Category Archive for: "Region"

Electro Chaabi Vs Rinse FM

As reported on The Quietus, there was recently a cool musical exchange project between some UK Rinse FM DJs and the point men on Cairo’s Electro chaabi scene: Knaka, Sadat, Diesel and Figo. Boiler Room hosted a Cairo show (which might be archived soon?) taking over Kode9, Faze Miyake & Artwork from the UK. Following […]

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Peru Maravilloso

Longtime readers here know that I’m a big fan of Peruvian music, especially the tropical psyche of Amazonian chicha. Excellent UK label Tiger’s Milk records who I mentioned a while back specialising in Peruvian sounds have recently released a great compilation of rare 60/70s tropical cumbia surf called ‘Peru Maravilloso’. A sure fire heater for […]

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Ajukaja – ‘Benga Benga’

Estonia’s Ajukaja remixes this great track by Pepe Kalle and D.O. Misiani. So so good. Out on vinyl only on Porridge Bullet.

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Burna Boy ‘Yawa Dey’

Heavy dancehall leanings on this great new one from Nigeria’s Burna Boy.

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Stylo G & Sister Nancy ‘Badd’

Can’t fault this new anthem from the untouchable Stylo G and the legendary Sister Nancy. Video shot at this year’s Carnival where the sun bizarrely came out.

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Afrikan Boy – Hit Em Up

Shouts to AB for his ace new Fela sampling track,’Hit em Up’ getting playlisted on BBC Radio 1. Captain Afrika has risen.

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Reggaeton Bombs mix

This is a new mix I made for Isa GT’s Etoro sessions mix series. I thought it was about time I made pure reggaeton mix. Ever since I discovered this sound in 2004, i’ve always come back to the dembow riddim. It’s addictive and producers in places like Mexico city, Colombia and The Dominican Republic […]

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K-Melia Mokonzi – ‘Bilokos’

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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Uproot Andy – Worldwide Ting mixtape

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 […]

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Cumbiaton of Mexico City

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 […]

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