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Album Review: Afrikän Protoköl – Beyond The Grid [Abozamé Records, May 2017]
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Beyond the Grid by Afrikän Protoköl innovatively fuses music from Europe and Burkina Faso. They raise an energetic plethora of styles within the album, ranging from afro-beat to jazz, to big band and rock. All of these are played with a love and enthusiasm, and follow their aim of crossing...
Album Review: Imarhan – Temet [City Slang; February 2018]
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Album Review: Imarhan – Temet [City Slang; February 2018]

Imarhan are a five-piece Tuareg band from Tamanrasset, the Southern Algerian part of the Sahara desert that covers much of North Africa. Their second album Temet is released by the same label as their successful debut – City Slang. Temet was self-produced in Paris, with the help of genre pioneers...
Album Review: BKO – Mali Foli Coura [BUDA Musique; November 2017]
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Album Review: BKO – Mali Foli Coura [BUDA Musique; November 2017]

Modern five-piece BKO return with their second album Mali Foli Coura released on Buda Musique records. Hailing from Mali, BKO combines fresh and zesty experimental sounds while remaining faithful to their African heritage, creating a unique, eclectic, electric, and danceable sound. After exhaustive tours stretching across Europe, China, and Africa,...
Album Review: Dirtmusic – Bu Bir Ruya [Glitterbeat; February 2018]
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Album Review: Dirtmusic – Bu Bir Ruya [Glitterbeat; February 2018]

Dirtmusic return with their fifth album, Bu Bir Ruya, released on the well-established label Glitterbeat Records. Differing from previous endeavours, Bu Bir Ruya is a partnership with Turkish psychedelic pioneer Murat Ertel – of alternative Turkish band Baba Zula. Recorded in a converted car garage in Istanbul, Bu Bir Ruya combines...
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