Monthly Archives: October 2017

Meklit Feat Preservation Hall Horns – You Are My Luck

This is delicious! Meklit’s soulful folk vocals and funky New Orleans horns over some Ethio Jazz with a Swing. Her album ‘When The People Move, The Music Moves Too’ is out now on Six Degrees Records. Grab a copy here.

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Next Station – Dark Night

Another video timed nicely for Halloween is this heavy roots reggae vibe from promising new Italian Reggae outfit Next Station.

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The Correspondents – Boss

My old pals The Correspondents are back with a brand new video from their recently released 2nd album, proving once again that they are very much in their own lane with a catchy song and stomping electronic rhythm and blues … Continue reading

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Che Sudaka feat Manu Chao – La Risa Bonita

Two legendary ‘mestizo’ acts link up as Manu Chao joins Barcelona based four piece Che Sudaka for their latest single. Made up of Columbians and Argentinians, Che Sudaka is heavy on the Latin vibes and their lively new album ‘Almas … Continue reading

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Sun Sooley – Only Good Vibes

Nothing but ‘good vibes’ from Senegalese Reggae artist Sun Sooley, taken from his forthcoming album ‘R.A.S. (Rise And Shine)’ due out some time next year. I first came across Sun in the 90s (when he was Souley Ba) as a … Continue reading

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Busy Signal feat. Bounty Killer – More Reasoning

Busy Signal has a bonus chapter to his raw ‘reasonings’ over the phone with Badd Dawg. This time he’s joined on the other line by the mighty Bounty Killer who seemingly just drops by to pay his respects for dropping … Continue reading

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The Prototypes feat. Mad Hed City – Levelz

Anyone who remembers the last collaboration between these guys (Pop It Off) should be super excited by this. As before, the energy levels are crazy charged, Mad Hed City is like Mr Hyde to Kerwin Prescott’s Dr Jekyll – he … Continue reading

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Olatunji and System 32 – Bodyline

I had a conversation last week about the few Soca tunes I’d actually managed to slip into my Big Swing Sound sets (which could loosely be described as Electro Swing or Vintage Remix), then today I come across this tune … Continue reading

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LyricL feat. Ray Estaire – Reason

Soulful poetry from two London artists at the top of their game artistically, though their respective scenes seem to keep them close to their chest. Spoken word artist LyricL and jazz vocalist / composer Ray Estaire provide the opening track … Continue reading

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Hopa Halloween!

Halloween is when I traditionally play at Tribe Of Frog in Bristol and so this Saturday I shall be upholding that tradition with a heavily Balkan influenced set. It’s a sound I’ve not been booked for (or even noticed) much … Continue reading

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