Rhythm and Roots

John Peel’s Record Collection Online

It has been nearly 8 years since the legendary DJ John Peel passed away, but a new project is undertaking the worthy task of digitalising his renowned collection of over 25,000 vinyl LPs, 40,000 vinyl singles and thousands of CDs…. 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

Floating Points in Brazil

This is a great little video interview with UK house/soul/funk/everything producer, DJ and Eglo Records boss, Floating Points, conducted in a São Paulo record store a month or so back. You can see, and indeed listen to some… Read More

Senseless Records: 5 Years of Technicolour Bass Music

Leeds based label Senseless Records celebrates its fifth birthday this month and to commemorate the imprint’s five years of “bass exploration” they have put together five unique releases. Each one will be released as a limited edition 12″… Read More

Jamie XX – Far Nearer

Glasgow’s Numbers label deliver once more, finally putting together the long-awaited official release of Jamie XX’s sublime Far Nearer (its all about the steel drums) which has been floating around for a while now. Despite the host of… Read More

Bersa Discos

To mark the release of Bersa Discos 7 on vinyl earlier this month here is a little collection of the great artwork from the previous releases on the San Francisco based label. The seventh volume features Argentine neo-cumbia/mash-up… Read More

Record Store Day

Saturday the 16th of April is  Record Store Day, a great opportunity to go to your local record store and show some support. There are a number of events in record stores all around the world to celebrate… Read More

Optima Cumbia Glaswegiana

After having discussed cumbia briefly in an interview I did a few years back with half of Glaswegian DJ duo Optimo, JD Twitch, and given his real love of the genre (Beats in Space Radio Show from September… Read More

Brazilian Album Covers

A little break from the words and a little hand over to the images. This selection (more after the jump) is inspired by the fantastic Pedro Santos LP cover (the music is equally fantastic). Enjoy!   Share this

Label Showcase: #1 Electric Cowbell

Welcome to a new mini-feature for the blog where I will be doing a little introduction to some great independent record labels from across the world. To start things off we have the Brooklyn based label Electric Cowbell… Read More