This old school soca track by Might Sparrow (or Shadow?) from Sofrito’s latest Tropical Disco record is killing me this week. Thats it.
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The Pipelines. Battery Alkaline and The Motorizer. Abidjan-Paris. Doing live MPC mixing of Coupe Decale, Electro, House, you know… club sounds. The video was shared by Battery Alkaline on the Made in Africa Facebook Page. We’re definitely going to have to have them come thru at some point! Also, there’s some pics from our first […]
Just at the point where synth the heavy production in dancehall is becoming a bit bland, Leftside brings a new slant to production..I always think that Bashment is one genre where production is constantly evolving, inspired by other music styles and genres, unlike funk carioca in recent years. His riddim on last years Shaggy’s Jump […]
Is Kuduro sounding a little more like UK Funky? Going for more pop appeal after Windeck won an MTV award? Influenced by a surge of house Angolana being produced? There’s even ready made dance moves for the club a la Jamaica, UK, US. That’s all okay with me. The vibe is right. And the video […]
Excited for Secousse this Friday at Notting Hill Arts Club. From France, a live show from the amazing Ize Teixeira. After they tore a hole at Secousse’s sister club in Paris, we had to get them over to London, Ize and his band mash up a crazy tropical soup of blazing Afro-caribbean-Soukous pressure ESPECIALLY Funana […]
From deep Texas, Orion’s latest Animus EP is a sweet new set of berserkly infectious 3ball laced dubstep bombs. Taking his trademark crunked out latin cutup sound, he explores the bass heavy link between dubstep and Tribal guarachero with a deft touch. And don’t sleep on Orion’s Carajo Colombia EP with the amazing Orion edit […]
Not content with slaying Secousse with his South African township ghetto funk on a monthly basis, my Secousse fellow resident soldier Moroka is proving to have a tight production touch. Check out his remix of Fraudian Slip and his excellent Kawaito Duppy mix for more proof. Big Nuz’s (two year old!)Umlilo is still one of […]
Lamin Fofana and I have teamed up with our friends Armel, Yorrick, and Antonio to bring the world a new place to congregate and enjoy the sounds of the club from an African perspective. Special Guest BBrave from Akwaaba Music. My ramblings and more info here. And facebook fun here.
I’ve been playing Wendy Sulca tracks for a couple of years now at Secousse, which are generally met with confused looks but we love it. Today I was fairly surprised to see that VBS have made a short film (above) looking at her life as a poverty stricken Andean music child superstar in not only […]