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  • blog October 10, 2014

    Podcast — Ghost Man: DJ Spoko’s Bacardi House

    DJ Spoko, the South African producer behind some of the country’s (and maybe the continent’s) wildest electronic sounds, has long been something of a mystery. Aside from a few scattered production credits, a handful of YouTube videos, and one solitary … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2014

    Afro-Tech: Hailu Mergia on Organs, Ethiopia, and His Classical Instrument

     Hailu Mergia is back. And that’s a good thing. The keyboardist spent the late ’60s and ’70s in the Walias band, an r&b/funk ensemble that played with many of the best known Ethiopian performers of that nation’s golden era. Finding … Read more »

  • blog June 25, 2014

    Afropop Video Premiere: “This Is KiT”

    One of the coolest, friendliest and, without a doubt, most energetic groups to cross our aural radar over the last year or two has been Kuenta i Tambu, the Curaçaoan party starters who mix the bass-heavy sounds of modern dance … Read more »

  • blog June 17, 2014

    Stromae Drops “Ta Fete” for World Cup, Makes U.S. Debut

    Haven’t yet heard of Stromae, the Rwandan-Belgian singer, songwriter and megastar? Don’t worry–we’re pretty sure you’ll have your chance. After years of slaying European audiences with heartsick tracks (and brilliant videos) like “Formidable”  and his breakout hit “Papaoutai” (read our take … Read more »

  • interview June 10, 2014

    Interview: Quantic on his new album Magnetica and his return to electronic music

    Few producers have a more varied resume than Will Holland, aka Quantic. Starting with straight-ahead break beat-laden dance music of the English variety, he’s moved through soul, jazz and funk before delving headlong into Latin music, particularly focusing on Colombia, … Read more »

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