All Styles, Today's

Today’s Gems

It’s been a few weeks since the first ‘Todays’ , but every one of these tunes is worth a bit of your time. Kicking off with the soulful afrobeat of “The Wheel” by We Are Shining,  we featured them a while back and they are ones to keep an eye out for in 2014. Four […]

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All Styles

Melissa Laveaux-Memory Is A Strange Bell

Since making her debut album “Camphor & Copper” back in 2008 her sound has greatly evolved from the sweet folk of that LP.Melissa Laveaux the singer-songwriter describes her new style as “indie psychedelic afrorock with strong pop sensibilities” and that definitely is a good starting point in understanding  the complexity of her music.Her writing style is personal, […]

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Afro, Funk

William Onyeabor-Love Me Now (Video)

Not much is known about William Onyerbor,he released 8 albums between 1978 and 1985 then became a christian,stopped making music and subsequently went off the radar.His music is heavily political but that should not put you off,quite the opposite in fact.Seek out the compilation on Luaka Bop for more of his damn funky electro afro disco!

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