There’s no better way to introduce you to the Rhythm Passport music world than to start in our very own “backyard”. For this reason, we gather together and are keen to let you discover some of the most interesting projects and sounds right here on our doorstep, from Belfast to Brighton and Glasgow to Cardiff.
Rhythm Passport grew up with their vibes, enjoying their music and doing our best to support them in the most effective way. Not simply because we honestly think that this is music that deserves to be heard, but also because it embodies the multiculturalism that is still enriching the British social fabric.
Open your ears and enjoy our guide to the nu-British sound…
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In intercontinental affair from Family Atlantica, taken from their second album ‘Cosmic Unity’, released on May 13th via Soundway Records.
Auntie Flo feat. Esa - I Want To Blow Your Mind
From the album 'Future Rhythm Machine'
Huntleys & Palmers 2012
Video by Ling Lee: http://underkonstrukt.com/
Having brought 2011 to a close with two sell out releases ('Oh My Days' & 'Highlife') under his belt, a growing fan base which counts Ricardo Villalobos, Andrew Weatherall, Gilles Peterson, Caribou and Jackmaster amongst its members. Lining up residencies at the legendary Plastic People in London, Glasgow's Sub Club and festival appearances this summer, Auntie Flo has been on a roll! It now gives us great pleasure in presenting the Future Rhythm Machine.
Whilst Future Rhythm Machine isn't a full length debut album, it is a body of work which draws on and demonstrates Auntie Flo's far flung influences which include African and Latin lessons in rhythm from the likes of Fela Kuti, William Onyeabor and Matias Aguayo, the refinery of Ricardo Villalobos and Four Tet and is charged with the instinctive energy from Kwaito and Chicago house. Also inspired by Black Atlantic diasporic culture and the writing of Kodwo Eshun, Steve Goodman (Kode 9) and Paul Gilroy.
Featuring guest vocals from sultry Chilean singer Mamacita (whose own material is forthcoming on the label) and Glasgow's favourite South African, Esa Williams. Future Rhythm Machine was actually the first piece of work we'd heard from the Auntie Flo project (it was actually the catalyst for starting the label) and despite it being an earlier incarnation to what we now present, its originality still shines through and has stood up to (many) repeated listens. With only a few straight up club tracks, we hope you enjoy listening to this at home, in the club or on the move as much as we do.
"Kodwo Eshun talks about the 'futurhythmachine' where he disputes the western futurist pre-occupation with noise in favour of rhythm - it is the rhythm machine which joins the dots between all music of the black atlantic from Afrobeat and Highlife to Techno, Soul and Hip Hop. Whilst I have always been interested in 'black music', I had less exposure to African and South American music until a few years ago, so there is still a freshness which is really exciting. I have always been drawn to the rhythm or groove of any piece of music, much more so than lyrical content for example. When I listen to African music I hear new rhythms, new possiblities and a glimpse into another world." Auntie Flo
47SOUL - "Jahrusalem" | Live at the TBA Live Series
47SOUL is the futuristic sound of a Palestinian wedding; true party music for the masses.
This Video Was Shot In Amman Jordan By Immortal Entertainment At The TBA Live Series
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Bio: 47 SOUL was founded when four inspiring young Palestinian musicians from different regions joined forces: El Far3i (Singer, Darbouka/percussion), Z The People (Singer, Keys, Electronics), Walaa Sbeit (Singer, Percussion) and El Jihaz (Singer, Guitar, Electronics). Their mission is to invade the world with the futuristic sound of Dabke
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Can I know You · Afriquoi featuring Kakatsitsi
Starship / Can I Know You
Released on: 2017-04-29
Featured Artist: Kakatsitsi
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Sons Of Kemet - 'Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do'
Released 25th September on Naim Jazz Records
Naim Label: http://bit.ly/1OOptGM
Sons Of Kemet are:
Shabaka Hutchings – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Theon Cross – tuba
Tom Skinner – drums
Sebastian Rochford – drums
Director: Lebogang Rasethaba for Arcade Content
Producer: Allison Swank
DOP: Motheo Moeng
Editor: Xolelwa “Ollie” Nhlabatsi
2nd Camera: Mongezi Bottoman
Camera Assistants: Mlungisi Dube, Takatso Mahlangu
Young boy conductor
Directed and edited by Alex Forster
Filmed by Evelyn and Fitzroy Houston
Papa Daddio is the new single from Resonators - out March 24th on Wah Wah 45s.
Papa Daddio is from the beautiful album Imaginary People.
Brought together from Brighton's diverse and thriving arts scene and a love of the hypnotic, spontaneous and psychedelic sounds of dub, Resonators is a band blurring genre boundaries and carving their own niche within the ever- evolving sounds of dub-reggae.
2016 saw them release their third album, Imaginary People, described by rootsreggaereview.com as "nine tracks of beautifully crafted, exquisite roots reggae". Papa Daddio - the third single to be drawn from that album, sees Kassia Zermon, one of the band's two uniquely talented front-women, take on lead vocal duties. It's a bittersweet tale of the stresses and strains of the parent-child relationship where ominous, dark dub elements contrast perfectly with Kassia's deliciously sweet vocal tones.
Drawing on the collective input of its nine members, the band create a sound atypical of the reggae scene. Ranging from the haunting and melancholy, to soulful lovers-rock style and a leaning towards the deep and heavy, Resonators' music is influenced in equal parts by UK sound system culture, classic roots reggae and a diverse musical background.
The past decade has seen the band play legendary venues, including the Brixton Academy and Brighton Dome, and major festivals across the UK and Europe like Glastonbury, Dour and Outlook as well as supporting a vast array of acts - Jimmy Cliff, Fat Freddy's Drop, Lee Scratch Perry and Horace Andy to name a few.
Resonators have received continued radio support across their three album releases with airplay on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6Music and a live session on Radio 4's 'Loose Ends'.