With Francesco Tristano, Rami Khalif?© and Aymeric Westrich (aka Aufgang) down at Sonar this weekend, it’s about time we celebrated their latest release.
Continue reading Aufgang – Barock
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
Continue reading V/A – Jazz and Milk Breaks II
Jamie Woon is relatively still at the start of his career even after the success of ‘Wayward Stranger’ of a couple of years ago; Hectic grabs a quick chat at Cargo where he’s on the same bill as Joe Bataan and James Pants!
Continue reading Jamie Woon – Wayfaring Asset
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.
Continue reading Nino Moschella – Boom Shadow
It’s time for a history lesson of West Coast hip-hop and electro by Prof. P.B. Wolf as he investigates the often overlooked chapter that features the Arabian Prince.
Continue reading Arabian Prince – Innovative Life: The Anthology, 1984-1989
Just out in time to catch those Valentine romantics, this 12″ has much more to offer than just one day of loveliness. In fact, I’d say that this was luvely all year long.
Continue reading The Tape vs. RQM – Luvely
Finally. A history of Catalan rumba in English. I can’t tell you how long I have been searching for this. Yes, this is 2-in-1. An unusual compilation of impossible-to-find Catalunyan Gypsy soul and a book providing a detailed history of this amazing and often forgotten musical movement
Continue reading V/A – Achili Funk: Gipsy Soul 1969-1979
This DVD of selected highlights of last year’s World Cup Tour captures FFD on their Fantastic Voyage around Europe with a cheap-as-chips bargain price tag.
Continue reading Fat Freddy’s Drop – Fantastic Voyages Vol.1 (DVD)
When you think of Chick Corea, 99 per cent of you will think of ‘Spain’ so it’s more than appropriate that this jazz adventurer records this DVD in Barcelona.
Continue reading Chick Corea – The Ultimate Adventure: Live In Barcelona (DVD)
Eohl is not only an album with a name that is ridiculously difficult to pronounce but it is also one that it is difficult to categorise beyond the flamenco label. While it is obviously Spanish, in style as well as language, it incorporates, rock, pop, the lighter end of drum and bass as well as the sounds of southern Spain
Continue reading Almasala – Eolh
If you have ever been swept up in a chorus of drums, lost yourself swirling in a field or suddenly realised how much more interesting the world can be after hearing something alien, this is the compilation for you
Continue reading V/A – Live at Glastonbury’s Jazz World Stage
As Europe’s indie kids have taken Brazil’s CSS to their collective hearts, it’s only a matter of time before they get into the baile funk b-boy, Edu K
Continue reading Edu K – Fren?©tiko
Barbara Bonfiglio is the Sicilian born Canadian DJ/producer, better known as Misstress Barbara, with a 12″ called ‘Barcelona’ out on a London based label. Fairly global?
Continue reading Misstress Barbara – ‘Barcelona’
It’s widely held that hip hop artists helped tip the last government out of power, everyone knows that music matters in Senegal. This time round the electoral choices seem less clear cut but that hasn’t stopped the music
Continue reading Is it Time to Change the Record? Senegal: Modern Rhymes in Election Times