Sunday, 16 June 2013


Check dis!...been bubbling around for the last couple of months on Soundcloud.
Neneh Cherry, probably Sweden’s greatest and grandest chanteuse, has teamed up with Nathaniel Hall aka Afrika Baby Bam of Golden Age hip-hop group The Jungle Brothers on this feverish new track, "Nina". Cherry and Baby Bam channel the spirit of Wanda Robinson and Gil Scott Heron, reciting soapbox poetry with style and verve interspersed with production from Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) whose processed African drums and half-heard bass breezes effortlessly thru the  Tune...Superb!.....and free D/L to boot.

more collaborative Cherry & Baby Bam releases are reportedly in the works.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The World is Changing

“The World Is Changing,” the first single off the upcoming LP "No Place For My Dream", from Femi Kuti strikes a balance between father Fela’s socio-political outspokenness and his own sonic vision. Dropping June 25 on Knitting Factory Records

Read Femi's interview for okayafrica