Rhythm and Roots

FILM: Que Pasa Colombia

Que Pasa Colombia is snapshot of the flourishing modern Colombia music scene. The home of Salsa, Cumbia and Champeta, Colombia has played a very special role in the story of Latin American music. A melting pot of African, European… Read More

Rhythm & Roots Volume XV

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Los Diablos Del Ritmo (Analog Africa)

I have been sitting on this wonderful album released by Analog Africa for a while but have only just got round to fully immersing myself in it. On paper this is another compilation celebrating the seemlessly endless resource of brilliant… Read More

Rhythm & Roots Volume XIII

It has been a while and in that while lots of new music has been buzzing around my ears. This is the 12th edition of Rhythm & Roots mix series. This mix criss crosses from deep Brazilian Dub… Read More

Maga Bo – Quilombo do Futuro Remixed

It took a while to get round to it but this is a release that really deserved some space on the blog. On Quilombo do Futuro, Maga Bo takes the rhythms and roots of Afro-Brazilian music and moulds them… Read More

Makina – Gringas

New Makina is always welcome and this little collection is no different. Gringas is a mini EP of “Hipster Chicha, Tribal, Cumbia-Step and Beach Cumbia”, tropifiying Lana del Rey, Dillon, Gotye and Jenny Wilson. Four refreshing and really quality… Read More

Ondatrópica Preview

Here are a few little tasters to wet your appetite for the release of the Ondatrópica album, that we covered a few months back. Led by Quantic’s Will Holland and Frente Cumbiero’s Mario Galeano, over a few months in Bogotá, Ondatrópica… Read More

New Cumbia Calling!

Somehow cumbia is one of those genres that just keeps reinventing itself geographically and historically. Though “digital cumbia”, “nu-cumbia” or whatever you want to call it exploded a few years back and was a little swamped with generic… Read More

Rhythm & Roots Mix – Volume XII

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.1016775&w=425&h=350&fv=] Spring is here and, as ever, the internet is awash with inspiring and foot waggling tunes from each corner of the globe. Our 12th (time flies!) Rhythm & Roots mix is a good ‘un and is… Read More

Norte Sonoro EP 1 (Nrmal.net)

I first came across this project via D/J Rupture’s Mudd Up! blog. Back in November, Nrmal, a Mexican platform for the creative arts/music festival, invited six producers (Algodón Egipcio, Chancha via Circuito, D/J Rupture, Helado Negro, Mumdance & White Rainbow)  to… Read More