All posts by Sophie Darling


Preview: Afriqoui @ Oslo Hackney (London; Friday 6th December 2019) 

Preview: Afriqoui @ Oslo Hackney (London; Friday 6th December 2019) 

Afriqoui’s ‘Mokako’ caught my undivided attention while I was still studying in college over five years ago, and its absolutely irresistible grooves have stayed with me as a number-one party track ever since. No DJ set feels complete without visiting the Afriqoui boys, mixing traditional African musical elements, such as...
Podcast: Rhythm Passport on Air w/ 47Soul (October 2019)

Podcast: Rhythm Passport on Air w/ 47Soul (October 2019)

We never kept secret that we have something for 47Soul, the London-based shamstep band, whose roots in Palestine and Jordan are reflected in their music, which is also a blend with electronic, dub and reggae. So, every time there’s an opportunity to write about or have a chat with them, well…...
Album Review: Prince Fatty – In the Viper’s Shadow [October 2019]
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Album Review: Prince Fatty – In the Viper’s Shadow [October 2019]

This latest instalment from Prince Fatty boasts a full-length album deep in dub, packed with collaborations, that is characteristically catchy. ‘Two Timer’ featuring Cornell Campbell and Tippa Irie, the intro track, is classic, from the brilliant opening dub samples to the recognisable vocals of Tippa Irie. It’s smooth, relaxed, and...
Podcast: Rhythm Passport on Air w/ Edna Martinez (August 2019)

Podcast: Rhythm Passport on Air w/ Edna Martinez (August 2019)

Bet you’ll hardly meet a more intriguing and original character than Edna Martinez. The Colombian artist and DJ grew up living and breathing Afro-Colombian and tropical sounds adding Arabic and Middle Eastern tunes to the mix. She eventually moved to Berlin, where today lives and runs a renowned series named...
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