Fania Records will always be the original sound of Latin New York and Strut have put Fania Records will always be the original sound of Latin New York and Strut have put together “the first ever definitive 2CD retrospective of Fania Records” cover their golden period; and it’s hot.
Continue reading V/A – Fania Records 1964-1980: The Original Sound Of Latin New York
Fat Freddy’s Drop Live At The Roundhouse is possibly the easiest review of the year as FFD are at their best live and at The Roundhouse, they were at their best; plus they are still likely to be when on tour in the UK this week.
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Soil & “Pimp” Sessions have release their 6th album this year and they are at the Jazz Caf?© today (and WOMAD tomorrow) so as the warmed up in Camden Town, I grabbed a few words with front man Shacho.
Continue reading Soil & “Pimp” Sessions – Now We Are 6 with Shacho
“We’ve handed over the keys to the Roundhouse to a bunch of creative young people for a three-day festival of music, fashion, circus and more”, that sounds like a happening!
Continue reading Turning Point Festival – Roundhouse, London – 8-10 May ’09
Speech Debelle is back and after all that searching, has this youngster found the key?
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Fat Freddy’s Drop reached lofty heights with their award-winning, platinum selling, 2005 album Based On A True Story. Every New Zealander it seemed bought the CD, played to death and then brought it abroad with them
Continue reading Fat Freddy’s Drop – Live at the Matterhorn
Hot on the heals of their appearance at Death Jazz, the debut album from a trio plucked out of Soil & “PIMP” Sessions is a maestro performance to the power of three.
Continue reading J.A.M – Just A Maestro
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!
Continue reading Wired Desire – Barely Illegal
‘Death Jazz’ may be a term already pregnant with its own demise but nonetheless, the most thrilling jazz of the millennium was at the Camden Roundhouse tonight
Continue reading Death Jazz – Neil Cowley Trio & ‘Soil & Pimp’ Sessions, Roundhouse (Live Review)
With that uncanny timing of things, whilst the Roundhouse host a night of with the SOIL & “Pimp” Sessions, The Rough Guide guys decide to go back to a time before Death Jazz!
Continue reading V/A – The Rough Guide To The Music Of Japan
You know when you’ve been Tangoed . . . Chances are that while you probably haven’t heard of the Bajofondo Tango Club you’ll almost certainly have heard their music. As well as providing the backing for a couple of adverts, members of the electronic tango collective from Buenas Aires has been involved in the soundtracks for Babel, Brokeback Mountain and The Motorcycle Diaries
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For those of us who were expecting to see Ms. Candie Payne on the Mark Ronson tour, it’s disappointing to hear that the only gigs she’ll be doing will be the London dates. Oh well, we’ll have to be satisfied with the album for now
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This CD is one of three new compilations in a ‘Carnaval’ series released on a new label Resiste this week at a bargain price. Definitely worth another look.
Continue reading V/A – Salsa Carnaval
It has been almost a month since Bebel Gilberto performed live at the Roundhouse and I still can’t make up my mind; brave artist, lacklustre performer or spoilt diva…
Continue reading Bebel Gilberto – Roundhouse (Live Review)