Album Reviews

Yellam - The Musical Train (Irie Ites Records)

Yellam's 'The Musical Train' was already announced last year with the 'Get On Board' EP, but is now finally ready to...


Volodia - Un Pied Sur Terre (Baco Records)

Paul Le Maire aka Volodia made a name for himself as a member of French reggae/hip-hop trio Phases Cachées,...


Acid Arab - Musique De France (Crammed Discs)

If you're a fan of Omar Souleyman's version of Syrian dabke music, you should definitely check out 'Musique De...


Terrakota - Oxalá (Self-published/Zephyrus Records)

Six years after 'World Massala' and a serious change in lineup (after the departure of vocalist Romi, the band...


Various Artists - Kenya Special Volume Two: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & ' 80s (Soundway Records)

Three years after the release of 'Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s',...


Danakil - La Rue Raisonne (Baco Records)

Two years after 'Entre Les Lignes' French reggae pride Danakil return with a new long player. The fact France has...


Mawyd - Plant The Seed (Khanti Records/Harmonia Mundi)

With 'Plant The Seed' Mawyd, a five-piece band from Bordeaux, presents a successor for their 2012 debut 'Look At The...


Jah9 - 9 (VP Records)

Fans of numerology can indulge to this '9', the new long player by Janine Cunningham aka Jah9, because where this...


Clinton Fearon - This Morning (Chapter Two Records/Wagram)

Recently we received some worrying messages about Clinton Fearon's health (don't panic he has recovered and is about...


AMJ Collective meets RSD - Sky Blue Love (Astar)

For 'Sky Blue Love' AMJ Collective and RSD joined forces. AMJ are Andy Clarke (drums), Mark Spence (bass) and John...


Various Artists - Merritone Rock Steady 1 & 2 (Dub Store Records)

If you want to know where The Frightnrs got the inspiration for 'Nothing More To Say', we can highly recommend these...


Dub Inc. - So What (Diversité)

With 'So What' Dub Inc. reacts to the series of tragic events that have been hitting France for quite a while now....


Orkesta Mendoza - ¡Vamos A Guarachar! (Glitterbeat Records)

Orkesta Mendoza is the musical playground of Sergio Mendoza, a multi-instrumentalist and bandleader from Tucson,...


M. Shadd'y - Niya Moja EP (Self-published)

Accompanied by the Nantes based Soulnation Band, Bandrele, Mayotte born M.Shadd'y presents four brand new tracks...


Dubkasm meets Iration Steppas - CM4400 EP (Self-published)

For this 'CM4400' EP (in fact a double 12" release) Bristol based Dubkasm and Leeds based Iration Steppas, two...


Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - Deep Dive Dub (Echo Beach)

For 'Deep Dive Dub' Swiss dub-duo Dub Spencer & Trance Hill (still one of the most original sounding names in...


The Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say (Daptone Records)

For once let us get straight to the point: with 'Nothing More To Say' The Frightnrs have created an instant classic...


Black Flower - Artifacts (Zephyrus Records)

For 'Artifacts', the second long player by Brussels based Ethio-jazz ensemble Black Flower, front man Nathan Daems...


Edwin Sanz - Overflow (Alex Wilson Records)

Venezuelan percussionist Edwin Sanz returns with a successor to his 2014 'San Agustin' album. Lyrically our attention...


Various Artists - Real Rio (Mais Um Discos)

'Real Rio', after 'Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira!', 'Daora: Underground Sounds Of Urban Brazil' and 'Rolê: New...