Africa
Afrobeat (Music subgenre)
Afrobeat is a subgenre of funk, which appeared throughout the 60s. It’s a mix of American funk rhythms and African percussions and vocals.
Afrobeat in Reviews
Music Review | posted 04.02.2019
Kings Aigbologa Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat Organisation
Katakata
Now Hot Casa has released »Katakata«, another album by Kings Aigbologa Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat Organisation, one of the more prominent representatives of Afrobeat.
Music Review | posted 28.06.2016
Marijata
Pat Thomas introduces Marijata
It’s a record that sure stands out in the flood of re-issues: raw Afro-funk, full of sentiment and rhythm, far away from African utopias and no oasis to be seen.
Music Review | posted 30.05.2016
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
We Be All Africans
Not only with their new album chant Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids »We Be All Africans«. They are legends, who have been around for 40 years.
Music Review | posted 16.05.2016
Super Mama Djombo
Super Mama Djombo
Super Mama Djombo served as one of the most important musical voices of Portugal’s Carnation Revolution in 1974. Revolution hardly ever sounds as danceable as this one.
Music Review | posted 26.02.2016
Daniel Haaksman
African Fabrics
On his second record, »African Fabrics«, Daniel Haaksman is raising the bar even higher: He’s not only following an aesthetic, but also a political mission.
Music Review | posted 05.03.2014
Nath & Martin Brothers
Money
Nigeria’s music history is impossible to tell without them, not only because they helped creating Afro-Beat: »Money Funk« by Nath & Martin Brothers has been re-released.
Music Review | posted 05.12.2012
Tunji Oyelana
A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79
Full of lifeblood and with the heart at the right spot, Tunji Oyelana suggests a kind of happiness that can hardly ever be delivered in the form of music.
Music Review | posted 08.11.2012
Ray Stephen Oche And His Matumbo
(Interpretation Of The Original Rhythms)
Laurent Garnier or Robert Luis have known it all the way: It’s worth re-discovering the nigerian trumpet player Ray Stephen Oche.
Music Review | posted 15.10.2012
Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu
Mystery Of Aether
With Kabu Kabu, who’ve played with Fela Kuti before, Jimi Tenor found the one and only rhythm-formation which understands his unconventional idea of Afrobeat-Spacejazz.
Music Review | posted 10.08.2012
Antibalas
Antibalas
»Antibalas« is pervaded with magical melodies from the soul of the 60s and the feverish heat of African percussion. It still manages to not get entrapped in ethno-Jazz or other styles of that sort.
Music Review | posted 15.06.2012
WITCH
We Intend To Cause Havoc
Another piece of almost forgotten African music history has been made public by Now Again as an anthology of the first five WITCH-records.
Music Review | posted 30.03.2012
Guelewar
Touki Ba Banjul
This very first re-release of Guelewar-songs is quite a sensation: They belong to the most influential forces of African psych-funk.
Music Review | posted 12.02.2010
Whitefield Brothers
Earthology
»Earthology« has everything that’s needed in order to reach a similar status within in the next ten years as the Poets of Rhythm’s debut, which was temporarily out of stock.
Afrobeat in News
Music News | posted 03.02.2020
Ofege
Exclusive Edition: »How Do You Feel«
With »How Do You Feel« Tidal Waves releases the last of four albums by the Nigerian band Ofege on February 14. The record will exclusively from us available in a Brown Vinyl Edition.
Recent Articles
Music Review | posted 26.05.2020
Irreversible Entanglements
Who Sent You?
Jazz doesn’t get any more historically relevant this year: the fantastic second album »Who Sent You?« by Irreversible Entanglements.
Music News | posted 27.04.2020
Flying Lotus
Limited Edtion: »Flamagra Instrumentals«
One year after »Flamagra« Flying Lotus presents the »Flamagra Instrumentals«. It shows that Steven Ellison not only knows how to put the vocalists in the right light, but is first and foremost an outstanding composer.
Music Portrait | posted 05.05.2020
Soviet Grail
Collective memory
Amid jazz experiments, electronic brutalism and psychedelic underground, Sergey Klimov digs for treasures for which musicians ended up in prison. With Soviet Grail, the Russian label boss traces the history of Soviet music.
Music Review | posted 26.05.2020
Hessel Veldman
Eigen Boezem
DIY recordings made in the eighties in the Dutch city of IJmuiden: »Eigen Boezem« exposes music by Hessel Veldman.
Music List | posted 02.06.2020
Rafael Anton Irisarri
10 All Time Favs
Ambient? Maybe. But with splinters of metal, neo-classical and other stuff. Rafael Anton Irisarri paints overwhelming sound paintings with thick brushstrokes. For us the American composer has revealed his influences.