I don’t know what The Gentlemen were on when they recorded ‘Sorriso Selbagem’ but whatever it was, we all need some more of this Psychedelic Pernambuco from Recife in the north east of Brazil.
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Just when you think that the bass is a low as you can go, the Alternative Blueprint find some deep basslines that are true as their name with Optikatechniqua’s debut album Sinister Dub.
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Now here’s an EP that got us excited as it’s a collaboration between contemporary Ethiopian artists and Nick Page (aka Dublah) on a 70s reggae meets Ethio-pop; and it’s brilliant!
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You’ll know the history of the blues as it progressed from the sharecroppers in Mississippi Delta, the electrification of the blues with the migration to Chicago and Detroit and the influence on young British rock/pop bands in the sixties. Even so, this compilation by Nigel Williamson is a reminder of how very great the greats were
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Since hearing Ninjatune artist Fink’s spellbinding guest vocals on Nitin Sawhney’s epic Philtre last year I’ve been awaiting the release of his debut vocal record. And it was certainly worth waiting for.
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