2007Frisco - 'Back 2 Da Lab' EP
Friday 31 August 2007Blanket - Blankit
Friday 31 August 2007Elizabeth Shepherd - Besides
Friday 31 August 2007Max Grunhard Quintet - Vortex
Thursday 30 August 2007Little Dragon - Little Dragon
Monday 27 August 2007Gratkowski / Robertson / Nabatov / Manderscheid - Celebrations
Monday 27 August 2007ZAUM - I Hope You Never Love Anything As Much As I Love You
Sunday 26 August 2007Don Cherry Quintet - Live At Cafe Monmartre 1966
Saturday 25 August 2007Antonio Adolfo, Brazil & Brazuka - Destiny
Saturday 25 August 2007V/A - 'Laptik' EP
Saturday 25 August 2007Border Crossing - Freedom Of Speech
Saturday 25 August 2007Elektrons - Red Light Don't Stop
Thursday 23 August 2007Empirical - Empirical
Sunday 19 August 2007V/A - Sound of the World 2007 (Charlie Gillett)
Saturday 18 August 2007V/A - Nuit Tsigane: Gypsy Night at Le Divan Du Monde - The Gaetano Fabri Remixes
Saturday 18 August 2007Shantel - Disko Partizani
Saturday 18 August 2007V/A - Gypsy Beats and Balkan Bangers Too
Thursday 16 August 2007Jenna - Barefoot and Eager
Thursday 16 August 2007V/A - The Imagined Village
Tuesday 14 August 2007Spengler - 'Beautiful'
Sunday 12 August 2007V/A - Good Times Vol.7: Norman Jay Presents Let the Good Times Roll
Saturday 28 July 2007WOMAD 2007 - Live Review
Tuesday 24 July 2007Al-Haca - Family Business
Tuesday 24 July 2007V/A - Vibrations From The Motherland
Monday 23 July 2007Jose James & Andreya Triana - Brownswood Sessions at Cargo (Live Review)
Monday 23 July 2007V/A - In the Mind of Jamie Cullum
Sunday 22 July 2007Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Cargo/Plan B (Live Review)
Saturday 21 July 2007Wahoo - Take It Personal
Friday 20 July 2007The Black Seeds - Into The Dojo
Friday 20 July 2007DJ Shadow - IndigO2, London (Live Review)
Thursday 19 July 2007Smadj - SOS
Thursday 19 July 2007Taraf de Haidouks - Maskarada
Wednesday 18 July 2007Larmer Tree Festival 2007 - (Live Review)
Tuesday 17 July 2007Peatbog Faeries - What Men Deserve To Lose
Thursday 12 July 2007Larmer Tree Festival 2007 - Jools Holland & Orchestra / Show Of Hands
Thursday 12 July 2007Randolph Matthews - 'Randolph Matthews'
Wednesday 11 July 2007The Gentle Good - Dawel Disgyn EP
Monday 9 July 2007Robert Glasper - Pizza Express (Live Review)
Sunday 8 July 2007AfroReggae - The Barbican (Live Review)
Sunday 8 July 2007KRS-ONE - The Forum (Live Review)
Sunday 8 July 2007Eva Be - Moving Without Traveling
Sunday 8 July 2007Soil & "Pimp" Sessions - Pimpoint
Saturday 7 July 2007V/A - Kindred Spirit - Witness Future Vintage Vol. 2
Saturday 7 July 2007Prince Fatty - Survival Of The Fattest
Saturday 7 July 2007Oliver Koletzki - Get Wasted
Friday 6 July 2007Skrein - The Beat Up
Wednesday 4 July 2007Guido Ponzini - Twilight Town
Wednesday 4 July 2007Kinzli and Co - Going Just To Be Going
Wednesday 4 July 2007Megson - Smoke of Home
Sunday 1 July 2007Jahcoustix - Grounded
Sunday 1 July 2007Wahoo - 'I'm Your Lover'
Sunday 1 July 2007Future Loop Foundation - 'The Sea And The Sky' (Remixes)
Sunday 1 July 2007Darien Prophecy - Natural Vibes
Saturday 30 June 2007V/A - Best Seven Selections Vol. 2
Saturday 30 June 2007Elektrons - 'The Get Up EP'
Saturday 30 June 2007The Politik - The Politik
Saturday 30 June 2007Tuomo - My Thing
Wednesday 27 June 2007V/A - Soma Coma Vol.1: Out of Body Electronica
Tuesday 26 June 2007V/A - 20 Ways to Float Through Walls
Tuesday 26 June 2007N.O.H.A. - Dive In Your Life
Tuesday 26 June 2007Dntel - Dumb Luck
Monday 25 June 20073-D - Future Primitive
Saturday 23 June 2007Long Range - Madness and Me
Saturday 23 June 2007Domer - Work With Me
Saturday 23 June 2007Rednose Distrikt - Poes
Friday 22 June 2007V/A - I Can Count - Volume 2
Thursday 21 June 2007James Taylor's 4th Dimension - Picking Up Where We Left Off
Thursday 21 June 2007V/A: Ellen Allien - The Other Side Berlin
Thursday 21 June 2007The Tape vs RQM - Public Transport
Wednesday 20 June 2007Dee Dee Bridgewater - Red Earth
Wednesday 20 June 2007Monkey, Don't! - Gubbins
Wednesday 20 June 2007Erik Truffaz - Arkhangelsk
Friday 15 June 2007The Nextmen - This Was Supposed To Be The Future
Friday 15 June 2007Deepgroove - 'Altern8or'
Wednesday 13 June 2007Funk Mundial #3 Presents Crookers - 'Para De Gracinha'
Tuesday 12 June 2007Floorman presents Stack - A Hot Disco Aubergine
Friday 8 June 2007Finn Peters - Su-Ling
Thursday 7 June 2007Polar Bear - Vortex, London (Live Review)
Tuesday 5 June 2007Middlewood Sessions - 'Fall Back'
Tuesday 5 June 2007V/A: Brazilian Beats 'n' Pieces
Monday 4 June 2007Bebel Gilberto - Roundhouse (Live Review)
Sunday 3 June 2007The Root Source - The Root Source
Sunday 3 June 2007Samon Kawamura - Translations
Saturday 2 June 2007V/A - Brownswood Bubblers Two
Saturday 2 June 2007Kolpakov Trio & Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello) + Mahala Rai Banda - Barbican, 29 May '07
Friday 1 June 2007Clarisse Muvemba - 'Roses' EP
Friday 1 June 2007V/A - Catch of the Day 2
Thursday 31 May 2007Kathryn Tickell - Instrumental
Thursday 31 May 2007Steve Knightley - Cruel River
Wednesday 30 May 2007Chris Frank and Nina Miranda - Zeep
Tuesday 29 May 2007Verb T & The Last Skeptik - 'Satisfied'
Tuesday 29 May 2007Jean Michel Jarre - Teo & Tea
Tuesday 29 May 2007First Man - 'Second to None' EP
Monday 28 May 2007V/A - International Deejay Gigolo CD Ten (DJ Hell)
Monday 28 May 2007Belleruche - Turntable Soul Music
Monday 28 May 2007Alex Gopher - Alex Gopher
Friday 25 May 2007Future Loop Foundation - Memories From A Fading Room
Thursday 24 May 2007Patriarcas de la Rumba + LaXuLa - Sadler's Wells (Live Review)
Wednesday 23 May 2007Tim Deluxe - Let The Beats Roll
Wednesday 23 May 2007Joy Denalane - Born & Raised
Sunday 20 May 2007Hugh Masekela - Barbican (Live Review)
Sunday 20 May 2007Wunmi - A.L.A. (Africans Living Abroad)
Saturday 19 May 2007Joy Denalane feat. Lupe Fiasco - Change
Friday 18 May 2007Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Sings Abbey
Friday 18 May 2007Chick Corea - The Ultimate Adventure: Live In Barcelona (DVD)
Friday 18 May 2007Buika - Mi Nina Lola
Sunday 13 May 2007Rory More - 'The Carmine Sands' EP
Saturday 12 May 2007Lighting Head - Area Boy / Preguntas Por Que
Saturday 12 May 2007Quarteto Magritte - 'Malanotte' (Paul Murphy Remixes)
Saturday 12 May 2007Us3 - Say What?!
