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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...

Latest DJ Mixes

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.74 – Kensaye

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.74 – Kensaye

View Kensaye bio here We are back behind the DJ decks after the summer break and pretty excited to introduce you to and feature a mix by London-based DJ, producer and radio-host Kensaye. Taking inspiration from and delving into the African diasporic sounds, Kensaye unhearted and brought together some of the most...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.73 – Naphta

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.73 – Naphta

View Naphta bio here In anticipation of his London visit and upcoming set at The Jago in Dalston on Friday the 19th of July (together with Lua Preta, ElPeche, Lou Pino and Carthnage), we have the pleasure to welcome the weekend with a brand spanking new mix by Polish musician, DJ and producer Naphta....
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.72 – Basy Tropikalne

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.72 – Basy Tropikalne

View Basy Tropikalne bio here To celebrate the release of their second compilation (Basy Tropikalne #2) focussed on the new vibes coming from Latin America and including “eighteen previously unreleased tracks by a mixture of already recognized and rising and promising producers from all over the continent”, we are thrilled to feature...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.71 – University of Tropical Sound

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.71 – University of Tropical Sound

View University of Tropical Sound bio here Welcome the weekend with a funky new mix by London-based collective, label and party-starters University of Tropical Sound inspired by their brand new release Diatribes REMIXES and exploring the concept of “global bass”.  “Global Bass is a term mainly used by producers to describe heavy electronic bass music...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 69 – Edna Martinez – Maicao Tape

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 69 – Edna Martinez – Maicao Tape

View Edna Martinez bio here A musical selection by Edna Martinez related to her LatinArab project. “LatinArab is a DJ-set by Edna Martinez (Colombia) with live percussion by Romeo Natur (Germany / Palestina), both living in Berlin. This show is a melting pot of Oriental, Tropical, Afro-Caribbean, ancestral music and organic...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.68 – Panda Palm #2

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.68 – Panda Palm #2

View Panda Palm bio here The Manchester-based duo Panda Palm takes you on an eclectic psychedelic and funky journey through different continents, times and atmospheres. Informed by the world music nights their collective Me Gusta has been putting on for the past two years and the new Me Gusta sister night...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 67 – Iñaki Martinez – Organic Electronica

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 67 – Iñaki Martinez – Organic Electronica

“This is a mix I made after many months of listening to this genre. Organic sounds mixed with electronic beats. Textures, sounds, extractions and sample manipulations. As I say, it’s digital folk on steroids. Tracks from Germany, Brazil, Switzerland, Denmark, and more.” (Iñaki Martinez) Track list: Moglebaum – Synthie & Roma...
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