Gilles Peterson has harped back to the essence of Talkin Loud – calling on 4hero to deliver this lush 2-parter of a remix of Sonzeira track “The Mystery of Man”. The soaring strings and subtle bass lines eventually move into a delicately placed drum and bass frame that really join the dots – a track that forms the first release on Talkin Loud in over a decade remixed by one of the fabled labels seminal signings.
Filed under: World, 4Hero, Sonzeira
The lead single from Blitz The Ambassador’s upcoming album “Afropolitan Dreams” (Available April 28th), Blitz the Ambassador teams up with fellow African globetrotting chanteuse, Nneka for “Love on the Run”, a hypnotic duet over big horns and lush guitars. Listen to more music from the album and pre-order your vinyl, CD or digital copy over on their Bandcamp page
Filed under: HipHop, World, Blitz The Ambassador, Hiphop
February 5, 2014 • 3:35 pm
Rebel Tumbao (Rebel “Groove”) is a family of like minded musician’s deeply committed to creating and performing music packed with groove, consciousness, spirituality, resistance, and positive vibrations with an authentic sound they call “AfroLatinRootsReggae”.
This funky fresh earthly sound is the uncompromising fusion of two of the most celebrated musical genres on the planet; Roots Reggae and contemporary Cuban Son – with deep influences of 70’s Soul, Gospel, the Blues, Jazz and African folkloric idioms. At the epicenter of this soundscape are pianist, singer, composer and educator, Matt Jenson and world-renowned percussionist and composer, José Claussell.
These partners in musical justice share a profound artistic vision of hope and truth expressed with poetic insights into today’s globalized culture. Their mind-scope is based on combining Bob Marley’s gospel of love, truth, justice, and economic equality with their mission to inspire all people to be more conscious of the social, economic and ecological impact of their actions. Rebel Tumbao, with their original compositions, awesome arrangements of Marley songs and progressive lyrics, will transport your mind, body and spirit to the healthier world we all know is possible.
Release date: 30 May 2014
Filed under: Fusion, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, World, AfroLatinRootsReggae, Rebel Tumbao
October 28, 2013 • 12:37 pm
Following on from six volumes, a detour to Brooklyn and a cut-up megamix – all as collected in a special 8-CD boxset – Mr Bongo’s famed Brazilian Beats compilation series finally returns.
Brazilian Beats 7 continues to shine a light on the country’s wealthy musical heritage, both past and present, while acting as an honest guide for listeners seeking exciting and different musical pastures.
Volume 7 collects 20 tracks, spanning a range of styles and scenes from the more obvious to the weirder and lesser-known gems to be found throughout Brazil.
Buy now: itunes.apple.com/brazilian-beats-7
Released by: Mr Bongo
Release date: 28 October 2013
Filed under: Dance, World, Brazilian Beats, Mr Bongo
September 22, 2013 • 3:05 pm
A new edit from Emanative on this little Fela Kuti gem! To celebrate the vinyl pre-order of Emanative + Earl Zinger + Rno.9’s – Over E.P. OTC Records are giving away this afro edit to keep summer with us that little bit longer.
Find more releases here: emanative.bandcamp.com/
Filed under: World, Emanative, Fela Kuti
More newness from Earl Tutu. A Hiphop DubVibes joint with Jazzy overtones Ft Jah Micks from Jamaica.
Filed under: HipHop, World, Earl Tutu