Friday 11 May 2007Modaji - 'The Electrikus EP'
Friday 11 May 2007Franz & Shape - The Man Who Paid Before (Remixes)
Thursday 10 May 2007Prince Fatty - Milk & Honey
Thursday 10 May 2007Almasala - Eolh
Tuesday 8 May 2007Regal - Loop Dreams
Tuesday 8 May 2007V/A - Awards for World Music 2007
Tuesday 8 May 2007The Fatback Band - Bargates (Live Review)
Tuesday 8 May 2007Transglobal Underground - Moonshout
Tuesday 8 May 2007V/A - Live at Glastonbury's Jazz World Stage
Sunday 6 May 2007The Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur
Sunday 6 May 2007V/A - Gypsy Groove
Saturday 5 May 2007Wah Wah 45s - Underground Hits and Exclusive Bits 2
Friday 4 May 2007Salif Keita - Roundhouse, London (Live Review)
Thursday 3 May 2007Radio Slave - Misch Masch Vol IV
Thursday 3 May 2007Jon Redfern - May Be Some Time
Thursday 3 May 2007DJ Vadim - The Sound Catcher
Monday 30 April 2007V/A - Fania DJ Series Gilles Peterson
Sunday 29 April 2007Pressure Drop - 'You're Mine' (Roots Edition)
Saturday 28 April 2007Palov & Mishkin - 'The Dog' EP
Thursday 26 April 2007Robert Glasper - In My Element
Thursday 26 April 2007Mistical - The Eleventh Hour
Thursday 26 April 2007Kris Drever - Black Water
Tuesday 24 April 2007RAW Artistic Soul - You Got Rhythm Too
Tuesday 24 April 2007Roxy Music - 'Remix #1-3'
Sunday 22 April 2007Peder - And He Just Pointed To The Sky
Sunday 22 April 2007Seeed - Next!
Sunday 22 April 2007MOD X / Hain Teny - 'Relegalize'
Sunday 22 April 2007MC Wrec - 'The Great British Moan'
Saturday 21 April 2007Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood - Out Louder
Saturday 21 April 2007Graham Collier - Hoarded Dreams: Live at the Bracknell Jazz Festival 1983
Wednesday 18 April 2007V/A - Witness Future Vintage Vol.2
Thursday 12 April 2007Funk Mundial #2 presents Sinden + Count of Monte Cristal - 'Tamborzuda'
Thursday 12 April 2007Lottergirls - 'Bonfini' EP
Monday 9 April 2007Ashok - Plans
Monday 9 April 2007V/A - In The Mind Of Nitin Sawhney
Monday 9 April 2007Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - Joystone
Friday 6 April 2007Rachid Taha and Vieux Farka Touré - Barbican, London (Live Review)
Wednesday 4 April 2007Mark Ronson - Version
Sunday 1 April 2007Markus Enochson - 'Endless Dance' / 'Tonight The Night' (Remix 12")
Friday 30 March 2007Stark - 'Damage' (Aaron Jerome Remixes)
Tuesday 27 March 2007Don Cash - 'Disco Wreck' EP
Monday 26 March 2007The Sweet Vandals - The Sweet Vandals
Saturday 24 March 2007Tinariwen - Barbican, London (Live Review)
Friday 23 March 2007Dubben - 'Heeyyy!'
Wednesday 21 March 2007V/A - Romanian Jazz
Wednesday 21 March 2007Margot Meets The Melody Maker - 'Torch' (Remixes 2007)
Sunday 18 March 2007Kormac - 'Scratch Marchin'' EP
Saturday 17 March 2007Ben Westbeech - Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life
Friday 16 March 2007Nicolas Meier - Yuz
Friday 16 March 2007Alex Smoke - 'Prima Materia' (Remixes)
Friday 16 March 2007Incognito - Bees + Things + Flowers
Thursday 15 March 2007Makossa & Megablast - Kunuaka
Thursday 15 March 2007V/A - Shapes 07:01 'All New Amazing Sounds'
Wednesday 14 March 2007The Mitchell & Dewbury Band - Beyond The Rains
Wednesday 14 March 2007One-Two - 'O-Hot Brain' (Remixes)
Tuesday 13 March 2007Benjamin Escoriza - Alevanta!
Monday 12 March 2007Joe Buhdah Present Klashnekoff - Lionheart: Tussle With The Beast
Sunday 11 March 2007V/A - Romanian Jazz: Electrecord Archives 1966-1978
Sunday 11 March 2007Pink Martini - Hey Eugene!
Sunday 11 March 2007Yuksek - 'Composer' EP
Saturday 10 March 2007Seed - 'Thing' feat. Saian Supa Crew
Saturday 10 March 2007Aled Thomas Trio - We Should Be There By Now
Saturday 10 March 2007Nneka - 'God Of Mercy'
Friday 9 March 2007Yonderboi - Splendid Isolation
Friday 9 March 2007Rosa Negra - Fado Ladino
Thursday 8 March 2007Ben Westbeech - Ronnie Scott's (Live Review)
Wednesday 7 March 2007Zentex - 'Saha'
Wednesday 7 March 2007Lützenkirchen - 'The Russian Experience' EP
Wednesday 7 March 2007Martyn Joseph - Deep Blue
Wednesday 7 March 2007Dusty Kid - 'Signal '63' EP
Tuesday 6 March 2007Sirius B - Bagunca (The Very Best of Sirius B 1998 - 2006)
Tuesday 6 March 2007Richard Galliano - Solo
Tuesday 6 March 2007V/A - Movers!
