Baaba Maal by Damian Rafferty
WOMAD this year features: Afrocubism , Alpha Blondy, Baaba Maal, Bellowhead, Dub Colossu, Ebo Taylor, Gogol Bordell0, Penguin Café, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Susheela Raman and Taraf de Haidouks Continue reading WOMAD – Charlton Park 28-31 July 2011
Tal M. Klein and his mates get off their Magical Horses and get on some dirty funk with Brownout; oh yeah!
Continue reading Brownout – Slinky EP
Once there was Disco and on the other side of the ocean there was Prins Thomas – this is his debut album and it’s fantastic, what else do you need to know?
Continue reading Prins Thomas – Prins Thomas
The new album by Rory Simmons’ Fringe Magnetic is big band leftfield jazz at its best and no doubt the highlight of the forthcoming Loop Collective Festival at the Vortex.
Continue reading Fringe Magnetic – Empty Spaces
Crimea X brings us the second instalment of their nu-Balearic Italo-cosmic disco as funded by the “NASA of Sound”, Hell Yeah Recordings.
Continue reading Crimea X – Chorne More EP
For fans of the Tal M. Klein, this is going to be a bit of a surprise in some ways as nearly everything he’s done to date is so FLY; but Magical Horses sees him take off.
Continue reading Tal M. Klein – Magical Horses EP
Students of Norwegian nu-disco will know that Ytre Rymden Dansskola translates as ‘Outer Space Dance School’ and their self-titled debut album, is an education!
Continue reading Ytre Rymden Dansskola – Ytre Rymden Dansskola
Yet another superb double CD from the master chefs at the Supperclub, this time mixed By DJ Marcello.
Continue reading V/A – Supperclub Naivety (Mixed By DJ Marcello)
Oh! my ‘The Governor’s Daughter’ is sweet but the Danny J Lewis is a blow-up! Coming in as Record Of The Week all over the place, the return of Afro Art sees them steppin’ to the left and hittin’ on a Jazz Room explosion; monster!
Continue reading Of Norway – The Governor’s Daughter
This is not you’re usual house music, this is Cadence Weapon’s House Music. Absolutely the best party rave-up track for sometime
Continue reading Cadence Weapon – House Music
It’s been a while since Jazzland Records was everybody’s favourite Norwegian nu-jazz label, so it’s good to find this new release by Gen;Lon.
Continue reading Gen;Lon – Dong Dong Gaaf
Continuing our short series on the best of Scandinavia, we’re off to Stockholm for some leftfield choices that find favour in Sweden’s best-known club.
Continue reading Various – Raw Fusion Bass-Ment Classics
The short answer is no and then yes. Easily the most perceptive and stimulating critique of jazz for a very long time indeed. Nicholson argues convincingly that jazz has ossified in the states under the iron grip of the neo-cons of jazz while away from home it has blossomed and flourished
Continue reading Is Jazz Dead? (Or Has it Moved to a New Address) – Stuart Nicholson (Book)
Finland’s Teddy Rok is DJ, drummer and producer on this Afro-dub-fusion number…
Continue reading Teddy Rok Seven – Universal Four