Tag / afro pop

Where does one start with Yukako Hayase? That’s the question I asked myself when debating, for what seemed like forever, what would be the album I would recommend others to explore, to give them a better sense of why Yukako is such a deeply important artist (and one sadly lost to time). Thankfully, with time, […]

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It took two guiding lights to shepherd me through this mix I created for Mexico City’s brilliant Mitamine cultural curation blog. First, I knew the beginning had to start with Lins & Ford’s “Fast Roads” and it’s end had to be with Kyoko Koizumi’s “Eastern Jungle”. They felt like thematic book ends to something bigger. What was […]

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/ August 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Regrets: Agathe (1985)

Regrets: Agathe (1985)

Entirely slept-on, to the point that it still boggles my mind how with all the recent reissues and rediscoveries of artists like Telex, Alec Mansion, Li Garattoni, and Linda DiFranco – artists who skirted the line of Balearic, electro-pop, post-disco, and boogie – there hasn’t been room for someone to be woke enough to Montpellier’s […]

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/ December 2, 2016 / Comments Off on Silvio Rodríguez: Días Y Flores (1975)

Silvio Rodríguez: Días Y Flores (1975)

Looking back at recent history, one wonders why certain wounds seem to take so long to heal. We already saw a huge wound open up, yet again, for reasons that defy easy explanation. The rise of neo-fascism and alt-know-nothings has to be a reaction to something. Just this past week another reminder of a seemingly […]

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/ November 23, 2016 / Comments Off on Seke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo: Seke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo / From The Heart Of The Congo (1979)

Seke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo: Seke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo / From The Heart Of The Congo (1979)

I was hoping to start out by saying how its ok to feel thankful and be thankful. I feel very thankful that I’m I am to share this music with you…but damn! If someone should feel thankful it should be Seke Molenga and Kalo Kawongolo. Not only did they release an unbelievable hybrid of Congolese Soukous and cavernous dub […]

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