I first met the legendary Pharon Kastro at Secousse when he became our resident MC here in London. Anyone that came down to that night or Palm City Social will know him as being an amazing party starting mic general. Few in the UK know that his band K-Melia were a big deal in DRC […]
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Fresh from shaking the palms at the New York Redbull Culture clash, the excellent Que Bajo team are launching their own label after 5 years of parties blasting their special blend of jump up Afro-latino tropical mayhem. Uproot Andy delivers a sure fire mixtape of entirely his own productions and remixes taking in everything from […]
I often bang on about my trip to Tepito market in Mexico DF in 2010 where I picked up a sweet selection of pirated cdrs of 3ball, cumbia, duranguense and a load of other regional mexican party styles. A couple of the most exciting cds for me were reggaeton – but not the normal synth […]
Batida smashed it at their recent Boiler room/Studio Africa sets which you can watch here. Make sure you catch them this year. They’ve also recently dropped an excellent free album of remixes by folk like Spoek Mathambo, Octo push and the highly awesome NaZaretH Yumbala remix we put out. Like their Facebook page to download […]
Some excellent new SA house jams from DJ Spoko who you may remember collaborated with Mujava on the classic Bacardi house track, Township Funk. Firstly JB horns punctuate ‘Cucumba’. And from his new buyable Ghost Ship EP on True Panther Sounds, I’m loving ‘Azange’ featuring vocals from Magaula & Puzuzu from Ghetto Boyz. Check this […]
ChopStar’s legendary OG Ron C gets choppy with Drake. Awesome.
This epic new track by Algerian Londoner Yadi is great for some winter uplifting. Produced by The Very Best, It begins with Baaba Maal’s haunting vocals who’s then joined by Yadi herself as well as The Very Best’s Easu Mwamwaya. A beauty. Yadi feat. Baaba Maal & The Very Best – Unbreakable And here is […]
I don’t know what you call Darq E Freaker’s productions..Grime, Hip Hop, Trap or none of those. He’s an originator and in my opinion one of the best new producers in the UK. So far he’s already worked with people like Wiley and If his amazing Blueberry single with crazed vocals from Danny Brown didn’t […]