Modern British culture was shaped by three things – DJs, radio (especially pirate radio), and clubs. And record shops are the thread between all three. Sanjiv takes a break from his global tour of record shops for his upcoming book to sing their praises on their special day. Continue reading We Love Record Shop Day
One of Africa’s richest musical heartlands, Mali today is sorely afflicted by internal conflict, an ongoing state of adversity from which this defiantly inspiring collaboration, uniting artists from three of Mali’s different musical cultures, arose to demonstrate their shared homeland’s strength, diversity, and its music’s power to bring people together.
Sub-titled “Psychedelia Folk, Rock, Electronica & Jazz from the Out There Edges of Brazil” this is so much more than a trip into the mid 60s to 70s as Far Out Recordings bring you a trip of a lifetime.
Why The World Ends?…The latest title from Soundway Records features 32 electrifying and funk laden grooves from the sound of a generation attempting to pick up the pieces after the devastation of the Nigerian civil war.
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 SouthAfrica in the 60s and 70s.
Taking their lead from such rock giants as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Aussie funk-soul-boogie experts drop their fourth album with the unimaginative title, 4; thankfully, the 12 tracks are anything but 4th rate – this is a big one!