Album Reviews

Orchestra Baobab - Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng (World Circuit)

We frankly thought that Orchestra Baobab's story had run to an end, but just as was the case with their Beninese...


Jamaram - Freedom Of Screech (Turban Records/Soulfire Artists/Grooveattack)

German band Jamaram already opted to put an animal on the cover of their albums on various occasions in the past: for...


Keith & Tex - Same Old Story (Liquidator Music)

If you were looking for the the rocksteady album of 2017, look no further! Veteran duo Keith & Tex joined forces...


King Ayisoba - 1000 Can Die (Glitterbeat Records)

With '1000 Can Die' Ghanaian kologo player (a traditional lute) King Ayisoba tries to lift the traditional rhythms he...


Daniel Dzidzonu - Unknownland + Vikpomé (Zephyrus Records)

For a while now Togolese trumpeter Daniel Dzidzonu has been causing an absolute buzz in the Belgian afrobeat and jazz...


Hijaz - 10 Years: Live Recording (Zephyrus Records)

Hijaz, the oriental jazz quartet around oud-player Moufadhel Adhoum and pianist Niko Deman is celebrating its tenth...


iLLBiLLY HiTEC - One Thing Leads To Another (Echo Beach)

For their third long player the Berliners of iLLBiLLY HiTEC joined forces with Canadian dub master Jesse 'Dubmatix'...


Nattali Rize - Rebel Frequency (Baco Records)

In February of last year Nattali Rize already gave us a taste of this new album with the release of her 'New Era...


Patois Brothers - Wise & Wild (Self-published)

We honestly hadn't heard of Patois Brothers before, but none the less, 'Wise & Wild' is already the second long...


A Thomas - Morgen & Doe Ne Keer Zot (Self-published)

Malinois Thomas Alberico aka A Thomas has there not the kind to sit still for long and in the six months prior to...


Various Artists - Terraforming In Analogue Space: IRL Remixes 2000-2015 (Independent Records Ltd)

English label IRL celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with the release of 'Terraforming In Analogue Space: IRL...


Atomic Spliff - Robomuffin (Self-published)

Two years after their acclaimed debut 'Ras Attack ', last year even crowned revelation of the year at the Victoires...


Jackie Mittoo - Striker Showcase (17 North Parade/VP Records)

As the title suggests, with 'Striker Showcase', 17 North Parade/VP Records focus on the cooperation between Jamaican...


Earth Beat Movement - Be Stronger (Self-published)

In our review of '70 BPM', Earth Beat Movement's album from last year, we still declared ourselves unconditional fans...


Philippe Baden Powell - Notes Over Poetry (Far Out Recordings)

Philippe Baden Powell is the son of the legendary Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell de Aquino, but you...


Lutan Fyah - Music Never Dies (I Grade Records)

With 'Music Never Dies', I Grade Records producer Laurent 'Tippy-I' Alfred finally presents the last part of the...


Shanty - Strange Little Human EP (Self-published)

Three year after their debut effort, 'Leave Me Out', London based Shanty returns with 'Strange Little Human', another...


Kingston All Stars - Presenting Kingston All Stars (Roots & Wire Records)

What Jamaica All Stars was for mento, ska and rocksteady, Kingston All Stars now wants to be for the roots from the...


Various Artists - The Techniques & Friends: Winston Riley's Rocksteady & Early Reggae 1968-1969 (Dub Store Records)

For the release of the fifth and last part in their King Jammy's Dancehall series, you'll have to be patient a little...


The Nile Project - Jinja (Zambaleta)

The Nile Project is a collaborative project uniting15 musicians from different countries - Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya,...