Monthly Archives: September 2017

KOKOKO! – Tokoliana

Using salvaged junk to create their instruments, Kinshasa based KOKOKO! are a band who could easily have fitted into Crammed Records’ ‘Congotronics’ series alongside the likes of Konono N°1 and Kasai Allstars but instead this release is out through ICI … Continue reading

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Timbali feat. Peppery – How Di Place A Run

West Wales represent as Reggae producer Timbali from Pembrokeshire teams up with UK based Jamaican artist Peppery for some heavyweight Rub-A-Dubstep vibes. Extra points for the video also, simply for being shot at Temple Meads station and The Attic from … Continue reading

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Dubioza Kolektiv & Dino Dvornik – Treba Mi Zraka

My favourite Bosnian band of brothers Dubioza Kolektiv have completed a previously unfinished track from ‘Croatian king of funk’ Dino Dvornik who passed away in 2008. The result is an in your face mix of rock, reggae, heavy break beats … Continue reading

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The Mouse Outfit feat. IAMDDB & Fox – I Wonder

I never did find out why IAMDDB never made it to her Poco Loco show at this year’s Boomtown but she can almost be forgiven for this stunning collaboration with fellow Manchester based musicians The Mouse Outfit and their long … Continue reading

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Lucky Chops – Temple Of Boom

New York’s hottest brass band of the moment Lucky Chops drop a brand new 8 Bit game style video for ‘Temple Of Boom’, a wicked Dubstep influenced track from their ‘Walter EP’ which came out earlier in the year.

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Mista Savona feat. Maikel Ante, El Medico & Turbulence – El Cuarto De Tula

This is an absolute joy! It’s the second single from the incredible Havana Meets Kingston project, spearheaded by Australian DJ, producer and keyboard player Mista Savona. I’ve mentioned the album previously but for those who aren’t familiar, it’s out on … Continue reading

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Bunji Garlin – Big Bad Soca

Produced by Jus Now with a little help from DJ Fresh, one of my favourite Soca tunes of the year (and the first track from my BBC 1Xtra mix with Jus Now) finally gets a visual accompaniment courtesy of my … Continue reading

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The Nextmen feat. Eva Lazarus – Ready

I’m actually surprised that The Nextmen haven’t had Bristol soulstress Eva Lazarus on a track before now but this is indeed their first outing together. Shout out to the 45 Live label for making it happen, it was always going … Continue reading

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MC Bó do Catarina feat. Mr Catra – Tudo Errado

I’m a big fan of the music I still refer to as Funk Carioca (though I suspect this new take on it already has a different name – someone please educate me!), but the subject matter both lyrically and visually … Continue reading

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Lankum – What Will We Do When We Have No Money

Although Lynched were often sold to me as Folk Punk, they are certainly a far cry from the likes of Flogging Molly, The Levellers or Days N Daze. For me they very much follow a traditional path but with a … Continue reading

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