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FEMI KUTI + MADE KUTI – ‘LEGACY +’ – Father & son take afrobeat onwards

FEMI KUTI + MADE KUTI – ‘LEGACY +’ – Father & son take afrobeat onwards

Ross McGibbon February 2, 2021 0

PARTISAN RECORDS 5th February, 2021 “Legacy +” is a two album package from Femi Kuti – one of Fela Kuti’s sons – and Made Kuti – Femi’s son. We hear two generations of Nigerian

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Jacob Collier’s toilet soul provides a momentary lift on this greyest of months

Jacob Collier’s toilet soul provides a momentary lift on this greyest of months

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African funk re-released for a cold winter’s day

African funk re-released for a cold winter’s day

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Its the twenty-first century equivalent of a blazing fire in the hearth. Acid Jazz records are releasing copies of two albums from Benin band Orchestre Poly Rythmo: Poly-RythmoVol. 4 from 1978, pre-order here. Unité

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Nu jazz from Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst

Nu jazz from Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst

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I was a regular listener to Giles Peterson’s Worldwide show in the early twenty-first century. The nu-jazz sound of Daniel Casimir and Tess Hirst would have fitted beautifully on Peterson’s show. Their album These

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Jordan Rakei – stick with the albums

Jordan Rakei – stick with the albums

Ross McGibbon October 14, 2019 0

Live at The Stylus, Leeds 12th October, 2019 Jordan Rakei’s most recent album, Origins, blends elements of soul, jazz, sensitive singer-songwriter stuff and dance. It’s a smooth listen on the sofa at home. Live;

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Mabuta, warming acid jazz from South Africa

Mabuta, warming acid jazz from South Africa

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Mabuta release ‘Log Out Shut Down’ a 21st Century call to relaxation

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7 minutes of prog-funk-rock heaven

7 minutes of prog-funk-rock heaven

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Man these guys are in the zone. “Great song. Imagine if they were awake!” said a YouTube commenter

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A CERTAIN RATIO – “ACR:BOX” – punky, funky, dubby and dancey

A CERTAIN RATIO – “ACR:BOX” – punky, funky, dubby and dancey

Ross McGibbon June 1, 2019 0

MUTE RECORDS       3 May 2019 If you don’t know A Certain Ratio, you should. Though where to start? This is a band that had multiple phases and shapes. Serially innovators, creators and followers of

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Skinny Lister

Skinny Lister

Angela Smith April 12, 2019 0

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Cambridge Junction, 11/04/2019 After a series of barn-storming shows throughout Europe this month, SKINNY LISTER set a course for the second leg of their UK tour and head for home with a new single

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Tom Bancroft’s In Common

Tom Bancroft’s In Common

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Tom Bancroft’s In Common sounds like a collaboration between Sufjan Stevens, Stereolab, a bunch of flower power hippies and an Indian folk group. As collaborations go there could be far worse. The Sufjan Stevens

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