Posts tagged Mulatu Astatke

Melt Yourself Down – 27 Feb 2013 at The Shacklewell Arms

A fabulous beast composed of various members of Acoustic Ladyland, Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics and Transglobal Underground in Dalston, where else? Should be great or a spectacular mess.

Melt Yourself Down describes itself as “the sound of Cairo ’57, Cologne ’72, New York ’78, London 2013. A riot of colour and noise, they rip the heart from the remains of Acoustic Ladyland and deliver it to the party, still beating. Reanimated with intense, sweaty funk, uplifting horns and blistering Nubian drums, this tightly drilled unit return for their second ever show after selling out the Queen of Hoxton late 2012.”

Note: the show will now take place at The Shacklewell Arms, not the Sebright Arms as had been announced.

Link:
Tickets: www.capitalmusicevents.com/melt-yourself-down-2/

SMOD – SMOD

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SMOD

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?

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Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics – Barbican (Live Review)

The best night’s jazz in many a year at the Barbican

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Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics – Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics

When I first heard about this one, I admit that I was a little excited and the combination of Lloyd Miller and The Heliocentrics is just that, excitement.

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Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu Steps Ahead

The acclaimed father of Ethio-jazz who has fans as varied as Damian Alban, K’Naan, Nas and Damian Marley releases his first solo album in over 20 years and it’s a belter.

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Skeletons – Smile

As you might guess from the cover, this album is inspired by the music of Ethiopia and when it’s done by Ben Lamdin, you know it’s going to be jazz of the highest quality – put it down as a must have.

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The Souljazz Orchestra – Rising Sun

Coming outta Ottawa, Canada, this group is the modern embodiment of soul-jazz Afro funk and I’m a little guilty that we haven’t given them as much credit as they deserve in the past; lets put that to rights with their new album Rising Sun!

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Mulatu Astatke – New York – Addis – London : The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965 – 1975

To take liberties with a well known tune, you could say “New York, Addis, London, Munich everyone’s talkin’ about Ethio-jazz music”.

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Dub Colossus – Return To Addis EP

With a gig lined for Dingwalls on Wednesday, it’s time to return to Addis with the astonishing sound of Dub Colossus.

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V/A – Lion Head Compilation Volume One

Sub-titled “Collected selections and produced by Glyn Bigga Bush”, that’s a “must have” in our book and not only that, it features some previously unreleased tracks!

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Mulatu Astatke / The Heliocentrics – Inspiration Information Vol. 3

Loads of people are saying that the inspired pairing on Mulatu Astatke and The Heliocentrics have produced their favourite album of the year and I’m joining that happy band of folks; this is sensational!

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Carlos Niño & Friends – High With A Little Help From

You can’t really give Carlos Nino too much praise as he’s gone and done it again with a little help from some of his closest friends, it’ll make you feel mighty high indeed!

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The Herbaliser – Can’t Help This Feelin’ (Remixes)

I can’t help this feelin’ as the original is funky off the album released earlier this year but I really crave the remixes

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Lightning Head – 13 Faces Of Lightning Head

Well I know some two faced so and sos but Lightning Head (aka Glyn “Bigga” Bush) takes the biscuit with 13 magnificent faces on the follow-up to the classic Studio Don.

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Wired Desire – Barely Illegal

If you thought it strange that Charlie Gillett was back in love with Afro beat, Wired Desire have given me the hots for some good ol’ guitar based Rock’n’Roll!

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