Tag Archives: Electronica

Review: Konono No. 1 @ Rich Mix (London, 30th July 2016)

Review: Konono No. 1 @ Rich Mix (London, 30th July 2016)

The Grammy award winning group Konono No. 1 was formed in Congo in the late 1960s. Their distinctive sound is driven by three likembas (bass, medium and treble thumb pianos). What separates them from so many traditional acts is the rudimentary, homemade amplification of the likembas. This sound is also known...
Interview: Marginal Men (July 2016)

Interview: Marginal Men (July 2016)

If baile funk has invaded Europe and become a thing on the Old Continent too, you need to look at and listen to these two Rio de Janeiro born and São Paulo based DJs and producers. Six years ago, Gustavo Gomes and Pedro Fontes, known together as Marginal Men, started to play,...
Review: Yeasayer @ Oslo Hackney (London, 10th June 2016)

Review: Yeasayer @ Oslo Hackney (London, 10th June 2016)

A sold out Oslo was treated to a reincarnated Yeasayer, complete with their unmistakable lush harmonies, jangly guitars and New York swagger. It was their second album, the 2010 Secretly Canadian and Mute Records release, Odd Blood, that bought Yeasayer to the world’s attention, when they enjoyed much hype including...
Interview: Kimmo Pohjonen (June 2016)

Interview: Kimmo Pohjonen (June 2016)

Please don’t call him the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the accordion’ and don’t try to associate his name with the one of Bjork or even Vin Diesel… because, after thirty years of illustrious music career, Kimmo Pohjonen can be deservedly and simply defined as a unique accordionist. His musicianship has brought...
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