La Vida Boheme ‘Hornos De Cal’

Venezuelan band La Vida Boheme have got a lot to live up to. Their debut album ‘Nuestra’ was nominated for a Grammy, selected in NPR’s ‘Top Albums of 2011’ and the band were chosen by iTunes as the ‘Latino Breakthrough Artist of 2011’. All of this has pinned high hopes on ‘Sera’ their follow up due […]

Various Artists ‘The Rough Guide To African Disco’

Seeing as though this is my blog and I can make my own rules, I’m going craaaazy today and going to give you THREE tracks – and they aren’t even new! This is to celebrate the release of an excellent new album in the The Rough Guide series: ‘African Disco’. The 1970’s was a time […]

Classixx feat. Nancy Whang ‘All You’re Waiting For’

LA duo Classixx have dropped their second single off forthcoming debut album ‘Hanging Gardens’ (due for release 14th May via Innovative Leisure). On ‘All You’re Waiting For’ they have employed the vocal talents of DFA’s Nancy Whang to their breezy disco synths, funky basslines and 80’s hand claps. If you’re a disco fan, I’m sure […]

Afrik Bawantu ‘Noko Hewon (There’s A Reason)’

London based Ghanaian percussionist/singer Afla Sackey and his newly formed band Afrik Bawantu has just dropped their debut single and 4-track EP and it’s lived up to the promise of their fantastic live shows. Blending driving percussion and sharp ‘knock you down’ horn riffs, Afrik Bawantu are a band to watch as their prepare to release their debut […]

JJ Grey & Mofro ‘Somebody Else’

I’ve been listening to JJ Grey and his band Mofro’s style of soul-driven funked-up southern rock for over 10 years and for some reason I still want more. Their new album ‘The River’ is another beautifully recorded and well written set of songs that’ll transport you immediately to the heat and humidity of their home […]

Big K.R.I.T. ‘Multi Til the Sun Die’

Rapper Big K.R.I.T. just can’t stop giving away his music. Since 2010 he’s dropped three excellent mixtapes for free download and even though he finally released his official major label debut ‘Live From The Underground’ early last year, with the release of ‘King Remembered In Time’ this month it shows his new fame (shout outs from the […]