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Que Penya, Kenya Banga

Well now, Just A Band don’ gone and blown themselves up. Did you catch the Makmende craze comin’ out of Nairobi? The fiber optic cable has apparently arrived and Africa is on your digital doorstep poised to take over your mind. Check out this cool interview with the Just A Band on CNN, whose members …

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Pon The Corner

We’re not massive on mash ups but this one’s definitely a heater, from London’s Al Fingers. A sweet blend of Pass Out and Richie Spice’s evergreen anthem, Marijuana. Smoke it Up. Richie Spice – Marijuana (Al Fingers Pass Out Refix) And go grab the Capleton edit too on his site.

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Secousse Radio Live from Hackney

On Friday night A.J. Holmes and myself played some tunes on London Fields Radio in Hackney. Download or stream here. Lucas Seque – unknownLas Pisikatas – Leyes de ReformaDutch Rhythm Combo – Alerta ft ISA GTDJ Takalani – unknownJR feat. HHP – Show DemBatida – YumbalaSleigh Bells – Crown on The Ground (demo)Problem Child – …

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The KrackMaxter

Was chatting with Dave Quam about the utter unsung GENIUS of Portugal’s DJ Normal Nada. We both realised that we haven’t blogged his stuff as it seemed too special to tell the world but both decided that that kind of attitude is pretty lame and NN deserves mad props for making some of the craziest …

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CDR Mexica

Pleased to say that all three of us from Ghetto Bassquake are in the Americas right now. I´m in Mexico city.Aside from eating the best tacos I could only have ever dreamed about, I´ve been hunting down some music in the city´s markets. They are huge and kind of swallow you up. The mercardo de …

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Nakupenda Nairobi

I promised awhile back to highlight some favorite tracks from my Nairobi CD-R shopping, but I’ve been busy in my underground bunker cookin’ up nuclear bombs like Iran. So to catch up a little here’s another Hey Baby tune, but this time a smooth pop anthem by my favorite Kenyan producers Ogopa DJs. Marya feat. …

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Mamaseh from Old Money on Vimeo. Some nice and murky SA house innna UK funky tip straight from the depths of New York. This is the B-side to Old Money’s new single (buyable). Produced by Fonda of Team Facelift, Mamaseh is rocking Ghetto Bassquake hard right now.

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After being lucky enough to hear Toy Selectah’s great lecture at the Red Bull Music Academy last week, it really got me thinking (uh-oh) about how one releativly simple style of music has branched out in so many awesome directions, from the Aztec rave of Tribal Guarachero to the Bass kicks of Texan Crunk Cumbia …

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Carnival Carioca

As its carnival season, some fresh Funk Carioca. Much has been said about the current stagnant state of Rio funk, but Rio based Soundgoods has dug up some of the better tunes from last year. Some really cool samba, Batacuda (and Star Wars) sampled jams complete with sleeve notes. Head over to his blog to …

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D.C. Africans! (+ more Sierra Leone pride!) Wale comes with the video for his Bunny Mack sampling Afro Disco jam! I have to say when Wale reps D.C. through Go Go or Nigeria and Africa it is when he, in my opinion, is at his best. I’d like to take a second to mention the …

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