Latvian Radio Choir ‘Rachmaninov: All Night Vigil’

The Latvian Radio Choir (founded in 1940) is regarded as one of the top professional chamber choirs in Europe and have found recent fame following a string of acclaimed releases under Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Sigvards Kļava. Their most recent release via Ondine ‘All Night Vigil’ has become the fastest selling classical album in the US according […]

Tunng ‘So Far From Here’

Although they’ve been around since 2003, British ‘folktronica’ band Tunng have never really crossed over into a bigger market, which is a shame. They do have a legion of hardcore fans though proven by their sold out live shows. Last week they released their fifth full-length album ‘Turbines’ via Full Time Hobby. It’s a real […]

Booker T. ‘Sound The Alarm’

Keyboard legend Booker T. returns to the recently reactivated Stax Records – the place where he created his signature sound in the 60s and 70s playing on recordings by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and many others including his own band Booker T. & the MG’s. ‘Sound The Alarm’ is out via Stax / Concord […]

Octa Push feat. Alex Klimovitsky ‘Bright Lights’

Portuguese brothers Bruno and Leo aka Octa Push have been championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Thom Yorke and SBTRKT with a host of releases over the last year, drawing on African rhythms and modern electro styles. Their debut album ‘Oito’, released today on Senseless Records is an album that sees them develop and expand into […]

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou ‘Ecoute ma Melodie’

Last month, the German-based record label Analog Africa released Vol 3 of their archives of Beninese afro-funkers Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou titled “The Skeletal Essences of Afro-Funk 1969-1980” – this is a perfect time to check out a couple of tracks on newtunedaily to get you through the weekend. One of the funkiest bands to ever […]