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Amadou & Mariam Live Dates & New Album

The ninth album from Malian musical duo and Grammy-award nominees Amadou & Mariam, La Confusion, is due on 22 September on Because Music. To celebrate the release the band has shared the lyric video for the track 'Filaou Bessame'.The duo will be in the UK for End Of The Road festival on 3rd September and at The Troxy on 4th November....

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18/07/2017
18/07/2017

Vaudou Game on UK tour

The relentlessly entertaining Franco-Togolese afro-funk group Vaudou Game are on the road in the UK for an extensive series of dates, including several festivals. Beginning at Rhythmtree on 14th July, it takes in Shambala and culminates with End of the Road in September, with a London show at PizzaExpress Jazz Club on 24th August.Have a look a the full list of shows below....

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14/07/2017
14/07/2017

Myth Syzer ‘Le Code’

Having already begun establishing himself internationally through collaborations with Kaytranada, A$AP Ferg and Vic Mensa, the Parisian producer/beatmaker Myth Syzer has been looking closer to home on his most recent releases. Following up a remix of Agar Agar's 'Prettiest Virgin', his latest track - on Animal63, also home to The Blaze - sees him team up with Bonnie Banane (not for the first time), Ichon and Muddy Monk for a French-language sing...

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13/07/2017
13/07/2017

Jain ‘Dynabeat’

Jain has unveiled a video for disco track 'Dynabeat', originally a bonus on the deluxe version of her Zanaka album. The new video was shot in Bangkok and directed by Greg & Lio, who had already directed 'Come' and 'Makeba's videos. Once again, it shows the singer's original visual identity through fantastic special effects and settings....

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10/07/2017
10/07/2017

Jupiter & Okwess ‘Kin Sonic’

Four years after his debut album Hotel Univers and a year after the Troposphère 13 EP (that featured both Damon Albarn and Warren Ellis) Congolese musician Jupiter Bokondji aka Jupiter & Okwess has released his second album Kin Sonic on Zamora/Glitterbeat . This new material mixes traditional Congolese rhythms with 70's soul and funk, resulting in a furiously enjoyable concoction. ...

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07/07/2017
07/07/2017

Papooz @ Moth Club

Following an appearance at The Great Escape and a sold-out show at Sebright Arms, pop duo Papooz are coming back to London for a new date, 25th September at Moth Club.Based around the duo of Ulysse Cottin and Armand Penicaut, Papooz pair jangly guitars with brisk, danceable rhythms and an uncanny knack for memorable hooks.See below for a link to buy tickets. ...

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06/07/2017
06/07/2017

Jacques ‘Dans La Radio’

The mercurial producer Jacques, who appeared at The Great Escape earlier this year, returns with an update of his most radio-friendly track, 'Dans La Radio'. The 'International Version' is the lead track on an EP that features translation of the song into Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, English and even Esperanto, while the 'International Version' features a little of all the languages.With his usual sly humour, Jacques explains: "I thoug...

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04/07/2017
04/07/2017

Cléa Vincent ‘Samba’

Synth/disco-pop singer Cléa Vincent has released a new video for the effortlessly summery track 'Samba', from her Tropi-Cléa EP. Directed by Solène Azoulay, the video employs a combination of choreography and animation to whisk us away to an earthly paradise, and the breezy tune matches Vincent's charmingly unaffected vocals....

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03/07/2017
03/07/2017

Christine & The Queens Collaborates With Mura Masa

You can now hear the official audio of the track that was premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show as the 'Hottest Record In The World', 'Second 2 None', which sees Christine and the Queens' Heloïse Letissier collaborating with hot producer Mura Masa. He told Annie Mac that he "sent her a looping, Bollywood string sample thing, and she wrote a whole song with it."  ...

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Fabrizio Rat ‘The Pianist’

Fabrizio Rat is not the first to combine classical piano and techno, but his approach to uniting the two worlds is undoubtedly the most hypnotic. Following on from two EPs, La Machina and the project-defining Technopiano, The Pianist stretches his innovative sound palette even further, combining the acoustic sounds and strange harmonics of his prepared piano with acid loops and the beats of the TR-909 drum machine. Released on Arnaud Rebotini's ...

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30/06/2017
30/06/2017