«The music of King Ayisoba is not mainstream music. It is part of the fringe of committed African music and haunting» SONGLINES

Nativo del nord-est del Ghana, King Ayisoba comincia a suonare il Kologo (liuto tradizionale a due corde) da giovanissimo, accompagnando il bestiame nei villaggi. Da adolescente si trasferisce nella cosmopolita giungla urbana di […]



«Guitar licks, hopscotching bass lines, cymbal offbeats and talking drums all land with microscopic precision and can reconfigure in an instant» THE NEW YORK TIMES
«Delirious afro guitar works… fans of Tinariwen will find plenty to love…» UNCUT

Tal National provengono da Niamey, la capitale del Niger. Il loro sound è festosamente ipnotico, ed appartiene in maniera originale alla […]

Gqom Oh! Showcase

“Like being suspended over the gravitational field of a black hole, and lovin’ it” – Kode 9
“Massive, dramatic tracks!! Most of these are giving me goosebumps! A really strong presentation of the Durban sound” – Spoek Mathambo
“A great snapshot of what’s happening with the Gqom sound. Dark and rolling, with a real feeling of menace […]



«BLK JKS fuse the electro-funk experimentalism of TV on the Radio with the Afro-pop guitars of Vampire Weekend, and drop in hints of jazz, ethnic African music, and the prog-rock of contemporary acts like the Mars Volta» SPIN

Con un album e due EP prodotti tra il 2009 e il 2010 dalla Secretly Canadian, la band […]



«An almighty eruption of creativity» 4* THE GUARDIAN
«Frenzied apocalypse anthems by multi-cultural jazz-punker» 8/10 UNCUT
«Danceable, and wild» THE QUIETUS
«Afrobeat, punk-funk and hip hop meld in Pete (Polar Bear) Wareham’s LP. Muezzin duels with fellow tenorist Shabaka Hutchings hit the spot» MOJO

Reduci dalla nomination agli AIM Independent Music Awards nella categoria Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album, tornano i prodigiosi Melt Yourself Down con il […]

nan KOLÈ


For Kolè, it was the genre’s unique balance of percolating beats and dark synths permeating them; a sense of the uncanny on the dancefloor. “I always feel a weird, powerful ‘high’ energy when I play it. It’s a perfect mixture of deep and dark atmospheres with African rhythms. Gqom is on a boundary between conceptual […]



«Un autentico colpo di genio, 11-piece ensemble perfettamente in bilico tra forma barocca e groove afrobeat» BLOW UP

“SHRINE ON YOU. Fela goes classical” è un sentito omaggio a Fela Anikulapo Kuti, il Black President, il più grande genio musicale e ribelle politico africano della storia recente. Un tributo eseguito da una insolita orchestra da camera […]