Category Archives: Latin soul
Video / Balako: Jungle Music

Brazilian duo Balako (Diogo Strausz and Rodrigo Peirao) released their debut EP Hora De Balako last year, and are now…

From the heart: Daptone present Orquesta Akokán

I was lucky enough to hear a little of this courtesy of Neal Sugarman when he played Band On The Wall…

On wax / La Mambanegra: El Callegüeso y su Malamaña

Although this record came out back in March, I’ve only just come across it flicking through the racks in Piccadilly…

Daymé Arocena on the road

Cubafonía by Daymé Arocena

On Wax: Daymé Arocena / Cubafonía / Brownswood

A1. Eleggua A2. La Rumba me llamo yo A3. Lo que fue A4. Maybe Tomorrow A5. Negra Caridad B1. Mambo…

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)…

Preview // Brookzill: Throwback To The Future

An album ten years in the making, Brookzill! consists of the renowned DJ and producer Prince Paul, Ladybug Mecca (of…

Premiere + On Wax // Ostinato Records Presents: Tanbou Toujou Lou – Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz , & Electric Folklore from Haiti 1960 – 1981

  Os·ti·na·to A continually repeated musical phrase or rhythm. The most distinctive – and hypnotic – feature of African and…

45 // Rolando Bruno y su Orquesta MIDI – Supermercado Chino (Names You Can Trust)

A lovely slice of cumbia/garage rock here from the illustrious Names You Can Trust label. Rolando Bruno sounds completely mad…

Download // Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band: Havana Cool Out (Reginald Omas Mamode IV)

Download Reginald Omas Mamode IV remixes Havana Cultura Band’s Havana Cool Out as a taster for the forthcoming documentary. Check…

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