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.
Big Chill Radio are interviewing Katrina Larkin, the co-founder of Big Chill Festival, “It’s not like a bar where you’re open all year and it doesn’t matter if you have one bad night, Big Chill has one weekend to get it right and it’s one of the hardness job’s there is as there’s so many audiences to please”; and it’s Hectic’s mission this weekend to find out if she does.
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…
“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?
This is a bit of a surprise, it’s not often that you’re able to mention Mission Of Burma and Jo?£o Gilberto in the same review, but then ‘The Last Blast’ is an unusual EP.
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.
The Big Dada office was a bit quite on Thursday as the surprise winner on this years’ Mercury prize was their very own Speech Debelle.
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?
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.
Mauricio Pacheco’s passion for Angolan music has flowered into a wonderful album of reinterpretations of classic Angolan tunes by the cutting edge of Brazil’s underground scene