Category Archives: Afro beat

SONG OF THE DAY Majid Bekkas – Mrhaba (Cervo Edit)

Today’s song was an instant YES PLEASE for me with its inviting, uplifting and upbeat feel; this is the kind of slap in the face that you welcome when you are feeling tired after a long day, this is the vibrant … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hector Plimmer – Let’s Stay

This is my first listen to Hector Plimmer and I must say that I am immediately intrigued! Sucked in by first track on new album, Sunshine and I feel like I’ve entered into some trippy world where everything is extra piercingly … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Bombillas – Tortuga

LA’s, The Bombilla’s, have tonight succeeded in getting up me dancing; it started off as a foot tap but it didn’t take long before I was up off my chair, breaking moves across the floor..the kitchen floor that is! Their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Rob – Make It Fast, Make It Slow

Are you ready to get funky? If the answer is yes then you had better brace yourself, for this is one racy ride! Courtesy of the great Soundway Records  I’ve stumbled upon ROB, an “enigmatic recording artist from Ghana.”  Releasing two … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ify Jerry Krusade – Everybody Likes Something Good

I have just treated myself to an 18-track album called, Wake Up You! Vol 1: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock 1972-1977 and I can’t wait for this to brighten my letterbox!  After Monday’s trip into the world of 70’s Nigerian … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Comet Is Coming – Final Eclipse (Live at THE DENTIST)

London-based band, The Comet Is Coming provide large helpings of light, joy and celebration through their sounds, all of which are delivered in a fiery blaze of musical mantras, polyrhythmic beats and mind bending colours. Incorporating elements of jazz, electronica, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Hygrades – Rough Rider

Inspired by an article I read last night on Bandcamp about Nigerian artist, Joe Kink Kologbo, I dug out my copy of Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Jazz Funk in 1970’s Nigeria and gave it a good blast in the car whilst driving about today! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY GOAT – Temple Rhythms

Sweden’s secret psych-rockers may have mysterious masked identities but one thing is for certain, their sound is unique and instantly detectable. This Christmas Santa Claus kindly deposited GOAT’s third studio album under my tree and I couldn’t be more chuffed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blitz The Ambassador – Running

This week sees the release of the Brooklyn-based, Ghanian-American’s forth studio album, ‘Diasporadical’ which, with less than three days to wait, is something I am really looking forward to. Coming out via Jakarta Records there are three tracks available to preview … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Little Mack With Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Tell Her To Come Home

Strut records have just released the definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra across his fantastic career, spanning 1952 to 1991. Known as the cosmic jazz master, Sun Ra released prolifically during the 1950’s and more sporadically thereafter, primarily … Continue reading

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