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Nothing about the Meridean Brothers is as you would expect unless you are prepared for the unexpected. The name might suggest a collective but in the studio the ‘Brothers’ focal point is the mercurial talents of Colombian composer and multi- instrumentalist Eblis Alvarez. As an established player in Bogata’s energetic experimental scene Alvarez has always …

It’s a pet hate of mine, people referring to seemingly everything they do as a journey. Join me on my journey to becoming a plumber/singer/footballer fills the internet and TV, as i scoff and say to Mrs Mafia “Me going to Tesco is journey, me driving to work is journey – that (whatever it might …

Over forty years on since its original release in 1977 those intrepid sound seekers at We Are Busy Bodies have just re-issued, in partnership with Rashid Vally’s seminal South African Jazz label As- Shams /The Sun, Kippie Moeketsi/Hal Singer’s ‘Blue Stompin’. The album’s title track and centrepiece highlights an intriguing jazz intersection from the two …

The story goes that musician, producer and global fusion pioneer Will ‘Quantic’ Hudson first heard Colombian singer songwriter Nidia Gongora’s singular voice through the wall of his Cali apartment busting out from his neighbour’s CD player. So we can be forever thankful for next door’s exquisite taste in repeat plays and the low grade partitions …

Cumbia fusión band Las Calakas, have announced their debut full length album will be out in Spring 2022, after signing to Los Angeles based label My Grito Industries. They have shared a track from the album – Morena. The band had this to say about the news: “We have been working on this album for about 2 years …

What is roots music? Well Cochemea Gastelum’s earthy new album, ‘Vol II: Baca Sewa’ out via Daptone from 16th July, would pretty much nail it if you’re searching for definitives. Roots has nothing to do with retro, it’s not about seeking to sound like the past, it’s about connection and inspiration, exploring a personal heritage …

London based Brazilian musician and producer Murillo Sguillaro is better known as Muca, is back with a slice of summery bossa with his new single ‘Until We Meet Again’. It’s a collaboration with Alice SK, with whom he worked with on her debut EP, and felt her vocal would perfectly suit his new music. The …

Is it a band, is it a group, is it a collective or an ensemble- no it’s the one and only Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, the multi-European makers of the most essential music that may just have passed you by.Revolving around the mercurial bassist/composer Vincent Bertholet and emerging from the Geneva avant music scene …

WHEN Chicago rhythm section masters Chad Taylor and Joshua Abrams get together to play, you know the results will be intelligent, off-kilter, crisp; intuitive. The pair have worked together in the engine room on so, so many great and cred records down the past coupla decades, including for the Chicago Underground Trio and all its …

Daptone, the home of soul and funk, is one of those labels whose judgement you can trust- when they’re onto something you just know it’s going to deliver. News of their release of Innov Gnawa’s debut album ‘LILA’ on April 30th may seem a bit leftfield given that the band are dedicated explorers of the …