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DO YOU have a particular penchant for those liminal musical zones, the subduction zones where musical tectonic plates bend and upheave and buckle and melt into one another? Particularly, perhaps, when you’re left with a wide grin and a begged question: just how did they get there, exactly? You know the sort of thing I …

WELL it looks like the summer vibes may need a little boost this year, so here’s a release that’s set to heat things up. Brazilian troubadour Joao Selva, now based in Lyon, definitely aims to shake us around with his samba infused, funk primed second album, Navegar, available on Underdog records from April 2nd. Born …

One by One is the follow up single to be released by British Latin-Crossover band Bossa Bandits taken from their forthcoming Album ‘All true stories’. The band bring the summery vibes once again with a swaying mash of sax and percussion. Nylon strung guitar sits nicely in the mix under the soothing vocals, as the …

We’ve been a fan of Brighton-based record company Mr. Bongo for some time, with many of their brilliant reissues of world/Latin music appearing on our collective shelves over the years; and we’re delighted that their news of their latest release, volume four of their lauded compilations, has been sent our way (plea directly to Mr …

Rocafort Records are back with a volume two of some undiscovered / forgotten Latin gems from New York City. Taken from the period 1968-1972, the release comes as a beautifully boxed 3 x 7” box set, with liner notes from DJ Timber on the back cover, and features Orquesta Olivieri’s 1970 Delta single There’s No …

The Queen of Pop is back. On June 14, Madonna launches her 14th album, Madame X, and is trailing the first track Medellín on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music and all the usual places now. The album marks another reinvention from a woman who already has more regenerations than Doctor Who. This time Madonna is …

Uji is the solo project of Luis Maurette, who is one half of the electronic pioneering duo ‘Lulacruza‘. His Debut LP entitled ‘Alborada is a reflection of his experiences in both Latin America and Afro-Latin diasporas. The music uses a blend of field recordings collected by Uji over the many years traveling the globe while …

David Bowie, Keith Richards and Joe Strummer were just a few of the big names to frequent Londons Hotspot club of the 80’s ‘The WAG’,  a ‘haven for misfits’ that would attract such a following it would fill the floors seven nights a week with its various themed nights. Over the years The Wag would host a multitude …

Has it really been 20 years since those New York scamps the Fun Lovin Criminals, aka Huey Morgan, Brian ‘Fast’ Leiser and Frank Benbini released ‘Come Find Yourself’? Well, judging by the fact they’re about to release a 20th anniversary collectors edition, through Edsel/Demon on February 19th, then yes. Available as a 3cd edition, the …

We’re big fans of Stockholm-based latin psych rockers Sudakistan here Backseat Mafia, and so we’re eagerly anticipating the bands forthcoming debut album Caballo Negro, which drops on November 20th via PNKSLM Recordings. From the album the band are streaming a new song, Concrete Djungle. In keeping with their latin roots (all the members have a …