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Interview: Q&A with Justin Adams & Mauro Durante (May 2022)

Justin Adams, guitarist and producer, is notorious for his love of the North/West African blues grooves. In previous years he had already appeared in projects with Mauro Durante and his seven-piece band, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. Known for his violin and percussive abilities, Mauro performs music from Southern Italy, the pizzica...









Playlist: Olcay Bayir – Anatolian Alchemy (April 2022)

She might have been based in London since she was a teenager and been enriching its music scene since the early 2010s, but Olcay Bayir is still one of the most refined and dedicated interpreters of the Anatolian tradition. Her style is a contemporary take on her Turkish-Kurdish roots. Born...





Interview: Juanita Euka – ‘Music, It’s a Trip’ (April 2022)

The end of March saw Juanita Euka release her first self-penned album called Mabanzo with Strut Records. Meaning ‘Thoughts’ in Lingala, it’s a sonic pot of musings. It’s laden with hooks and ever so danceable with a mix of Afro-Latino influence from soukous and son, to rumba and hip-hop.  She spells...