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Bongo Joe pays tribute to Malagasy guitarist Damily
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Bongo Joe pays tribute to Malagasy guitarist Damily

The compilation Early Years gather Damily’s debuts recorded during 1995 and 2002. Madagaskar had conditioned us to its northern “mafana” (hot) rhythms, but truth is, the temperature only goes up as you head south of the […]

7 albums to hear this week
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7 albums to hear this week

  In this week’s program: the first part of  Moses Sumney’s diptych græ,  Libyan reggae by Ahmed Ben Ali, DJ Diaki Balani mix style and more to hear this week. græ: part 1 Moses Sumney Two years after his […]

Dave’s moving Brit Awards performance of “Black”
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Dave's moving Brit Awards performance of "Black"

For London’s 2020 Brit Awards, all eyes were on the young rapper Dave and his breathtaking performance, “Black”. At the 40th edition of the Brit Awards held on Tuesday February 18th at the O2 Arena in London, rapper Dave created […]

Antinote compilation teleports us to the 90’s afro/cosmic era
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Antinote compilation teleports us to the 90's afro/cosmic era

Studiolo’s 90’s afro cosmic era compilation transports us back to the 90’s transcendent and progressive European Cosmic Club scene. Paris based independent label Antinote has just released of a new eight-track compilation that seeks to showcase the […]

Brenda Navarrete takes charge on new Havana Meets Kingston
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Brenda Navarrete takes charge on new Havana Meets Kingston

Born from the ingenious spirit of Mista Savona, the fantastic melding of Cuban and Jamaican music culture continues to thrive with the upcoming release of Havana meets Kingston‘s volume 2. In 2017, the Australian musician and producer set up […]

DJ Havaiana’s Angolan ku house anthem revisited by Daniel Haaksman
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DJ Havaiana's Angolan ku house anthem revisited by Daniel Haaksman

The Berlin-based DJ, producer, journalist and label boss of Man Recordings revisits iconic Angolan track “Cazukuta” by DJ Havaiana. Besides kuduro, Angola has long been a hot bed for musical innovation. Electronic dance music from Angola also birthed […]

Swing Ting duo Samrai & Platt to release 100 Dances debut album
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Swing Ting duo Samrai & Platt to release 100 Dances debut album

Manchester producers, DJs and Swing Ting‘s owners Samrai & Platt will drop their debut album 100 Dances in March. 100 Dances is the first LP produced entirely by Samrai & Platt and is the culmination of over a decade […]

Maghreb K7 Club, a compilation of synth raï, chaoui and staifi from 80s Lyon
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Maghreb K7 Club, a compilation of synth raï, chaoui and staifi from 80s Lyon

Sofa Records and Les Disques Bongo Joe proudly present Maghreb K7 Club: Synth Raï, Chaoui & Staiif 1985-1997, a compilation of music recorded and produced between 1985 and 1997 in Lyon by musicians from the Maghreb region. […]