Daily Discovery

Daily Discovery: SEVDALIZA – DARKEST HOUR

Daily Discovery: SEVDALIZA – DARKEST HOUR

Iranian-Dutch musician Sevdaliza‘s video for ‘Darkest Hour’, extracted from her latest album Shabrang, is her very personal contribution to Women History Month and her way own way to celebrate women from all over the world and walks of life.   More info on Shabrang here: https://smarturl.it/shabrang%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%8B  
Daily Discovery: Mdou Moctar – "Afrique Victime (Official Music Video)

Daily Discovery: Mdou Moctar – "Afrique Victime (Official Music Video)

‘Afrique Victime’ is the title track and latest single extracted from Nigerien singer/songwriter Mdou Moctar‘s upcoming namesake album, out on May 21 via Matador Records.   With Afrique Victime, Mdou Moctar “boldly reforges contemporary Saharan music and ‘rock music’ by melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic...
Daily Discovery: Baiuca – Veleno (ft. Rodrigo Cuevas)

Daily Discovery: Baiuca – Veleno (ft. Rodrigo Cuevas)

Check out ‘Veneno’, the collaborative new single by Galician musician Baiuca (Alejandro Guillán) and Asturian composer, singer and multi-instrumentalists Rodrigo Cuevas bringing together electronica with traditional sounds from North-Western Spain, out now via Raso Estudio.   Follow this link for more info: https://links.altafonte.com/kp3kp26  
Daily Discovery: Angelique Kidjo – Dignity ft. Yemi Alade

Daily Discovery: Angelique Kidjo – Dignity ft. Yemi Alade

Beninese singer/songwriter Angelique Kidjo has recently joined forces once again with Nigerian musician Yemi Alade to give life to a new single inspired by the #ENDSARS movement rallying across Nigeria: https://angeliquekidjo.lnk.to/Dignity   The song is dedicated to the ones who lost their life in the demonstrations against police brutality in the...
Daily Discovery: Montparnasse Musique – Panter (Official Video)

Daily Discovery: Montparnasse Musique – Panter (Official Video)

Afro-electro duo Montparnasse Musique, formed by Algerian producer Nadjib Ben Bella (Les Amazones d’Afrique) and South African DJ Aero Manyelo, just released their debut single ‘Panter’.   The track, which also features Kinshasa-based collective Kasai Allstars, is out now on Real World X, an imprint of Real World Records and you...
Daily Discovery: Carmen Lienqueo / Canto para Siempre

Daily Discovery: Carmen Lienqueo / Canto para Siempre

Carmen Lienqueo is a composer, singer, charango player and producer based in Santiago de Chile.   In her music, she brings forward a new approach to Chilean folk also backing the cause and struggle of indigenous people like the Mapuche.   After years being the voice for Pan-Latin band Mákina...
Daily Discovery: El Individuo – Piensa [Videoclip Oficial]

Daily Discovery: El Individuo – Piensa [Videoclip Oficial]

‘Piensa’ is the new single by Cuban rapper El Individuo extracted from his latest EP Escribo our now on INTL BLK.   “Escribo is a meditation on this year from Cuba’s most populated neighborhood, Diez de Octubre, Havana. The EP pulls together Cuba’s jazz and timba influences with trap, dancehall, drill...
Daily Discovery: Killabeatmaker – Huracán (Video Oficial)

Daily Discovery: Killabeatmaker – Huracán (Video Oficial)

Check out the new video by Colombian DJ & producer KillaBeatMaker out now on Galletas Calientes Records.   “Killabeatmaker presents ‘HURACÁN’, a video that speaks to the depths of our African roots combined with Afro-Colombian sound. The video was filmed in the mountains of San Agustín (Huila) by the director Sir...
Daily Discovery: Black Coffee: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Daily Discovery: Black Coffee: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Enjoy Black Coffee‘s set for NPR’s Music Tiny Desk (at Home). The South African producer, singer/songwriter and DJ recorded the performance in the Johannesburg National School of Arts auditorium, helped by local students. “Kicking off the set is ‘You Rock My World’ featuring Soulstar, a classic dance joint from his...
Daily Discovery: Ballaké Sissoko & Camille – Kora (Official video)

Daily Discovery: Ballaké Sissoko & Camille – Kora (Official video)

Enjoy ‘Kora’, the latest single extracted from Malian griot Ballakè Sissoko‘s upcoming album Djourou out on NØ FØRMAT! on April 9: https://idol.lnk.to/KoraSingle   The song and its relative video see the participation of Camille, singer of French lounge band Nouvelle Vague.   The Paris-based musician shared her experience on the collaboration with...
Daily Discovery: La Deyabu & Soledad del Rio – TODO CAMBIA

Daily Discovery: La Deyabu & Soledad del Rio – TODO CAMBIA

Chilean rapper La Deyabu joined forces with composer, singer and actress Soledad del Río to release a cover of Mercedes Sosa‘s classic ‘Todo Cambia’: “A fusion between the urban and folkloric, the bond between two women through a song narrating our changing times“   The track is extracted from La Deyabu’s...
Daily Discovery: Theo Ogundipe – CT

Daily Discovery: Theo Ogundipe – CT

‘CT’ is the brand new single (and video) by Nigerian-born, London-raised actor and musician Theo Ogundipe. The song is part of a 3-track project also featuring a short film which will be released in the coming months.   “Theo’s music is an eclectic fusion of several genres including Soul, Hip-hop, indie...
Daily Discovery: Quetzal – El perdón (Forgiveness); [Official Audio]

Daily Discovery: Quetzal – El perdón (Forgiveness); [Official Audio]

