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Preview: Terakaft @ Oslo Hackney (London; Wednesday 24th April 2019)

 The blues music of the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa has slowly emerged as a popular music genre globally; bands like Terakaft hold the flagpole for the guitar-led cyclical trance style. Having branched off the original Tinariwen collective, Terakaft have released seven albums of Tuareg rebel rock. The Tuaregs live...





Interview: Q&A with Altin Gün – Delighted by Turkey (April 2019)

Some musicians, so positively obsessed with the traditions, styles and cultural seasons of decades past, will sometimes eventually outclass the original creators. This is the case with Altin Gün, the Amsterdam-based sextet. These musicians fell so deeply in love with the psychedelic rock of Turkey in the seventies that their...


Preview: Antibalas @ Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 19th April 2019)

Antibalas bring the energy of afrobeat and jazz, and the fire of funk and dub, modelled from Fela Kuti’s band, Africa 70. The afrobeat orchestra are celebrating their twentieth year as a band on Daptone Records at London’s Jazz Cafe. Although well versed in their original songs, which blend all...


Album Review: Cykada – Cykada LP [Astigmatic Records; March 2019]
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Album Review: Cykada – Cykada LP [Astigmatic Records; March 2019]

Cykada’s first album release, Cykada, is a colourful mix of styles and activity, condensed into five instrumental pieces. The compositions they have created are both unexpected and groovy. The drum kit sounds melodic and the FX helps to transform the musicians’ possibilities. Cykada take on a lot of music styles:...


Interview: La Yegros – Queen of Cumbias (March 2019)

Not that we are fans of monarchy or royal titles and ranks particularly; still when it comes to music, everything is accepted, and we are more than happy to pay our homage to the court of queens enriching it. So, when they told us that the “Queen of nu-cumbia” was...






News: The Enforced Demise Of Late Junction (March 2019)

Radio broadcasting has always been one of the great innovators in the media, especially when it comes to music and the introduction of new sounds to a new audience. For the past 20 years or so, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction has been bringing us sounds and musical flavours of...

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