Just when I thought 2011 had been a bit of an average year for bashment, The Heatwave drop this IMMENSE riddim with Wiley coming on like a grimey Tenor Saw. I don’t know where this one sprung from, at a guess Wiley’s collaboration on Showtime but its going to make my NYE. Big up The […]
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Been waiting for some time for this! Balani is a little know style of Coupe Décaler out of Mali – To my ears it has a slightly more tribal and repetitive flow than the Ivorian style and often has the Balafon xylophone banging away under thundering drum machines. Like many other African dance music genres, […]
Our homie Isa GT is one of the hardest working djs we know, playing across the world, directing videos, promoting nights and releasing music on Man Recordings. She has now launched her own label, Etoro records, and for the third release she has curated the first of an annual series of Christmas compilations. She says.. […]
We’re massive fans of Brooklyn’s Old Money who just made this tight mixtape for Vanity Jukebox showcasing their excellent dj selections as well as their mic skills. Effortlessly blending kwaito, UK funky and soca, this features some of our favourite tunes of the year from Kes the Band, Isa GT and Boima’s brilliant coupe decale […]
A Sunny winter Saturday lunchtime in Brixton market and my favourite Nigerian music/dvd stall was blasting this Flavour track on a loop which meant battling the seasonal Christmas shopping crowds a bit more enjoyable. The album is up on itunes and elsewhere. Enjoy. Flavour – Ashawo remix
There are few DJs out there that I rate higher than Mad Decent’s Paul Devro. Specifically because of his shockingly good back catalogue of mixtapes, even back to the pauldevro.com days he always brought a sense of fun to the form, something that a lot of DJs seem to have forgotten.. never afraid to drop […]
We’re all familiar with Asamoah Gyan, right? Gyan, Ghanian footballer, and Hiplife Rapper became known in the footballing world for his particular goal celebrating dance, hilariously imitated by one Sunderland teammate. Well, This is Africa reports that English footballers aren’t the only one going with Gyan’s dance, which has morphed into a youth dance phenomenon […]