Rhythm and Roots

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

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

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

Awesome Music from Africa

A little look at a handful of exciting music released this week which concentrates on new and forgotten music from the African continent. First up Awesome Tapes from Africa‘s first official release as a label. The blog has… Read More

100th Post! – Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Volume X

This is our 100th post on Rhythm ‘n’ Roots since the transition to WordPress, so I’d just like to say thanks to everyone who reads and supports the blog. To celebrate I have put together a Rhythm ‘n’… 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

The Very Best Super Mom Remixes

Afro-UK Collaborative extraordinaries The Very Best are offering up a  couple of free remixes taken from their Super Mom mixtape which was released back in May. The two remixes of the track Ndekha ft. Moroka come from the… Read More

El Dante & Cabeza Netlabel

Argentina’s Cabeza netlabel has been going into overdrive recently with five releases in the past two months or so. Yesterday they released Cabeza! 043 and o44 from ‘cumbiatonero’ DJ Dice and tropical remixes of Argentine MC El Dante,… Read More

Hudson Mohawke – Satin Panther

Ahead of the truly massive sounding Satin Panthers EP (to be released by Warp on the 1st/2nd of August), the Scottish technicolour-hip-hop extraordinaire Hudson Mohawke has released another little gem, this time a re-edit of Keri Hilson &… Read More