What with the “Produced By Manu Chao” sticker on the cover and the Metro’s ‘Album of the Week’, what more do you want from SMOD’s third album?
If you’re going to see Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Contonou at the Scala tonight, I’m well jealous but then, it’s time to review their latest album Contonou Club so I’m very happy.
“The late, great Charlie Gillett had a passion for music”, Mark Coles, BBC World Service, June 2010.
Next Stop… Soweto 2, sub-titled “Soul, Funk & Organ Grooves From The Townships 1969-1976″ is the second of a three part series by Strut’s finest in the underground sound of South Africa in the 60s and 70s.
The first in a series of four Signature Edition releases where the artist selects their own ‘Best Of’ tracks for a double CD set; and Nguy?™n L?™ is a very hard act to follow!
This will come as a bit of a surprise to most, but Anan?©sworld is possibly the most out there album of the year so far and it’s going to make her a bigger star than she already is!
Profoundly sad news about the passing of a friend to the music and for the lucky few a friend in person
Don’t be put off by the cover as the debut solo album from the bassist in Gogol Bordello’ band is far-I more than anything that Bordello has done for a long time; a new world star!
Kaloom?© follow up the 2004 debut album Sin Fronteras with 13 tracks drenched in Catalan heritage that’s De Otro Color.
Another hot single from our favourite husband and wife pairing from Mali, the unbeatable Amadou & Mariam with a couple of killer remixes.
Charlie GIllett scoops up yet again the tracks you loved but never got round to owning and those that would otherwise have entirely slipped past you unnoticed like so many logs floating down the Niger in the middle of the night
To imitate Charlie Gillett last week, to be honest, I’ve been sitting on this one for a while with the expectation that the remix version wouldn’t be too good as I didn’t particularly enjoy the original version that was a bit sub-Blur vs. Madness (first time around and not there respective current Lords of the Festival greatness); but what was I thinking?