Ikebe Shakedown is the self-titled album is one to shakedown your boogie on the dancefloor for another impressive debut album on Ubiquity Records.
Music always is a borderline experience. Especially when not only stylistically boundaries are shifting, but the centres of musical creativity are moving.
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Fania Records will always be the original sound of Latin New York and Strut have put Fania Records will always be the original sound of Latin New York and Strut have put together “the first ever definitive 2CD retrospective of Fania Records” cover their golden period; and it’s hot.
When we’ve got the achievements of a legend like Dennis Coffey, you do wonder why a new album? Well the short answer, at least to these ears, he’s still got more to contribute to the back catalogue of fabulous music and there’s a list of current stars who are more than happy to join in.
Fat Freddy’s Drop Live At The Roundhouse is possibly the easiest review of the year as FFD are at their best live and at The Roundhouse, they were at their best; plus they are still likely to be when on tour in the UK this week.
It’s Friday so this is the time of the week that we get up and party. This week we are guided by the Nervous Nitelife signing David Tort who is going to be spinning House this summer somewhere near you.
It’s probably stating the obvious but for all sorts of reasons, the music from the Balkans can be found all over the globe in various adaptations but this latest compilation on Green Queen Music is a healthy thermometer, London is the place for Balkan Fever London: mind the brass!
UNITE (Urban Native Integrated Traditions of Europe) is an idea dreamed up by UK-based Transglobal Underground members Hamid Man Tu and Tim Whelan. The collection of tracks included on the project’s album A Gathering of Strangers will delight and surprise even the most intrepid musical travellers as it criss-crosses Europe in search of contemporary takes on traditional folk tracks
Now that the Volcanic dust is behaving itself, it’s time to start thinking about foreign climes and this one looks like one of the best going with Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Jamie Lidell, Phil Asher, Rainer Truby and lots more…
Taking their lead from such rock giants as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Aussie funk-soul-boogie experts drop their fourth album with the unimaginative title, 4; thankfully, the 12 tracks are anything but 4th rate – this is a big one!