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Digging Deep: Bastien Keb

September 28, 2015 |

Following the fabulous offering by Rich Medina in the last Digging Deep, we continue in our quest to explore the minds and roots of some of the scene’s most compelling musicians. Hailing from the exotic environs of Royal Leamington Spa, … Read More

In Conversation With: Dele Sosimi

June 17, 2015 |

Dele Sosimi is one of afrobeat’s foremost patrons in 2015. Born in London to Nigerian parents in 1963, Dele’s involvement with the Afro-funk/jazz hybrid has been hugely prominent and longstanding. Moving back to Nigeria in the ’70s, Dele’s first major … Read More

Five Essentials: Marcel Lune

May 15, 2015 | 1

Fresh-faced Bristolian Marcel Lune (aka Motz Workman) has been causing a proper stir of late with his fresh brand of beats. Growing up in and amongst a city that constitutes a fundamental part of the UK bass music scene … Read More

New Fela Kuti biopic, ‘Finding Fela’, brings afrobeat to the silver screen

August 18, 2014 |

“It’s outstanding to me the number of people who still have no idea who Fela is”. These are the words of Bill T. Jones, director of the recent Broadway smash Fela!, in the opening minutes of the new biopic on … Read More

Digging Deep: Tall Black Guy

April 28, 2014 |

Detroit is the home of musical legend: a once fertile city that even when bulldozed to the ground, can yield the most inspiring and exciting sapling of musical ingenuity. Terrel Wallace, aka Tall Black Guy, is one of those artists … Read More

Digging Deep: Ben Hauke

April 19, 2014 |

The South London electronic music scene is brimming with raw, undeveloped talent; constantly adapting to the ever changing climate of the underground scene. That said, there are few producers out there like Ben Hauke.

While Ben might not have been … Read More

REVIEW: Various – Brazilian Beats 7 (Mr. Bongo)

November 14, 2013 |

If you’re not already familiar with Brighton-based label Mr. Bongo, you’ve got some important homework to do. As a record label, film and publishing company specialising in music from all corners of the globe, the admirable crate-digging activities of Mr. … Read More

DOWNLOAD: Memory9 – The Dodecahedron

October 24, 2013 |

Following on from his Five Steps, Memory9 returns with the first track from his forthcoming EP, Red Falcon. The Dodecahedron is a typically abstract affair, delving into the depths of darkly melodic juke and 808 beats, it’s distorted reversed guitar … Read More