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Visions of Sound – February 2017

Visions of Sound – February 2017

We’ve partnered with Mundo FM Collective to bring you a monthly collection of the best world music-related videos and documentary teasers. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist
Your Ticket to… Garifuna Music

Your Ticket to… Garifuna Music

It can be considered a miracle if and how little more than 500 thousand souls have been able to safeguard and evolve such a rich and diverse tradition like Garifuna. In fact, despite enduring nearly a 400-year struggle, Garinagu people have protected their heritage and kept its uniqueness alive. Garifuna...
Your Ticket To… 2016

Your Ticket To… 2016

This month’s playlist is a bit different from the ones you’re used you to: no style or genre introduction. Instead, we chose to celebrate 2016 and wanted to do it in “our way”. We picked some of the best tunes we have listened to throughout the year and asked our contributors to...
Review: Aurelio @ Richmix, London (1st February 2017)

Review: Aurelio @ Richmix, London (1st February 2017)

Calling out a beaming welcome to the ambassador of Honduras, Aurelio gently filled the room with his unique equatorial style, set against swelling stringed harmonies. Joined not only by their country roots, Aurelio also shares common prestige with his political friend for his standing within the Garifuna community, and for...
News: Baharat – s/t [Batov Records, 24th February 2017]

News: Baharat – s/t [Batov Records, 24th February 2017]

Baharat is a name not to be taken lightly. It means ‘spices’ in Arabic, but it doesn’t refer to any one particular spice; it indicates a variety of them. It’s a flavourful and bold mixture of spices that gives a well-defined identity to a dish. Baharat – EP by Baharat That’s why, if you decide...
Interview: Tom Haxell – IRL, Independent Record Ltd (January 2017)

Interview: Tom Haxell – IRL, Independent Record Ltd (January 2017)

There was a time, not long ago, when ‘independent’ was the new hype. During the late-1990s/early 2000s, everything needed to be independent or indie to be cool, almost hipster. Labels, bands and venues competed to be or look like as independent as possible. Unfortunately, very few of those (so-called) independent...
Interview: Soom T (November 2016)

Interview: Soom T (November 2016)

Highlight of the 2016 edition of the London International Arts Festival (LIAF), and one of the most popular and expressive MCs of the UK music scene, Soom T recently brought her urban sound, provocative lyrics, resolute character and Indian background to London’s Rich Mix, for an incendiary gig. We had...