Monthly Archives: May 2018

Tshegue – Muanapoto

When Parisian Afro-Punk duo Tshegue’s debut EP dropped last year, I got so caught up in ‘Survivor’, I didn’t really pay this track the attention it deserves. Thumping along at 132bpm, there’s a heavy Techno element to this but underlined … Continue reading

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MEUTE – You & Me (Flume Remix)

Despite being a sucker for a good (and sometimes even not so good) Brass Band cover, I’m totally aware that they are generally something of a gimmick. If I’m totally honest though, I even tend to prefer Meute’s versions to … Continue reading

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THE FAT BASTARD GANG BAND – BALKAN KLUB

It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything fresh from these guys so this was a welcome treat today. They’ve been on both the Town Centre stage and the old Jolly Dodger stage at Boomtown in the past and are … Continue reading

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FIRE IN THE MOUNTAIN 2018

Both Big Love and Knockengorroch have provided the perfect springboards to catapult me head on into festival season this year. They’ve both set the bar pretty high for crowd awesomeness and have reminded me that festivals are not about facilitating … Continue reading

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Matisyahu feat. Mavado – Coming From Afar

I gotta be honest, it’s been a while since Matisyahu released anything I was really feeling but this is total fire! Mavado is the perfect guest for this dubbed out Dancehall vibe too. It bodes well for his forthcoming album … Continue reading

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THE HATTERS – НАРУЖУ ИЗНУТРИ

These are one of the most exciting bands coming out of Russia right now, following the likes of Leningrad with big rock and pop songs that carry a major brass heavy Balkan influence. As well as working heavily with and … Continue reading

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Skinny Fabulous – Soca Defenders

Skinny Fabulous is firing on every cylinder this season, it’s just as well for everybody else in Vincy that he bowed out of the Soca Monarch contest a couple of years ago. He comes in full force like a raging … Continue reading

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Arashkha – Gloria à la Negra

This is the first time I’ve come across Arash Khalatbari aka Arashkha before but I’m loving this rather sombre take on Cape Verde’s Funana sound. Similar in pace and rhythm to Power Soca but heavy on the accordion (much more … Continue reading

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Duplessy & the Violins of the World with The Brownley Family – Ma Goola

Wow, this is such a stunning song from Mathias Duplessy & the Violins of the World it totally stopped me in my tracks. It was recorded whilst they were on tour in Australia and features The Brownley Family, who I’m … Continue reading

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Dabbla – Hemisphere

Potent Funk has been consistently living up to it’s name and Dabbla absolutely slays these type of grooves. I’m still consistently jamming ‘Flying’ which as far as I know is the last time he locked horns with AJ Swizzy, this … Continue reading

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