Amongst his peers, Asheville NC-based producer Marley Carroll is known as “the producer’s producer” — which can be both a blessing and a curse for someone respected in artistic circles but still striving for more. Carroll has quickly been changing the narrative, however. After recent national tours with Shigeto and Dabrye, and festival dates at Decibel, Coachella, and Moogfest, he’s … Read more
FREE E.P. From Om Unit! The EP entitled “Offcuts” can be downloaded in full by the public via the Om Unit Facebook Page The four tracks on the EP are 1. Back at Plastic 2. Spring Water 3. Shine Your Light 4. Red Curtain While this is a debut full length for Om Unit (real name … Read more
It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that our friend & partner in music, Cheb i Sabbah passed away peacefully in his home last night. Our love & thoughts go out to his family and to his many fans around the planet. We feel blessed & privileged for the time that we … Read more
Australian deep-afro-funk-jazz combo The Liberators are back with the brand new album “Power Struggle” coming out next 25 November 2013. Born in an unused factory space in urban Sydney, The Liberators have relentlessly pushed their sound to become leaders in the Australian Afrobeat resurgence with their mix of deep-afro-soul-jazz-funk grooves.
Chicago Footwork legend DJ Rashad rounds off an impressive year on Hyperdub with his first album for the label, building on 2 EPs which have shown the extent to which his, and his numerous Teklife collaborators’ sound have evolved in 2013. Named after the recreational cocktail of codeine and sprite, ‘Double Cup’ sees trad 808 … Read more
Digging the crates of Ghana’s rich tropical sounds, the sound archivists at Analog Africa have surfaced a treasure trove of ultra-rare tracks by legendary afrobeat funk and soul artists.
Jamaican Roots Reggae Reborn in Boston: 10 Foot Ganja Plant Cultivate a New Crop of Reggae Scorchers on Skycatcher
captured the original 70’s reggae spirit in a way that few other modern reggae bands have been able to do.
‘In Between Times’ is a strong collection of 12 engaging tracks with a balance between vocal tunes and instrumentals that are bought artfully together to form a sonic journey greater than the sum of its parts.
IN FLAGRANTI + ORGANIC GROOVES + CODEK RECORDS SASHA CRNOBMJA BY JOHN C. TRIPP As a founding member of New York’s Organic Grooves, a stalwart of the city’s dance underground, and as a prolific producer, Sasha Crnobmja has explored the outer galaxy of dance and groove music since the ’80s. Growing up in Switzerland, … Read more
Fat Freddy’s Drop are a New Zealand seven-piece band from Wellington, whose musical style has been characterised as any combination of dub, reggae, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, and techno. Originally a jam band formed in the late 1990s by musicians from other bands in Wellington, Fat Freddy’s Drop gradually became its members’ sole focus. … Read more