Sunday 4 March 2007Headman - 'On & On'
Sunday 4 March 2007Mr Hudson and The Library - A Tale Of Two Cities
Sunday 4 March 2007Braintax - 'Syriana Style'
Sunday 4 March 2007The Meier Group - Yuz Tour (Live Review)
Saturday 3 March 2007Ben Westbeech - 'Hang Around' (Remixes)
Saturday 3 March 2007Listen With Sarah feat. Andy Kershaw - The World Of Listen With Sarah EP
Saturday 3 March 20072econd Class Citizen - 'Wyred Folk'' EP
Saturday 3 March 2007SEEED - 'Thing' / 'Slowlife'
Saturday 3 March 2007Border Crossing - 'City of Love'
Friday 2 March 2007Rachid Taha - The Definitive Collection
Wednesday 28 February 2007Dr. Rubberfunk - 'Taking Over' (Ashley Beedle Remix)
Tuesday 27 February 2007Tassos Spiliotopoulous Quartet - Wait For Dusk
Tuesday 27 February 2007Jaune Toujours - Club
Friday 23 February 2007V/A - Fred Deakin Presents The Triptych
Thursday 22 February 2007June Tabor - Apples
Wednesday 21 February 2007David Gilmour Girls - 'Crimson As Murder'
Tuesday 20 February 2007V/A - Putumayo Presents A New Groove
Tuesday 20 February 2007Amy Winehouse - Southampton (Live Review)
Monday 19 February 2007Magik Johnson - 'I Give Up'
Saturday 17 February 2007V/A - Breakin' Bread - Dirtybeatbreakin -funkandhiphop
Friday 16 February 2007African Soul Rebels - Barbican, London (Live Review)
Tuesday 13 February 20074hero - Play with the Changes
Monday 12 February 2007Riot In Belgium - 'La Musique'
Monday 12 February 2007Franz & Shape - Acceleration
Sunday 11 February 2007Jamie Woon - 'Wayfaring Stranger'
Sunday 11 February 2007The Plumstead Radical Club - The Coast Is Clear
Sunday 11 February 2007Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance - Worthless Originals
Saturday 10 February 2007Gilad Atzmon - Gilad Atzmon Presents Artie Fishel & the Promised Band
Friday 2 February 2007V/A - Mr. Scruff's Big Chill Classics
Tuesday 30 January 2007Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Voices and Choices
Tuesday 30 January 2007Cajuan - Raven
Wednesday 24 January 2007Florian Meindl - Reality Is On The Way
Wednesday 24 January 2007Cuarteto Cedrón - Elogio
Tuesday 23 January 2007Secret Stealth - Mince and Onions
Monday 22 January 2007Lisa Knapp - Wild and Undaunted
Monday 22 January 2007Nikolas Barrell - The Gin Club
Saturday 20 January 2007Acoustic Triangle - Resonance
Friday 19 January 2007Robin Jones' Latin Jazz Sextet - Mojito
Wednesday 17 January 2007Thief - Sunchild
Saturday 13 January 2007Myra Barnes, Common, Roy Hargrove and Erykah Badu - R.E.-Edits Volume Five
Friday 12 January 2007DJ Hell - Misch Masch Vol III
Friday 12 January 2007V/A - Effleurement
Wednesday 10 January 2007Starless & Bible Black - Starless & Bible Black
Wednesday 10 January 2007Niwel Tsumbu Duo - Uh! eza nzela molayi
Tuesday 9 January 2007TTC - 3615 TTC
Sunday 7 January 2007Relish Compilation - Mixed & Compiled by Headman
Saturday 6 January 2007Franz & Shape feat. Dirk da Davo - Maximum Joy
Wednesday 3 January 2007Ben Westbeech & Die - Get Closer
Wednesday 3 January 2007Max Skiba - Apple Of Disco. RD
Wednesday 3 January 2007Shameless - Live Fast
Tuesday 2 January 2007Gianmarco Liguori - Stolen Paintings
Friday 22 December 2006Huw Warren & Peter Herbert - Everything We Love and More
Friday 22 December 2006Drone - Colour For Money
Friday 22 December 2006Shiftless Shuffle Christmas Special 2006 - London (Review)
Wednesday 20 December 2006Acoustic Ladyland - Skinny Grin
Tuesday 19 December 2006Pinknruby - Garden
Tuesday 19 December 2006V/A - Electric Gypsyland 2
Saturday 16 December 2006Bass Clef - A Smile is a Curve that Straightens Most Things
Friday 15 December 2006Y Diwygiad - The Reformation EP
Friday 15 December 2006Firewire - Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
Thursday 14 December 2006Maple Bee - Chasing Eva
Wednesday 13 December 2006Basement Jazz Sessions with Robert Mitchell - London (Live Review)
Wednesday 13 December 2006The Wolf Myer Orchestra & Parov Stelar Presents - 'Funky Bastard/Next To Me'
Monday 11 December 2006Mircan - Sala
Monday 11 December 2006Dune Records Quartet - Pizza Express (Live Review)
Sunday 10 December 2006Robert Mitchell & Omar Puente - Bridges
Saturday 9 December 2006Vincent Markowski - 'The Madness Of Moths'
Saturday 9 December 2006Amadou & Mariam - 'Coulibaly' (Part2)
Saturday 9 December 2006V/A - 'Relish Compilation' EP
Tuesday 5 December 2006Mariza - Concerto Em Lisboa (CD / DVD)
Tuesday 5 December 2006Karma - Latenight Daydreaming
Tuesday 5 December 2006Just Banks feat. Blaktroniks - '360 Degrees'
Tuesday 5 December 2006Natalie Williams - 'This Girl' (Remixes)
Monday 4 December 2006Gotan Project - Brixton Academy, London (Live Review)
Monday 4 December 2006Scorched Earth - Resistance to the Passage of Sound
Sunday 3 December 2006Funk Mundial - Stereotyp feat, Edu K & Joyce Muniz - 'Jece Valadao'
Saturday 2 December 2006The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & Middle East - Volume 1 of 3 (Book review)
Saturday 2 December 2006Mondomix - Petit Atlas des Musique du Monde (Book review)
Saturday 2 December 2006Rockers Hi-Fi - 'Push Push' (Remixes 2006)
Friday 1 December 2006Paul Murphy - The Trip
Wednesday 29 November 2006Jackie Oates - Jackie Oates
Wednesday 29 November 2006Kila and Oki - Kila and Oki
Wednesday 29 November 2006Alex Wilson - Inglaterra
Tuesday 28 November 2006Electric Conversation - 'Dancing' / 'Vibe Change'
Tuesday 28 November 2006Lars Frediksson - Ting Qiu: Listening To Autumn
Sunday 26 November 2006Biggabush - BiggaBush In Dub
Sunday 26 November 2006Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - 'Spirit Lash'
Sunday 26 November 2006The Rongetz Foundation - 'First Step' EP
Friday 24 November 2006Skream - Skream!
