The most widely known musician from the French West African nation of Cameroon, Manu Dibango was one of the pioneers of world music in the early 1970s and remained one of the most internationally celebrated African musicians into the mid-1990s. The Boston Globe considered his 1994 hit Wakafrika to be his “best album in [...]
Omar has just re released “Sing [If You Want It]“, on Tru Thoughts Records, the British soul supremo’s sixth and perhaps funkiest album so far. Featuring guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Common, Estelle, Rodney P, JC Bentley, Canitbe and Ashman, and with additional production from Omar’s brother, Scratch Professer, it’s a brilliant collection [...]
Osunlade is a gifted and respected deep house / nu - jazz producer and DJ. Growing up in a musical environment, he knew music would rule his life. As a teenager in the 70s, he joined the cast of Sesame Street and later began producing music for the show. An ordained priest of the African [...]
Misplaced on the We Produce imprint of the legendary Stax label, soulful troubadour Lou Bond never received the recognition befitting his talent and the strength of his recordings. A voice of conscious strumming an acoustic guitar with a magnetic vocal delivery, Bond should have taken his rightful place among his more lauded peers during [...]
The Wonderful Ms. Ann Sexton!
Born In Greenville,South Carolina Mary Ann Sexton was raised by a family influenced by gospel music. As a child she sang in her church choir and spent her adolescent and teenage years singing in school and winning talent shows. In 1967 Ann recorded her first song. She was featured on a [...]
Born and raised in the Hackney neighborhood of North London, 23-year-old Szjerdene (pronounced JhurDEEN) has quietly commanded the attention of music lovers, journalists and artists.
Citing Mariah Carey as her sole childhood inspiration, Szjerdene credits the superstar with introducing her to a life-long love of music. “I listened to her most of my childhood,” she reveals, [...]
Ojos De Brujo -
UrbanWorld Records and Al Lindrum have released “Ojos De Brujo Reworked”, a remix compilation of the music of Grammy award-winning, Spanish flamenco-fusion group, Ojos De Brujo.
Throughout the past ten years, Ojos De Brujo have represented the freshest fusion of flamenco and urban music. By staying true to their Catalan roots, they [...]
I edited down an interview Sixto did for the London Telegraph this week.
I first heard his debut album “Cold Fact” when it was re-released last year: that the only thing more amazing than the record – a fried, hazy, gloriously tuneful, psychedelic folk rock classic to rank with “Love’s Forever Changes” – is the [...]
Los Miticos Del Ritmo
From the sweltering tropical depths of Cali, Colombia Will ‘Quantic’ Holland’s studio band Los Miticos Del Ritmo (The Mythics of Rhythm) return with an album of hip shaking, dancefloor quaking instrumental cumbias.
Assembled using vallenato and cumbia musicians living in Cali, Los Miticos del Ritmo are a 7 piece studio band put [...]
Lack Of Afro
In a remarkably short amount of time, Adam Gibbons (Lack Of Afro) has amassed an extensive and varied body of work. From his own recordings, featuring his multi instrumental skills, to producing, DJ-ing and of course remixing tracks by a huge range of different artists.
The 12 inch vinyl single/digital download that he has [...]