Rhythm and Roots

Dengue Dengue Dengue! – La Alianza Profana

I am back from the land of the incredibly busy and catching up on the mountains of great music that has been awaiting my ear for the past month. Near the top of the list was the debut… Read More

Mala in Cuba

This has to be one of the most anticipated releases this summer (if you can still call it that?) Jet pioneering bass scientist Mala to Cuba, stick him in a room with hugely talented local musicians (who provide… Read More

Ezekiel – Life Begins at Night (Moveltraxx)

There must be something in the water. First there was Control Machete (and of course Toy Selectah) then the whole 3Ball MTY explosion now Monterrey gives us Ezekiel. The young Mexican producer has been making waves in all the… Read More

Self Evident – Oro Corazón (Sub Klub)

Self Evident is one third of the production/DJ collective WEPA! from Vancouver. The trio, completed by Gameboy and Will Eede, have been pushing the Latin folklore/digitalism crossover, moulding folkore samples and rhythms with programmed beats and bass, as captivated by… Read More

Mala working on a “Cuban” album

So, this is a turn up for the books. It has been revealed that one of Dubstep’s founding fathers and continuing pioneers, Digital Mystikz man Mala is working on a new album with Cuban musicians. The news (via Clash)… Read More

Sunday Mashup – Roots Manuva vs Daleduro

I wasn’t able to get round to uploading a mashup last weekend due to unforseen circumstances. Things are back to normal this week and we present a mashup of Daleduro’s subby version of the classic cumbia argentina, ‘Bombon… Read More

XLR8R Podcast 200 – Richie Hawtin & Mala

I have featured a few mixes from the XLR8R podcast series in the past but to mark the 200th podcast the magazine has pulled out all the stops. Not content with offering an exclusive mix from one of… Read More