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.
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Dominic Miller is the Argentinean guitarist is best known for his work with Sting and even though he’s done loads of session work, it’s his own albums that showcase him the best but his latest is the exception – in a very good way.
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Gilles Peterson announced on his show this morning that he was going to do a special show to celebrate Ninja Tunes’ 20th Birthday “as one of the most consistant labels” but there’s lots more than that going on!
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If you’re not familiar with the ACT label yet, time to get busy as they are so on form at the moment, it is little wonder that they’ve been voted label of the year already!
Continue reading Celine Bonacina Trio feat. Nguyen Le – Way Of Life
Bustin’ Out is set in a time went the punks limelight was dimming but in its place, the independent DIY label ethic took hold and a whole new generation of musicians started to experiment a little deeper than 3-chord wonders.
Continue reading V/A – Bustin’ Out (New Wave To New Beat: The Post Punk Era 1979-1981)
The truth is, we’re liking The Heavy more every time we hear them and this new single does fail us on that score.
Continue reading The Heavy – How You Like Me Now?
What would it be like to be sixteen again? What would Screaming Jay Hawkins give to be sixteen again? The Heavy give us some sort of clue on a huge summer hit.
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This is the single of the week, rather EP as the previously unknown Parallel Dance Ensemble re-incarnate a ESG, Liquid Liquid, Tom Tom Club crossbreed.
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This summer the ground breaking dance duo Orbital will be appearing at some big festivals and are undertaking their own UK headline tour. And along with that comes a double CD of their most well known tracks plus some new mixes to celebrate 20 years; Orbital 20.
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Dealmaker are one of the homes of forward thinking beats with a touch of soul and they have delivered once again with their new signings Keaver & Brause. Future Hip Hop beats with a gentle lilt narrate a sunnier urban story away from inner city decay, free market meltdown and the classic drum breaks of the 70s.
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Boxcutter (aka Barry Lynn) is from Lurgan, Northern Ireland and Arecibo Message is his third album release on Planet Mu and there’s quite a few folks saying it’s his best yet.
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First Sessions is what it says on the tin as Kindred Spirits repackage the early (and best of), Heavy for renewed pleasure.
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“One of us could be somewhere. Some of us could be elsewhere. All of us could be everywhere. UBIQUITY is being somewhere, elsewhere and everywhere – always”, can you dig it?
Continue reading Roy Ayers – Ubiquity [Originals]
“Just listened to the Qemists Album…It’s SH1T! Pop Drum ‘n’ Bass covered in shreddy guitar for the same type of ‘anker that can’t get enough of the Chemical Brothers. It is, therefore, going to be HUGE!”
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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