Tag Archives: Afro beat

SONG OF THE DAY Gary Bartz Ntu Troop – Celestial Blues

This ever-so-funky little jazz number came to my attention yesterday and I’ve tracked it down today so that I could share the funk! Gary Bartz is a U.S saxophonist whose break into the music industry came when filling in with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Xenia Rubinos – Laugh Clown

Brooklyn-based composer Xenia Rubinos released her debut album earlier this June and if you are already familiar with ‘Black Terry Cat’,  you will no doubt appreciate what I am saying when I describe this album as a passionate, powerful and personal … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Soluzion – Strength

What a glorious song! Literally five seconds in and I just knew that that this was going to be a good listen, and then the supersonic sounds of ‘Strength’ unfolded! The magic behind this sound lies within the hands of four very … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clarence Reid – I Get My Kicks

It’s Friday night and it’s time to get funky! American songwriter Clarence Reid has been performing since the late 60’s.  His music, which often consisted of sexually explicit versions of hit songs, included original raps also themed around sex and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY One Sixth – Cosmetic Love

Yesterdays song of the day got me delving further into the Melbourne-based HopeStreet Recordings, a vinyl/digital label that specialises in funk, soul and Afro-beat; their soul: “to capture the crusty analogue soul and funk sound of a bygone era.”  There … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sea Moya – Do Things

Earlier this August The Guardian featured newcomers Sea Moya as their new band of the week, describing them as ”accomplished and ambitious” which I would agree is the perfect way to describe this new German three-piece. Drawing upon a wide … Continue reading

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