Daily Discovery

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...
Daily Discovery: London Afrobeat Collective – Tolembi

Daily Discovery: London Afrobeat Collective – Tolembi

‘Tolembi’ is the latest video from UK-based afrobeat and afro-funk band London Afrobeat Collective extracted from their third LP, Humans.    Find out more here: https://londonafrobeatcollective.bandcamp.com/   “We are tired – of the governments of the world and their hypocrisy when it comes to human rights. We are asking – for...
Daily Discovery: Reza Forte – BaianaSystem Feat. BNegão

Daily Discovery: Reza Forte – BaianaSystem Feat. BNegão

‘Reza Forte’ is the first single extracted from BaianaSystem’s new album Navio Pirata.   The LP is the first chapter of a three-act project titled OXEAXEEXU exposing the Afro-Latin and Afro-Brazilian connection and reflecting on the experiences the musicians went through the last months, both concerning the pandemic and political situation...
Daily Discovery: Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble – "NOW (Forever Momentary Space)"

Daily Discovery: Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble – "NOW (Forever Momentary Space)"

Check out the new single by Chicago-based collective Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble part of their upcoming album NOW out on International Anthem in early April: https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/now   “NOW” was created in the final throes of Summer 2020, following months of pandemic-induced fear & isolation, the explosion of social unrest, struggle & violence...
Daily Discovery: Atine – Ey Tir

Daily Discovery: Atine – Ey Tir

Enjoy ‘Ey Tir (Les coeurs sont ta cible)’, the new video by Paris-based ensemble Atine.   The group is formed by five Iranian musicians, currently living in France, who are re-arranging traditional Persian music employing Arabic, flamenco, jazz and baroque influences. Back in November, they released their debut album Parisienne...