Album Reviews

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...


Ya Tosiba - Love Party (Asphalt Tango Records)

Ya Tosiba arose from the meeting between Norwegian-Azerbaijani vocalist/songwriter Zuzu Zakaria and Finnish...


Pablo Moses - The Itinuation (Grounded Music/Baco Records)

Seven years after his "comeback album" 'The Rebirth', Pablo Moses returns with 'The Itinuation', for which he joined...


Toko Telo - Toy Raha Toy (Anio Records)

Toko Telo, translating as "group of three", could be considered a Malagasy super group, as for this project three...


Soom T & Budz - Ode To A Karrot (Khanti Records/Pias)

Seven years ago Scottish-Indian Soom T made her long player debut with the Jahtari produced 'Ode 2 A Carrot', a...


Droop Lion - Ideologies (VPal/Musicast Distribution)

Saint Ann born Droop Lion first made a name for himself as a vocalist with The Gladiators (or what's left of them)...


Marla Brown - Survivor EP (Self-published/Golden Brown Music)

Little more than a year after the release of her debut EP 'Deliverance', Marla Brown returns with this six track...


The I-Twins - The Master Plan (Fruits Records)

With the release of 'The Master Plan', the second album by Swiss duo The I-Twins, Fruits Records strays from the...


Rod Anton - Ubatuba (Soul Nurse Records/Differ-Ant)

Franco-Portuguese singer Rod Anton returns with 'Ubatuba', named after a village on Brazil's south-eastern coast,...


Kondi Band - Salone (Strut Records)

'Salone', the long player debut of American-Sierra Leonean Kondi Band is accompanied of a nice story. It all started...


Songhoy Blues - Résistance (Trangressive Records)

For the successor of their acclaimed 2015 debut, 'Music In Exile', the foursome making up Songhoy Blues took to...


Mark Wonder - Dragon Slayer (Irie Ites Records)

Mark Wonder already announced 'Dragon Slayer' a while back, but it's taken until now for the Irie Ites-production to...


Mamadou Kelly - Politiki (Clermont Music)

On this successor for 2015's 'Djamila', Mamadou Kelly's recipe - classic Mali-blues - has remained largely unchanged,...


King Kong - In The Old Capital EP (Old Capital Records)

'In The Old Capital' is the first of what should become a series of EP's on the Old Capital Records label of French...


Yaniss Odua - Nouvelle Donne (Caan Dun Music)

With the cover of his new album 'Nouvelle Donne' ("new cycle"), on which a Rasta boy hands over his headphone to a...


I Sens - Cycle EP (Binghi Production)

I Sens is a young talent from Normandy, who in the past still collaborated with his close friend Shifty (Sativa...


Ifriqiyya Electrique - Rûwâhîne (Glitterbeat Records)

For Electricque Ifriqiyya (during the middle ages Ifriqiya or Ifriqiyah was the name for the coastal region of...