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?
Continue reading Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Dog With A Rope
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…
Continue reading V/A – Palenque Palenque: Champeta, Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91
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!
Continue reading V/A – Asseteria! Live From Uranus (Mixed By Chriss Vargas)
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.
Continue reading V/A Panama! 3 – Calypso Paname, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Topica on the Isthmus 1960-75
Brecon Jazz Festival is now all about the music and it shows. We went off to Wales to see for ourselves
Continue reading Brecon Jazz Festival 2009 – Round Up
In 2001, Argentinian songwriter and producer Gaby Kerpel released his d?©but album Carnabailito; a fusion of Argentine folklore and electronica. Some eight years later, he returns under the neo-cumbia pseudonym of King Coya
Continue reading Gaby Kerpel – The Man behind the Music
Quantic has just made his best album so far. Now a resident in Cali, Colombia he is developing his sound with the help of some great Colombian musicians and Brasilian Arthur Verocai, who has scored the strings on several of the tracks.
Continue reading Quantic And His Combo Barabro – Tradition In Transition
Colombian journalist Jaime Concha explores the hard-hitting musical flipside to the tourist idyll Cartagena on the country’s northern coast. His love of champeta led him deep into a world where resistance has always been a rhythm
Continue reading Champeta – The Sound of Cultural Struggle
Cumbia, that must be from Colombia, right? Wrong. Welcome to “a new language to dance to.”
Continue reading ZZK Sound Volume 1 – Cumbia Digital
Bogota is getting set to rock the continent with its annual hip hop bash but the location is no accident as Hollie McNish explains
Continue reading Colombia al Parque – Colombia’s Cultural Weapons
When Gilles Peterson played ‘Lost Without U’ a couple of weeks ago, I thought who is this Robin Thicke?
Continue reading Robin Thicke – The Evolution Of Robin Thicke
Colombia may be famous for many things but among lovers of big, fast bold Latin sounds, it is above all the music that shines through
Continue reading Various – Colombia! The Golden Years of Discos Fuentes
Putamayo Presents Radio Latino is a collection of 11 upbeat tracks taken from across the Spanish speaking world — a cocktail of contemporary artists at the forefront of the Latin alternative scene in their respective countries, but who have yet to make their mark internationally
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Compiler Lubi Jovanovich has done it again with a fine selection of surefire floor fillers from the past decade. The emphasis is on salsa dura — the tight-to-the-beat style that dancers everywhere favour — on this well-chosen selection
Continue reading The Rough Guide to Salsa Dance: Second Edition)
Against all odds, a Colombian band has managed to début with a brilliant album which shows how Jamaican music should be played
Continue reading Coffee Makers – El Camino