Groovement Interview / Agbeko prep their first vinyl release

Groovement first spoke to Agbeko, the 11-strong Manchester-based funk powerhouse, last April ahead of their Unite EP launch. They’ve gone from strength to strength since then and haven’t left my

» Read more

On Wax / Ebo Taylor: Yen Ara on Mr Bongo Records

The brand new album from Ghanaian legend Ebo Taylor is out now and available to buy on wax from Mr Bongo Records. Given our Spring has been so ridiculously grey,

» Read more

On Wax / Ondeno: Mayolye

An absolute monster of an afrodisco tune from Rocafort Records and the then-20 year old Jean Ondeno from Gabon. The 12″ comes backed with a Nik Weston ‘Official Mukatsuku’ edit. PRE-ORDER

» Read more

On Wax / The Original Sound of Burkina Faso

PRE-ORDER Coming in October from Mr Bongo is The Original Sound of Burkina Faso, follows the success of The Original Sound of Mali compilation. David ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle and Florent

» Read more

On Wax / Zamrock LP & book on Now Again Records

    Now Again Records has compiled an exploration of Zambia’s liberation and rock revolution as a two volume LP/CD, and a 104 page hard cover book written by Eothen

» Read more

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

» Read more

Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988

There’s been a surge of releases from this period of Cape Verde’s history recently, most notably from Analog Africa and Sofrito. There’s a new kid on the block, though… check

» Read more

On Wax: Mr Bongo – 3rd Generation Band’s Because Of Money / Obi Ye Saa Wui

Ghanian   The 3rd Generation Band hail from Ghana, recording only six tracks in their time together, all for the Essiebons label. Mr Bongo reissue these two super rare tracks

» Read more