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26th April 2023: H. Hawkline beautifully bares his blood, bones and soul for latest offering – which was released last month (I’m a bit late to this one!)
31st March 2023:Dream by name, dreamy by nature! Orions Belte release new track and it’s a steel!
15th March 2023: Boston’s WRINKLER releases new album: “For You, Now” & I like what this DIY outfit have to offer!
24th June 2022: Wax Machine’s latest double A-side single includes a FINE rendition of Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell’s seminal 1966 “Canto De Iemanja” (24.6.22)
9th November 2021:Record Kicks presents “Origin of Forms” the vibrant debut album by Moscow funk band The Diasonics – due January 2022! (9.11.21)
8th July 2021: Savila releases MAYAHUEL as the follow-up to their self-titled debut LP and further explores the realms of cumbia, dream-pop, spirited vocals, hallucinatory riffing and driving percussion
1st June 2021: BBE Music issues instrumental versions from classic DJ Vadim album “The Soundcatcher” for the first time since its original release in 2007! (1.6.21)
17th Maruch 2021: SOARING SUNSHINE FOR THE EARS! Uplifting sounds look set to erupt from Fimber Bravo’s forthcoming album, “Lunar Tredd”! Due this week!!
26th February 2021: COSMIC CHAOS OF THE HEADY KIND!! The Writhing Squares forthcoming release looks set to be a blast!
29th January 2021: Sitka Sun’s sophomore release promises more cosmic escapism!
1st September 2020: Latest single from London’s Chelou is “Real” dreamy!
9th July 2020: Now-Again releases the third album for Brazilian guitarist, Fabiano do Nascimento
19th June 2020: Melbourne’s Midlife announces new album, “Automatic”, with first single, “Rare Air” being a rather lovely chunk of cosmic escapism!
30th May 2020: Kutiman releases the first single from his long awaited forthcoming album, “Wachaga” – Due for release on 19th July
25th May 2020: Liotia’s upcoming haunting new single “SILENCE” is announced – Due 2nd June!
15th May 2020: ATA releases/reissues “Early Works: Funk, Soul And Afro Rarities From The Archives”
4th May 2020: Orquesta Akokán’s latest single, “4 de Octubre”, is a lucumi fever dream of sublime mambo..out NOW on Daptone Records.
24th April 2020: Berlin’s Shika Shika records announces new album: “A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean”
17th April 2020: East London’s post punk purveyors share first track from upcoming EP
12th April 2020: LA’s finest, The Buttertones release new album: Jazzhound
31st March 2020: Michael Clark is to release haunting new single: “Winter Song”
- SONG OF THE DAY Hoodna Orchestra – Ben Yehuda June 1, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Duy Quang & Thái Hiền – Mộng Về Quê May 31, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Squid – The Blades May 30, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Los Lazos – La Rola May 29, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Nathan Davis – Cecen Kizi May 28, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Patricia Conley & The Royal Robins – Mama What’ll I Do May 26, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Chewy She – Shine May 24, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Connie Kim – Lý Luận Tình Yêu May 23, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Claudio Villa – Claudio Villa A Mezza Coce (Stornelli amorosi – Parte II) May 22, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Chase Webster – Moody River May 21, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Tommy McCook – Harvest In The East May 20, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Huw Marc Bennett – Pinc Sunset May 19, 2023
- Alceu Valença & Geraldo Azevedo – Planetário May 18, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Los York’s – Abrazame Baby May 17, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Syd Jones & The Troubedours – Cardova May 16, 2023
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Category Archives: African
SONG OF THE DAY Os Kiezos – Comboio
Today’s little carousel of joy feels like a spinning ride of happiness, bursting with energy and beaming with vitality. I love those vocal layers, its agile pace and shimmering guitar melodies. This is definitely one to call upon when I … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers – Talking Drum
“All the music that we do is based firmly on African traditions. So is rhythm and blues – but we try to get nearer the source, right down to the grass roots of the jungle – the sun, the heat, … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Solomon Linda’s Original Evening Birds – Mbube
I know it happened a lot in the past when songs were covered and then went on to be really popular, but the original artists didn’t even get credited, let alone get any royalties…but I never realised today’s song was … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Yaseen & Party – Kiss To Kiss
I’d really love to know the original release date to this sweet, sweet piece of music, it’s so bloody addictive!! I know that some of this music was originally issued on shellac, so I’m going to assume its from the … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Henri Bowane – Wabon’kum Blues
The happiest accidental tangent of the most fortunate kind befell my lucky ears earlier today when I found this little beauty!!!! Emerging in the late 1940’s, guitarist, singer and bandleader, Henri Bowane was a pinnacle figure in the development of … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Menelik Wossenachew – Belew Bedubaye
Earlier this year I featured a track (a cover in fact) by the great Ethiopian singer/music writer and lyricist, Menelik Wossenatchew. His version of Tezeta is really rather glorious and his vocal tone is as mellow as the sinking sun … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Iftin Band – Sirmaqabe (No Secrets)
This tune is literally music to my ears! It makes me all melty inside, transmitting those tingles that you sometimes get when a melody or a beat, or whatever it is strikes a magic part in your soul! It’s a … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Menelik Wossenachew – Tezeta
Tezeta is a song originally constructed by the wonderful Mulatu Astatke sometime in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s. Translating as ‘nostalgia’ or ‘longing’, the song is composed as an instrumental piece by Mulatu, but today’s cover has a vocal element, … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Tak Shindo - Mombasa Love Song
Born in America in 1922, Takeshi “Tak” Shindo was a Japanese American musician, composer and arranger best known for his prominence in the world of exotica music. Active throughout the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, his main instruments were the … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination – Amalinja
The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination were a band formed by three ex-members of Fela Kuti’s 1960s highlife-jazz outfit, the Koola Lobitos – this being the prototype band Fela Kuti set-up before changing the name to Africa 70 in 1970. Consisting … Continue reading
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