Here’s a rare Afro rock-psych bomb from Nigeria’s Monomono. I was lucky enough to find a copy of this LP in Kano, Nigeria in 2009. Out of the whole stack of records I took home with me, this is probably my favorite, front to back. Rock solid Afro rock from the first track to the last.
“Mother in Law” is the new one from Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars and is a more dancefloor (and DJ) friendly than their previous efforts. Free download!
This Friday, April 27th the SOL POWER ALLSTARS bring their house-influenced samba, salsa, Afrobeat and cumbia sounda to Red Fridays with opening support from Joe L!
Tonight DJ Stylus, Meistro, and Deep Sang continue their bi-monthly residency as the Sol Power All Stars at the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge. Get ready for another incredible night of the sounds of the African diaspora: samba, salsa, afrobeat, cumbia, merengue, afro-latin deep house and more.
It was a beautiful late fall afternoon for an outdoor event at the Meridian House and an epic dance party inside as the evening wore on!
Out now on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings is the “Tafsiri Sound” EP from Owiny Sigoma Band. Quantic comes correct (yet again!) on the remix with a deep dancefloor monster!
Announced today at the DJ Kicks website, the next installation in the well-known & well-respected DJ mix series will be from Stuttgart’s Danilo Plessow, otherwise known as the excellent Motor City Drum Ensemble. Plessow says the mix will be “A classic Dj kicks, not just a house mix,” covering free jazz, cosmic disco, afrobeat, and classic Chicago house.
Summer 2010 has been a great one for music, with a triumph from Big Boi, Eminem’s return to chart dominance, and Kelis’ rebirth as a straight-up disco diva. I’m feeling these and more. 1. Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm [N.E.E.T.] 80s metal riffs, hyper-distorto hip-hop beats, girly vocals. What reads like a hot mess on paper […]
Can’t stop, won’t stop buying records. 1. MRR-ADM feat Malcolm Catto – [untitled] track 01 [MRR] Breaks-heavy, tripped-out, analog-synth psychedelic madness. An instant Soul Strut classic! 2. African Music Machine – Black Water Gold [Paul Winley Records] Afro-funk disco excellence from the Super Disco Brakes Vol. 8 EP. 3. Lito Barrientos y su Orquesta – Cumbia en Do […]
Strictly seven-inch singles. Mostly classic breaks & funk business recently added to the 45 box. 1. Billy Squier – The Big Beat [Atlantic] The name says it all. Most recently sampled on Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Look Sharp’ single. 2. Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus [Fontana] Slow & sexy, breathy & halting. They […]