The Kid is back! Older, wiser but just as cool as he ever was even if he’s lost his Clark Gable pencil moustache!
Continue reading Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I Wake Up Screaming
I don’t know what The Gentlemen were on when they recorded ‘Sorriso Selbagem’ but whatever it was, we all need some more of this Psychedelic Pernambuco from Recife in the north east of Brazil.
Continue reading V/A – Psychedelic Pernambuco
One of Africa’s finest female vocalists returns to the Barbican with songs from her Grammy-nominated album Seya. With support from Anibal Velasquez y Los Locos del Swing.
Continue reading Oumou Sangare – Barbican, London, 30 June ’11
It’s been a while since we were dancing to Gecko Turner but whilst he’s been away, going down south has done him a world of good as Gone Down South blends his Spanish heritage with freewheelin’ funky blues.
Continue reading Gecko Turner – Gone Down South
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.
Continue reading V/A – The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria
In short, its a compilation album on Soundway called Palenque Palenque: Champeta, Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91 – I’d say that was enough information to rush out and buy it, but if you need more…
Continue reading V/A – Palenque Palenque: Champeta, Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91
Following on from Nu-York, Brazil and Cuba, Nascente Records’ fourth “Funk Experience” concentrates on the genre’s influence in the Caribbean.
Continue reading V/A – Tropical Funk Experience
Once more our favourite rickshaw captain steers us around the world on a globetronica trip of his own favourite beats.
Continue reading V/A – Globetronica Vol. 2 (Mixed by Pathaan)
Quantic has just made his best album so far. Now a resident in Cali, Colombia he is developing his sound with the help of some great Colombian musicians and Brasilian Arthur Verocai, who has scored the strings on several of the tracks.
Continue reading Quantic And His Combo Barabro – Tradition In Transition
Yet another essential compilation album that concentrates on the 60s-70s but this time it’s hot out of Panama on the always excellent Soundway label.
Continue reading V/A – Panama! 2 Latin, Funk and Calypso on the Isthmus 1967-77
As tropical electronica goes global, the Argentine pioneers at ZZK records release their second compilation.
Continue reading V/A – ZZK Sound Volume II
The morning the after the night before sees Manny Pacquiao definitely the hottest “For President” candidate in the world right now but on a music front, its Peyoti For President that leads the way as he surfs the rising tide of conformity with a mix of world beats and political pop-punk!
Continue reading Peyoti For President – Rising Tide Of Conformity
Tah Mac set the tone with previous singles as “the next Kanye” prepares to hit the album charts around the world and not just in Tahland.
Continue reading Tah Mac – Welcome 2 Tahland
Named after a hearty Cuban root vegetable stew, Ajiaco is itself a hearty stew of rootsy influenced remixes from a host of worldwide DJs and producers, each putting their stamp on the sound of Cuban ska.
Continue reading Ska Cubano – Ajiaco! The Remix Album
When Gilles Peterson says, “there’s tracks on this album I haven’t heard off. And I’m a collector” you know that Jazzman’s lastest compilation has some truly rare stuff on it. Better than that, it reall is the most essentiall release of the year so far; No Jive!
Continue reading V/A – Spiritual Jazz – Esoteric, Modal And Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77