Album Reviews

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...


Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia (Strut Records)

Vinyl collectors and Ethio-jazz fans will of course already be aware, but just about the most iconic album in Mulatu...


Blay Ambolley - Ketan (Agogo Records)

On 'Ketan', the new album by Blay Ambolley, the Ghanaian music legend pays tribute to his native village near...


King Tubby & The Aggrovators - Dubbing In The Back Yard + Delroy Wilson - Go Away Dream (Pressure Sounds)

The latest Pressure Sounds release takes us back to May 1982, when a British Channel 4 film descended in the studio...


Dona Onete - Banzeiro (Mais Um Discos)

The former history teacher, folkloriste, trade union member, culture secretary and children's author, Dona Onete may...


Newen Afrobeat - Newen Plays Fela EP + Newen Afrobeat (Self-published)

Among the afrobeat producing countries you may now also count Chile. Fifteen-piece Newen Afrobeat was founded in 2009...


Devi Reed - Essence Of Life EP (Khanti Records/Pias)

To most of you Devi Reed will still be unknown, but if we add the singer is also the front man of French band The...


Quartiere Coffee - Conscience (Pirames International)

After the release of the acclaimed 'Italian Reggae Familia' in 2013, Tuscan reggae band Quartiere Coffee experienced...


Arthur Verocai - Encore (Far Out Recordings)

With a reissue on vinyl, Far Out Recordings celebrates the tenth anniversary of Arthur Verocai's masterpiece...


David Lion - Mandala (Sugar Cane Records)

For this new long player David Andrew Ferri aka Lion D travelled to California where he initially toured with Jah...


Letoyo meets The Roots Radics - Simple Ticket (Khanti Records/Pias)

Letoyo began his musical career in Réunion, where he already released a first album and EP ('Ecoute' and...


New Cool Collective Big Band feat. Thierno Koite - New Cool Collective Big Band feat. Thierno Koite (DOX Records)

If you after listening to 'Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng', the new album by Orchestra Baobab, you aren't satisfied yet, we...