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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”
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Tag Archives: Afrofunk
SONG OF THE DAY Balaphonics – Demain dès l’aube
The Balaphonics are a collective of nine musicians specialising in all things Afro-inspired. Celebrating over a decade of making music, they take their influences from funk, soul and jazz, also blending the sounds of Afrobeat from Nigeria, dancing highlife from … 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 Dream Stars – Pop Makossa Invasion
“‘Pop Makossa Invasion’….A tune so obscure that even in Cameroon it had never been released!!…..” Today’s afro-funk delight is so rare and so sensational that one of Analog Africa’s mighty fine compilations was named after it!! Unearthed by the mighty … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas – Me Yee Owu Den
The only thing to satiate my musical desires as of late seems to be of the afrobeat/funk persuasion, so here’s another cracker for you! Alhaji Kwabena Frimpong was a Ghanaian highlife singer, possibly best known for his hit song Kyenkyen Bi Adi … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Voice of Darkness – Caution
Today’s stunning Afrofunk gem comes courtesy of Cameroonian group, Voices Of Darkness and features on their one and only eponymous LP, which was released in 1972. This song has it all when it comes to maximum sonic goodness, and those … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders – Alo Mi Alo (Parts 1 & 2)
Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode, known professionally as Orlando Julius or Orlando Julius Ekemode, is a Nigerian saxophonist, singer, bandleader and songwriter who made his reputation internationally in the mid-’60s with his smash album Super Afro Soul. Not only considered to be … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Os Barbapapas – DooWooDooWoo
“…….a wondrous trip propelling us into outer space, to a lyrically unmanned space station where instrumental needles pierce the membrane of our planetary horizon, making way for a holistic psychedelic experience of our world….” Otherworldly realms await and in the … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Dur-Dur Band – Dooyo
How much do I love this track!!! The groove is contagious, the melody shines like a diamond and the vocals cut a fine stance! The group behind this superb afro-funk/soul sound is Somalian duo, Dur-Dur band, a young outfit from … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Les As du Golfe – Tsi ma leto
This little Afrofunk gem comes with very little explanation I’m afraid! I can see only one album released by this band and even the issue date of this seems to be a mystery? Hailing from Togo, Les As du Golfe … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Sergun Bucknor – Poorman No Get Brother
Whilst Nigerian-born Afrobeat keyboardist, guitarist, vocalist, composer, bandleader, and journalist., Segun Bucknor may not be a household name like his contemporary Feli Kuti, he was still widely revered and highly popular in Nigeria, Ghana and Benin. Perhaps this lack of … Continue reading
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