Album Reviews

Jemere Morgan - Transition (Dada Son Entertainment)

For his debut effort, Jemere Morgan - son of Morgan Heritage keyboardist/vocalist Gramps - in the end opted to do a...


Lloyd Parks - Time A Go Dread (Pressure Sounds)

The year has only just started and Pressure Sounds is already presenting what could easily become one of the most...


Fanga - Kaleidoscope (L'Autre Distribution)

Where afrobeat is concerned, in France Fanga (Dioula for "strength, energy and power") has been a force to recon with...


Ronald Alphonso - ABC Rocksteady (Dub Store Records)

Dub Store Records ends the year in style with a reissue of 'ABC Rocksteady', a largely instrumental album from 1968,...


Sarathy Korwar - Day To Day (Ninja Tune/The Steve Reid Foundation)

For his langspelerdebuut pulled the American-British-Indian drummer/percussionist/producer Sarathy Korwar travelled...


Keith Hudson - Pick A Dub (17 North Parade/VP Records)

Keith Hudson's 'Pick A Dub' is often referred to as one of the best dub albums of all time, but we'll leave that...


El Juntacadaveres - Who's Gonna Stop Us EP (Self-published)

This 'Who's Gonna Stop Us' EP is the first part of what should eventually become a trilogy set in 1974 (the birth...


Amlak Redsquare - The Book Of Judges (RSQRB Productions/True Lion Sound Production)

After two EP's (2015's 'Ganja Free' and 2014's 'Di Humble Warrior'), Omar Gordon aka Amlak Redsquare is now also...


Seekaman - Where Is The Justice? (Majestic)

'Truth', the 2014 debut album by Seekaman, a Belgian-Ghanaian afro-reggae band from Ghent, didn't reach us, but the...


Marcel Salem - Les Charognards (Musicast Distribution)

Thanks to the artwork of Claude Diene, an artist from Mont Rolland, the village Marcel Salem also hails from, 'Les...


Xana Romeo - Wake Up (Charmax Music)

Reggae veterans send out their offspring part... 'Wake Up' is the highly anticipated long player debut of Azana...


Le Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Madjafalao (Because Music)

After the demise of band leader Mélomé Clément in 2012, the remaining members of Le...


Sticky Joe - Good Day Remixes & Riddims EP (Self-published)

A few months ago we already presented you Sticky Joe's 'Good Day', and that EP is now followed by 'Good Day Remixes...


Kanazoé Orkestra - Miriya (Buda Musique/Universal)

Seydou Diabate, nicknamed Kanazoé, is a Burkinabe balafon player who moved to France in 2010. For his...


Erik Aliana & Picket - Just My Soul (Buda Musique)

Yours truly got to know Cameroonian singer-songwriter Erik Aliana in 2013 thanks to his 'Just My Country' album. For...


Various Artists - Doing It In Lagos (Soundway Records)

The fact that "world music" has become a very flexible concept is once again proven by Soundway Records' 'Doing It In...


Kadialy Kouyate - Na Kitabo (Self-published)

With 'Na Kitabo' ("my book"), Kadialy Kouyate, a UK-based Senegalese kora-player, does/delivers exactly what's...


Karim Baggili - Apollo You Sixteen (Take The Bus)

If for 2014's 'Kali City', Belgian oud player of Jordanian-Yugoslav origin Karim Baggili, still revisited his roots,...


Azymuth - Fênix (Far Out Recordings)

At Far Out Recordings they had been eagerly anticipating its release for months, and finally the new Azymuth album -...


The Grinders - Way Of The Lion (Down The Bush Records)

Yours truly got to know The Grinders thanks to 2013's 'Let's Keep On Jammin', a collaboration with deejay-veteran U...