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…
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
Best known as the bassist with the Esbj??rn Svensson Trio, Dan Berglund’s new band Tonbruket is eagerly awaited and as you might guess from the cover, this album should be called Heart as that would be rather appropriate on a number of levels.
For a slice of modern Indian pop music, look no further than the larger-than-life figure of Kailash Kher. The Mumbai-based vocalist and bandleader made his name as a playback singer and star of many a Bollywood soundtrack.
The world of leftfield hip-hop neofolk is the realm of this 2econd Class Citizen and a world without his debut album A World Without would be a very second rate planet to be on indeed.
Fran?ßois Ladrezo eats, breathes and sleeps traditional folk music called Gwoka from the small French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. The pristine island, paradise to millions of tourists each year has a complex and intriguing history that he hopes to document and promote through his craft. Approaching his art as his identity and a sort of spiritual therapy, Ladrezo lives his music intensely and intrinsically
Stanley Brinks (aka Andre Herman Dune) teams up with The Wave Pictures for his new single ‘End Of The World’ released on Ciao Ketchup.
If you’ve ever been moved by a J-Rocc mix, if you’ve ever been amazed by a sample expert like Madlib, The Clonious or Kira Neris, if you just like lots of different types of music, The Music Scene is the album of the year.
We’ve had so many great dance floor centred mix CDs of late, could Watergate04 be as good as Watergate03? And who is Sebo K?
You may know Filewile from their recent EP Number One Kid but Mouthwatering Records have a winner with the album Blueskywell.
So granted, Gabriel Prokofiev is a visionary, experimentalist and all round clever bloke but if you are about to attempt a ‘Concerto For Turntables & Orchestra’, you couldn’t have picked a more suitable double act of DJ Yoda & The Heritage Orchestra to do it.
This year our man on the ground is James Barrie, aka the Global Souljah. Join him as he checks out the best of this global scene and then drinks all the free wine