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UE.39: Cedric Woo

September 29, 2017 |

For a selector like Cedric Woo, the old adage “It’s not just the records you play, it’s the way you play them” rings true.

My first encounter with Cedric came during last month’s heralded Houghton Festival. Already a couple of … Read More

Digging Deep: Rich Medina

July 31, 2015 | 2

Rich Medina is one of those truly unique individuals in the world of music. A cooler than cool, deep and softly spoken man from New Jersey, he’s the kind of guy you’d probably have hated at school for being notably … Read More

In Conversation With: Dele Sosimi

June 17, 2015 |

Dele Sosimi is one of afrobeat’s foremost patrons in 2015. Born in London to Nigerian parents in 1963, Dele’s involvement with the Afro-funk/jazz hybrid has been hugely prominent and longstanding. Moving back to Nigeria in the ’70s, Dele’s first major … Read More

UE.27: Philou Louzolo

April 21, 2015 | 1

This week’s guest mix comes from Amsterdam-based DJ/producer Philou Louzolo, who traverses 90 exquisite minutes of funk, disco, soul, groove and afrobeat.

On a recent weekend trip to the Dutch capital, myself and a few fellow boozehounds stumbled upon the … Read More

A Final Farewell: In Conversation with Southport Weekender’s Alex Lowes

April 10, 2015 | 3

We received the news of Southport Weekender‘s retirement with great sadness – a British institution with a decidedly worldly musical aesthetic and an even bigger heart that prides itself on living up to and surpassing its reputation as the ‘world’s … Read More

New Fela Kuti biopic, ‘Finding Fela’, brings afrobeat to the silver screen

August 18, 2014 |

“It’s outstanding to me the number of people who still have no idea who Fela is”. These are the words of Bill T. Jones, director of the recent Broadway smash Fela!, in the opening minutes of the new biopic on … Read More

Digging Deep: 6th Borough Project

April 4, 2014 |

Craig Smith and Graeme Clark, better known collectively as 6th Borough Project, have been flying the flag for Glasgow’s house scene with their impossibly groovy brand of funk and disco-sampling productions for the best part of 5 years now.

Since … Read More

REVIEW: Various – Brazilian Beats 7 (Mr. Bongo)

November 14, 2013 |

If you’re not already familiar with Brighton-based label Mr. Bongo, you’ve got some important homework to do. As a record label, film and publishing company specialising in music from all corners of the globe, the admirable crate-digging activities of Mr. … Read More