A psychedelic excursion into the sonic territory of African acid disco.
Part 3 goes through songs 31-45 of our introduction to the music of West Africa, delving into the cosmic territories of Nigerian disco, Cameroonian funk and all-out dancing heat from the centre of the Earth. […]
In part 2 we head to the 1970s for a 15 track exploration of psychedelic sounds from West Africa. Here’s part one, in case you want to catch up on the first 15. Afrobeat Borne […]
Contrary to popular perception, the music of West Africa is anything but insular. Being on the North-Westerly Atlantic coast of the continent and thus integral to trading since the sixteenth century, West Africa has played […]
Having already broken into the local jazz consciousness with last year’s Chapter 7 EP and the Sun-Ra informed Space Is the Place single, London five-piece Ezra Collective have dropped their anticipated Juan Pablo: The Philosopher […]
The two releases so far on Les Yeux Orange’s Good Plus imprint have proved as evasive as they are killer. This month, Good Plus have resurfaced for the second time this year with ‘Togosava’, three […]
Letta Mbulu’s seminal 1983 effort is a landmark in South African musical development, and the kind of record you would pass over in a bargain bin. The first run of Be With Record’s reissue of […]
2000Black is an acclaimed London imprint that has built a reputation for putting out records that explore the electronic side of funk, soul and jazz. Lordamercy & Dego comprise part of the production team behind […]