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?
Continue reading SMOD – SMOD
Mo Kolours – EP1: Drum Talking
One-Handed Music’s roster of stars already includes Paul White and Bullion has now expanded to include Mo Kolours making 3 a very magic number!
Continue reading Mo Kolours – Drum Talking EP1
This was a celebrated release in Finland a couple of years ago but now it gets repackaged on ‘jazz label of the year’ ACT and you’ll find that the name Verneri Pohjola will be the on the lips as the horn of the year!
Continue reading Verneri Pohjola – Aurora
At least there’s one day a year when your local independent record store makes the news as Record Store Day returns with lots of special releases on vinyl to collect; and much more too!
Continue reading Record Store Day with Jonny Trunk & Gilles Peterson (16th April 2011)
As much as the mention of Futuristica’s Jazz Chronicle’s session in the Guardian’s Guide on Saturday as their ‘Pick of the Week’ was appreciated, they missed out that Manchester’s finest Matthew Halsall was a special guest DJ!
Continue reading Matthew Halsall – Spiritual Surfing at 60MPC 03/02/11
“An infusion of exploding beats, filled with tales of mysterious events, your music reminds of tiny pings of exciting fireworks..of surprises..that’s what I’m trying to say?” And it’s hip-hop on the Brownswood label, that’ll do nicely!
Continue reading Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
Does Peterson ever stop? Clearly not as he’s recently returned from Cuba recording a new album with Danay plus this new release on his own Brownswood Recordings label with a launch party in London and Roberto Fonseca live with the New Cuba Sound at the Barbican on the 6th July – phew!
Continue reading Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura: Remixed
London-based Japanese DJ/producer Kay Suzuki has found an opening for a new EP on his own label, Round In Motion and it’s good enough to get anyone moving!
Continue reading Kay Suzuki – Opening EP
Fans of Adrian Gibson’s sets at ‘Messin’ Around’ and Perry Louis’ Jazz CoTech dancers are in seventh heaven with news of this 12″ that features two massive tunes.
Continue reading V/A – Music For Jazz Dancers
Fans of Isaac Hayes’ Shaft soundtrack will recognise the title, but would they recognose this version from Brighton’s Richie Phoe?
Continue reading Richie Phoe – Bumpy’s Lament
Everyone’s favourite global punk protest singer Manu Chao plus interviews with Gilles Peterson, Oumou Sangar?©, Gilberto Gil, Ojos de Brujo, Baaba Maal, Tony Allen, Jane Ginsberg and more
Continue reading Manu Chao Podcast – Born Fighting
Omar Puente is a regular on the pages of FLY, but From There To Here is actually his debut album and it couldn’t come soon enough; produced by a certain Fitzgerald Courtney Pine OBE no less.
Continue reading Omar Puente – From There To Here
Another hot single from our favourite husband and wife pairing from Mali, the unbeatable Amadou & Mariam with a couple of killer remixes.
Continue reading Amadou et Mariam feat. M – Masit?©ladi
Nippon Nik ‘Mukatsuku’ Weston swops continents as he’s sigined up some sons of Afrobeat so we we are plesed to report, The Spirit Of Fela Is Alive & Well!
Continue reading Nik Weston Presents Kaleta & Akoya Afrobeat – The Spirit Of Fela Is Alive & Well!