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Your Ticket to… Soukous

Your Ticket to… Soukous

Soukous (a term derived from the French secousse or ‘to shake’) came to life in those years, blending together the rich local folk repertoire with the appealing Caribbean beats. In the following decades, the style grew up exponentially. It ramped up its tempo and, being “born to be danced to”,...
Your Ticket To… Ethio-Jazz

Your Ticket To… Ethio-Jazz

Apologies to anyone thinking this might be the case, but no, the original Ethio-jazz architect is not Mulatu Astatke. The genius from Jimma is the undeniable model maker and developer of the more recent style. However, to sketch and lay out what has become an unequal combination between traditional African...
Your Ticket To… Kwaito

Your Ticket To… Kwaito

Derived from the Afrikaans word ‘kwai’ literally translating to angry, kwaito is the heavy, house music pumping out of modern South Africa. Kwaito was formed South Africa’s Soweto township, drawing on several South African genres such as kwela, marabi and bubblegum music, the thriving afro pop scene of the 80’s....
Your ticket to… Salsa

Your ticket to… Salsa

In 1970s New York salsa emerged, conquering the world in just a few decades. Caribbean migrants (mainly Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban) were at the heart of the Latin community, bringing musical styles such as cha cha chá, son, guaracha, mambo, bolero, plena, bomba and even Latin jazz. This breeding...
Your Ticket to… Highlife

Your Ticket to… Highlife

Originating in Ghana but with roots also placed firmly in Nigeria, Highlife music has had a major impact on modern African music since its birth in the 1920’s. Originally performed in small clubs and on street corners by brass bands, musicians gradually began incorporating vocals and jazz elements, usually driven...
Your ticket to… Soukous

Your ticket to… Soukous

Deriving from the French term, ‘secousse’ literally meaning ‘to shake’, Soukous music has a simple aim, to make the people dance. Originating in Congo, Soukous spread its rhythms throughout Africa, eventually capturing the hearts and dancefloors of London and Paris in the 80’s, with Paris based musicians such as the...
Your Ticket to… Ska

Your Ticket to… Ska

This ticket is for a trip back in time, to the roots of one of the most popular upbeat music styles: ska. The origins of the genre date back to the late 1950s, when Jamaican music producers like Prince Buster, Clement “Sir Coxsone” Dodd and Duke Reid formed the first...
Your ticket to… Patchanka

Your ticket to… Patchanka

“Patchanka is the wild sound, for proud souls and lonely hounds”, this was the refrain of the patchanka’s style manifesto song written by Manu Chao and Mano Negra back 1989. Willy-nilly, the French (with Basque origin) musician and band are the most significant exponents of the sound born at the...
Your ticket to… Balkan Music

Your ticket to… Balkan Music

The Balkans has always been the most unstable European region. Its boundaries are still today volatile and migrations, wars and disputes have regularly scarred the peninsula. This also means that Balkan culture and music have constantly been influenced by foreign elements, adopting and blending them together with the proudly home-grown...

Latest DJ Mixes

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.58 – Nickodemus – Spring Thing

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.58 – Nickodemus – Spring Thing

View Nickodemus bio here Spring Thing by Nickodemus   “Here’s a mix reflecting the diverse international dance music coming out of the Wonderwheel Recordings label as well as songs from similar artists I’ve been enjoying lately. The lead track is off my new album A Long Engagement released on May 4th. It’s...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 55 – Edna Martinez – Vanilla Noir

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 55 – Edna Martinez – Vanilla Noir

View Edna Martinez bio here “A musical selection of Afro-Colombian roots, champeta, soukous, makossa and beyond, pure Vanilla Noir.” (Edna Martinez) Track list: La Niña Emilia – La Muchachita inyecta 0:00 Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto – Candelilla Brava 03:21 Abelardo Carbono y Su Conjunto – Palenque Palenque – 08:00 Sangazuza – Sun Malé 11:52 Eki Bis...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 54 – Iñaki Martinez – African Deep House #2

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 54 – Iñaki Martinez – African Deep House #2

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> View Iñaki Martinez bio here “This is a mix I made dedicated exclusively to South African dj’s and producers. Their approach to electronica is both minimalistic and very rich and full at the same time. Grooves and percussion beats stretch...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 52 – Irmãos Makossa

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 52 – Irmãos Makossa

&lt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&amp;lt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt; View Irmãos Makossa bio here “This mix is the reflection of the work that Irmãos Makossa have been doing for the last 10 years in Portugal, which is showing...
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