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Interview: Alborosie – Born a Living Dread (November 2017)

Interview: Alborosie – Born a Living Dread (November 2017)

It’s not easy to refresh and renovate reggae and its credo. It’s even harder if you want to do it keeping intact its roots and long-established features, but there’s an Italian (with a Jamaican soul and passport) singer-songwriter and producer who’s succeeding in the challenge. We’re talking about Alborosie, the...
Album Review: Bomba Estéreo – Ayo [Sony Music Latin]
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Album Review: Bomba Estéreo – Ayo [Sony Music Latin]

The electro-tropical party machine Bomba Estéreo are back with their fifth album Ayo – their first for major label Sony. It’s concise, clocking in at 34 minutes. Clubby tracks – such as “Money, Money, Money” with its squelchy acid bass, pitched vocals and compressed electronic beats show a confident swagger...
Album Review: Rio Mira – Marimba del Pacifico [AYA Records]
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Album Review: Rio Mira – Marimba del Pacifico [AYA Records]

Bringing together the sweet sounds of the Ecuadorian and Colombian Pacific Coasts, Marimba Del Pacifico packs a rhythmic marimba sound that evokes dreamy, sun-soaked images of this Afro-Pacific region. Based in Esmeraldas, a town on the Pacific coast in the north of Ecuador and led by the beautifully haunting vocals...
Preview: Hejira + Susso @ Rich Mix (London, 24th November 2017)   

Preview: Hejira + Susso @ Rich Mix (London, 24th November 2017)  

 Two intriguing new realities enriching the London’s music scene will please the Rich Mix audience on the 24th of November.  Hejira and Susso will stage an exciting double-bill bringing to Shoreditch their musical interpretation of East and West African tradition. After a journey to Ethiopia, South-East Londoners Hejira fell in...
Preview: DakhaBrakha @ Oval Space (London, 29th November 2017)

Preview: DakhaBrakha @ Oval Space (London, 29th November 2017)

They can be minimal and loud, traditional and visionary, polyphonic and discordant, everything and nothing or better… anything and everything and they can afford to be all this because of their talent and creativity. They are DakhaBrakha, meaning “give and take”, and this November, will bring their very own musical...
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