Daily Discovery

Daily Discovery: ESINAM – NEW DAWN feat. Nadeem Din-Gabisi (Official Video)

Daily Discovery: ESINAM – NEW DAWN feat. Nadeem Din-Gabisi (Official Video)

Enjoy ‘New Dawn’, the new song (and video) by Brussels-based Belgian-Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist Esinam featuring London-based artist Nadeem Din​​-​​Gabisi.   The track, which is also the first single extracted from Esinam upcoming debut LP (WERF Records), is “inspired by Ghanaian afrobeat and results in a mix of Afro-urban-flute-jazz: the power of...
Daily Discovery: Lagartijeando – Sideral Cumbia

Daily Discovery: Lagartijeando – Sideral Cumbia

Check out the latest single by Argentinian musician, producer and DJ Lagartijeando. In ‘Sideral Cumbia’, Mati Zundel reworks traditional cumbia rhythms adding “minimalist drums, a bouncing bassline, echoes upon echos of synth, staccato guitar and even some mbira before coming back to earth momentarily for a swelling horn section”.  ...

Latest Style/Genre Playlists

Your Ticket to… Italian Global Sounds (By Go Dugong)

Your Ticket to… Italian Global Sounds (By Go Dugong)

Giulio Fonseca aka Go Dugong is one of those artists that we’ve been following closely in the past years. As one of the first producers in Italy to experiment with the melding of electronic music with global sounds, but also nightlife agitator with the now-legendary, borderless and cheerful party Balera Favela in Milan,...
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...

Latest DJ Mixes

Mix: Uprising by Christina Hazboun (June 2021)

Mix: Uprising by Christina Hazboun (June 2021)

Now more than ever, three weeks after a ceasefire ended 11 days of air raids and shelling and the international press and media coverage has returned to its low hum, it’s crucial to keep the attention from wavering, and spotlight the daily sufferings and tensions borne by the people living...
Mix: Mukambo’s Pan-Afrobeat Mixtape

Mix: Mukambo’s Pan-Afrobeat Mixtape

Twenty+ years after Fela Kuti‘s death, afrobeat seems to be more alive than ever! Over the past two decades, afrobeat bands have arisen in the four corners of the earth, some paying homage to Fela, other playing their own blend of afrobeat, mixing their roots with Fela Kuti and Tony...
Mix: Rhythm Passport x EoL Radio (March 2021)

Mix: Rhythm Passport x EoL Radio (March 2021)

Some weeks ago, DJ, selector, producer and good friend of Rhythm Passport Black Lulu asked us to prepare a two-hour “Oriental music” selection for his show on Tel Aviv-based Eol Radio… and so we did. Listen in and accompany us on a journey through the Arab music world, from Algerian...
Mix: Poirier – ‘Musicien du Monde’ (August 2020)

Mix: Poirier – ‘Musicien du Monde’ (August 2020)

A couple of months ago, on the 19th of June, Canadian musician, producer and DJ Poirier released his eleventh album titled Soft Power on Wonderwheel Recordings. Anticipated by “Café Com Leite” (featuring Flavia Coelho) and “Sim Bombei” (with Samito), Soft Power is a fresh, dancy and wide-ranging chapter in Poirier’s over 20-year long career, stretching...
Mix: Radio Mukambo Entering 2020 – Best of 2019 Mixtape

Mix: Radio Mukambo Entering 2020 – Best of 2019 Mixtape

It took quite a while, actually it took a corona crisis to get time to finish this Best-of-2019 mixtape, but it was worth the wait. It’s a serious global mash-up of grooves, bass ‘n beats, 56 tracks squeezed into little more than 2 hours. Don’t forget: leave your dancing shoes...

Latest Hit the Road Music Studio Episodes

Hit The Road Music Studio: Mourad Bachkou Gnaoua Band

Hit The Road Music Studio: Mourad Bachkou Gnaoua Band

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...
Hit The Road Music Studio: Ady & Kasia Take You to the Desert

Hit The Road Music Studio: Ady & Kasia Take You to the Desert

Ady and Kasia from Hit The Road Music Studio are back on Rhythm Passport with their musical journey to record artists all over the world and support their musical heritage and culture. They recently released a documentary retracing their experience and you can have a sneak peek into it watching the...
Hit The Road Music Studio: Choque Sonidero

Hit The Road Music Studio: Choque Sonidero

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...
Hit The Road Music Studio: Lala Tamar

Hit The Road Music Studio: Lala Tamar

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...
Hit The Road Music Studio: Projekt Kobieta

Hit The Road Music Studio: Projekt Kobieta

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...
Hit The Road Music Studio: Zegro Band

Hit The Road Music Studio: Zegro Band

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...