Evolving from the more gentle pop of the first album, the new Trickbaby is signed to canny label Wrasse (home of Rachid Taha) and features a harder version of the catchy Asian fusion we loved the first time roundRead more "Trickbaby – Chor Bazaar"
Desert Slide is a Sense super group featuring Vishwa Mohan & Musicians of Rajasthan combining powerful desert grooves, slide guitars and transcendant vocalsRead more "Desert Slide – Desert Slide"
CrazyBread are one of the best bands on the London scene you have never heard of. Funky, soulful, witty and sexy to boot, it’s probably fair to say that their sound is just now gelling together from the impossibly diverse elements making it upRead more "CrazyBread – Global Warming on the Rise"
As one who has to confess to coming late to the Souad Massi bandwagon, I must confess I have been bowled over by this album of swirling strings, poignant lyrics and passionate singing named after the artist’s first childRead more "Souad Massi – Honeysuckle (Mesk Elil)"
One Self is DJ Vadim (Russia/UK), Yarah Bravo (Sweden/Brazil) and Blu Rum 13 (US) — a veritable United Nations of funky hip hop. So what happens when three independent forces join for a common project? If this LP is anything to go by, the answer is a record you just love to loveRead more "One Self – Children of Possibility"
Outcaste celebrate a decade of redefining what British and Asian music is, will be and might have been. If many of the tracks seem familiar that is because they areRead more "V/A – The Very Best Asian Flavas"
Every now and then you get a CD so immediately lovable and interesting that you wonder if the rest of the country has been listening to this on Top of the Pops while you have been tuning in to Radio 3. You would have to be very po-faced not to love Trickbaby.Read more "Trickbaby – Hanging Around"