Gonzo - Round The Clock EP (Roots Musician Records)
For this successor to 2014's 'Red', an album that we described as being: "...a very solid album and among the best reggae albums we've heard this year.", Ryan Gonzales aka Gonzo joined forces with Hawaiian band Inna Vision.
Leila Gobi - 2017 (Clermont Music)
Leila Gobi is a singer from the provincial town of Menaka near Gao in the east of Mali, a region mostly populated by Songhai and Tuareg, so it should come as no surprise that in her songs Leila constantly alternates between Songhai and Tamasheq.
Zazou/Bikaye/CY1 - Noir Et Blanc (Crammed Discs)
Some albums are years ahead of their time, and that's certainly true for 'Noir Et Blanc' by one time project Zazou/Bikaye/CY1.
Qotob Trio - Entity (Choux De Bruxelles)
If you prefer your (world) music slightly more intimate, more experimental and less mainstream, then please give Qotob Trio's 'Entity' a try.
2000F - Mennesker I & II EP (Raske Plader)
If you like your dub dark and cold like the Scandinavian winters, then definitely check out these two EP's by Danish producer 2000F (2000F is the post code of Frederiksberg, a suburb of Copenhagen, and the birthplace of Frederick Börket-Smith).
Various Artists - Andina, The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes: Huayno, Carnival & Cumbia 1968 To 1978 (Tiger's Milk Records/Strut Records)
Peruvian chef, restaurant owner and music producer Martin Morales returns with a disc filled with delicious melodies from the Peruvian Andes.
Train To Roots - Declaration N.6 (INRI/VPal)
The title of this new Train To Roots long player says it all, as 'Declaration N.6' is the sixth album by the Sardinian reggae band.
Sunny After Moon - The Mental Mess (Self-published)
Sunny After Moon is an up-and-coming band from Louvain mixing reggae, ska, gypsy music (see 'Balkan Booby'), funk and even a hint of disco ('Discorientation') into a festive and danceable blend.
Highly French Dub - Feed The Feedback EP (ArtBeat Records)
Highly French Dub is a young four piece band from the French capital.
Diron Animal - Alone (Soundway Records)
Diron Animal, the flamboyant front man (see also the cover photo of 'Alone') of Angolan-Portuguese band Throes + The Shine spicing kuduro with influences from rock and electronic music, now tries it solo with the aptly titled 'Alone'.
Rubi Dubman - Balance And Respect EP (Self-published)
Rubi Dubman is the alter ego of Ruben Silva, a Portuguese reggae artist from Figueira da Foz, with this 'Balance And Respect' EP presenting his debut effort.
Keishera - It's Me Keishera (Self-published)
Keishera James was born in Kingston, but grew up in Brooklyn, New York.
Bao Sissoko, Mola Sylla & Wouter Vandenabeele - Tamala (Muziekpublique)
'Tamala' ("travelers") brings the Senegalese musicians Mola Sylla (vocals, xalam, kalimba) and Bao Sissoko (kora) together with the Belgian violinist Wouter Vandenabeele.
Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa - Viajando Como Som (Far Out Recordings)
Brazilian multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger Hermeto Pascoal was once described by Miles Davis as: ".
Orchestre Les Mangelepa - Last Band Standing (Strut Records)
The story of Orchestre Les Mangelepa begins in the Lubumbashi of nineteen sixties Congo, where this rumba-Orchestra was then still performing under the name L'Orchestre National Baba (referring to founder Baba Gaston).
Various Artists - Mista Savona presents Havana meets Kingston (Baco Records)
Music succeeds where politics failed (in the period 1972-1980 Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley and Cuban President Fidel Castro maintained very close relationships), that's how one could summarize 'Mista Savona presents Havana meets Kingston'.
R.B.H. Crew - Origines EP (Self-published)
Bass Trooperz - I'm Your Fader (ODG)
We're fast approaching the end of the year, the moment for Star Wars fanatics to start looking forward to another instalment of the space epic.
Royal Sounds - Burning Inspiration (Sugar Shack Records)
Just like New Kingston from New York, London based band Royal Sounds is also a family project consisting of brothers Ajani Mckenzie (bass/keys) and Gyasi Crosdale (guitar) and their cousin Hannibal (vocals), supplemented with Ras Sempah (vocals).
Soldiers Of Jah Army - Poetry In Motion (ATO Records)
Eight-piece band Soldiers Of Jah Army celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year and marks the occasion with a new long player.