On Wax: Blay Ambolley / Ketan

Ketan by Blay Ambolley Blay Ambolley and his Sekondi Highlife Band have been hailed as the creators of highlife/Afro/jazz-dance music. Ketan (so named for the area where Blay was born)

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The Heliocentrics join Soundway Records, prep LP A World Of Masks

The Heliocentrics have joined the phenomenal Soundway stable, joining a team of artists in their prime such as Lord Echo, Flamingods and Fumaça Preta. Made Of The Sun is the

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On Wax: Vincent Ahehehinnou / Best Woman / Analog Africa

Good times forthcoming from Analog Africa for their Limited Dance Edition No. 5! Best Woman has been out of print for four decades having been released on Nigeria’s Hasbunalau Records

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On Wax: Ondatrópica / Baile Bucanero / Soundway Records

Following a successful crowd funding campaign to fund its recording and release, the second album from Quantic (aka Will Holland) and Mario Galeano’s Ondatrópica project sees a release this week on

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On Wax: Czarface Book & Record Set for RSD 2017

For every pink version of Barbie Girl by Aqua, there’s a quality Record Store Day release actually worthy of your attention. Czarface (aka Inspectah Deck, 7L and Esoteric) have taken

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On Wax: Children Of Zeus return with I Can’t Wait

You’re going to have to wait until April 7th at least… Pre-order the wax on Bandcamp now. Children Of Zeus return triumphant with their second single on the illustrious First

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Wax: Kutmah – BLK/SMR

I love Kutmah’s limited 10″ pressings: here’s a fresh one in the form of BLK/SMR – this is the ten track version on vinyl of the 2015 beat tape. Buy

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On Wax: RUN-D.M.C. debut reissued

I had the pleasure of speaking to DMC at length last year, discussing the genesis of his comic book world (read some of that over at Bonafide). The whole time

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New on 45: Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba

The tenth 45 from German label Philophon arrives in the form of a two-part spiritual stomper from the legendary Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids. Here they team up with label

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Tom Central talks new label Shapes Of Rhythm and debut EP Dual Thought

Shapes Of Rhythm is a brand new independent label based in London, and they’re ready to drop their first release in the shape of the Dual Thought EP from label

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