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 AdvertisementsRead more "Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation"
As the many comments on a piece on fly some time back about hiplife testify, this is a genre that inspires passion and pride as well as bigtime dancing. Outhere Records bring the undergound scene and the big stars to the world’s attention with this compilationRead more "V/A – Black Stars: Ghana’s Hiplife Generation"
On stage he’s a wild torrent of punk energy channelled into an eclectic musical output. In person, he locks eyes with you and declares in his accented English, “you are my brother.” Rachid Taha is a self-confessed hippy punk rocker with a big heartRead more "Rachid Taha – Street Fighting Man"
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"
Catching Ba Cissoko’s band on stage is like watching African lightning bottled in front of you. The aching beauty of the acoustic kora, the thrill of an electrified kora and the cross currents of tradition and modernity in west African music meeting in one band. The whole — as dazzling as it is — feels […]Read more "Ba Cissoko – Visitors from Electric Griot Land"
Beautiful, smart and soulful as southern cornbread, Nneka could be the new Lauren Hill. Everything is right about this stunning debut: a great new voice, conscious lyrics and more hooks than a fishing tackle shop in the Hook of HollandRead more "Nneka – Victim of Truth"
Jazz Radio UK is a pressure group formed to lobby for more jazz on the radio in the UK. They have just launched a survey online, giving you the chance to register your viewsRead more "Jazz Radio UK – Campaign for New Jazz Station"