Rhythm and Roots

Rhythm & Roots Volume XV

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Worldwide Ting Vol. 1

Despite his limited output, Uproot Andy has made it on to my very exclusive list of reliable producers. Nearly everything (if not everything) the US based producer has released has a real quality about it. His productions have… Read More

Rhythm & Roots Volume XIV

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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

Quien quiere Tuki?

Quien quiere Tuki?  is a documentary to be released this month delving into Tuki changa, Venezeula’s home-grown ghetto house rave style. Tuki first appeared in the 80s/early 90s played on mobile sound systems or Minitecas that held battles frequented by legions of dancing waperos (apparently taken from a mispronunciation of the… Read More

João Brasil presents Tropical Britannia

Tropical Britannia is a free to download EP that unites the king of Brazilian mash-up, London based producer João Brasil, with 5 of the capital’s hottest tropically spiced producers (Isa GT, Bumps, Moroka, Murlo and Rob Pollinate) . The EP, part of the Rio… 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

Débruit – From the Horizon (Civil Music – 4th June)

I have only recently started exploring his productions but I am quickly becoming a big fan of French producer Débruit. Though his name seems to have been around for a while, On the Horizon, is his first full length album…. 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