The synthesizer will always be one of the most important inventions of all time, opening up creators to limitless opportunities … More
What Ghana’s Alternative Music Shrine Felt Like at the 9th Sabolai Radio Music Festival
Overall Sabolai Radio 2019 was a much need gust of fresh air in the scene that latches onto sameness in sound. With a diverse and engage set of artist, Accra dot alt was able to remind us of the psychedelic spectrum of sonic energy that float through this country.
Album Review: South African Band Presents Compelling Vista of Indie-Pop on “12 Views of Beatenberg”
South Africa’s darlings on indie-pop, Beatenberg, are back after 4 years with glistening and serenading grooves from Cape Town. The … More
Drift along Joburg’s Hypnotic Rhythms on Matias Aguayo & Mujaji The Rain’s New EP
Matias Aguayo and Mujaji the Rain are masters of a pulsating rhythmic shower on their new record, Rain.
Interview: Tuning into Zouk Machine ahead of globalFEST 2019
The 16th edition of globalFEST is scheduled to take place on January 6th 2019 at the historic Copacabana in Times … More
Film Review: Examining Music Making as an act of Resistance in “Mali Blues”
What Mali Blues achieves as a film is a vivid exposition of the musical landscape of Mali. By following each of the four subjects, the film, brings you the past and the present sounds in all its rich diversity.
Film Review: Remembering the love for African Music Ancestors on “Wahenga”
On Amil Shivji’s documentary film, Wahenga, we are privy to a series of conversations between old musician, their memories of the past and their quest to revive a fading musical tradition by becoming the ancestors.
How To Find Steve Monite: Looking Beyond “Only You”
The 1980s was a great time for African electronic music, with many subgenres like the Lagos Bougie sound, Burger Highlife, … More
Album Review: Odunsi Engineers Future Sounds With Elements of The Past on Debut Album “rare.”
From the sparkly album art to the loose yet compact sequencing of fragments of his life in the track listing, Odunsi has successfully managed to create a courageous body of work that is enriching at its coldest and blissful at its warmest. Some moments in music are so rare and candid that they are instantly unforgettable. With the right chemistry of honest naked emotions and measured portions of the bliss of nostalgia and the racy excitement of uncertainty, few artists are able to hypnotize listeners. On “rare.” Odunsi The Engine does just that.
Album Review: Examining The Blueprints of Ga Electronic Music on Asokpor 1.0 by Jowaa
For Jowaa, this release promises to be the start of a boosted broadcast project where the pair aim to beam their sound as far as possible. It stands out in the current scope of Ghanaian alternative music as it pays homage to a long traditional of Accra based electronic music as well as engineering dance blueprints that are relevant to today’s times. Asorkpor 1.0 is beautiful for its sonic precision yet alive because of the narrative hardwired into the sound.