Album Reviews

Sticky Joe - Kingston Express presents Kingston Connection EP (Kingston Express/Self-published)

Little more than a year after the release of his 'Good Day' EP, Brummie producer Sticky Joe returns with 'Kingston...


Dirty Undies - We'll See But First We'll Wait (Timber Mill Records/Self-published)

After the break-up of the Neerpelt-based ska band Sun To Sheeva in 2012, a number of musicians from the band,...


Jupiter & Okwess - Kin Sonic (Glitterbeat Records)

Four years after the release of the excellent 'Hotel Univers', Jean-Pierre Bokondi, better known as Jupiter, returns...


Nomade Orquestra - Entremundos (Far Out Recordings)

With 'Entremundos', Nomade Orquestra presents a successor for the untitled debut they released last year. On this...


Sabrina Malheiros - Clareia (Far Out Recordings)

Yours truly got to know Sabrina Malheiros, daughter of Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros, two years ago, when, on the...


Professor Wouassa - Grow Yes Yes! (Matasuna Records)

The afrobeat genre slowly seems to have conquered every corner of the world… With 'Grow Yes Yes!' we end up in...


Ruben Gonzalez - Introducing... Ruben Gonzalez (World Circuit Records)

20 years after the release of 'Introducing... Ruben Gonzalez', back in 1997 still the solo debut of the then...


Sväng - Hauptbahnhof (Galileo Music Communication)

On a musical level Finland already surprised us more than once, and Sväng is certainly no different. This...


Quantic & Nidia Gongora - Curao (Tru Thoughts)

For 'Curao' ("medicine") musical jack-of-all-trades Will 'Quantic' Holland (The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Combo...


Negritage-Guetto Roots Of Dub Vol. 1 + Greetings From Planet Dub: Guetto Roots Of Dub Vol. 2 (Dub-O-Phonic)

Negritage is a project around Argentine producer, graphic designer and multi-instrumentalist William 'Willy'...


Various Artists - Oté Maloya: The Birth Of Electric Maloya On Réunion Island 1975-1986 (Strut Records)

With 'Oté Maloya', the first international compilation focusing on nineteen seventies electric maloya, Reunion...


Lolomis - Boukane (Buda Musique)

When listening to 'Boukane', the second album by Lolomis, a quartet with roots in both Brussels and Paris, the one...


Elijah Prophet - New Chapter Of My Life (Arise)

About a decade ago we still put forward Elijah Prophet's 'King Of Kings' album as a serious contender for "new roots...


Lion Heights - Same Situation (Rebel Sound Records)

'Same Situation' is the album debut of Lion Heights, a four-piece band that was founded in Chicago back in 2013, but...


Sizzla - Fought For Dis (AL.TA.FA.AN. Records/Dibyz Music)

'Fought For Dis' may be presented as a "new" Sizzla album, a collaborative project that Kalonji and AL.TA.FA.AN....


Ghalia Benali & Mââk - MwSOUL (W.E.R.F.)

For 'MwSOUL', an album she describes as her most spiritual and Sufi-inspired to date, Belgian-Tunisian...


They Must Be Crazy - Mother Nature (Self-published)

'Mother Nature' is the long player debut of They Must Be Crazy, a sixteen-piece Portuguese afrobeat ensemble composed...


Jewish Monkeys - High Words (Greedy for Best Music)

Israeli band Jewish Monkeys prefer to describe their sound as: "Yiddisch music meets The Marx Brothers!". In their...


Elemotho - Beautiful World (ARC Music)

Gaalelekwe Mosimane Richardo aka Elemotho is a singer-songwriter from Namibia, a relatively young African nation that...


Vin Morgan meets Lone Ark - Iroko Showcase Vol. 3: Give Thanks (Iroko Records)

With 'Give Thanks', the third volume in their Iroko showcase series, the French label also finally provided Vin...