From Nigeria, there’s the heavy, heavy sound of Afrobeat, delivered here by Seun Kuti, son of the incomparable Fela whose band Egypt 80 are now under the commanding leadership of Kuti Jr. If Afrobeat is a timeless music, so too is the soulful reggae of Toots & The Maytals. We’re delighted that the still-effusive ‘Toots’ Hibbert will be leading his charges through all those hits – Monkey Man, Funky Kingston, Pressure Drop, Do The Reggay… Continue reading WOMAD 2013 announces Seun Kuti and Toots & The Maytals to join the line-up
There’s been a load of brilliant compilations lately but Strut have linked up with DJ History to keep ahead of the games on some mighty fine gems from a decade of experimentation.
Perhaps the title of his album Pending actually best describes an eary, downtempo, electronic ambiance that is ‘Pending’; but can Hectic do better than that?
This week my specs got damaged but I really thought I was seeing things when this one turned up, could that really be Kleeer on Eglo Records?
It would be very amiss if you missed ‘Amiss’ by the pair of lovers called The Long Lost.
Mike Chaw produced Erykah Badu’s latest musical offering New Emerykah – but if you want sweet soul music, look away now as this is a stinging critique of the state of the nation
Well, it’s half of 4hero, as this album is compiled and mixed by Dego as part of Sonar Kollektiv’s …Mixing series. What more of a recommendation could you possibly need?
Marcina Arnold is a secret talent living in the heart of London. I went to meet her in Stockwell to speak to her about her new release on Counterpoint Records, an EP called ‘Introducing’
You can expect to hear me fooling around coz I like to laugh, you can hear a bit of old school cus I like to remember and you can expect to hear some guitars and strings and oohs and ahhs!
“Our music is a complete blend of American classics. When I’m talking about American classics, I’m just talking about all music. White music, black music and anything out of Europe, from Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder to Afrika Bambataa, Run DMC and J Dilla” explains Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra about the sound of their unique spiritual and futuristic soul music