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Album Review: The Cuban Brothers – La Familia

We take a look at the new record from soul/funk/comedy outfit The Cuban Brothers, as they reinvent tracks by their favourite artists that can lighten up even the darkest day. Mike Keat (aka Miguel Mantovani), the moustached maverick at the

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Album Review: The Bamboos – Night Time People

Australian funk/soul outfit The Bamboos return with their 8th studio album Night Time People, managing to bring out everything that’s great about the band while melding the past against the present. Having been around for 18 years now, The Bamboos can

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Review: Morcheeba – Blaze Away

Morcheeba return with their first record in 5 years, and with it comes a mammoth world tour to show off their new album Blaze Away. Playing 40 shows across 22 countries is no mean feat. I mean, The Rolling Stones

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Review: James Heather – Stories From Far Away On Piano (Vinyl Edition)

We take a look at James Heather’s debut record Stories From Far Away On Piano as it gets its first vinyl release. Contemporary pianist James Heather is jumping on the vinyl bandwagon, and who could blame him? It will get

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Review: Tove Styrke – Sway

Swedish pop starlett Tove Styrke returns with new album Sway, but is she ready to wow the world? Tove’s pop sound has changed and mutated over the years, and it finally feels like she’s honed in on something that suits

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Review: Black Flower – Intermediate State

We take a look at the new 10” record from Black Flower; a dreamy, psychedelic delight created between albums. Having released their critically acclaimed second album Artifacts in 2017, Belgium’s Black Flower didn’t just sit back and rest on their

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Review: Dub Syndicate – The Pounding System

We take a look at the band’s early dub showcase record The Pounding System to see if it’s stood the test of time on its recent Vinyl re-release. Long perceived to be a cornerstone of maverick British producer Adrian Sherwood’s

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Review: Mista Savona Presents – Havana Meets Kingston

Mista Savona returns on production duties for this impressive and unique hotbed of talent drawing on the best sounds straight out of Cuba and Jamaica. So close, but so different in terms of culture, politics and society is one way

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Vinyl Review: Alison Moyet Reissues – Alf/Raindancing/Hoodoo/Essex

Coming into prominence at the beginning of the eighties, Alison Moyet knows what makes a good hit, knows how to write a good tune and, most of all, knows how to change with the times. Her four records from the

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Album Review: Matti Bye – This Forgotten Land

We take a look at Swedish Composer Matti Bye’s new record This Forgotten Land, and with it are thrown into a contemporary world of wordless story telling and emotional fulfilment. Matti Bye has been part of the Swedish music industry

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