Evolving Into The Mainstream
Ugoccie releases 'Man on Fire', a song off her EP, 'A Piece of Me'. Ugoccie’s ‘Man on Fire’ comes as something fresh and refreshing – completely out of the box. Most striking is the realisation that the song kicks off with the narration of a story – storytelling being a vital quality of a traditional entertainer. This attribute of the song makes listening to ‘Man on Fire’ a serious business.
Vibrant and propulsive
Etuk Ubong weaves together a unique combination of not only Afrobeat, Highlife and Jazz, but also the ritualistic drumming of Ekombi, the result is urgent and highly energetic, yet spiritual; his compositions reflecting his heritage and life philosophy of goodwill, peace and love for humanity.
Heavyweights of the international Afrobeat scene
Mukambo and NYP Records unite again for the third volume of the Global Afrobeat Movement compilation. This initiative by Belgian DJ and music journalist Benjamin Tollet aka Mukambo aims to focus on up-and-coming Afrobeat bands from the four corners of the world, as the Afrobeat revival has been expanding globally since the beginning of the 21st century.
A door to a lost world
Dig This Way Records has captured this unique sound on "Best of Jicco Funk Volume 1", a door to a world of music that is high grade in quality, diverse, and open to interpretation even if the selected tracks are all from the same record label. One's questions might include: When did they start? Why did they start? Who was behind it? Where did the artists come from? Listen and learn...
My Life is Full of Tribulations
This fascinating compilation gathers recordings from the Horn of Africa spanning several decades, including pop songs as well as tunes recorded for theatrical plays. Many of the recordings were made in Mogadishu, Hargeisa, or Djibouti. Sharaf Band's "Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani" was recorded in the 1980s, but it has a groove similar to what trip-hop producers like Massive Attack would be doing.