The first video and single from Ki:Theory’s synth driven “Needles” featuring Maura Davis (Denali/Ambulette) gets the Sci-Fi treatment from director, Amos McKay. “The song to me evokes images of an Orwellian society taken over by conformity and eventually government mind control. I was inspired by the classically dark storylines and contrasted imagery from shows reminiscent of The Twilight … Read more
The sixth installation of Label Love comes at a time in music where genres are cross-pollinating more than ever. Presented by veteran electronic soul label, Tru Thoughts, and delicately curated by the imprint’s US-label manager Jasmine De La Paz, Label Love Vol. 6 showcases 13 free tracks from 9 labels around the world. With each … Read more
Stemming from a passion to discover and celebrate the diversity and quality of music produced in Peru past and present, Tiger’s Milk Records has released ‘Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbia‘, a compilation focussing on ‘60s and ‘70s Latin and Tropical music from Peru.
In Colombia, there is no recycling program. Instead, there are the so-called “disposable people,” who scavenge everyone else’s leftovers looking for anything that can be re-used. In Colombia, soon farmers will be required by law to use genetically modified seeds, which happen to only be provided by large corporations like Monsanto. In Colombia, a genre … Read more
Felabration! Fela Kuti’s 75th Birthday Were he still alive today, 15 October, would have been Fela Kuti’s 75th birthday. To this day the legacy of the Afrobeat originator lives on across the globe with his ever-relevant, forthright political views and powerful music. Fittingly, today sees the release of the final tranche of Fela re-issue albums … Read more
Pieces feat. Cornelia By Bonobo Melting By µ-Ziq Prism By Zwicker Cosmic Runner By Solar Bears Your love (you give me fever) By Romare El Pacifico (Ft. Brent Arnold) By Atropolis Tet Lek Schrempf [Ital Tek Remix] By John Wizards Aldeia de Ogum By Psychemagik Feelings By Drumagick Vorka (DC Breaks Remix) By Hidden Orchestra … Read more
After stunning headline performances at the sold-out ‘Sahara Soul‘ concerts earlier this year, Malian ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate returns to the UK for three shows, starting with the legendary Glastonbury festival this weekend, followed by the Latitude festival in July and then the BBC Proms in August. Bassekou and his band Ngoni ba have been … Read more
1. Elements Of Life ‘Balance In All Things’ 2. Bonobo ‘Emkay’ 3. Teleseen ‘Sombras’ 4. John Wizards ‘I’m Still A Serious Guy’ 5. Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Mother Mother’ 6. Femi Kuti ‘The World Is Changing’ 7. Analog Players Society ‘Korosi’ 8. Cheick Hamala Diabate ‘Fatou (Sol Power All-Stars Remix)’ 9. John Wizards ‘Lusaka By Night’ … Read more
The “Urban Landscapes” EP by Drumagick is out and it’s guaranteed to liven up dancefloors this summer. The two brothers, who are rapidly gaining a reputation as the future sound of Brazil, return to release a second collection of new music on Tru Thoughts after the great DJ and tastemaker response to 2012’s “Summer Samba” … Read more
Out 8th July on limited edition, hand-numbered and signed double 10” vinyl, the “Archipelago Remixes EP” by Hidden Orchestra is a real treat, with reworks from King Britt, DC Breaks, Kelpe and Long Arm providing a fresh spin on tracks from 2012’s hugely acclaimed ‘Archipelago’ album.