Friday 24 November 2006Cortney Tidwell - Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up
Friday 24 November 2006Selim Sesler - Anatolian Wedding
Thursday 23 November 2006Jóhann Jóhannsson - 'The Sun's Gone Dim And The Sky's Turned Black'
Sunday 19 November 2006Akli D - Pizza on the Park, London (Live Review)
Friday 17 November 2006Gecko Turner - Chandalismo Ilustrado
Thursday 16 November 2006Stereotyp - Keepin' Me
Thursday 16 November 2006Matthew Herbert - 100 Lbs
Wednesday 15 November 2006Stan Tracey Trio - London, November (Live Review)
Wednesday 15 November 2006Dimlite - This Is Embracing
Wednesday 15 November 2006Foreign Beggars - Stray Point Agenda
Wednesday 15 November 2006Lupen Crook - 'A Silver Boot For Sam'
Wednesday 15 November 2006Pig & Dan - 'Monjon'
Wednesday 15 November 2006Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Sunday 12 November 2006Ghost - 'Basic Instinct'
Sunday 12 November 2006Unsafe 2 - Safehouse Festival of Improvised and Experimental Music (Live Review)
Saturday 11 November 2006Michael Garrick Big Band - London Jazz Festival 2006 (Live Review)
Saturday 11 November 2006V/A - Mary Anne Hobbs Presents The Warrior Dubz
Friday 10 November 2006My Name is Albert Ayler (Film)
Wednesday 8 November 2006Forro In The Dark Feat. Seu Jorge - Suor De Pele Fina
Friday 3 November 2006Peven Everett - Power Soul
Sunday 29 October 2006Braintax - Panorama
Sunday 29 October 2006V/A - Pure Fire! A Gilles Peterson Impulse! Collection
Sunday 29 October 2006Four Tet - Remixes
Sunday 29 October 2006Jonquil - Sunny Casinos
Friday 27 October 2006Dr. Rubberfunk - My Life At 33
Thursday 26 October 2006V/A - Brownswood Bubblers
Thursday 26 October 2006Guida de Palma & Jazzinho - Atlas
Thursday 26 October 2006V/A - Sunday Afternoon At Dingwalls
Wednesday 25 October 2006Stockholm Cyclo - Techtonic People
Wednesday 25 October 2006V/A - Sensacional Soul
Sunday 22 October 2006Ty - Closer
Sunday 22 October 2006Democustico - Democustico
Friday 20 October 2006Rachid Taha - Diwan 2
Friday 20 October 2006The Broken Keys - Gavity
Thursday 19 October 2006Saturn Radio / Phabius @ Amber, London (Live Review)
Thursday 19 October 2006Rio Rox @ Proud, London (Live Review)
Wednesday 18 October 2006Emil Viklický Trio - Cookin' in Bonn
Sunday 15 October 2006Part Time Heroes - 'Realise' EP
Saturday 14 October 2006Doc Brown - Citizen Smith Vol. 2: Nothing To Lose
Friday 13 October 2006Los Desterrados - Tu
Wednesday 11 October 2006Five Corners Quintet feat. Mark Murphy - 'Nicola Conte/Povo' Remixes
Tuesday 10 October 2006Finn Peters - Vortex, London (Live Review)
Monday 9 October 2006BBE's 10th Anniversary Party, London 30th Sept (Live Review)
Saturday 7 October 2006Black Grass - Deadstock 2006
Friday 6 October 2006Talc - Sit Down Think
Thursday 5 October 2006V/A - Rough Guide To Planet Rock
Monday 2 October 2006Marisa Monte - Barbican, London (Live Review)
Sunday 1 October 2006The Nostalgia 77 Octet - Borderlands
Sunday 1 October 2006Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows
Sunday 1 October 2006V/A - Craig Richards: The Two Headed Monster
Thursday 28 September 2006Moodyman - The Stiff Kitten, Belfast (Live Review)
Wednesday 27 September 2006Waterson:Carthy - Holy Heathens and The Old Green Man
Wednesday 27 September 2006Bellowhead - Burlesque
Wednesday 27 September 2006As One - Planetary Folklore 2
Tuesday 26 September 2006V/A - Late Night Tales AIR
Tuesday 26 September 2006Braintax - 'Run The Yards' / 'Last Tenner'
Saturday 23 September 2006V/A - Folk Off - New Folk and Psychedelia from the British Isles and North America (Rob da Bank / Bestival)
Friday 22 September 2006Aim - Flight 602
Friday 22 September 2006Gen;Lon - Dong Dong Gaaf
Thursday 21 September 2006Accordion Festival - Bucharest, Romania (Live Review)
Wednesday 20 September 2006Black Grass - 'Oh Jah'
Tuesday 19 September 2006Lasal Vol. 2 - Avantgarde Soul Stuff
Monday 18 September 2006Grand Union - 'Jane Jane'
Saturday 16 September 2006Archie Bronson Outfit - 'Dead Funny' (Remixes)
Saturday 16 September 2006Beno Onono - 'Caramel'
Saturday 16 September 2006Bestival Festival 2006 - Live Review
Friday 15 September 2006Low Budget Soul - Strangers To The Ordinary
Friday 15 September 2006CDR - Plastic People, London, 14 September '06 (Live Review)
Friday 15 September 2006Trost - Trust Me
Friday 15 September 2006James Yorkston - The Year of the Leopard
Tuesday 12 September 2006V/A - Putumayo Presents... Music from the Wine Lands
Tuesday 12 September 2006Lucinda Sieger - Silver Life
Friday 8 September 2006V/A - World 2006
Friday 8 September 2006Iain Archer - Magnetic North
Friday 8 September 2006V/A - Sketch 02. Day (Eclectic Grooves Selected by Momo)
Friday 8 September 2006Bonobo - Days to Come
Friday 8 September 2006David Lowe's Dreamcatcher - What... is in Between?
