When it comes to cumbia, Sonido Martines’s selections rarely disappoint. This one is perfect to warm you up as the nights get longer. Based in La Paz, Bolivia for the last five years, he regularly plays out and is working on his own productions. He tells me.. ‘This mixtape includes all vinyl tracks of different […]
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The all new documentary on Venezuelan Tuki is out today, starting out at it’s beginnings in the late 90’s as Raptor House up to now producers like Pocz & Pacheko gaining big support beyond Latin America from artists such as Buraka Som Sistema. Head over to Man Recordings to grab the whole soundtrack for free.
I’ve been listening to quite a bit of rap music this summer. These are some of my favourites. They’ve all been out for a while and you may well know them already but I thought i’d post em anyway. First up 2 x incredible bass heavy productions from Young Chop. Chief Keef & Sasha Go […]
While the internet continues to get hyped about moombahton, I have to say I’m a lot more excited about some of the more vocal led dem bow riddims coming out of the Dominican Republic over the last few years. The island seems to have taken the more brutal minimal elements of early reggaeton back in […]
Feeling this new dancehall-rap style beat from Poirier. Minimal and infectious, its got me hooked. On this one he’s invited MCs and vocalists from around the world to lay down their versions. Voicings come from Montreal/Haiti’s Mr. OK (my pick), Boogat & Madhi, Uganda’s Kween G, France’s Set & Match & Montreal’s L’Xtrmst.Zen. Grab the […]
Since Ghetto Bassquake released their debut single, A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire have been busy in the studio cooking up an album of their soukous inspired London Afro-pop we love.’Wedding’ contains jam after jam of sunshine energy and features guests spots from London based Nigerian Afrobeats star Afrikan Boy who features on ‘Your Latest […]
With Notting Hill Carnival around the corner, thought I’d do a megapost of my favourite recent mixtapes to get you in the flag waving mood whether you’re going to carnival or not. I’m not going to waste your time, these are all certified rum and redbull accompaniments from Afrobeats to soca to pure latin rave. […]
Haven’t been blogging or tweeting or anything too much lately (I’ll get back to it sooner or later.) In the mean time, something put the idea into my head that I need to shake up the real world a little bit, so we’re going to change the mood. New York people, be at Glasslands tonight (Friday), and […]