Your Ticket to… the U.K.


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…

Nubiyan Twist - Play On (Live at the Jazz Cafe, London)

Nubiyan Twist's ethio dub take of the song 'Play On'... keep an eye out for Dubmatix and The Hempolics version of this vocal coming out soon! Get our latest record 'Siren Song' here: Bookings: Video: Sound Capture: Joel Borkin Mixing and Mastering: Tom Excell

Family Atlantica - Enjera (Worldwide Premiere)

Subscribe to Gilles Peterson's channel here: In intercontinental affair from Family Atlantica, taken from their second album ‘Cosmic Unity’, released on May 13th via Soundway Records.

K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade - Turn Up The Music [OFFICIAL VIDEO]


Sheelanagig - Skotchne

Sheelanagig perform 'Skotchne' at the Bath Folk Festival. For more from Sheelanagig: For more from the Bath Folk Festival, check out... our YouTube channel: our Web page: our Facebook page: or talk to us on Twitter: @bathfolkfest

Auntie Flo feat. Esa - I Want To Blow Your Mind

Auntie Flo feat. Esa - I Want To Blow Your Mind From the album 'Future Rhythm Machine' Huntleys & Palmers 2012 Video by Ling Lee: 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

Lakuta - Bata Boy (Official Video)

Official video for Brighton based Lakuta's debut single 'Bata Boy' out now! Buy/Stream Subscribe to Tru Thoughts: Directed by: Crusoe Weston & Ali White Camera Operator: Jack Webber 1st AD: Matt Monfredi Lighting 1st: Thomas Gonsard Lighting 2nd: Nina Parsons Styling: Sian O'Donnell Hair: Kerri Ewart & Abra Kennedy Makeup: Summer Dyason & Summer Makepeace Tru Thoughts TRUDD174. Tru Thoughts Online:

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 Like: Listen: Contact : 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



Afro Cluster - We Don Land (Glastonbury 2016)

GUIDANCE: Contains flashing images Afro Cluster performs We Don Land at Glastonbury 2016. Visit the BBC Glastonbury website for more videos and photos

Can I know You

Provided to YouTube by Republic of Music Can I know You · Afriquoi featuring Kakatsitsi Starship / Can I Know You ℗ Wormfood Released on: 2017-04-29 Artist: Afriquoi Featured Artist: Kakatsitsi Auto-generated by YouTube.

Mungo's Hi Fi - Gimme Gimme ft Kenny Knots (Official video)

Subscribe: Video produced by Bartosz Madejski - Label: Scotch Bonnet Records Cat. number: SCOBLP003 Format: Vinyl, CD, Digital Release date: 13/05/2013

Sons Of Kemet - In The Castle Of My Skin

Sons Of Kemet - 'Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do' Released 25th September on Naim Jazz Records Available Via: Naim Label: iTunes: Amazon: Bandcamp: 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 Dancers: Gift Marule Mhlonipeni Manjiya Shaun Ngwenya June Hlabisa Sabelo Mahlangu Dumisani Khumalo Louis Gazimbana Hlulani Baloyi Phetulo Manamela Sipho Nyathi Banele Skhosana Mduduzi Mahlangu Njabulo Manana Buhle Davane Choreographer: Jarrel Mathebula Styling: Neo Sebete Young boy conductor Thando Hlabisa

GoGo Penguin - Branches Break (Radio Edit)

“Branches Break” from the album « Man Made Object » More infos: Facebook: Twitter: Official Site: Newsletter: Composed by GoGo Penguin (Chris Illingworth, Nick Blacka, Rob Turner) Piano: Chris Illingworth Double Bass: Nick Blacka Drums: Rob Turner Video director: Antony Barkworth-Knight Published By: BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

Resonators - Papa Daddio (Official Video)

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 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'.

Gypsy Hill - Balkan Beast [Official Video] - Batov Records


Kefaya - Indignados (NEW SINGLE) Official Video - Radio Edit

'Indignados' the new single from Kefaya Download single here or here Taken from the debut album 'Radio International' out 14/10/2016 Download here or order CD here Giuliano Modarelli - Guitar Al MacSween - Keys Joost Hendrickx - Drums Kenny Higgins - Bass Richard Ormrod - Saxophones Chico Pere - Vocals Glenn Sharp - Guitar Cormac Byrne - Percussion Produced and arranged by Al MacSween & Giuliano Modarelli Horn arrangements by Richard Ormrod Mixed by Sam Hobbs Mastered by Jon Astley Video by Matteo Gilli (C) 2016 Radio International Records
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Watch the full playlist:


  1. Nubiyan Twist – Play On (Leeds/London)
  2. Family Atlantica – Enjera (London)
  3. K.O.G. & the Zongo Brigade – Turn Up the Music (Sheffield)
  4. Shelanagig – Skotchne (Bristol)
  5. Auntie Flo feat. Esa – I Want to Blow Your Mind (Glasgow)
  6. Lakuta – Bata Boy (Brighton)
  7. 47Soul – Jahrusalem (London)
  8. Kaz Hawkins – Drink with the Devil (Belfast)
  9. Afro Cluster – We Don Land (Cardiff)
  10. Afriquoi – Can I Know You (London)
  11. Mungo’s Hi-Fi feat. Kenny Knots – Gimme Gimme (Glasgow)
  12. Sons Of Kemet – In The Castle Of My Skin (London)
  13. GoGo Penguin – Branches Break (Manchester)
  14. Resonators – Papa Daddio (Brighton)
  15. Gypsy Hill – Balkan Beast (London)
  16. Soothsayers – Nothing Can Stop Us (London)
  17. Kefaya – Indignados (Leeds/London)
  18. Kioko – Tired of Lying (Birmingham)
  19. Kabantu – Ulidzele! (Manchester)
  20. Gentleman’s Dub Club – See Them (Leeds)
  21. United Vibrations – Grow (London)
  22. Ariwo – To Earth (London)
  23. Eva Lazarus – Bad News (Birmingham/Bristol)
  24. Native Sun & Bocafloja – Light (London)
  25. Anchorsong – Oriental Suit (London)

photo ©: Gerold Schneider

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