It might have been the last night of the tour but as the Afrobeat message beats loud again, this was one not to be missed, as Gilles Peterson said earlier this year, “If you ever get the chance to see Seun Kuti live, you’ve got to go!”
Continue reading African Soul Rebels 2011 – Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / Donso
As Gilles Peterson continues to celebrate 10 years at Radio 1, here’s a band that made it big at the same time the show was finding its feet; it’s the return of the Gotan Project with a remix EP
Continue reading Gotan Project – Tango 3.0 The Remix EP
Brilliant! the new Watergate compilation has been selected by “the saviours of house”, Clement Zemstov, Damien Vandesande and Jonathan Illel (aka dOP) and this mix is one of the best!
Continue reading V/A – Watergate 06 (dOP)
This will come as a bit of a surprise to most, but Anan?©sworld is possibly the most out there album of the year so far and it’s going to make her a bigger star than she already is!
Continue reading Anan?© – Anan?©sworld
The only way is Up for the International Peoples Gang as this album has quite a few really choice tracks on it; up, up and away!
Continue reading International Peoples Gang – Up
This track has been picked up by 6Music and Kiss but mention of an Aaron Jerome remix and “21st Century beats fused effortlessly with exotic gypsy flavours, tango rhythms and timeless Sufi Soul” and FLY Global Music won’t be far behind.
Continue reading Laroca – Unit 125 EP
Wow! Those boys at Soundway are really too good for us folks as here’s the third release in the Panama! series and there’s a hell of a fire down below.
Continue reading V/A Panama! 3 – Calypso Paname, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Topica on the Isthmus 1960-75
Bosnian singer Ljiljana Buttler is hailed in many quarters as one of the great re-emerged voices of gypsy and Balkan soul, and her startlingly low and darkly evocative voice again astonishes on this collection of sevdalinka and Balkan folk songs.
Continue reading Ljiljana Buttler – Frozen Roses
The debut release from this multi-faceted cross-cultural collective from Newcastle-upon-Tyne is one of the most surprising and consistently engaging treats of the year.
Continue reading Soznak – Dear Dad Tango
naRa means ‘a fire’ in Arabic but will Serenity get Hectic as hot as a July?
Continue reading naRa – Serenity
As tropical electronica goes global, the Argentine pioneers at ZZK records release their second compilation.
Continue reading V/A – ZZK Sound Volume II
Unsurprisingly Charlie Gillett is a fan already but there’s going to be many more with this latest album release from Thierry ‘Titi’ Robin.
Continue reading Titi Robin – Kali Sultana, L’ombre Du Ghazal
You’re told never to mix the grape and the gain but don’t expect any headaches from these beautifully crafted tunes by guitarist Leo Abrahams.
Continue reading Leo Abrahams – The Grape And The Grain
You’ll have heard ‘Goodbye Dancing Hello God’ on Gilles Peterson’s show a while back in its magnificent synth and string Big Chill-ness; bar-do, ba do ahh! But what’s the rest of the album like?
Continue reading Lars Bartkuhn – The New Continent