Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Hempolics – Life Aint Easy

Out now on BBE, this is the first single from The Hempolics‘ forthcoming album Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Vol 1 which is due out next summer. The single also features a remix from Canadian Rubadubstep don Dubmatix. You can pick … Continue reading

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The Reaping #26

Another selection of Gyp-Hop, Hip-hop, One Drop, Argyle Socks, French Polka, Drunken English Folk, Rubadubstep and Grime. Soviet Suprem – Soviet Suprem Party Another fun and fantastic track from the Parisian duo and their mix of light hearted rhymes, Balkan … Continue reading

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Mundial Montreal

Next week I shall be making my first trip to Canada for Mundial Montreal, one of the premier World Music conferences. Although I’ve always had an aversion to ‘music industry’ events, the World Music scene is a totally different affair … Continue reading

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That’s Why Rum’s Gone To Iceland

Yesterday I discovered a new love for Icelandic Reggae. That might sound like a sweeping generalisation, but it’s true, I love it all. Or maybe you’re surprised that Iceland even has a scene of local Reggae bands?! Well it does, … Continue reading

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The Reaping #25

Blue King Brown – All Nations This wicked Australian Reggae band have just dropped a new album ‘Born Free’, the singer’s voice reminds me of Santigold – who always should have done more Reggae – and the lyrics are pure … Continue reading

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Gypsy Tribe Of Frogs

Before last year’s Tribe Of Frog Halloween Party it had been a few years since I’d got to play a full set of Gypsy and Balkan tunes. Funnily enough that was also a Halloween party, one of our Secret Gardens’ … Continue reading

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I & I

I’m pretty sure I’ve explained my love and respect for Kendrick Lamar on here a few times. For me there’s just no other rapper that can touch him right now and this video works on so many levels. There’s a … Continue reading

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The Reaping #24

Rather an epic post ahead, and this has been heavily edited, just too many good tunes about. As always post your favourite new tracks in the comments below. The Rumjacks – Blows & Unkind Words New single from the rowdy … Continue reading

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O’Death Is Not The End

O’Death, the excellent Folk-esque band from New York have had a pretty shitty week all things considered. Whilst playing a show in LA, their van and trailer were stolen. Along with it: all of their equipment; instruments; personal belongings including … Continue reading

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The Reaping #23

A typically mixed selection of Hip-hop, Dancehall, Malian Blues, Folk and various genres I have no names for. Feel free to post your current favourite tunes in the comments below. Gabby Young & Other Animals – Fear of Flying I’ve … Continue reading

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