Kiki Gyan ‘Disco Dancer’

On Monday, Soundway Records release ’24 Hours In A Disco 1972 -82′ an album featuring 7 cuts of relentless disco grooves from the sublimely gifted Kiki Gyan. Although a high school drop out with a rough upbringing, this Ghanaian kid would soon rise to the ranks of being Africa’s answer to Stevie Wonder. By the […]

Murs & 9th Wonder ‘It’s Over’

If there was some sort of award for best hip-hop producer of the year, 9th Wonder should be right up there on the short list. This year, along with a documentary ‘The Wonder Year’ and solo album Tutankhamen, we’ve already had cracking collaboration albums with Phonte, Buckshot plus this incredible re-teaming with long stalwart Murs. He’s a CEO, NAACP […]

C. K. Mann & His Carousel 7 ‘Asafo Beesuon MEDLEY’

How about some funky highlife today!? When C.K. Mann’s seminal album ‘Funky Highlife’ was released in the 70’s, the downturn of the Ghanaian economy meant many factories (including the vinyl ones) were closed down and failed to met the huge demand for the record. Instead of being a huge hit, ‘Funky Highlife’ was quickly a forgotten gem […]

Chromatics ‘Cherry’

If you’re a fan of Chromatics, then you’ve been kept pretty happy in 2012. After ‘Tick Of The Clock’ was featured on the soundtrack to the hit film Drive, Chromatics and their unique brand of synth-based nostalgia was propelled into the spotlight and there has been no letting up since. Their melancholy noir-pop was brilliantly portrayed on epic LP […]

The Crystal Ark ‘We Came To’

If you hadn’t noticed, there has been a disco revival in New York over the last few years and (surprisingly in a genre dominated by a DJ/Producer with a laptop) one based around a live band. Along with other New York based bands like Escort and Midnight Magic (both of who had debut albums out […]