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London Gig Guide (November 2019)

At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some...



Album Review: Compro Oro – Suburban Exotica [Sdban Ultra; October 2019]
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Album Review: Compro Oro – Suburban Exotica [Sdban Ultra; October 2019]

Self-described as “a twang-American psychedelic underground road trip to Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas”, Compro Oro’s Suburban Exotica (out on Belgian label Sdban Ultra) delivers ten tracks of groove music that draw on a multitude of genres. The instrumental album dishes out credible elements of Ethiopian modes and Cuban rumba...



Album Review: Mateo Kingman – Astro [AYA Records; July 2019]
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Album Review: Mateo Kingman – Astro [AYA Records; July 2019]

‘Negative capability’ was a concept English Romantic poet John Keats used to describe a writer’s capacity to abandon certainty and – in pursuit of an artistic vision – venture off into the unknown. Taking a journey to Ixtlan rather than returning to Ithaka is what Mateo Kingman’s Astro is all...


Preview: Minyo Crusaders @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Monday 11th November 2019)

When opposites attract. Take possibly the most traditional expression of Japanese folk music (min’yō), blend it with worlds apart styles like reggae, cumbia and afrobeat, add tons of groove, and you’ll have one of the most exciting bands around, Minyo Crusaders. The Tokyo-based ensemble is a joy-to-the-ear music miracle. Back...


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