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MaSuper Star ‘Airtime’ (DJ Mpula Remix)

Previewed on Sinden’s show last week, a hot new release on Masalacism courtesy of Botswana’s Ruff Ridims powerhouse that brought us the Ghetto Bassquake favourite, Skeat, among others. Batida’s excellent DJ Mpula’s brings his sweet hypnotisingly melodic production to a track that’s sparse drums roll hard for the dance floor. Heat. Available to download Jan …

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The War You Don’t See

A little while back I posted a film by John Pilger, an amazing documentary film maker who’s last film uncovered some ugly truths about US foriegn policy in Latin America. His latest film, one of my favourite of last year, again oddly but pleasingly was screened on the horrifically mainstream/embaressingly dumbed down TV channel, ITV. …

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Magic System ‘L’ambiance a l’africaine’

Magic System – Ambiance à l'africaineUploaded by EMI_Music. – See the latest featured music videos. Secousse favourites, Magic System are back with a great new track out to Buy. Album out in March 2011.

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Busy Signal ‘F.Y.I.’

Following Busy’s recent African music influence on Jafrican Ting and Da Style Deh, he has just played his first African show at a stadium in Gambia last month. Check out the pics on his Facebook. This track dropped at the end of last year but was a slightly overlooked which is shame because In my …

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2010 Emails Winter Cleaning

Emails tend to pile up, and when I look into the face of 300 unanswered messages I question the supposed time saving and organizational value of the electronic mail innovation. These winter holidays while I have less daily work obligations I’m able to clear out some of the backlog.  I tend to shy away from …

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Vicki Leekx Mixtape


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Ghana Brings the Fire

Sarkodie, Sway, and JaySo-Lay Away Are you serious!?! A stand out tune from Sway’s latest mixtape, Bring me to Africa. Sway and Sarkodie are signed to Akon’s Konvict records.  Does that mean Sarkodie’s going to start being played on B.E.T.’s 106th & Park?  I hope so.  The rapping man… The rapping!

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Reims-based producer Brodinski brings a sweet new compilation of remixes by DJ’s from J-Wow to to Nguzunguzu, taking task to some Hip Hop and R’n’B jams. The stand out cut for me is Wildlife’s awesome bass sinking remix of Ciara’s Ride. Git it. BRODINSKI PRESENTS: BEST OF EVERYTHING VOL. II (Mediafire) 1. Aaliyah -Rock The …

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Chancha Via Circuito ‘Rio Arriba’

I hardly listen to full albums these days but one that I’ve come back to time and time again this year is the stunning 2nd album from Buenos Aires’s Chancha Via Circuito. Far from the party digital cumbia of other ZZK releases, Chancha weaves a deep South American sound with delicate hypnotic folkloric percussion and …

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Coupé Décalé Balani

Dj Sénateur – Coupé Décalé BalaniUploaded by malian_connection. – Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more. Balani is a strain of Malian Coupé Décalé with less guitar, faster drums and melodies played on the Malian xylophone, the Balafon. DJ Senateur claims to have invented the style in Mali. In the legacy of the world’s ‘forbidden …

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