Wednesday 6 September 2006J*S*T*A*R*S - Put Me On A Planet
Wednesday 6 September 2006Isoul8 - Balance
Wednesday 6 September 2006Miranda Sykes - Bliss
Sunday 3 September 2006Nostalgia 77 Octet - 'The Impossible Equation'
Sunday 3 September 2006Mad Professor Meets Mafia & Fluxy - New Galaxy Of Dub, Part 2 Sci-Fi Dub Series
Saturday 2 September 2006Laura Lopez Castro - Mi Libro Abierto
Thursday 31 August 2006Freesoul Sessions - Jazz Cafe, , London, 5 August '06 (Live Review)
Thursday 31 August 2006Kid Koala - Your Mom's Favourite DJ
Thursday 31 August 2006Matthias Vogt Trio - Changing Colours
Thursday 31 August 2006Stephen Malkmus - 'Kindling For The Master'
Thursday 31 August 2006Folk Concert - St James' Church, Dingle, 25 August (Live Review)
Friday 25 August 2006Dennis Rollins' Badbone & Co - Big Night Out
Sunday 20 August 2006Worldwide Festival - South of France, 14th & 15th July (Live Review)
Sunday 20 August 2006Worldwide Evening, hosted by Gilles Peterson - Montreux, Miles Davis Hall 13th July '06 (Live Review)
Saturday 19 August 2006V/A - Live 8 at Eden: Africa Calling
Friday 18 August 2006Nneka - Victim of Truth
Friday 18 August 2006Bloom Festival - Live Review
Tuesday 8 August 2006Senor Coconut - Yellow Fever
Tuesday 8 August 2006Jehro - Jehro
Tuesday 8 August 2006Lost Idol - Utters from a Cluttered Mind
Tuesday 8 August 2006Lotterboys - Animalia
Tuesday 8 August 2006Art Bleek - Between Yesterday and Tomorrow
Monday 7 August 2006V/A - Rogue's Gallery - Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs And Chanteys
Monday 7 August 2006Coldcut - 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes'
Monday 7 August 2006Black Grass - One Hundred Days In One
Monday 7 August 2006Viva Voce - Get Yr Blood Sucked Out
Sunday 6 August 2006Dr. Syntax - 'Sub-Cultures'
Friday 4 August 2006Gentleman feat. Barrington Levy & Daddy Rings - Caan Hold Us Down
Friday 4 August 2006Serocee - 'Life' / 'War'
Thursday 3 August 2006Django Reinhardt Festival - Live at Birdland - Gypsy Swing!
Wednesday 2 August 2006V/A - 4hero Present Brazilika
Monday 31 July 2006WOMAD 2006 - Live Review
Sunday 30 July 2006Up Hygh feat. Little Brother - 'Keep On'
Saturday 29 July 2006Recluse Crew & Synoptic Pressure Present - The Art Of Raw Sound
Saturday 29 July 2006The Blacknificent Seven - Ridin' Thru Da Underground
Tuesday 25 July 2006Trost - 'In Diesen Raum' (DJ Hell Remix)
Tuesday 25 July 2006Nneka - 'The Uncomfortable Truth'
Tuesday 25 July 2006Talc - 'Garden Of Dance'
Tuesday 25 July 2006Twisted Folk at the Arts Depot - Live Review
Sunday 23 July 2006YT - Straight Outta Britain
Sunday 23 July 2006Lizzy Parks - Watching Space
Friday 21 July 2006V/A - Latinesque
Friday 21 July 2006Boozoo Bajou Feat. Oh No - Juke Joint II EP
Wednesday 19 July 2006Dubbledge - Fist Of Jah!
Wednesday 19 July 2006Big Bang - Way In Jazz
Wednesday 19 July 2006Stereo MC's - Sun / Tomorrow Never Knows
Saturday 15 July 2006Arabanda - Shams
Friday 14 July 2006dEUS - 'Sun Ra' (Lynch Mob Remixes)
Friday 14 July 2006Camille - 'Ta Douleur'
Sunday 9 July 2006Bugz In The Attic - Back In The Dog House
Sunday 9 July 2006Roger Robinson - Armed & Beautiful (Remix EP)
Sunday 9 July 2006Sandoz - Live In The Earth: Sandoz in Dub Chapter 2
Friday 7 July 2006Adem - Launch Yourself (The Remixes)
Wednesday 5 July 2006Today's Mathematics - 'Let It Go' (Remix EP)
Wednesday 5 July 2006V/A - Get Lost (Damian Lazarus and Matthew Styles)
Wednesday 5 July 2006This Is Seb Clarke - Spring Morning Sunshine
Sunday 2 July 2006Black Grass feat. Dominique Noiret - Don't Leave Me This Way
Sunday 2 July 2006One-Two - Love Again
Saturday 1 July 2006Max Sedgley - From The Roots To The Shoots
Friday 30 June 2006V/A - 'That's How It Is No. 2' EP
Friday 30 June 2006Radio Citizen - Berlin Serengeti
Tuesday 27 June 2006PTH Projects - 'Pretend Paradise' / 'Thin Air'
Saturday 24 June 2006Anne Wirz - 'Guerriere' (Four Tet Remixes)
Friday 23 June 2006New Flesh - Universally Dirty
Friday 23 June 2006Ben Westbeech - 'So Good Today'
Friday 23 June 2006V/A - Beginner's Guide To World Music (World Cup 2006 Edition)
Thursday 22 June 2006V/A - Gypsy Beats and Balkan Bangers
Wednesday 21 June 2006Love Unlimited & Angie Stone - 'R.E.-Edits Volume 4'
Tuesday 20 June 2006Bugz In The Attic - 'Move Aside'
Sunday 18 June 2006V/A - It Becomes Infectious No. 1
Sunday 18 June 2006Futuristica Music - Here and now on Samurai FM
Saturday 17 June 2006Richard E feat. Jennifer Moore - 'The Call'
Saturday 17 June 2006Alessandro Oliviero feat. Heidi Vogel - 'Higher Skies'
Saturday 17 June 2006Lo'Jo presents - Bazar Savant
Saturday 17 June 2006Lisa Germano - In the Maybe World
Saturday 17 June 2006Julia Sarr and Patrice Larose - Set Luna
Saturday 17 June 2006Show of Hands - Witness
Saturday 17 June 2006V/A - Putamayo Presents: Paris
Friday 16 June 2006Go Lem System - Caceria
Thursday 15 June 2006Neil Ardley - Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows
Monday 12 June 2006Victor Davies - Hear the Sound
Sunday 11 June 2006Verb T & Harry Love - Bring It Back To Basics
Sunday 11 June 2006Max Cole & Planet Rescue - Guanabara (Live Review)
Friday 9 June 2006The Jazzinvaders - Up & Out
Friday 9 June 2006The Baker Brothers - Bakers Dozen
Friday 9 June 2006Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2006 - Live Review
Friday 9 June 2006The Destroyers - The Hot Bulgar
Monday 5 June 2006Max Cole - Star Charts
Monday 5 June 2006Stee Downes - Formula EP
Saturday 3 June 2006V/A - Unplugged Volume 2: Internal Reflection
Saturday 3 June 2006The Wychwood Music Festival 2006 - Reviewed
Wednesday 31 May 2006Zero dB - Bongos, Bleeps and Basslines
Wednesday 31 May 2006Thunderbird Service / Anne Wirz - 'Spirit Jazz' EP
Tuesday 30 May 2006Darko Rundek and Cargo Orkestar - Mhm a-ha oh yeah da da
Tuesday 30 May 2006Karen Matheson - Downriver
Monday 29 May 2006Burnt Progress - 1.1
