The prolific compiler and taste-maker Gilles Peterson delivers his first Latin compilation after digging through a few hundred Fania albumsRead more "V/A – Fania DJ Series Gilles Peterson"
Jose Luis, London’s Latin Mr Big turns his hand to the art of compilation making to deliver three big, bad slabs of music that will have purists gnashing their teeth and everyone else shaking their thingRead more "Resiste – Brasil, Cuba & Salsa Carnaval"
A collection of 15 tracks joined by some metaphysical quality beyond genre; music that escapes between the cracks; transgressive music made by chance in the borderlands between unlikely placesRead more "V/A – Sketch 02. Day (Eclectic Grooves Selected by Momo)"
Susana Baca came to international prominence doing her own thing and in so doing became synonymous with the Afro-Peruvian sound that is now recognised the world over. Travesias sees her gently exploring other directions in music and indulging herself with some inspired collaborationsRead more "Susana Baca – Travesias"
Soundway Records are best known for their crate-diggin’ compilations of African music. So can they pull off the same trick of releasing meticulously researched and beautifully re-mastered records but of a Latin tinge? ¡Claro que si!Read more "V/A – Panama! Latin, Funk and Calypso on the Isthmus 1965-75"
While 2005 has thrown up an almost limitless supply of Afro-beat compilations, the hot sound on the streets of Lagos has long been Fuji. Adé Bantu was born and grew up in Nigeria but moved to Cologne where he made a name for himself on the German hip hop scene. Hooking up with the cream […]Read more "Bantu feat. Ayuba – Fuji Satisfaction: Soundclash in Lagos"
Following last year’s Hip Hop Love Soul, Nicci Cheek presents no fewer than 15 tracks of offbeat, funky and intelligent hip hop but is it jazz? Not really but who cares if it works?Read more "V/A – Nicci Cheeks Presents Hip Hop Love Jazz"