Congolese /Belgian rapper Baloji will make his debut at the Rich Mix on Monday 18 July with Fatoumata Diawara in support but in the meantime catch some of his music here. Continue reading Introducing Congolese / Belgian rapper Baloji
The Rhythms of Black Peru
New Afro-Peruvian compilation of undiscovered gems comes out on vinyl and download.
Continue reading V/A – The Rhythms of Black Peru
Gilles Peterson announced on his show this morning that he was going to do a special show to celebrate Ninja Tunes’ 20th Birthday “as one of the most consistant labels” but there’s lots more than that going on!
Continue reading Ninja Tune XX – 20th Anniversary
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.
Continue reading James Blake – CMYK EP
Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show this week was a slight change in tack as he focused on “In new beats we trust”. But hang on, I recognise that voice, it’s MamikO! What’s she doing in Amsterdam?
Continue reading Beat Generation Special – MamikO’ (Amsterdam)
Lightning Head follows up his 7″ with an even bigga 12″ but it’s not all about size as this time it’s all about the Afrobeat
Continue reading Lightning Head – N.P.G.
Dave Randall, the guitarist from Faithless, created a project called Slovo that produced the highly acclaimed debut album Nommo but this follow-up is even better
Continue reading Slovo – Todo Cambia
Comprised of four trumpeters, two trombonists, a drummer and a sousaphone player — make way for an 8-piece band bringing brass supremacy
Continue reading Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – ‘Jupiter’/Balicky Bon’ & ‘War’/’Mercury’
This is music from London, E2, but not UK garage, grime or dubstep — this is organ-led jazz funk with a delightful retro feel.
Continue reading Rory More – ‘The Carmine Sands’ EP
You might recall that Solidaze is one of ten Canadian producers that form a collective at Balanced Records and this sees last year’s album remixed and repackaged for a download only release
Continue reading Solidaze – Pleasure From Precision (Remixed)
4hero are back. When the status quo is constant change, what have the most chameleon of left-field club outfits produced this time round?
Continue reading 4hero – Play with the Changes
Ghana’s “Rain God” Batman Samini yesterday lifted the MOBO award for “Best African Act”
Continue reading Ghana’s Batman Samini – “Best African Act” 2006 MOBO Awards
On 1st August 2006, Ghanaian music will officially enter the digital age thanks to Zongo Junction. On that day, 13 of the most recent albums from top Ghanaian stars like Kwabena Kwabena, Batman and Obour will be released for download on iTunes, CalabashMusic.com, Napster, Rhapsody and all other major music download stores worldwide
Continue reading Top Ghanaian Albums for Download on 1st August.