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  • interview April 3, 2017

    MogaDisco: Bringing “Africa’s Finest Sounds” to London’s Dance Floors

    MogaDisco is a London-based collective of four young DJs with a shared passion for classic African dance music—Afrobeat, highlife, soukous, jùjú and more. Since they started throwing parties in South London in 2013, they’ve carved out a niche for themselves … Read more »

  • blog January 30, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Three

    This is the third feature in a series we’re calling “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, rhymes and … Read more »

  • interview July 26, 2016

    Raving I’m Raving: Shut Up And Dance Interview

    In the late ’80s and early ’90s, few groups in the British rave scene had the impact of Shut Up and Dance. Both a band and a label, Shut Up and Dance fused the strands of black Atlantic music, connecting … Read more »

  • blog July 5, 2016

    Field Report: Ernest Ranglin and Friends Live at the Barbican, London

    Guitarist Ernest Ranglin is one of Jamaica’s most revered musicians. Ranglin was there at the very beginning as a session player and musical arranger, when Jamaican sound system entrepreneurs began recording local artists on basic equipment. He graced some of … Read more »

  • feature June 23, 2016

    Keep it Locked!: A History of U.K. Dance in Radio Sets

    Well before the rise of dance music in the late 1980s, pirate radio stations had been a vital part of the U.K.’s musical history. Facing tight government regulation of the airwaves, the 1960s saw pirates like the famous Radio Caroline … Read more »

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