Rhythm and Roots

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

Schlachthofbronx – Dirty Dancing

Schlachthofbronx‘s second album is a head spinning slew of dancehall, cumbia, juke, jungle, hip-hop, 3ball and everything in between. As in their roof-raising live shows, Munich’s favourite global bass duo skit around from one genre to the next,… Read More

Copia Doble Systema – Primavera Cumbias Mixtape

At long last Spring is here (for us northern hemispherians at least)! To celebrate, Denmark’s foremost cumbieros, Copia Doble Systema have put together a mixtape filled with fresh, full-of-life cumbias to let the sunshine back into your life…. Read More

The National Fanfare of Kadebostany

Any album which opens with sheep samples, distorted wild singing, reedy oboes, tinny drums and a big phat bassline, has my attention from the beginning. What’s more, the idea behind The National Fanfare of Kadebostany is right up… Read More

El Buho – El Tecolote Canta (Antartek Records)

El Tecolote Canta is the new El Buho EP via the purveyors of Latin American futurism Antartek Records. Six tracks of owlbass patching together ambient textures, Latin American vocals and rhythms, flutes, bass and shimmering and bleeping synths…. Read More

Freaky Fridays: Colombia’s El Freaky Colectivo

I have been hearing a lot of hype of late about Colombia’s Freaky Colectivo (mainly due to some tireless Twitter PRing!) and it seems the team of DJs/producers (@andreshaq @djmikestyle @kmmy_ranks @fatsugardaddy) are the ones to look to for futuristic tropical heat in… 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

Rhythm & Roots Volume XI (El Buho)

Getting into the Christmas spirit over here at RnR we have an early present for your ears: Rhythm & Roots Volume XI. The mix is a 36 minute veritable Christmas dinner of music with trifle to boot. Volume XI sits comfortably… Read More

Boogat – Pura Vida EP (Masalacism 004)

A slice of world-beat-hip-hop courtesy of Montreal’s Masalacism Records and MC Boogat. There are influences from all over the ‘global bass’ spectrum (Cumbia, Moombahton, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Electro…) united by quality production, including contributions from fellow Montrealer Poirier, and… Read More