Sunday 28 May 2006Jahcoozi - 'Black Barbie' (Stereotyp Remix)
Tuesday 23 May 2006Lupen Crook - Accidents Occur Whilst Sleeping
Tuesday 23 May 2006Costo Rico - Cosas Ricas
Monday 22 May 2006The Acoustic Affair - Twelve of The Best Vol. 1
Sunday 21 May 2006Max Sedgley - Slowly
Sunday 21 May 2006Damien Dempsey - Live at the Olympia
Saturday 20 May 2006Rough Trade Shops.. Singer Songwriter 1
Saturday 20 May 2006Wilton 'Bogey' Gaynair - Africa Calling
Friday 19 May 2006Apostolis Anthimos - Back To The North
Thursday 18 May 2006Michael McGoldrick - Wired
Wednesday 17 May 2006Glideascope - Big Big Disgrace
Wednesday 17 May 2006Benjamin Zephaniah vs. Rodney P - Naked & Remixed
Wednesday 17 May 2006David Borsu - Move
Wednesday 17 May 2006Amp Fiddler - Hope / Dope
Sunday 14 May 2006Voom:Voom - Peng Peng
Sunday 14 May 2006Matthew Herbert - Harmonise / The Movers And The Shakers
Sunday 14 May 2006V/A - Where The Sea Meets The Sky
Friday 12 May 2006Eighteenth Day Of May - Hide + Seek
Friday 12 May 2006Wise in Time - The Ballad of Den the Men
Wednesday 10 May 2006Sol Seppy - The Bells Of 1 2
Monday 8 May 2006Misia - Drama Box
Sunday 7 May 2006Sway - Products
Sunday 7 May 2006Ashley Beedle - The London Heavy Disco Revue
Thursday 4 May 2006MOD X - Political Sun
Wednesday 3 May 2006Matthew Herbert - Scale
Wednesday 3 May 2006Camille - Le Fil
Wednesday 3 May 2006V/A - Exit Music: Songs With Radio Heads EP#2
Wednesday 3 May 2006Madtone - Garden Of Earthly Delights
Monday 1 May 2006Sergio Monroy - Piano Flamenco
Sunday 30 April 2006Natacha Atlas - Mish Maoul
Sunday 30 April 2006Aïwa - The Fire in our Eyes
Saturday 29 April 2006Lethal Bizzle - Mind Your Head
Thursday 27 April 2006Foreign Beggars - 'Slow Broiled Ilk'
Tuesday 25 April 2006The Eighteenth Day Of May - The Eighteenth Day Of May
Saturday 22 April 2006Sayag Jazz Machine - Anachro' Mix Experiences
Thursday 20 April 2006Dead Combo - Volume II, Quando a alma nao e pequena
Thursday 20 April 2006Fink - Biscuits for Breakfast
Wednesday 19 April 2006V/A - The Fairport Companion: Loose Chippings from the Fairport Convention Family Tree
Sunday 16 April 2006Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators - Keep Reachin' Up
Friday 14 April 2006Glideascope - Audio Cinematography
Friday 14 April 2006Jahcoozi - Pure Breed Mongrel
Tuesday 11 April 2006Ojos De Brujo - The Barbican, London, 10 April '06
Friday 7 April 2006Tunng - Comments Of The Inner Chorus
Thursday 6 April 2006Think Of One - Trafico
Tuesday 4 April 2006Laraaji - Flow Goes the Universe
Tuesday 4 April 2006Ojos de Brujo - Techari
Tuesday 4 April 2006Channel Light Vessel - Automatic
Tuesday 4 April 2006Orange Blossom - Everything Must Change
Sunday 2 April 2006Various Artists - The Wreckoning: Episode 1
Saturday 1 April 2006Brotherly - Brotherly
Saturday 1 April 2006Roger Robinson - Illclectica
Thursday 30 March 2006Terri Walker - I Am
Tuesday 28 March 2006Mundane Music / Sanjuro 77 - 'Catch Of The Day 1'
Tuesday 28 March 2006Dalminjo - One Day You'll Dance For Me Tokyo
Sunday 26 March 2006Amparanoia - La vida te da
Saturday 25 March 2006V/A - 'Chez Le Coiffeur' EP
Friday 24 March 2006The Visioneers - Dirty Old Hip Hop
Friday 24 March 2006V/A - The Kings of Jazz (Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Jazzanova)
Wednesday 22 March 2006DJ Farrapo & Yanez - 'Baiano Vem Baiano Vai'
Wednesday 22 March 2006Arif Tree - Forgotten Places (Remixes)
Saturday 18 March 2006Wah Wah 45's - Underground Hits and Exclusive Bits
Friday 17 March 2006Natural-Self - Let Peace Be The Ruler
Friday 17 March 2006Julia Biel - Not Alone
Friday 17 March 2006Gum Drop - Hi-Falutin'
Wednesday 15 March 2006V/A - Exit Music (Songs With Radio Heads)
Wednesday 15 March 2006Tortured Soul - Introducing Tortured Soul
Wednesday 15 March 2006Ok-Ma - 'Goflow' feat. Leanne
Saturday 11 March 2006Loka - Fire Shepherds
Thursday 9 March 2006Hardkandy - Last To Leave
Monday 6 March 2006Varttina - Miero
Monday 6 March 2006Jo Mango - Paperclips and Sand
Sunday 5 March 2006Natural-Self - 'Let Peace Be The Ruler' EP
Sunday 5 March 2006Rachael Calladine - Life, Love And Gossip
Saturday 4 March 2006Silhouette Brown - Silhouette Brown
Friday 3 March 2006Povo - We Are Povo
Wednesday 1 March 2006Sophie Solomon - Poison Sweet Madeira
Wednesday 1 March 2006Salsa Celtica - El Camino
Tuesday 28 February 2006African Soul Rebels II - The Dome, Brighton, February 21 '06
Sunday 26 February 2006Sway - This Is My Demo
Sunday 26 February 2006Andi Neate - Paper Animals
Saturday 25 February 2006Colossus - 'The Tribute'
Saturday 25 February 2006Show of Hands - Buxton Opera House
Saturday 18 February 2006Gerardo Frisina - The Latin Kick
Friday 17 February 2006Ingrid Laubrock / Ife Tolentino - Forensic in tribute to Chico Buarque
Thursday 16 February 2006Dr. Rubberfunk - Watch The Tables Turn
Thursday 16 February 2006V/A - Gilles Peterson Digs America
Monday 13 February 2006Paul Murphy - 'Seven Samurai' / 'Budapest Chachacha'
Sunday 12 February 2006Kano - Home Sweet Home
Friday 10 February 2006Makossa & Megablast - Like A Rocket / Kunuaka
Wednesday 8 February 2006Five Corners Quintet - Chasin' The Jazz Gone By
Saturday 4 February 2006Coldcut - Sound Mirrors
Friday 3 February 2006Dalindèo - Go Ahead, Float / Voodoo
Friday 3 February 2006V/A - Hot As Hel! EP
Friday 3 February 2006Timo Lassy - African Rumble / High At Noon
Friday 3 February 2006Nickos Kapilidis & The Jazz Utopia - Arothymian
Thursday 2 February 2006Emmanuel - D'Illusions of Grandeur
Tuesday 24 January 2006Sway - Little Derek / Pretty Ugly Husband
Sunday 22 January 2006Keepintime / Daedelus - Live at Cargo
Friday 20 January 2006V/A - Freedom Jazz Dance Book II
Thursday 19 January 2006MOD X - 'Picture Man'
Thursday 12 January 2006Emmanuel - Heat / My Thing!! / Let's Go Away
Wednesday 11 January 2006Martin Carthy (Review) - Hampshire 10 January '06
Tuesday 10 January 2006Coldcut - Man in a Garage
