Tag Archives: Dance

Gallery: Bomba Estéreo @ Koko (London, 12th September 2017)

Gallery: Bomba Estéreo @ Koko (London, 12th September 2017)

Once the fuse is triggered, there’s no way to defuse la bomba. But why in the world would you stop Bomba Estereo‘s glittery electro-Latin vibes? A few weeks ago, we were at Koko for their only London’s show and new album launch and they carried us away with a Colombian rhythmic explosion. That’s what...
Album Review: Synthesize The Soul, Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973 – 1988 [Ostinato Records, 24th February 2017]
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Album Review: Synthesize The Soul, Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973 – 1988 [Ostinato Records, 24th February 2017]

Last year’s Analog Africa compilation (Legend of Funana) brought the tiny islands to our attention as an influential musical force. Now, Ostinato Records release an 18-track compilation showcasing how Cape Verdean musicians and producers incorporated electronic sounds into their traditional, indigenous rhythms of funana in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Under...