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Latest Style/Genre Playlists

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...
Your ticket to… Calypso

Your ticket to… Calypso

To compile a playlist about calypso music is also to delve into Trinidad and Tobago’s history. When the first kaisonians or storytellers/griots were deported from West Africa (in particular Nigeria) in the late 17th century, they started to spread a new music repertoire on the islands referring to their Ibibio...

Latest DJ Mixes

Mix: Cymande for Dimension Festival

Mix: Cymande for Dimension Festival

If you’ve never had the joy of attending a Cymande concert, this mix allows you some of the access, as live portions are interspersed with classic recordings. Cymande, with their unique blend of reggae rhythms and funk syncopation, have always had a message. Cymande, with their unique blend of reggae...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 36 – Iñaki Martinez

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 36 – Iñaki Martinez

View Iñaki Martinez bio here A blend of African Afrobeat and Latin Funk tunes from Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba and more.   Track list: Intro / Fela Kuti – Lady (Iñaki M. Remix) 00:00 Renegades of Jazz – Comencemos (Jungle Fire Remix) 02:37 Aja Wondo – Uppers International (Iñaki M. Remix) 06:50 Banda Black Río –...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 35 – MUNDO FM Collective – Global Riddims

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 35 – MUNDO FM Collective – Global Riddims

View Mundo FM Collective bio here Global Riddims In the nineties, London clubs like Dingwalls and Mambo Inn Club and magazines like Straight No Chaser carried the message of the new ‘jazz thang’ to the four corners of the Globe. They projected a modern, open, artistic vision where no musical categories...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.34 – DJ Kobayashi (Batov Records Special PT.1)

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.34 – DJ Kobayashi (Batov Records Special PT.1)

View DJ Kobayashi bio here Track List: Baharat – On The Way To a Wedding Chavo – Misery (03:33) Gypsy Hill – Evitza (Tarante Groove Machine Remix) (07:14) The Discount Orchestra – Bring On the Clowns (Gypsy Hill Remix) (10:50) Elektrik Kool Tur – Hailli (16:03) Kaligola Disco Bazar – Gone (Mondo Cane Dub Rework) (20:25) The Great...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.33 – Area Boys

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.33 – Area Boys

Area Boys – Palmwine Guitars and Ngoma Rhythms Area Boys are taking you back in time, opening the vault for a special selection of our best classic dancefloor fillers. A journey through the African continent, starting in featuring mesmerising Highlife from by the legend and innovator Eric Agyeman and Hedzoleh Soundz...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 32 – MUNDO FM Collective – Bounty Radio

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 32 – MUNDO FM Collective – Bounty Radio

View Mundo FM Collective bio here Nomadic Mood Mixtape – Bounty Radio  “The electronica producer of the future is a nomad. He’ll create something true and unique from his own tradition and culture but will pick up inspiration from the most unlikely of cultures, ages and genres from across the globe....
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.31 – DJ Khalab

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.31 – DJ Khalab

DJ Khalab brings you to Burkina Faso with a brand new mix saturated with loops, trance and transcendence. The Italian DJ jazzed up the rich Western African country’s tradition with sonorous colour; boosting the psychedelic character of his musical journey. View DJ Khalab bio here Track List: Louo (The Farmer, Bwaba)...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.30 – DJ Kobayashi

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.30 – DJ Kobayashi

View DJ Kobayashi bio here Track List: Haleva (with Amir Yaghmai) by The Gaslamp Killer (00:00) Stone in the Temple by Grayson (02:05) Ya Nass by Restless Leg Syndrome (04:22) Tarante by Tarante Groove Machine (08:07) Indian vs Arabic (Bryant King‘s Beats) [Instrumental] by DJ BX’TREME (10:56)  Van Je Mama (Supported by DJ...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.29 – DJ Pedrolito

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.29 – DJ Pedrolito

View DJ Pedrolito’s bio here Track List: Ñejo – Si La Ves Ñengo Flow – No Dice Na Baja Frequencia – La Danza De La Muerte Jamsha – No Tengo Novia Orión & Royal Highness – Me Gusta Deejay Zurdo – Bien Loco (version cumbia) La mafia del amor –...
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