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Mina feat. Bryte – Make Money

Generally any tune based around the dogmatic refrain of ‘make money’ would be strictly kryptonite to my anti-capitalist sensibilities, however if you’re down to the last fiver and need some musical inspiration to boost up your cash flow, then you … Continue reading

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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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Monoswezi – Loko U Muka

The African Nordic musical fusionists return with a beautifully uplifting first single from their forthcoming album ‘A Je’ which is due end of July. The video was shot in Udaipur and there’s a complimentary addition of the Indian Harmonium to … Continue reading

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BOOMTOWN 2017 – THURSDAY AT THE WINDMILL

For those who didn’t know, Boomtown very much begins on the Thursday, and this year we have more stages opening than ever before. One of these is The Windmill up in Whistler’s Green (just above the Lion’s Den, overlooking Downtown … Continue reading

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Yemen Blues Feat. Oxmo Puccino – Satisfaction

Loving this. Imagine if Tune Yards had taken a few more steps towards the traditional and you have an idea of the sound, but this is a very slick mixture of Middle Eastern and West African vibes from the group … Continue reading

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KAPTIN IS DEAD – 30 ALBUM FAVOURITES OF 2015

I did start to write about each of these but then realised that some of them didn’t quite stand up to scrutiny. This doesn’t mean they weren’t great albums, just that I couldn’t quite put my finger on why and … Continue reading

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Zuko Colective – Take A Tour (Live Session)

I think I’ve already mentioned that The Brother Moves On was one of my favourite gigs of this year. Well I’ve also just discovered that Zweli Mthembu from the group is also in another excellent band called Zuko Collective. Their … Continue reading

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