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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 Carlos Puebla – Hasta Siempre June 5, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jo Jo Bennet – Leaving Rome June 4, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Arif Sag- Su Samsunun Evleri June 2, 2023
- 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
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Category Archives: Afro-Cuban
SONG OF THE DAY La Sonora Dinamita – Ritmo Tropical
If there was one record I was determined to own, it was La Sonora Dinamita’s Ritmo! ….and find it I did!! All the way from Mexico it came and I was soooooooooooooooo chuffed when it turned up!! What I didn’t … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star de Dakar – Something You Got
It’s not often I find myself liking a cover of a song more than the original, but with today’s song, I find this is the case. Originally recorded by Chris Kenner in 1961, Something You Got was also covered by … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Charles Lembe et Son Orchestra – Quiero Wapatcha
The wondrous fusion of West African and Latin never ceases to amaze me when it comes to Afro-Cuban sounds – the two (seemingly) different elements work so well together. Today’s song is a fine example of this harmonious union and … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Minyo Crusaders – Yasugi Bushi (Bolero)
….With songs encouraging dancing and drinking, the Crusaders are on a mission to bring “highbrow” min’yō back to it’s “lowlife” roots -whilst also bringing traditional Japanese music onto the global music stage… Adorn your Saturday with this indulgently soothing sonic … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Ray Fernandez – Soul Freedom
Ray & his Court are a family of musicians led by composer, arranger, organist and flutist, Ray Hernandez. Hailing from Miami, they were still playing together in the early 2000’s, more than 30 years after they emerged on on the … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Amara Touré – Cubano
Guinean born singer and percussionist Amara Touré made and released music for nearly two decades and in that time he perfected the art of merging two styles of music. Recognising a connection between the sounds of Africa and Cuba, he … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Sabu Martinez – My Christina
Oh me oh my!! This is sublime!!! Listen to those heavenly tumbling rhythms as they gracefully cascade over that sinuous flute melody, rolling out into a body of primeval groove! This heady treat has bewitched me with its hypnotic incantation … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Baobab – Mouhamadou Bamba
Named after the religious leader, Mouhamadou Bamba, Africa Baobab released an album in his memory in 1980! Now, almost forty years after its first release and in partnership with a rejuvinated Syllart Records, Sterns have reissued this album as a … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. – Baila Chibiquiban
Today’s song is a sizzling scorcher that will surely get the blood boiling! Released in 1972, Baila Chibiquiban is a fiery Latin-Funk delight, infused with golden flames of Afro-Cuban soul and smouldering flickers of smooth Samba. If, like me, you … Continue reading