Album Reviews

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...