Monday 9 January 2006V/A - Dutch Rare Groove
Monday 9 January 2006V/A - Strange Folk
Monday 9 January 2006Max Cole -'Mo High'
Sunday 8 January 2006BiggaBush - Sound Sensation
Saturday 7 January 2006Lekan Babalola - Kabioye (Mark De Clive-Lowe Vs. Phil Asher)
Friday 6 January 2006Keepintime - 12" (Part 3 of 3)
Wednesday 4 January 2006V/A - Abstract Blue Recordings Volume 1
Friday 30 December 2005John Arnold - Style & Pattern
Friday 30 December 2005Soothsayers - Tangled Roots
Wednesday 28 December 2005Various - Raw Fusion Bass-Ment Classics
Friday 23 December 2005Ray Keith - Dub Dread
Wednesday 21 December 2005Daedelus - Impending Doom / Just Briefly
Sunday 18 December 2005Is Jazz Dead? (Or Has it Moved to a New Address) - Stuart Nicholson (Book)
Saturday 17 December 2005Teddy Rok Seven - Universal Four
Saturday 17 December 2005Bantu feat. Ayuba - Fuji Satisfaction: Soundclash in Lagos
Thursday 15 December 2005Opsvik & Jennings - Fløyel Files
Thursday 15 December 2005Athena - Snapshot (EP)
Wednesday 14 December 2005Domu - Return of the Rogue
Wednesday 14 December 2005Richard Searling - Music From The Soul
Thursday 8 December 2005Garth Cartwright - Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians (Book)
Friday 2 December 2005Natural-Self - Ghana Soundz Remixes
Friday 2 December 2005Jamie Finlay - Little Trumpet / Temperature
Thursday 1 December 2005American Gypsy & Erykah Badu (R.E.-Edits Volume 3)
Sunday 27 November 2005Paul Anka - Rock Swings
Sunday 27 November 2005V/A - Carl Craig: Fabric 25
Saturday 26 November 2005BiggaBush - This River (Remix)
Saturday 26 November 2005Boozoo Bajou - Take It Slow
Tuesday 22 November 2005Courtney Pine - Resistance
Tuesday 22 November 2005Quentin Harris - Let's Be Young
Saturday 19 November 2005Salif Keita Triumphs at The Barbican - Live
Friday 18 November 2005The Fusion Experience - Scaramunga
Tuesday 15 November 2005Bryan Corbett - Pressure Valve
Sunday 13 November 2005Zuco 103 - Whaa!
Saturday 12 November 2005V/A - A Slice Of Paradise, Volume One (Enrique Domenech, Disk 4 of 5)
Saturday 12 November 2005Souad Massi - Honeysuckle (Mesk Elil)
Saturday 12 November 2005V/A - Nicci Cheeks Presents Hip Hop Love Jazz
Saturday 12 November 2005James Brown / David Bowie - R.E.-Edits Volume Two
Friday 4 November 2005Demon Days in Manchester - Review
Wednesday 2 November 2005V/A - Osunlade: Re-Offering
Monday 31 October 2005Four Tet - 'A Joy'
Sunday 23 October 2005V/A - Sound Affects Malmaison (Volume 1 Africa)
Friday 21 October 2005Lupen Crook -'Halloween'
Friday 21 October 2005Bossa Futura - 'Sol y Luna'
Friday 21 October 2005Netsayi - 'The Refugee Song'
Thursday 20 October 2005Lol Coxhill / Dave Green - QEH, London (19th October)
Saturday 15 October 2005Gilles Peterson - The BBC Sessions (Volume 1)
Saturday 15 October 2005Zuba - 'Allez Allez!' / 'Kuwa'
Friday 7 October 2005V/A - Life Before 40
Wednesday 5 October 2005Afro Celt Sound System - Anatomic
Friday 30 September 2005Corinne Bailey Rae - Like A Star
Friday 30 September 2005Amy Smith - The Landing Tapes EP
Thursday 29 September 2005RSL - 'The Magic Of Spain'
Sunday 25 September 2005Peak - 'Get Carter'
Sunday 25 September 2005Iarla O'Lionaird - Invisible Fields
Saturday 24 September 2005V/A - A Slice Of Paradise, Volume One (Gav Smith, Disk 3 of 5)
Friday 23 September 2005V/A - A Slice Of Paradise, Volume One (Nick Matthews, Disk 2 of 5)
Wednesday 21 September 2005Mpho Skeef - New Album Sneak Preview
Tuesday 20 September 2005V/A - A Slice Of Paradise, Volume One (BiggaBush, Disk 1 of 5)
Monday 19 September 2005Coldcut - 'Mr Nichols'
Sunday 11 September 2005Robert Mitchell's Panacea - Trust
Friday 9 September 2005V/A - Sound of the World (Compiled by Charlie Gillett)
Friday 9 September 2005Kate Rusby - The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Thursday 8 September 2005V/A - Blue Light: Rare Jazz / Fusion Gems From Hungarian Vaults Vol. 2 Compiled by Tibor Mozsik and Gábor Vályi
Wednesday 7 September 2005Treva Whateva - Music's Made of Memories
Thursday 1 September 2005Jafrosax feat. Vikter Duplaix - 'In The Morning'
Wednesday 31 August 2005Gerardo Frisina - 'Congart' / 'Alboardo'
Monday 29 August 2005Lura - Di Korpu Ku Alma
Thursday 25 August 2005Natural Self featuring Alice Russell - 'I Don't Need This Trouble'
Wednesday 24 August 2005Manickam Yogeswaran - Peace for Paradise
Wednesday 24 August 2005Alice Russell - 'Humankind'
Friday 19 August 2005Various - 'Keepintime: A Live Recording' (DVD & CD)
Wednesday 17 August 2005Yukihiro Fukutomi - Equality
Thursday 11 August 2005Lotz of Music in Havana - Blues for Yemaya
Friday 5 August 2005Tony Renold Quartet - Timeless Flow
Wednesday 3 August 2005Boris Kovac and La Campanella - World After History
Wednesday 3 August 2005Global Village Orchestra - Globalistics
Thursday 28 July 2005Tosca - 'Heidi Brüh?' (!K7)
Sunday 24 July 2005Urban Haiku - At The Gates
Sunday 24 July 2005Hungarian Jazz Anthology compiled by Tom Wieland
Wednesday 13 July 2005Nostalgia 77 - 'The Hope Suite'
Tuesday 12 July 2005Acoustic Ladyland - Last Chance Disco
Sunday 10 July 2005Dwight Trible And The Life Force Trio - Love Is The Answer
Saturday 9 July 2005Svend Asmussen & Eric Ericson - Encounter (Prophone)
Friday 8 July 2005Vertente - Tanto Tempo
Friday 8 July 2005Latin Vibes Volume 1 - Lounge Selection
Sunday 3 July 2005Ana Robles - Los Duendes del Agua
Saturday 2 July 2005The Herbaliser - Take London
Saturday 2 July 2005One Self - Children of Possibility
Saturday 2 July 2005Horace X - Strategy
Thursday 30 June 2005Mum's the Word - Constant Evolution
Thursday 30 June 2005V/A - The Rough Guide to Celtic Music
Tuesday 28 June 2005Pierre Bensusan - Altiplanos
Monday 27 June 2005Mark Lotz & Shango's Dance - Cuban Fishes Make Good Dishes
Friday 24 June 2005V/A - The Very Best Asian Flavas
Friday 24 June 2005Ska Cubano - ¡Ay Caramba!
