All posts by Sophie Darling

Interview: Prince Fatty – The Upbeat Goes On (May 2019)

Interview: Prince Fatty – The Upbeat Goes On (May 2019)

As a producer, Prince Fatty is eclectic, working across the board; his collaborations read like a who’s who from the mid-90s to now. However, perhaps Prince Fatty is best known for his presence in the Jamaican diaspora music scene. Still churning records out now, the latest release Be Thankful For...
Podcast: Listen to the Label Vol.4 – ZZK Records (May 2019)

Podcast: Listen to the Label Vol.4 – ZZK Records (May 2019)

In our new podcast series, we’ve chosen to focus on who provide us with the precious “raw material” for our listenings and features: quality new music! We are talking about those heroes who decided to launch, nurture and cultivate a record label (better if with an ‘independent’ in front of it). As the...
Preview: Terakaft @ Oslo Hackney (London; Wednesday 24th April 2019)

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

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...
Podcast: Listen to the Label Vol.3 – Nø Førmat! (April 2019)

Podcast: Listen to the Label Vol.3 – Nø Førmat! (April 2019)

In our new podcast series, we’ve chosen to focus on who provide us with the precious “raw material” for our listenings and features: quality new music! We are talking about those heroes who decided to launch, nurture and cultivate a record label (better if with an ‘independent’ in front of it). As the...
Preview: Kokoko! @ XOYO (London; Thursday 4th April 2019)

Preview: Kokoko! @ XOYO (London; Thursday 4th April 2019)

Kokoko! are a completely thrilling band, born like a phoenix from the flames in make-shift jams and studios, playing together for the first time at a multi-arts block party in the Ngwaka neighbourhood in Kinshasa, the capital city of the DMC. The result: a fiery fusion of electro sounds, African...
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