There’s big competition in the trendy and hip brass band section and I’m not talking Grimethorpe! Here’s the latest and the best, the debut album by the Hackney Colliery Band.
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After Gilles Peterson’s Interview with Seun Kuti on his Worldwide Show this morning, you’d be right to be excited by the fact that his new album is coming out next week as it’s time to rise up!
Continue reading Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 – From Africa With Fury: Rise
As much as the mention of Futuristica’s Jazz Chronicle’s session in the Guardian’s Guide on Saturday as their ‘Pick of the Week’ was appreciated, they missed out that Manchester’s finest Matthew Halsall was a special guest DJ!
Continue reading Matthew Halsall – Spiritual Surfing at 60MPC 03/02/11
Big Chill Radio are interviewing Katrina Larkin, the co-founder of Big Chill Festival, “It’s not like a bar where you’re open all year and it doesn’t matter if you have one bad night, Big Chill has one weekend to get it right and it’s one of the hardness job’s there is as there’s so many audiences to please”; and it’s Hectic’s mission this weekend to find out if she does.
Continue reading Big Chill Festival 2010 – Friday 06.08.10
Hey it’s Sunday Nite and Robbie Vincent and Greg Edwards have provided the soundtrack to the weekend and it’s time to Disco Discharge with some Disco Boogie!
Continue reading V/A – Disco Discharge: Disco Boogie
Anyone would we’re at war as I keep hearing folks saying, “Turn That Light Out” but it’s all to do with Stac’s fantastic debut album that’s coming out on Monday.
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“Incredibly this is the first time these guys have played live and this is the official launch of the new album Time, Ladies and Gentleman – Emanative!”
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The Strut records revival continues apace under the guiding light of K7 records as they release another sterling compilation this time focussing on the music of Brasil that was under the influence of the soulful, funky sounds of their North American cousins.
Continue reading Black Rio 2 – Original Samba Soul 1971-1980
Jazz&Milk have a big reputation for funky breaks ‘n’ jazz that’s digs deep into dusty treasures, no wonder Dusty Keep It Raw
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Brooklyn-based producer Yellowtail (Hiro Awanohara) drops a very impressive 12″ before the album comes out and if features one of the all-time great female singers out of Japan, no less than Monday Michiru!
Continue reading Yellowtail feat. Monday Michiru – Everything Is Alright
By far the best thing to come out of Washington for a very long time, this outernational mashup of Afrobeat, dub and hip hop is firing political comment on thumping beats
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The world’s least likely superstars are back with an album that takes the winning formula of Dimanche a Bamako to the next level. More guests, more meddling with their sound, more English and well why not, a bit of Damon Albarn
Continue reading Amadou et Mariam – Welcome to Mali
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
After Gilles Peterson’s recent trip to Japan where he met up with Part-Time Heroes promoting the new album, Meanwhile…, don’t be surprised to see these guys back in the Worldwide awards at the end of the year.
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