Friday 24 June 2005D'Stephanie feat. Philippo - 'Future Warrior'
Wednesday 22 June 2005Tony Allen - 'Afro Black' Remix for Grupo Batuque
Wednesday 22 June 2005Nery Bauer - Maharaja
Wednesday 22 June 2005Elmore Judd - Angel Sound
Wednesday 22 June 2005Recloose featuring Joe Dukie - 'Dust'
Wednesday 22 June 2005Mr. Scruff - Mrs Cruff
Wednesday 22 June 2005Mark Rae - Ode To A Dying DJ
Friday 27 May 2005The Plant Life - The Last Song
Tuesday 24 May 2005Lekan Babalola - 'Oba Awon Oba' (King Of Kings) Afronaut v. Misa Negra
Sunday 22 May 2005Sofia Pettersson - Slow Down
Saturday 21 May 2005David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters feat. Pharoah Sanders - 'Gwotet'
Saturday 21 May 2005J.Viewz - Muse Breaks
Friday 20 May 2005Mice Parade - Bem-Vinda Vontade
Friday 20 May 2005Harri Stojka - A Tribute To Swing
Tuesday 17 May 2005Frazer Fifield Trio - Slow Stream
Tuesday 17 May 2005Busdriver - Fear of a Black Tangent
Wednesday 11 May 2005RTB Big Band With Guests - The Radio-Television Belgrade Jazz Orchestra (1948-1978)
Saturday 7 May 2005Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio - Equipoise
Saturday 7 May 2005Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - The Deeper Soul Remix Project
Friday 6 May 2005The Dining Rooms - Experiments in Ambient Soul
Thursday 5 May 2005Ammoncontact - New Birth
Tuesday 3 May 2005Yuri Buenaventura - The Best of Yuri Buenaventura
Monday 2 May 2005Break Reform - Reformation
Sunday 24 April 2005Shukar Collective - Urban Gypsy
Saturday 23 April 2005Trickbaby - Hanging Around
Wednesday 20 April 2005Madrid De Los Austrias - Mas Amor
Monday 18 April 2005Chris Thomas King - 'Revelations'
Sunday 10 April 2005Nitin Sawhney - Philtre
Tuesday 5 April 2005Viennese Remix Round Up
Monday 4 April 2005Jazztronik - Samurai
Saturday 2 April 2005Gilad Atzmon - My One And Only Love
Thursday 31 March 2005Chicken Lips - Clicks, Acid 'n' Disco
Thursday 31 March 2005Bomaye - A Luaka Bop Sampler
Friday 25 March 2005Gilles Peterson in Africa
Friday 25 March 2005V/A - World Groove
Wednesday 23 March 2005One Self - 'Be Your Own'
Wednesday 23 March 2005Skalpel - 'Break Out'
Friday 18 March 2005Dwele & Love Unlimited Orchestra - 'Affinity' / 'Midnight Groove'
Friday 18 March 2005Flowriders - Starcraft
Friday 18 March 2005Sharon Shannon - Tunes
Monday 14 March 2005V/A - Beginner's Guide to Ireland
Monday 14 March 2005Rodrigo y Gabriela - Live: Manchester and Dublin
Sunday 6 March 2005Tammy Garcia - 'Mexico City'
Thursday 3 March 2005La Cedille - Vu Du Large
Saturday 26 February 2005V/A - The Ipanema Set: Classic Grooves on Club Brasil
Friday 25 February 2005The Angel Brothers - Forbidden Fruit
Friday 11 February 2005Benjamin Zephaniah - Naked
Monday 7 February 2005Sloppy Joe - Flic Flac Circus
Friday 4 February 2005Amparanoia - Rebeldia con Alegria
Friday 4 February 2005The Funky Lowlives - Somewhere Else is Here
Wednesday 2 February 2005OBOTO (EP)
Tuesday 1 February 2005Sondrie - Sondrie
Sunday 30 January 2005elbicho - elbicho
Sunday 30 January 2005Juan Carmona - Orillas
Friday 28 January 2005Bonga - Bonga Live
Monday 24 January 2005Zum - Zum
Thursday 20 January 2005PD3 - Into The Blue
Thursday 20 January 2005Clare Teal - Don't Talk
Friday 17 December 2004Rachid Taha - Tekitoi?
Friday 17 December 2004Ska Cubano - Ska Cubano
Sunday 21 November 2004Robert Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar (DVD)
Sunday 21 November 2004Julien Jacob - Cotonou
Friday 19 November 2004¿Quién Sabe? (A Bullet For The General) DVD
Friday 8 October 2004V/A - The Rough Guide To Mediterranean Cafe Music
Thursday 30 September 2004Khaled - Ya-Rayi
Sunday 22 August 2004Favela Chic - Postonove 3
Tuesday 10 August 2004Tony Esposito - Viaggio Tribale
Monday 12 July 2004V/A - Chillfado V.01
Wednesday 7 July 2004Toots Thielemans - The Live Takes (New 2003 Edition)
Wednesday 7 July 2004Mike del Ferro - New Belcanto Opera Meets Jazz
Sunday 20 June 2004Mathias Landaeus - Fringe People
Friday 7 May 2004Art Ensemble of Chicago: Jazz Cafe, London
Monday 8 December 2003The Beefeaters - Widowmaker/intrigue 4 inbreeds
Monday 8 December 2003Alan Stivell - Au-Dela Des Mots
Wednesday 8 October 2003Christophe Goze - Sirocco
Wednesday 8 October 2003V/A: Essential Asian Flavas Vol. 2 (Outcaste)
Sunday 28 September 2003Javier Ruibal - Sahara
Sunday 28 September 2003Oi Va Voi - Laughing Through The Tears
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