Mauricio Pacheco’s passion for Angolan music has flowered into a wonderful album of reinterpretations of classic Angolan tunes by the cutting edge of Brazil’s underground sceneRead more "Comfusoes – from Angola to Brasil with Producer Mauricio Pacheco"
Abraham the Gypsy had two sons, to Flamenco he said, ‘guard the purity of your sound, it will see you through some bad shit’ and to his other son Rumba Catalana he said ‘mix it up, add a little from here, leave a bit of your sound over there, let’s see how it works out.’ […]Read more "Peret (La Linea) – Barbican, 2009 (Live Review)"
Pioneers in the global music mash up business that wrested ‘world music’ from the hands of a self-appointed clique of experts and splattered it all over the world’s dancefloors in the nineties, Transglobal Underground are back with their seventh albumRead more "Transglobal Underground – Moonshout"
Small, plucky, defiantly British and trying to outdo ‘our American friends’ at their own game, Herbaliser conjure up images and sounds from the seminal film The Long Good Friday to fight off an imaginary invasion force in Take London — or maybe they are the enemy within ready to fling open the gates at a […]Read more "The Herbaliser – Take London"
The best soulful hip hop album I have heard in so long I think I might have Alzheimer’s. At times, thumping, soulful and intelligent (and usually all three at once), it is hard to imagine a more satisfying hip hop / soul album coming out this year.Read more "Platinum Pied Pipers – Triple P"
Launch Night Wed March 2nd Live jazz and DJ, every first Wednesday of the month. Musical impulses for creative people. Dingwalls vibe for the smart West London set.Read more "Impro. @ Cherry Jam – London"
“I used to hear the guys singing acapella at my grandmother’s shebeen (illegal ‘booze shop’) in her back yard and grew to love music from there. I met some real characters. I made my own guitar out of a paraffin tin and fishing lines”Read more "Vusi Mahlasela – Afrofolkist"