Monday, May 30, 2011
And a big thankyou to anyone who subscribed to my radio show The Breakdown here in Melbourne on PBS 106.7FM, it was a real buzz to see that so many people are digging the quality music - it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside... if you are still yet jump on check pbsfm.org.au/breakdown and do your thing!
So anyways here is another special thankyou from me and the second funkiest highschool band of all time (shouts to The Cactus Channel) The Kashmere Stage Band
Hot damn! Charlie is slaying me on the afro/tropical tip at the moment so I just gotta come back with a little afro-heeeeeet for you all...
Now here's a tight little 45 from Cotonou, Benin (previously Dahomey) and features band leader Theophile Do Rego aka El Rego on Contra-Bass alongside his new Ghanese soul singer named Eddy Black Power. Earlier playing latin-influenced sounds as a member of Gnonnas Pedros 'Los Panchos' group, Djobime is one of El Rego's earliest forays into funky territory and it represents his heaviest work in my opinion.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
LA MORT N' A PAS DE DATE FIXE
just picked up an o.g of this incredible record by Avolonto Honore, an artist from benin backed by the masters of Afro-funk "The Poly Rythmo orchestre".
check this track "NA MI DO GBE HUE NU".
Pure dancefloor afro funk at its best.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Alfredo Linares is such an important figure in colombian music. He changed the way salsa piano was played forever. Now he resides in Cali Colombia and is a part of UK artist Will Hollands new project "Quantic's Combo Bario".
This album Mi nuevo Ritmo contains the classic "Ritmo Caliente" and the jazzy "Alma Y Sentimiento" but the whole album is dope.