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Banana Hill present Cottam b2b Auntie Flo

  The summer is over, but that means the fun is just beginning with the first of our Autumn/Winter dates! Expect a night of the finest Afrocentric dance music and many flailing bananas. Line up:  Cottam (Aus Music / FINA Records) b2b Auntie Flo (Huntleys +…

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Esa & RA Cycle To ADE

  Listen up kind souls! There is something wonderful unfolding thanks to a collaboration between Resident Advisor and Bridges For Music… Our lovely friend and favourite South African artist Esa Williams is cycling an impressive distance of 300 miles between London…

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Beacons Festival 2014 Review

  Beacons Festival once again lit up the Yorkshire countryside with another meticulously planned line up and similarly great vibe to previous years, also successfully surviving some weather scares particularly on the Sunday evening. Completing its third year as a…

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Motèl Mari – According To Who (Dirty Paraffin Remix)

We’ve been a long time fan of OKMALUMKOOLKAT of South African duo Dirty Paraffin, so it’s great to see him pushing the boundaries once again and creating some interesting sounds with his remix of Motèl Mari’s ‘According to Who’. Motèl Mari consist…

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Beacons Festival 2014 Preview

Beacons Festival returns once again, with a similarly eclectic and exciting line up as their previous two (active) years. In our review of last year, stand-out acts included Eagulls, Nope, Ghostpoet, Bonobo, Galaxians, Local Natives, Wire, Will Tramp, Fatima, Floating Points,…

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Auntie Flo & Esa – Percasio Dub

Ahead of his debut jaunt over to North America for a mini tour, Auntie Flo offers up a free download “Percasio Dub”, a collaborative tune with London-via-South Africa based producer Esa. Shuffling afro house is the order of the day,…

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Just A Band – Probably For Lovers

Innovative Kenyan afro-pop/house/disco group Just A Band have unveiled a new fan-made video for their track “Probably For Lovers”, a soul-drenched pop jam taken from their third album ‘Sorry For The Delay’ (2012). A while ago, we featured their video for…

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Preview: Tony Allen live at Village Underground, 20/11/14

Legendary Nigerian drummer, singer, writer and composer Tony Allen plays his first live show in the UK for over 4 years in support of his new album ‘Film of Life’ at London’s Village Underground on 20th November. With Aziz Sahmaoui & University of…

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Anushka – Mansions

Brownswood Records signing Anushka reveal their new video for track “Mansions”. The song is taken from their record “Broken Circuits”, which came out yesterday and was named album of the week by Gilles Peterson. Infectious bass-driven beats, sugary vocals, apt social commentary and rollerblades. What’s…