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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 Orions Belte – Lotus March 31, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Hidden Charms – The Hill March 30, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Alvin Cash & The Crawlers – Twine Time March 29, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Gitkin – East Middle Dub March 28, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Dock Boggs – Oh Death March 26, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Bruce Haack – Saint Basil March 25, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Steve Young – Coyote March 24, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Johnson – Canned Heat Blues March 23, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Ruby Andrews – You Can Run But You Can’t Hide March 22, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Robohands – Nightshade March 21, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Getatchew Mekurya – Akale Wube March 18, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jo Hamann – Wild Woman March 17, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Space Walkers – Swamp Gas March 16, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Project Gemini – After The Dawn March 14, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Ofege – Nobody Fails March 13, 2023
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Tag Archives: Ethio-Jazz
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 Black Flower – Future Fauna
Now, today’s song requires a little commitment and a spare and uninterrupted 14 minutes of your time if you happen to have it? I don’t advise that you open your eyes and let the world back in until this song … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Anbessa Orchestra – Werik’i (Gold)
“Werk’i (Gold) is a song that reflects back on moments of pure love. Enjoy!…” Today’s song had only been on for a few seconds, but I knew straight away it was headed somewhere deep, I could feel it in my … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Alèmayèhu Eshèté – Nèy-Nèy wèlèba
Nicknamed the “Ethioopian Elvis”, Alemayehu Eshete is considered the golden voice of Ethopia, and once you hear him sing, you’ll know why he has gained such a moniker! Ever since his first hit single, Seul, in 1961 he has become … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – The Terror
Its been quite an instrumental few days as far as song choices are concerned and today’s song is another fine example of how music can move and groove you without any need for words! The Terror has been playing over … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – Elephant
For anyone who tuned in yesterday you will no doubt remember how I was singing the praises of ATA Records founders (and multiple band members) Neil Innes and Pete Williams. As well as being founding members in charge of the … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Sorcerers – Opening Titles
Some albums are created as one piece, consisting of separate tracks but best heard in their entirety and, indeed, in the order in which they were recorded; The Sorcerers latest offering is a fine example of this. Releasing today, In … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia- Gum Gum
Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, in 1946, Hailu Mergia is a master accordionist, veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist whose massive contribution to the jazz-funk sounds of Ethiopia spans over decades. The keyboardist, army accordionist and synth pioneer spent three decades … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – In Pursuit Of Shai Hulud
“Who’s this? The Sorcerers? It’s cool! This is great. Give me the cd man!” – Mulatu Astatke Inspired by Ethiopian jazz and the works of Mulatu Astatke, The Sorcerers are a Leeds-based formed by guitarist Pete Williams and bassist Neil … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Akalé Wubé – Alègntayé feat. Genet Asefa (Grant Phabao Remix)
Ethiopian grooves, made in Paris….. Akalé Wubé (translating from Amharic as “beauty of the soul”) are a French 5-piece made up of band members, Paul Shield (trumpet, bugle, krar , percussion), Étienne de la Sayette (saxophones, flutes, mbira, keyboards), Loïc Réchard (guitar), Oliver Degabriele (bass) and David … Continue reading
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