‘El Perdón (Forgiveness)’ is the second single extracted from Los Angeles-based chicano band Quetzal‘s new album Puentes Sonoros, out on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. “On Puentes Sonoros (Sonic Bridges), the Grammy-winning East L.A. band Quetzal crosses physical and stylistic borders to create an album of songs imbued with inventiveness”. Find out more here:...
Daily Discovery: Black Bear Basement – Kryptik

Daily Discovery: Black Bear Basement – Kryptik

Black Bear Basement is a German live instrumental collective formed by four musicians from Hanover, Berlin and Göttingen, who focus on the correlation between hip-hop and jazz.   ‘Kryptik’ is taken from their 2018 album Beyond Traits out on German label Dezi-Belle: https://dezi-belle.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-traits  
Daily Discovery: Chihei Hatakeyama – Twilight Sea

Daily Discovery: Chihei Hatakeyama – Twilight Sea

Chihei Hatakeyama is a Japanese sound artist, mastering engineer, and record label founder. ‘Twilight Sea’ is his new single part of his upcoming album Late Spring out on April 7 via Gearbox Records.   “An album of a humble nature, ‘Late Spring’ gently unfolds as a shared journeying experience through a...
Daily Discovery: MIMA – La máquina patinaba

Daily Discovery: MIMA – La máquina patinaba

Check out this very ‘MIMA‘ version of ‘La Maquina Patinanaba’, a plena standard originally written by Puerto Rican musician Manuel Jiménez (Canario).   Singer/songwriter MIMA covered the song back in 2014 reinterpreting it using a more contemporary register through bass, claps and synths.   Find out more on her Bandcamp...
Daily Discovery: Erick Cosaque – Joel (Official Audio)

Daily Discovery: Erick Cosaque – Joel (Official Audio)

On the 26th of March, Heavenly Sweetness will be reissuing Cosaque 1978, an album firstly released in 1977 by influential Guadeloupean musician Erick Cosaque.   Cosaque is indeed one of the most recognised interpreters of the Caribbean island culture, becoming the main exponent of the local Gwo-ka tradition.   More...
Daily Discovery: Mista Savona & Beatriz Márquez – Lágrimas Negras

Daily Discovery: Mista Savona & Beatriz Márquez – Lágrimas Negras

“From the forthcoming album ‘Havana Meets Kingston – Part 2‘ this stunning version of ‘Lagrimas Negras’ features legendary Cuban singer Beatriz Márquez together with some of Jamaica and Cuba’s most accomplished musicians.   This exclusive video footage shows Cuba’s capital city in a very different light, captured during the various...
Daily Discovery: Malika Tirolien – GROW (Live Performance)

Daily Discovery: Malika Tirolien – GROW (Live Performance)

‘Grow’ is the fourth single extracted from Guadeloupean singer/songwriter Malika Tirolien‘s new album “Higher”, out now on GroundUP Music: https://orcd.co/malikahigher   “GROW is a reminder to enjoy the process wherever you may be in your life and do the best you can with what you can control.” (Malika Tirolien)  
Daily Discovery: Pizzica di Cisternino

Daily Discovery: Pizzica di Cisternino

Amaraterra is a multi-national band reviving and reinterpreting traditional music from Southern Italy and the Mediterranean in a very London way.   Check out their new single ‘O Diu Quantu Sta Casa’: https://amaraterra.bandcamp.com/track/o-diu-quantu-sta-casa   …and don’t miss their (virtual) set part of Jam in a Jar online festival, happening in...
Daily Discovery: Los Yesterdays "Nobody’s Clown" (Official Video)

Daily Discovery: Los Yesterdays "Nobody’s Clown" (Official Video)

Los Yesterdays are a ‘Souldies’ band formed in Altadena, California, in 2017 by members of Daptone Records family & friends.   A few days ago, they released their second single Nobody’s Clown (Penrose Records) and relative video directed by David Brocca and starring “El Triste” by Puppetmaster213.   The song fully...
Daily Discovery: Bejuco – Batea (Video Oficial)

Daily Discovery: Bejuco – Batea (Video Oficial)

Here’s the new single and video by one of the new sensations of Afro-Colombian music.   ‘Batea’, by San Andrés de Tumaco-based band Bejuco, is extracted from the debut album of the band out now on Discos Pacífico/Llorona Records : https://lloronarecords.bandcamp.com/album/batea   “Bejuco plays bambuco, bunde, juga, employing the timbre...
Daily Discovery: Dobet Gnahoré – "Lève-toi" (Official Music Video)

Daily Discovery: Dobet Gnahoré – "Lève-toi" (Official Music Video)

“Lève-toi” is the first of five singles anticipating Ivorian singer/songwriter Dobet Gnahoré‘s upcoming album, Couleur, scheduled for worldwide release on June 4 via Cumbancha   “The album marks an energetic homecoming and exciting new artistic direction for this dynamic diva from Côte d’Ivoire… Filled with positive messages, calls for female...
Daily Discovery: My Jazzy Child – La belle Dame (Official Video)

Daily Discovery: My Jazzy Child – La belle Dame (Official Video)

‘La belle Dame’ is the new single extracted from French musician My Jazzy Child‘s latest album Innéisme (‘Innaism’), out on Akuphone: https://akuphone.bandcamp.com/album/inn-isme   “The title alone sums up perfectly the 8th album of French artist My Jazzy Child. Inspired by Noam Chosmky’s “universal grammar”, it refers to man’s innate ability to develop language....
Daily Discovery: Kaleema – Circulo de Arena

Daily Discovery: Kaleema – Circulo de Arena

Enjoy the third and final single extracted from Kaleema‘s upcoming album Útera, out on Friday via Wonderwheel Recordings: https://wonderwheelrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/tera   “Underneath Kaleema’s beautiful crooning, pulsating and drifting synths are cushioned by bewitching rhythms that transport you into a serene soundscape. Misty melodies call to mind a mystical sunset over a...