Analog Africa Selection Vol.5 by Déni Shain & Samy Ben Redjeb

A bit more then a year ago I received a message from Déni Shain, a french music producer based in Lisbon. In that mail he asked me if I would be interested in releasing music from Cabo Verde since he was close to Chico and Wilson, the 2 DJs behind Celeste Mariposa (an excellent portuguese/angolan...

The Downtown Rulers Club - EP (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)

The Downtown Rulers Club tips its hat to a vast genealogy of soul music from hard-hitting JB funk, to classic Motown, and more recent neo-soul. The brainchild of Beto Martínez (guitar) of critically...

Sathima Bea Benjamin with Dollar Brand - African Songbird (CD/LP, Matsuli Music, 2013)

After the mid-1970s albums from Batsumi and Dick Khoza, This is the 4th in our series of reviews focusing on the Matsuli Music label based in London and specialized in South African jazz ancient to...

Batsumi - Batsumi (LP, Matsuli Music, 2013)

First release in 1974, this long lost South African afro-jazz classic was reissued on Matsuli Music, with a superb remastering from the original master tapes. The pressing was very limited on vinyl,...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)

Chicago-born MC RacecaR & French producer Grant Phabao met at Paris DJs' studio, thanks to an introduction from hip hop activist Miska with whom the French label has been doing hip hop-themed...

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